Rye'd Piper - Ale Industries
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2.43/5 rDev -34.1%
super dark red. no head.
smell is amateurish. sweet, but unrefined. something i'd expect from my neighbor's hobby.
taste is the same. not refined. decent, but in a sense of the neighbor, again. BA has nothing higher than a 4 in their line up. geez.... quick look at my receipt--- I paid $5.75 for this crap!!!! goddamn O'Shea's....
alright, well since i'm now officially on a rant for having THREE INFERIOR BREWS FROM O'SHEA's i'm gonna continue.... that little short guy SERIOUSLY needs a vacation or SOMETHING cuz he's all frickin' wound tight. put out over $100 in inferior beer and he STILL limits me to ONE STINKIN' PLINY... AND I traveled over 45 miles to get there???? whatever. sayonara MFrrrr.
this brew SUCKED. and so did the guy who sold it to me....
oh well. no hard feelings, right?
08-11-2013 01:22:20 | More by pkalix
3.05/5 rDev -17.3%
Picked this up at Ales Unlimited.
Pours a mostly clear, reddish-amber with a massive, slightly dimpled light tan head. Retention is superb and is testing my patience while I await for the foam to settle enough for me to take sip.
Initial aromas of caramel and cracked pepper with brown sugar cookie undertones and subtle chocolate. Soap.
Spicy/herbal flavors hit the palette first and are swiftly followed with a sharp hop bitterness. Moderately-high bitter and this lingers long into the medium-dry finish.
Feels thin and watery on the tongue with a low level of carbonation. Hop bitterness is somewhat harsh/astringent.
Overall the nose might be the best aspect of this brew. Bitterness is harsh and detracts from drinkability, mouthfeel is unsatisfying, and the flavors aren't interesting and complex enough to yield repeated enjoyment.
09-27-2011 03:13:05 | More by BrewerB
3.25/5 rDev -11.9%
Nice head but a little coarse in the carbonation. Amber brown in the wine glass. Quite hoppy but really rye'd up with the harsh cereal taste. A slight warmth of malt. A hint of something scorched. Long bitter aftertaste. Light body. Not much in the nose. Maybe it needs to be really cold with a hot pretzel.
Bottle (22 oz) from Beer Revolution in Oakland.
08-30-2011 05:30:11 | More by mactrail
3.33/5 rDev -9.8%
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter.
A: Incredibly dark. Opaque. Light white head fades quickly.
S: Cheesy and citrusy. Smells like a English cask ale.
T: Decent, but not great. Smoothish, with some citrus and that same strange cheesiness. Lightly dry aftertaste, but bland maintaste.
O: Drinkable, pleasant beer. Still, wouldn't have again. Unrecommended.
05-16-2012 06:32:53 | More by AgentMunky
3.5/5 rDev -5.1%
650ml bomber purchased from BevMo in Sunnyvale, CA.
Pours a murky reddish-brown colour, with a thin filmy head of yellowed off-white. Lacing forms in grid-like patterns, quite intricate. Body is light, but holds quite fine carbonation. Overall, it looks pretty good.
Nose is heavy with rye. Big sweet-spicy, slightly grassy grainy tone runs this quite strongly, with a slightly sweaty green fruit character providing the only counterpoint. It really smells quite malty, but the rye malt seems to be dominant, which gives it that spicy, grainy, bready note. It's certainly different, and certainly interesting. That's worth a lot.
Taste suffers as a result of the heavy rye load, however, with a significant lightness leaving most of the palate feeling rather empty. The malt is nowhere to be seen, just that reedy rye spice that hides behind the hops and doesn't provide much balance. As a result, the hops (which are much more noticeable on the palate than on the nose) dominate here, leaving a thin, sharp bitterness racing through the centre towards the back. Even though it's not a particularly hoppy beer, it feels much more so than it is, due to the lack of balance. It's a bit disappointing.
Feel is actually not as bad as the taste might suggest, it has a crispness which is quite pleasant, and it works with the lighter flavours in the body. However, a fuller feel and more breadth in the body would be a better combination overall, I feel.
Overall, it's actually pretty interesting, even though it doesn't work as well as it might have. The rye is certainly noticeable on this beer, which makes it a novelty, but it lacks the balance and craft of a truly great beer.
05-05-2013 22:22:25 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.53/5 rDev -4.3%
Beer pours a nearly opaque amber with khaki head that sticks around as a nice cap. Decent lacing.
Nice caramelly bready notes. As it warms some nice piny hops come out.
Taste follows the nose with some dry rye notes lots of caramel, lots of bready malts. finish is rye and dry.
Mouthfeel is medium light with medium high carbonation. Very soft on the palate.
Overall, nice incorporation of the rye with a solid amber beer. Very drinkable, i'm a fan.
03-02-2012 03:20:11 | More by natemort13
3.53/5 rDev -4.3%
Pours this deep mahogany red, just gushing with such a hue of crimson, sexy looking beer
Smells of woody, carmel, sweet, a bit of oaky, nutty, with almost a marzen candied butterscotch, but its so faint, barely picking it up
Taste is much like smell, but so minuscule, it disappears immediately, you want it to be there, but it fades away, Rye bready is there a bit more than smell, but doesnt stick
Strong carb, washies away the taste so fast I cant enjoy
Its not bad, it really isnt, just wish some things could be tweaked
12-10-2011 04:38:29 | More by Elimination
3.55/5 rDev -3.8%
Bottle I brought to share at drewone's tasting.
Pours a clear orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, spicy rye, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and rye flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a rye presence that is slightly better in the aroma.
10-20-2013 00:25:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.58/5 rDev -3%
I had this on tap at Pete's Brass Rail and Car Wash in Danville.
Appearance- dark brown color, thin head
Taste- rye, hops
Mouthfeel- medium bodied
Drinkability- I thought it was very good. I would like to have it again sometime. They have done well with this one.
02-05-2012 01:30:50 | More by jeffjeff1
Rye'd Piper from Ale Industries
83 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.