Rio's Rompin Rye Beer - Epic Brewing Company
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
4.33/5 rDev +19.3%
A: A touch hazy with a nice bronze color. Could use a little more carbonation.
S: You can smell the Rye, a bit yeasty and very pleasant.
T: I really love the taste of this beer, smooth and subtle. The flavor matches the smell, but with a very slight citrus and spice element. With the low bitterness, it is very much like bread.
M: Smooth and perfectly good.
Overall: I've made this a standard session beer for me. It could use a bit more spicy rye character and just a slight bit more carbonation, but others may disagree. I think this beer is a total success for a session beer.
03-29-2011 16:15:33 | More by rickyhansing
4.3/5 rDev +18.5%
Bomber from the cold cases of Epic, release 1 (brewed Feb 24, 2011) poured into s standard pint glass.
Appearance: A vibrant golden with a slight haze. This beer had a longish lasting pillow of a head that left clumpy lacing down my glass.
Smell: Almost nutty with a very mild yeastiness. I also sense some earthy hoppiness. I only smell a little of the rye bread smell.
Taste: The rye flavor comes out a little more. Still pretty reserved. The malt bill is pretty complex and I get a sense of that complexity, my palate is just not good enough to describe it yet.
Mouthfeel: This beer has a solid mouthfeel. The beer seems to be partially filtered of the yeast. The combination of the malty taste with the presence of the yeast and solid, but not assertive carbonation, is really nice. Finish is not particularly long, as you might expect.
Overall: This is a solid beer. Like the Pfeifferhorn Lager, it is a really tasty brew that will not standout only because it has a lower ABV. It is well worth picking up.
04-19-2011 04:43:06 | More by kagent777
4.18/5 rDev +15.2%
Release 4, bottle lists 5.5% ABV
A - Pours a hazy, almost murky, burnt orange with one finger of off-white head. Head doesn't last too long, but leaves decent lacing.
S - Aroma is relatively subtle, but contains a nice amount of spicy rye, toasted malt and a hint of citrus. Enjoyable smell.
T - More citrus in the taste than the aroma, along with toasted bread malt, crisp rye and maybe a touch of caramel malt. This is well balanced and very tasty.
M - Medium mouthfeel with crisp rye and hop bitterness.
O - This is a really solid brew all around. Nice balance of malt, hops and rye, with nothing really dominating.
01-08-2012 23:56:00 | More by warnerry
4.03/5 rDev +11%
22 oz. bomber,
A: Pours amber with a medium white head, solid lace.
S: Cracked bread, rye spice.
T: Nice rye flavour, spicy with hints of citrus. Quite bready, nice mix of flavours, coriander on the back end.
M: Medium-bodied, lush at times, creamy, good overall feel.
O: A very solid rye beer from Epic and very inexpensive. I'll certainly buy this again. A rare sub-$4 bomber.
05-20-2012 05:10:27 | More by Halcyondays
3.98/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
Mouthfeel is good.
Overall a tasty rte beer for sure, a recommended beer.
01-16-2014 02:12:49 | More by Zorro
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
22oz brown bottle with a batch # on the label:
LOOK: Clear brassy hue, excellent lacing
SMELL: Bread, spicy rye, treacle, taffy, plums, broth, herbal, yeast
TASTE: Extremely smooth, creamy, medium body, spicy rye, toasted bread, modest hopping, sorghum, earthy, vague citrus, peppery, faint alcohol, semi-dry finish
A malt bomb that has more than enough rye in it to make its mark on the palate. Very well balanced and still pretty quaffable. Sometimes simple is better.
06-15-2012 02:26:24 | More by Jason
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
After a tasting an the Ale Jail in St. Paul (thanks, by the way!) I was excited to see Epic bombers arrive in Minnesota. Seeing them at Zipp's, this was my first choice, being a rye freak. Evidently batch #3 brewed 4/22/11 per the website; like that, would like a date on the bottle better!
Poured into a couple New Holland glasses as an after-dinner brew post brat/corn. Looks like Lake of the Woods water after a strong wind, like muddled brown tea. Odors are unadultered rye & a bit of damp hoppiness.
Rio's Rompin' Rye is a shot of rye bread. That distinct rye spiciness kicks the snot out of any other subtlety that might be lurking in its depths. Trying harder, there's a spritz of lemon-lime, those gentle muddy hops trying to stave off the rye tide, & that's about it.
A simple, straight-up rye beer that's easy to swig & in the sessionable range, & doesn't sting the wallet like most bombers? Sign me up. A very good beer, & I'm looking forward to more Epic Brewing here in Minnesota.
07-03-2011 01:51:05 | More by maximum12
3.8/5 rDev +4.7%
Beer #2 in the great Utah Brew Hunt.
I feel like I want to say that this beer is a rye pale ale. It has the rye tones to it, but it's mellow and smooth and not overly obnoxious, as many ryes tend to be. Easy to drink, and a nice low abv make it an easily sessionable ale. I could have dealt with a bit more punch from the rye, but I'll take this as it is.
09-08-2012 13:09:13 | More by RblWthACoz
3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
Cloudy dark amber in the glass like a Hefeweizen. Handsome foamy lacing and a nearly creamy mouthfeel. Lots of malt, though a bit murky, and plenty of hops. The rye seems to give it that special tangy graininess and enhances the bitter hops. A sharp taste like sourdough bread. A little malty sweetness in every sip followed by the long bitterness. A pleasant quaff and a good example of adding some rye flavors without tipping the boat over.
From the Salt Lake state liquor store along with several other Epic brews. I think it's Release No. 5 at 5.4% ABV.
01-06-2012 04:29:07 | More by mactrail
Rio's Rompin Rye Beer from Epic Brewing Company
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