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Rio's Rompin Rye Beer - Epic Brewing Company

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Rio's Rompin Rye BeerRio's Rompin Rye Beer

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BA SCORE
82
good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Think freshly baked rye bread in a bottle with just a hint of lemon and spices from the hops and yeast. Both wheat-y and spicy with a light silky texture.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 02-17-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RussBecker1:
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RussBecker1


2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

To me this was a classic example of a beer that tries far too hard and accomplishes far too little. For a rye base, the rye was remarkably faint which was not welcoming whatsoever. If I buy a rye beer, I intend to appreciate the complexities in the rye, but with this flavoring it was simply not possible. The intentionally numbing of the rye was intended to sharpen up the palate so it could appreciate both the citrus and earthy bready components. The other flavors however do not mix well with each other creating very separate unpleasant flavors. I was unimpressed here and will skip it next time.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 15:13:30 | More by RussBecker1
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Heavy chill hazed red colored beer with a medium sized tan colored head.

Smells strongly of rye and very spicy. Spicy and faintly sour there is a substantial earthy rye aroma. Sweet malt with a strong caramel scent. Faint cookie dough scent.

Starts out a little sweet a spicy with a big rye flavor. Slightly earth rye taste the after taste is the sweet part. Slight mushroom taste. Bitterness level is low.

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a: into an avery snifter, the pour produces a finger deep, frothy head of khaki colored carbonation, receding to a complete layer and ring around the glass and spotty lace, good retention, conditioning yeast spilling from the neck of the bottle, the beer itself a hazed, medium maple-amber in color

s: nose heavy on the rye, with a pleasant sweet/spicy character, lots of bread, some toasted and nutty caramel, hops earthy and grassy, a solid yeast aroma, fruity esters with notes of apple, grape and a touch of green banana, I like it

m: carbonation low-moderate, smooth and creamy on the tongue at first, with a lighter medium body that finishes a little watery

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o: the nicely done aroma sets up the slightly less moving flavor experience, which lacked the depth of the aroma where the unpleasantly metallic hops take over midway, not a bad beer but could use a little reworking in parts

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The smell is pretty unusual to begin with. considering how well that translates to the flavor, it's a little unusual in general. I get the rye, with the peppery bite and the earthiness. I also get fruits, not quite estery, with some herbal notes and a little bit of chalkiness. I think it might be the yeast, and I don't know if that's typical, but it's what's going on here. The herbal note might be from the very light hops, which also impart a little floral bitterness.
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Date tasted: 5/28/13
Brewery: Epic Brewing Company Salt Lake City, UT
Beer: Rio's Rompin' Rye Beer
Served from: 22oz bottle
Bottled on/born on date: “Release #21”

Appearance: Amber color, cloudy with a slightly off white head. Good head retention

Smell: Hops and a hint of malt

Taste: Starts smooth, finishes with a nice bite of rye spiciness. Lingering hop bitterness in the after taste.

Mouthfeel: smooth, with a bit of bite at the end

Overall: A drinkable beer, but could use a little bit more rye especially given the “rompin'” in the name. The beer is decent, but could use a little something more.

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1 pint 6oz bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It has an amber to deep amber body with three inches of tan head.

S - It smells like a loaf of marble rye on the end of a fishing pole (Seinfeld reference).

T - I taste all malt, but it is not too sweet. The rye does a decent job of balancing it out.

M - Thin to moderate

O - When I think of rye beers I guess I think of rye IPA's. This is not an IPA. It is a solid beer and a steal for the price, $3.99.

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Rio's Rompin Rye Beer from Epic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.