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Rye Hopper - French Broad Brewing Co.

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Rye HopperRye Hopper

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BA SCORE
86
very good

208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 14
Gots: 5 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-01-2013 14:46:20 | More by ninaturner
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

O: Love rye beers, and I love this one. Drank in Canton, June 21st, 2014. Great look and taste. Got this on sale at Ingles today.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 21:49:10 | More by patre_tim
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Nevada

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-21-2014 03:09:12 | More by Jordan444
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-01-2014 22:01:26 | More by jmccraney
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-26-2014 02:52:31 | More by woodchip
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
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 -15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
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

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North Carolina

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
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

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Rye Hopper from French Broad Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.