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Rye Hopper - French Broad Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

217 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 14
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
French Broad Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ncvbc on 09-22-2008)
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Reviews by AlexanderSelby:
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AlexanderSelby

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Head is a little strange. The bubbles are massive, like soap bubbles, but it is not off-putting enough for it to effect the beer's quality. Color is an attractive clear, light, amber. It smells like a well-hoped American Pale Ale with bright pine and citrus notes. It tastes quite hoppy-bitter off the bat, followed by the rye spice that warms your throat, like flavors of whiskey.

As a rye fan, the heaping hops seem to crowd the stage. Nonetheless, Rye Hopper is a delicious rye beer which pours some extra spice into the otherwise hidden malt base.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 01:57:30 | More by AlexanderSelby
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
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Clean clear copper color, the head is very thin and fizzy. Rye malt nose, rye malt flavor this a properly called a Rye Ale. The feel is incredibly thin, almost watery. Nothing particularly remarkable about it but it certainly presents itself as what it is...a Rye Ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2014 16:23:59 | More by KYGunner
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3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Light brown, lots of fine bubbles distributed evenly throughout the brew, light haze, 2 fingers of light beige head, lava stone like lacing.

S: Citrus, hops, toasted malts.

T: Citrus, white grapefruit, big white grapefruit bitter notes from the middle of the sip well into the long lingering aftertaste. Orange citrus quality, very light sweetness, mostly a dry beer.

M: Medium resinous, thick body, medium carbonation, dry bitter finish.

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3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
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Rye Hopper from French Broad Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.