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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

53 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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)
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Photo of mhaugo
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of RussBecker1
2.83/5  rDev -21.6%
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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Release # 11. 5.5% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky light brown with a 1/2 inch foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small foamy streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is pretty subtle with some grain, rye, and corn tortilla aromas. Taste is of grain, rye, and a slight herbal hop flavor on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average rye beer with some pretty weak aromas and flavors. One of my least favorite Epic beers so far.

Photo of Wiscodrinker
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of PabloDerango
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Malt forward. Lacking that characteristic spiciness that I expect from a rye ale.

Photo of oberon
3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Release #6,5.2% ABV per bottle label.Poured into an imperial pint glass murky bronze with anice tight formed 1/2 finger white head atop that clung well to the glass.Aromas are really muted with just a faint shot of sharp rye,really other than that nothing.A nice meary creamy mouthfeel makes for a rich feeling if not flavored beer.Light citrusy hops along with light lactic rye flavors,again light is the main word used here,faint toasty grain rounds out an uninspring palate.This beer has things going on for it but the aromas and flavors just dont pack any punch in my opinion.

Photo of JC271
3.12/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Benish
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Bookseeb
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance has a hazy dark amber brown color supporting a fair dissipating head leaving spotty lace. Smell of mainly the rye, citrus with light malt, citrus and hop in the back. Taste is of bitter rye, sweet malt with a balance of hops. mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall a fair rye.

Photo of blackie
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bomber purchased at the brewery

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

t: opens with a big hit of spicy rye on a backing of bready pale malts, nutty and toasted grains, quite dry from the midpoint with some very metallic (especially when cold) hop flavors growing towards the finish, moderately bittered with lingering flavors of grain and metal

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

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - dark amber with a thin lacing of off white head that quickly fizzles away

S - faint bread and citrus

T - apples, faint bread, faint citrus, faint pepper

M - crisp, medium bodied

I bought this in the discount section at Bestway in Greensboro so it may have been a bit dated. The rye was not very pronounced. The flavor wanted to be complex, but it each element was rather faint. I'll pass next time.

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of bluetrevian
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of doucmehu
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of bernat1971
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Hopinista
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of teraflx
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of buschbeer
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of KarlHungus
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a dark amber color. The head is one inch of eggshell white foam that recedes slowly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of caramel, toffee, and spicy rye. The taste is similar to the aroma. There is a lot of toffee and caramel with the rye playing a secondary roles. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth texture, and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a nice beer, but it is more of a typical amber ale than a rye beer. I prefer rye beer to showcase the spiciness of the rye, and this beer falls short of that. I can see how people would like this beer, but personally I can't see myself drinking it again.

Photo of flexabull
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very hazy orange color, with some floaters, and a small head. Not very appealing to look at.

Aromas are bready, spicy, and doughy with some earthy tea like hops.

Tastes like an amber ale. Light tea, spices, and creamy caramel malt sweetness. Finish is earthy, crisp, and dry, slightly bitter as well.

Mouthfeel is crisp, with nice body, not heavy.

Overall, this beer redeemed itself after the bad pour. But still, kind of a middle of the road offering.

Photo of rangerman21
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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Rio's Rompin Rye Beer from Epic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.