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Rye Hopper - French Broad Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

219 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 15
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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evansrdbrew

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%

Drank on: 2/27/10
22 oz. in pint glass
5.9% ABV 59 IBU SRM 10.5

A= Fine-bubbled 1/16" head on a beautiful dark reddish copper colored ale. Nearly translucent. Head receeded quickly to leave a slight haze on the surface & a very fine bubbled lace.

S= Good whifs of toasty malts & rye notes. Citrus hop freshness.

T= Rich carmel & rye flavors. Nice hop pine & citrus zing. Small hint of sweetness and a nice bitterness from the start through the aftertaste. Good malt flavors balanced well with nice hop freshness. has a nice earthy rye flavor.

MF= Nice med. coating of the mouth which quickly falls away. Lightly carbed but still tingles the tongue. Nice very mild lingering bitterness.

D= good rye beer. Think I may get a keg for our next party as the amber option. Good hoppy freshness increases the drinkablility.

03-08-2010 21:20:30 | More by evansrdbrew
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patre_tim

China

3.81/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

06-21-2014 21:49:10 | More by patre_tim
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ByTor2112

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

On tap at Asheville Pizza.
Poured up a light brown, almost copper color, with some reddish hues escaping with the light.
No head, minimal lacing.
Aroma- malty with some very faint piney hops notes.
Mouthfeel- I found this to be rather bold in the flavor profile- mlaty with some caramel, hops are medium but the Rye, oh the Rye doth give this one an edge! me likey! Finishes with a bit of a medicinal bitterness. I'll agree with the previous review this one does not get crazy with the hops but the Rye really makes it a bit more aggressive on the palate. I could session this one but it feels like it might have an ABV of at least 6.5%. Good brew

10-07-2008 16:11:03 | More by ByTor2112
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brew3crew

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -1%

Thanks urbancaver!

A-transparent amber with white head that sticks around for a while.
S-pleasantly hoppy with a slight bit of rye. Not too much of wither and nicely balanced
T-more rye than hops for a dry crisp finish. Wish it tasted more like it smelled, hence the dip in the ratings
M-medium bodied and crisp and clean finish. Really dry finish as well
D-OK but nothing too special

03-04-2011 01:55:43 | More by brew3crew
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.76/5  rDev -1.6%

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass, dark amber brownish with a short tan light head that dissipates leaving little lacing, clear

S: spicey pepper from the rye, pine hops

T: nice rye presence without being overpowering, peppery and bready with a crisp hop finish, bitter pine resin at the end

M: thinner with lower carbonation

O: rye is present but not outlandish, balanced well with the hops but neither flavor is powerful

05-30-2013 02:08:50 | More by M_C_Hampton
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

11-14-2013 16:06:50 | More by RblWthACoz
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-15-2013 17:19:10 | More by tbryan5
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-26-2014 02:52:31 | More by woodchip
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-01-2013 14:20:14 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

thick off white head that rose to about two fingers high and left a thick coating of lacing all around the glass. a rich thick lacing ensued throughout the glass.

aroma is thick hoppy goodness, a rich aroma with a hint of spice comes through on the nose right away. really nice blended notes of pine resin, warm malts, a nice touch of buttery middle and a touch of rye. really well done and this carries over to the flavor perfectly. smooth, effortless feel on this one delivers a light hoppy goodness with hints f spiced rye and buttery malts. nice clean finish with a light dryness and a touch of kick to wind it down.

overall a really soli rye beer. a bit hoppier then most

07-08-2011 01:42:57 | More by mikesgroove
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-07-2013 02:12:03 | More by oline73
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-26-2013 23:12:18 | More by baklo
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-28-2013 01:11:03 | More by Rifugium
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-26-2013 00:18:09 | More by napetry
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-08-2014 12:33:27 | More by DrunkinYogi
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NoCurse2012

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-11-2013 00:25:42 | More by NoCurse2012
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-10-2012 15:24:44 | More by Brewsed
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-10-2013 21:56:47 | More by AlexFields
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seanchai

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-24-2014 19:46:51 | More by seanchai
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Anthony1

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured up a light brown, almost copper color, with some reddish hues escaping with the light.
No head, minimal lacing.

smells malty with some very faint piney hops notes. I found this to be rather bold in the flavor profile. mlaty with some caramel, hops are medium but the Rye, oh the Rye doth give this one an edge! Finishes with a bit of a medicinal bitterness. the Rye really makes it a bit more aggressive on the palate.

10-06-2009 16:44:48 | More by Anthony1
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kayakandbeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-24-2013 23:52:19 | More by kayakandbeer
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juliusseizure

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-15-2012 03:43:50 | More by juliusseizure
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mttdls

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-19-2012 19:26:56 | More by mttdls
Rye Hopper from French Broad Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.