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Rye'd Piper - Ale Industries

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.86%
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of pkalix
2.43/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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?

pkalix, Aug 11, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

afrokaze, Jul 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jun 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

JamesQuaff, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

largadeer, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Ilovebeer1549, Jun 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Spaz7, May 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

krl2112, May 17, 2013
Photo of BMart
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

BMart, May 08, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

lacqueredmouse, May 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

TallSaint, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

MastaShonuf, Apr 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

JacobGumina, Apr 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Jasonrm72, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of elNopalero
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

elNopalero, Feb 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

augustgarage, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of busternuggz
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

busternuggz, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

dmorgan310, Dec 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

andidsaywhat, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

GregoryMo, Oct 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

sevenshubby, Oct 12, 2012
Rye'd Piper from Ale Industries
84 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.