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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
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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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jeffjeff1

California

3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at Pete's Brass Rail and Car Wash in Danville.

Appearance- dark brown color, thin head

Smell- rye

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 01:30:50 | More by jeffjeff1
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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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Reidrover

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber from "Lifesource", Salem Oregon. $4.95 Dark chesnut brown with a really impressive thick,creamy light tan head. Mostly hoppy/fruity type aromas..floral and slightly resinous. touch of rye but it isnt great Hmm a strange one mostly malty coffee type bitterness.. resiny hops..and again a spcy rye backing..but again its very slight. Quite nice mouthfeel to this one..very smooth and rich. A very nice beer but i feel cheated at the lack of the rye aspect Id be willing to consign this to the CDA category

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 03:23:56 | More by Reidrover
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Elimination

Oregon

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

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

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 04:38:29 | More by Elimination
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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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rob133

California

5/5  rDev +35.1%

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

Florida

3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 03:13:05 | More by BrewerB
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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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mactrail

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 05:30:11 | More by mactrail
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rye'd Piper has a reddish brown colored body with a slight haze throughout. The head is short and white, and it doesn't have much going in the carbonation and lacing departments.

The aroma has a ton of spicy rice, citrus from the hops and a bit of caramel.

The name leaves little doubt that this one is going to have some rye in it, so that isn't much of surprise. I was a little bit surprised by just how much rye it actually does haze. Rye is the strongest flavor, followed by a punch of citrus from the hops. The rye is spicy, seedy, and bready while the hops are a mix of grapefruit and blood-orange. The finish has a caramel backbone, so this one isn't all rye.

Mouthfeel could use a little bit more carbonation, but is OK overall.

Heavy on the rye, liberally hopped, worth a shot if you like rye beers.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2011 23:29:24 | More by Hojaminbag
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jdense

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Pete's Brass Rail and Car Wash, Danville, CA, 8.14.2010.

Less than half a finger of white head, no dissipation or lacing to speak of due to full to the rim of glass pour. Dark brown/amber body, no visible carbonation due to opaqueness. Big rye hit in the nose, balanced with floral hops and a bit of grassiness. Taste mirrors the nose, this is a real rye beer. Mouthfeel is medium/full with good effervescence. Drinkability is pretty good though the big dose of rye is fairly unique. IMO more of a schwartzbier with rye. Worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2010 13:40:21 | More by jdense
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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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Rye'd Piper from Ale Industries
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