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Mumbai Rye - Good People Brewing Company

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Mumbai Rye
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
72 IBU

(Beer added by: Bonhoeffer on 06-08-2009)
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Photo of JamesS
2.58/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Had on cask at The Nook's (Huntsville, AL) third anniversary party.)

Poured a bright orange, very odd for the usually more subdued copper/amber pale ales; very little head and no lacing. Very hop cloying scent, huge citrus and slight grassy, but with no malt backing. Same for the flavor; had a huge hop flavor up front with a cloying citrus hop aftertaste without enough body to mellow it out. Went down smooth, but very sub-par for a cask ale.

JamesS, Apr 04, 2010
Photo of inspektor
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

inspektor, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of BigRedDog
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

BigRedDog, Today at 04:19 AM
Photo of Freethyhops
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at The Nook in Huntsville, AL

A- light amber w/ good clarity for an IPA. a finger of white head reduces to a film and collar. decently heavy lacing

S- pale malts mix with the rye to create a nice biscuit like aroma. some floral hops are about all I pick up besides that. quite muted in the aroma and lacking the citrus components I love in the nose of an IPA.

T- an improvement from the nose. pale and rye malts blend in the beginning. not very bitter at all. the rye shines again in the finish though, and almost reminds me of the character of sour mash whiskey.

M- light/medium body. crisp and refreshing. could be a great summer beer.

D- goes down super easy. no challenging flavors get in the way of taking this one down with speed

Freethyhops, Mar 13, 2010
Photo of Brinks
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Brinks, Mar 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

misscritta, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Visited J. Clyde's in Birmingham based on research from Beer Advocate. Wanted to try some of the brews offered by Good People and they had five on tap. The Mumbai Rye, great name, poured a clear amber color with a nice head and fantastic sticky lacing all the way down the glass. The scent was big hop that dominate the smell. Earthy, spicy, with slight citrus was present. Taste included rye spiciness at the start, but the hops take over the flavor and leave with nice bitterness. Very enjoyable and distinct hops flavor. The mouthfeel is very nice, beer had full body. I could enjoy a couple of these without issue.

WoodBrew, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of Justinbshelton
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Justinbshelton, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of PALMEJ1
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Mellow Mushroom in Mobile. First time I've seen Mumbai Rye south of Birmingham, nice.

A- bronze-ish appearance is good. Delivered with a solid 2 finger head.

S- spicy rye and a orange lemon citrus split the nose a perfect 50/50. A little pine and some faint malt finds its way in as well.

T- rye, pine, and a little citrus taste great, all working together perfectly.

M- solid full feel here. This is where one might thinks its more than 6%, nice full mouth.

D- this one could get you in trouble. Goes down great with the pizza and spicy crushed red pepper. Really a nice beer.

PALMEJ1, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of elgiacomo
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler, big thanks to Stacey & Michael from Huntsville for sharing!

Pours clear amber with a two finger off white head that leaves a bunch of spotty and drippy lacing and holds a good cap.

Hoppy aroma of pine, citrus, grassy & floral with a shot of rye to go along with it, very good strength.

Flavor is more pine, citrus fruit and rind, very nice spicy rye kick, a dash of caramel malt sweetness, followed by moderate bitterness, dry, lingering finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, almost creamy, low to medium carbonation.

One of the better Rye Beers I've had and a great hop kick to play along with it. My first Good People brew and I'm quite impressed!

elgiacomo, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of BamaViper1
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At the J. Clyde on draft. Horray!

This beer pours a golden amber brown with a creamy white head. Mad lacing. Looks good. Did I say the sticky lacing was beautiful?

All doubt that this was a beer other than a rye is shattered after the first whiff of this beer. Hops and citrus round out this beer with a malty end.

This beer has a hoppy front end that is more than a pleasure, well balanced with the rye and malt flavors. The finish is fresh rye bread and mild bitterness.

This beer has a medium body with good carbonation that creates a frothy body to the beer that is very pleasant.

I could drink a lot of this beer. A good rye; check it out.

BamaViper1, Oct 14, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Zachb4au, Mar 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Plonk, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

slowdaddy, Aug 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Crimsontider22, Oct 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

crowbar540, Dec 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Jrh0007, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Mojo
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

32 ounce growler -> Highlands Brewing snifter

A - medium to dark amber with a foamy one finger head that is the color of lemon meringue. Retention is basically limited to a thin ring and there is a moderate amount of lacing.

S - very bready, with some pine, and floral notes as well.

T - the caramel malts contain a lemon like sourness giving way to a big rye bready finish.

M - nice and thick with decent levels of carbonation.

O - If you can get this stuff by all means do. It isn't canned yet, but it is worth seeking out.

Mojo, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Bonhoeffer
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tons of rye (by commericial brewery standards) in this one. Columbus hops dominate. Really solid American IPA with balanced bitterness and malt with rye spiciness. Love the hop profile and the absence of any cattiness from the hops. Good People are on the path to greatness.

Bonhoeffer, Jun 08, 2009
Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

freduardo, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

John44, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

sburrough, Oct 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

grumpygerman, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of PeterLemonjello
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had on draft @ the J Clyde

A - A clear amber color with a nice head and fantastic sticky lacing all the way down the glass.

S - Big hop aromas dominate the smell. Earthy, spicy, with slight citrus aroma.

T - Rye spiciness is very prevalent but the hops take over the flavor and leave with nice bitterness. Very enjoyable and distinct hops flavor.

M - Very nice mouthfeel and appropriate for the style. Right in the middle....not watery, substantial but not too viscous.

D - Very drinkable and sessionable beer. I really enjoyed this one.

A unique beer which is done very well. Plenty of rye but definitely plenty of hops and bitterness to be properly classified as an IPA.

PeterLemonjello, Jul 04, 2009
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Mumbai Rye from Good People Brewing Company
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