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Rye Hopper - French Broad Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

216 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 14
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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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a woody mahogany amber color. There is a sparkly character from the steady stream of tight champagne like bubbles though virtually no head just a film of white bubbles. Though it leaves thick lacing against the glass with every sip.

S - nose is simple yet pleasant. Strong malt character with noticeable earthy rye. Theres also notes of tree nuts and toast. Bright aromas of candied orange peel round out the nose.

T - lots of nutty flavors and multigrain toast up front. The center is rich with malt flavors of toffee playing off of bright citric hop notes. Finish is quick and dry.

M - medium bodied with a creamy, smooth texture. High carbonation with tight scrubbing bubbles.

O - a very enjoyable ale. Balanced and flavorful. Great for a cool evening.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 01:57:10 | More by Teleweizen2
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mttdls

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-19-2012 19:26:56 | More by mttdls
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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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jeanphony

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

09-03-2012 00:28:12 | More by jeanphony
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FanofHefe

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
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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swh1972

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-19-2012 13:59:15 | More by swh1972
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mklinger

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-17-2012 14:17:42 | More by mklinger
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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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dejrrma

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

05-27-2012 03:12:47 | More by dejrrma
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Kentucky

3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served this 22 oz. brown bottle in a Sierra Nevada hops glass. No date. The body was amber and clear. The nearly white head left a healthy amount of lace in the glass.

The smell was of hard candy. Sour, leafy, spicy, and sweet. Dark bread, rye.

The taste was sweet and grainy first and then grassy bitterness. The bitterness lingered, ebbs and then returns in waves. There is some modest spiciness here as well as apples and other fruitiness. I would rather it not have as much breadiness, but more earthy happiness. No bad, but not one I would seek out again.

The mouthfeel was thinner than expected with a medium to thin body. Modest, but adequate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 13:51:15 | More by Cresant
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SLeffler27

New York

3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

There is a mere hint of a head above a hazed, ruddy-amber beer with an orange glow when held to the light. Slight rings of lace are deposited on the tulip glass.

Light pine sap aroma with very subtle orange. Altogether there is little going on.

The flavor is almost entirely dominated by grapefruit with high bitterness and a long, dry finish. Each sip includes a bitter bite that lingers.

A full body with soft texture and light carbonation. This one is very dry from the beginning through the end with light alcohol.

This is a decent beer, but should be consumed with a meal.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 18:38:32 | More by SLeffler27
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vbiliyar

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-13-2012 02:26:47 | More by vbiliyar
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Mappies

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-30-2012 03:07:30 | More by Mappies
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Jonmoore89

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a lively dark copper with a finger and a half head. Retained its light amberish head very well. Appears to be very carbonated.
The Aroma was sweet, malty, carmely greatness.
I interpreted the flavor as starting off with hints of carmel and malt, and then finishing with a citrusy hoppy bitterness.
The mouthfeel was heavy and highly carbonated.
Overall the rye hopper was a beer very different from what I'm used to and pleasantly surprising. The bitter sweet flavor was a winner for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 19:59:01 | More by Jonmoore89
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augie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-27-2012 15:26:22 | More by Lob
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greencovesteve

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-20-2012 07:42:04 | More by greencovesteve
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-23-2012 05:07:26 | More by ygtbsm94
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heelsn02

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-27-2011 01:02:40 | More by whitekiboko
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-24-2011 07:10:26 | More by jophish17
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles courtesy of JCB. Thanks again!

Pours a hazy dark copper, almost chestnut brown color with a two finger frothy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Large chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Subtle rye presenc in the aroma with some sweet malt, caramel and hazelnut. This is countered by a slightly earthy, floral hop presence with faint pine.

Medium bodied with a nice bitter hop presence up front that is countered by a sweet, slightly roasted malt backbone. Hints of caramel, rye, toast and dark fruit. Slight creamy texture with a dry finish. Hoppier and more complex than expected. Well balanced and easyto drink. A pleasant surprise from a brewery that I was unfamiliar with.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 02:18:33 | More by corby112
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-08-2011 20:39:57 | More by jak
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Lantern


3/5  rDev -21.5%

12-06-2011 16:56:34 | More by Lantern
Rye Hopper from French Broad Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.