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Rye'd Piper - Ale Industries

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
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Ilovebeer1549

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-04-2013 04:37:07 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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Spaz7

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-24-2013 21:31:24 | More by Spaz7
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krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-17-2013 22:20:56 | More by krl2112
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-08-2013 18:47:52 | More by BMart
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 22:22:25 | More by lacqueredmouse
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itsokimalimodriver

Oregon

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-29-2013 13:11:51 | More by TallSaint
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MastaShonuf

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-25-2013 04:55:32 | More by MastaShonuf
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JacobGumina

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-09-2013 06:18:56 | More by JacobGumina
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

03-09-2013 13:19:38 | More by Jasonrm72
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elNopalero

Texas

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pours a cloudy, nay, murky coffee brown color with tight cocoa tinted foam. Visually the beer is not appealing, something I don’t often get to say.

The aroma has a candied cherry & lightly piney aroma. It’s an understated smell, with a subdued rye character and something akin to a harsh vermouth note on it.

Piney resiny flavor dominates. It has an upfront bitterness and a pleasing rye kick. While it didn’t blow my mind I enjoyed the pint in good company.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2013 07:04:20 | More by elNopalero
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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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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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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

California

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Peachy brown with a head that had a nice look but fell quickly

S- Coppery banana bread

T- Strong rye, very straightforward bitter rye flavor compared with other ryes ive tried. Some malty goodness in there too.

M- Soft, doesn't stick around too long but leaves feeling clean and with a nice bitter pucker

O- Not the best rye i've had, much more straightforward and less balanced than others. Cool label if that counts for anything.

I'd recommend giving it a try. It definitely was much more what I expected ryes to taste like. Seems to be a lot of new ryes popping up in the bay area. If you like this definitely try to find speakeasy's scarlet and bear republics hop rod.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 00:27:31 | More by seagullbeer
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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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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

California

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

06-15-2012 04:47:59 | More by DrunkenMonk
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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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AgentMunky

California

3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 06:32:53 | More by AgentMunky
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natemort13

California

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 03:20:11 | More by natemort13
Rye'd Piper from Ale Industries
84 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.