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Rye Hopper - French Broad Brewing Co.

Rye HopperRye Hopper

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BA SCORE
86
very good

201 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%


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 GPHarris:
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick off-white head into a snifter that left great lacing throughout. the body was a clear and bright amber color.
s - citrus, sweet malts, rye.
t - piney and citrusy hops with a bit of spice.
m - crisp and medium.
o - solid rye beer with a lot of hop punch.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 18:30:51 | More by GPHarris
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billhelm

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-18-2014 14:18:17 | More by billhelm
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, amber-highlighted copper coloring with a frothy, foamy, off-white head and a ton of carbonation action throughout the body. Aromas of hops first and foremost, with a resinous blast, moss and pine, and some subtle tropical fruit, all on a roasted and slightly bitter, grain backbone. Flavors are more of the bitter and pungent rye forward, with a bitterness around the edges from the hops, resinous notes, and citrus highlights. Smooth, light bodied, with a crisp endfeel. The aftertaste has a bit more of the citrus notes coming to the palate, with the bitter grains still providing a solid foundation. The finish has a grainy and citrus linger. Not bad overall, very balanced, and the light body keeps it refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 21:18:48 | More by GarthDanielson
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

03-16-2014 22:45:56 | More by KFrank729
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-13-2014 17:43:38 | More by Brinks
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-21-2014 12:50:08 | More by CorgiDad
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-11-2014 00:46:39 | More by PEIhop
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-04-2014 00:32:42 | More by 2dogbrew
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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-31-2014 18:33:31 | More by benloho
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up this 22oz while in TN over Christmas.

Pours with a creamy, off-white head... not something I would've expected. Body is a very cloudy, dirty-amber. Lots of lacing. Big points on all appearance levels, esp for the style and being under 6%.

Aromas are full of bitter rye, with some sweet candy alcohol to balance. Some butter leaf lettuce, touch of pumpernickel, and a finish of soap.

Flavor is very hop-forward. The mouthfeel is creamy, and relatively light/thin compared to most rye-focused beers. Flavors have lots of floral and herbal (tobacco) qualities, along with a white pepper bite. Great dose of rye malt.

I've been on a rye love affair for the past few months, with both beer and whiskey, so maybe my review is overinflated, but if you enjoy rye and all that it brings, give this one a try... very affordable, too.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 01:53:47 | More by BeerImmediately
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-18-2014 02:53:26 | More by AngusOg
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Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-11-2014 19:06:55 | More by halfcutskeleton
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-29-2013 02:33:29 | More by ZEB89
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-19-2013 02:11:56 | More by kristougher
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A new brewery for me. Looks good off the pour. It’s kind of a mild rye. Nothing overly abrasive or way out there. Easy drinking and smooth enough. Nice level of spice from rye. Minimal hop abrasive tones. Like I said: easy drinkin’. This could be an every day ale. I wouldn’t mind some more punch out of it, but it’s pretty good as it is.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 16:06:50 | More by RblWthACoz
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-16-2013 04:17:03 | More by stephensinner
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3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
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Pours amber brown with red around the edges and a small soapy head. Aroma is heavy on the spice, with a dash of dish soap smell, sweet caramel and toffee, and a tinge of pine. Flavor very much highlights the rye, spicey black pepper, some pine bite, bit of dark dry fruit with serious dry finish. Has some qualities of a dubbel but without much sweetness. Light to medium mouthfeel that finishes dry. Very true to the rye here, and does not go all IPA on you like a lot of "rye" pales do. I respect that.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 00:44:15 | More by BMMillsy
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Rye Hopper from French Broad Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.