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Rye'd Piper - Ale Industries

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ale Industries visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: popery on 06-15-2010)
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rob133

California

5/5  rDev +35.1%

11-14-2011 23:39:30 | More by rob133
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JupiterJesus

California

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

01-30-2012 04:56:34 | More by JupiterJesus
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JamesQuaff

California

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

06-10-2013 04:03:56 | More by JamesQuaff
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vitALEity

California

4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was way more impressed with this beer then I thought I would be. Pours a nice dark red color with a full inch head, nice lacing and is carbonated perfectly. Aroma is rye and a little caramel and some chocolate. Medium bodied, smooth and creamy with a nice rye malt bitterness and hop bite. I really enjoy a good rye ale and this one is right up there with hop rod IMO. Good job ale industries!

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 23:25:06 | More by vitALEity
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GRG1313

California

4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark clear cranberry with a short but firm off white head. Nice looking.

Nose is big fruit esters of sweet pears, peaches and plums; pleasant and inviting. (Served cool room temperature which just shows the nose and flavors perfectly when tasting).

Medium/full mouthfeel that is medium rich and medium creamy with light elegant carbonation.

Flavors just dominate this one. Big assertive roasted grain and full hop bitter flavor. Really nice balance of the big hops and the big malt. A hint of sweet wooded coffee on the very front palate gives way to a big roasted red ale. Big yeast/malt and bitter roast. Rye flavors come through on mid palate and come through very big on the finish.

Finish is all bitter rye bread and tones of burnt coffee. Develops more of a carmel malt character as it warms but retains complexity, body and character.

This is a really nice beer that I came across by surprise at City Beer. Nice job. This is a good one for big rich meals and grilled meats. It just cries out to be consumed with a meal. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 00:04:44 | More by GRG1313
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a just barely clear ruby-orange with a finger of frothy khaki head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, spicy rye, some bready malts, grapefruit and citrus hops, and a touch of pine hops.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit and citrus hops and mild bitterness. Through the middle, the spicy rye comes through with some bready malts, and a bit of pine hops and more bitterness. The finish is a mix of spicy rye and caramel malts with grapefruit hops and some bready malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a spicy, dry, and lightly bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice rye beer with some good earthy and spicy rye flavor and great overall balance.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 06:30:25 | More by ngeunit1
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augustgarage

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-13-2013 00:20:32 | More by augustgarage
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours more brown than red. Hard to think of this as an amber. Nice inch of head and decent lace though.

Banana, rye and citrus make up the smell.

Wow, this is an easy to drink rye beer. The rye spice is nicely balanced by some smooth citrus and pine hops. Mmmm. Simple, but very satisfying.

I'm grabbing some more. At 5.8% this is a ridiculously sessionable brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 03:20:06 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been wanting to try something from AI for some time now. This is a good one to start on, I say.

Blast of hops all up in your mouth in a hearty, rye kind of way. It's not an obliteration, but quite a full ride. Mild burn from the rye's spices. Fairly thick body. This is a nice ale. Hearty and robust. If you like rye beers, you'll enjoy this one I'm sure...if you can find it. Heh.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 23:17:45 | More by RblWthACoz
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BierJager89

California

4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a really dark brown with a small light brown head.

S: Malt, grass, rye, vanilla, and citric hops in the nose.

T: Rye, bitter citrus peel, hoppyness and vanilla. Extremely pleasant.

M: Medium bodied, not the smoothest beer, nor the harshest.

O: Definitely recommended. I love the combination of rye spiciness and vanilla. A rye-barrel-aged version of this would likely be fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 21:29:33 | More by BierJager89
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Ilovebeer1549

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-04-2013 04:37:07 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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andidsaywhat


4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-02-2012 04:54:41 | More by andidsaywhat
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GregoryMo

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-30-2012 06:22:35 | More by GregoryMo
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sevenshubby

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-12-2012 01:32:11 | More by sevenshubby
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MattCollins

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-02-2014 00:18:48 | More by MattCollins
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BeerisUber

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-03-2014 03:08:49 | More by BeerisUber
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JacobGumina

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-09-2013 06:18:56 | More by JacobGumina
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itsokimalimodriver

Oregon

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-04-2013 16:46:19 | More by itsokimalimodriver
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-05-2012 02:28:25 | More by dmorgan310
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-11-2012 22:54:30 | More by t0rin0
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JimmyTango

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-07-2012 21:36:14 | More by JimmyTango
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popery

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The tap list called this one a red, but I could see it going as a Rye Beer or an American IPA.

Draft, City Beer Store. This beer is all about rye and hops. It has a ton of rye spice and a ton of pine/citric hop flavor. There's some good caramel sweetness to back it all up, but this is a rye-hop bomb. It drinks a lot bigger than expected. The mouthfeel is quite thick for the abv. They really packed a lot of flavor into this package. There's also brown sugar, molasses, caramel and toast from the malt. It pours a murky auburn color without much head. Not too much carbonation. Good beer and not at all what I expected.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 04:59:33 | More by popery
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busternuggz

California

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Center poured from a 22 oz bottle into an etched pint glass. No freshness date.

A nice deep amber color with a thick, creamy 1/2" head. Leaves thick clingy lacing. Good retention.

Smells of pine and dark bread, a little dry toffee. Nice but a little faint.

More pine and dry toffee lead on the taste, a touch of baking chocolate, nice rye spiciness, a little pepper. Ends with some roastiness and grapefruit zest. A little more rye and citrus comes out as it warms, less pepper, along with more hop bitterness. Comes on with just a little caramelly sweetness and ends clean and dry. Quite bitter/hoppy overall, but with some nice malty flavors.

The texture comes on creamy and full, ends light and crisp. A bit too light maybe. Gets a little softer on the finish as it warms.

Nice complexity and a great appearance. Love the rye notes too. It's a bit too hoppy for the style to me, could use a touch more malt, but it's well made and interesting. Would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 22:49:33 | More by busternuggz
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kaseydad

California

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler tonight and anxious to try after passing over it numerous times. Poured into my Duvel glass and I am met with a dirty brown colored ale and a beige foamy head that stays awhile. Light lacing. The aroma definitely has the rye whiffs and also some chocolate, roasted malts, wood and slight leather. Nice. The taste is very rye with caramel hints and a nice hop kick to it with a slight spicy swallow. A lot of rye aftertaste with some salivating buds wanting more. Mouthfeel was a tad thin but it's a minor flaw. Overall I was impressed by this beer. If you are a rye fan this will be right up your alley. A nice beer worth seeking out.

Serving type: growler

12-10-2011 01:41:39 | More by kaseydad
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Seanibus

California

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty - darker and more malty than most rye-based beers I have tried, but the combo works.

Pours a deep chocolatey brown with a fluffy head. The aroma is malty, with wood, coffee, chicory and carob. A healthy dollop of burned brown sugar. The flavor follows along, with dark caramel and cigarette ash, but behind it there is a bitter rye sting on the finish, a sharp, black pumpernickel character, with a slight sweetness on the end.

Tasty

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 01:04:18 | More by Seanibus
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Rye'd Piper from Ale Industries
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