Rio's Rompin Rye Beer - Epic Brewing Company
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2.83/5 rDev -22%
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.
10-30-2012 15:13:30 | More by RussBecker1
2.98/5 rDev -17.9%
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.
04-19-2012 01:52:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.1/5 rDev -14.6%
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.
10-21-2011 22:18:35 | More by oberon
3.28/5 rDev -9.6%
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.
03-14-2013 01:54:04 | More by Bookseeb
3.4/5 rDev -6.3%
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
09-03-2013 22:58:42 | More by blackie
3.5/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
07-12-2012 23:37:44 | More by tdm168
3.53/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
12-21-2012 17:12:39 | More by buschbeer
3.53/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
08-21-2011 23:41:17 | More by KarlHungus
3.58/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
06-03-2013 02:35:17 | More by flexabull
3.6/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
05-29-2013 01:46:08 | More by rangerman21
3.63/5 rDev 0%
A: Pours a deep amber, with massive reds and slight oranges around the edges. There is about a half finger of foam that settles quickly into a thin film along the top of the beer.
S: The nose is rusty, metallic, malty, and spicy. Honestly, that's exactly what I am picking up form it. This beer smells like it's been sitting in a tin can for quite awhile.
T: It's sweet and buttery to start, with solid kick of rye coming in after. There is a subtle heat, and a definite rust bucket quality to this beer. The finish is sweet with mild spice.
M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet to start, gets spicy and metallic in the middle, and backs down to mild spice and more sweetness in the finish. Caramels linger on the palate.
O: Mehh. This beer is middle of the road. I kinda like it, but it's nothing I'd ever buy again.
07-09-2012 00:44:44 | More by trxxpaxxs
3.64/5 rDev +0.3%
The color is a brown-hued dark orange, essentially bronze. This beer has a creamy light tan head , dense and tightly bubbled. It's a full finger tall and falls slowly, but never very far. There's a thick pillow resting on top the entire way, and creamy, clumpy lacing is left in plenty well down the glass.
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.
The mouthfeel is good, imparting both crispness and creaminess in a body that's medium or close to it. It also takes on a bit of dryness and an interesting minerality.
06-18-2013 19:36:12 | More by Brenden
Rio's Rompin Rye Beer from Epic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.