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Rye Hopper - French Broad Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
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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aubuc1

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

draft poured in to a shaker pint glass.

pors a light amber with a steady off white head.

smell is sweet piney and bitter.

taste is smooth chalky bitter. not as clean as i hoped.

mouthfeel is good and beer is pretty drinkable.

an above average beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2009 19:07:21 | More by aubuc1
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a dark caramel body that is crystal clear with a slow carbonation of bubbles that feed a bubbly beige head.

S- The light aroma of soft herbal pungent hops is soft and finishes with a plastic aroma that grows as the beer warms. The hop aroma does not grow as it warms.

T- The dry biscuit toasted notes give way to a green spicy hop flavor that compliments a spicy rye note aswell. There is a soft but full vegital pungency and a green grapefruit pith note that lingers. Some citrus notes come through in the hops as the beer opens.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a soft fizzy hint in the finish.

O- This beer has a nice malt flavor with some good soft rye spice to compliment the hops, but the only real hops flavor is a strong pungent bitterness and not a lot of hop flavor and aroma.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 21:41:12 | More by rhoadsrage
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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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srandycarter

California

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark honey/amber, near white head leaves to ring fast. Some cling lace apparent.

S - Very barny. Gamey. Not in a bad way, but very in your face.

T - Taste is much more subtle. Light malt, nice hops finish. Decent stuff.

M - Fair carb and coat, good balance, slight acidic flavor at end.

D - Very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 04:03:11 | More by srandycarter
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tpd975

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours copper with a small head. Light retention and no lace.

S: Nice bready tones, light rye, spice.

T: Bready with a nice malt sweetness. Mild rye, and hints of citrus. Hints of caramel, and a touch of apple.

M: Nice carbontion, with a good balance between malt, rye, and hops.

D: Pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 19:54:56 | More by tpd975
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FanofHefe

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber with no freshness dating that pours a clear, dark amber body with a one-finger light tan head. A small amount of lacing.

The aroma is akin to an APA with some grassy/piney hop notes and a little bready malt. I got a strong scent of the rye upon the first pour, but it faded very quickly.

The flavor follows the aroma closely with a touch more of the malt flavor present than in the aroma. I also get more of the rye flavor in the taste. Fairly well blended overall.

Light texture in the mouthfeel and relatively drinkable overall. Not a show-stopper, but a decent offerning.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 23:47:47 | More by FanofHefe
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber color, with an off white head, left plenty spongy lace. Aroma was floral with the hops, some citrus, spicy rye, caramel sweetness. Tastes of citrus, sweet nuttiness, spicy, fruity rye notes, hints of pine. Bitterness is medium. Body is medium, low to medium carbonation. Drinkability is good, easy to quaff.

Nice ipa, not world class, but enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 02:19:34 | More by EgadBananas
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

South Carolina

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

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-26-2013 00:18:09 | More by napetry
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NoCurse2012

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Colorado

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-19-2012 19:26:56 | More by mttdls
Rye Hopper from French Broad Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.