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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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53 Ratings
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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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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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.

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

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