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Rye Hopper - French Broad Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 14
Gots: 6 | 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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wcudwight

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Amber in color with no head and no lacing. This could be more from the pour than the beer itself.
Nice aroma of earthy hops and rye.
Sweet caramel malt backbone with a healthy dose of rye. The hops are more subdued than expected given the name of the beer. But they are there and of the earthy variety. This beer is more rye heavy than hop heavy imo.
Mouthfeel is medium with a bit more sharpness from the rye which I like.
Overall it's a good beer that you should give a try if you have the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2009 22:14:44 | More by wcudwight
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber in color and poured with a thin white head.
S: There are moderate aromas of grapefruit hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has some citrusy flavors as well as some flavors of rye.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: This beer is very drinkable because there is a good balance between the flavors from the malts and hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 02:42:58 | More by metter98
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dribcrab


4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-11-2012 13:16:00 | More by dribcrab
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LikeARollingStout

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-30-2013 22:16:28 | More by LikeARollingStout
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billhelm

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-22-2013 16:00:49 | More by RBorsato
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-18-2014 02:53:26 | More by AngusOg
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-05-2011 01:22:05 | More by nmann08
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navin

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-27-2013 13:19:45 | More by navin
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augie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-23-2012 14:00:07 | More by augie
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-07-2013 04:02:52 | More by Falcone
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RyanAU

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-02-2013 03:00:06 | More by RyanAU
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keytown

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-18-2011 04:24:52 | More by keytown
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Durge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the widely lauded cellars of O'Hoove this brew has a dark copper color, pretty clear with a reasonable off-white head and excellent lacing. The aroma is almost a medicinal buttery rye, herbal hop with some malt balance. The flavor brings bright grassy rye with a herbal malt base. I get some raspberry fruit sweetness but it's subtle. Good drinkability with mid-bodied feel but tangy and crisp. A nice brew with a somewhat dry finish and unique character. A nice introduction to French Broad if you like the sharp edge of this hop brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2009 03:14:20 | More by Durge
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-18-2012 22:14:42 | More by buckyp
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Jordan444

Nevada

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-21-2014 03:09:12 | More by Jordan444
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heelsn02

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-08-2012 16:59:21 | More by heelsn02
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mweso2000

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-26-2013 23:45:28 | More by mweso2000
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OldTime

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-12-2013 19:31:30 | More by OldTime
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Quafftastic

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-23-2014 18:28:52 | More by Quafftastic
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shivtim

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BSP.

Served in a pint glass. Dark copper, mostly clear but a slight bit of haze. Nice little whitish head fades quickly.
Nose is hoppy. Not much of the rye there.
Taste is spicy rye, interweaving pine hops and malts, and more lingering bready rye. Nice combination of flavors.
Pretty decent mouthfeel and drinkability. Nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2009 21:57:01 | More by shivtim
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

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

01-20-2014 01:53:47 | More by BeerImmediately
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zoolzoo

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks awalk1227

A: Clear, golden-ish brown. Off white head reduced to a cap.

S: Excellent rye malt presence, grainy and spicy. Hop presence is all rinds - lemon, orange, grapefruit. Not juicy, sort of muddled but in a good way. Well balanced nose.

T: Piny, citric hop bite turns grassy mid sip. Malt comes off grainy and spicy as in the nose, but a caramel malt-ish base now plays a supporting role. Finish is bitter and dry, ending with that citrus rind note.

M/D: Smooth, medium carbonation. Packing a ton of flavor at only 5.9%, this beer has nothing to hide. Excellently crafted, almost sessionable too.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 00:08:40 | More by zoolzoo
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-21-2014 12:50:08 | More by CorgiDad
Rye Hopper from French Broad Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.