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Rye Hopper - French Broad Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

216 Ratings
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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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pwoods

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to JCB for this extra.

22oz. brown bomber poured into an imperial pint.

A: Pours a deep coppery amber, somewhat opaque. About a finger worth smooth head forms and holds a bit of retention. Good lacing.

S: Lots of spicy rye. Some hops come through past the rye, maybe a bit piney. Some sweetness. Really, rye dominant.

T/M: Again, lots of rye. A pleasant light sweetness from some toffee comes out, tasty. A bit nutty as well. Hops are not too big at all... not enough to be called 'hopper', that's for sure. There is a touch of bitterness as well as a bit of pine and some grassy/pollen-y hops. Body is medium to medium full and smooth and creamy.

D: Label says 5.9% ABV, about what I would have guessed. Drinkable with plenty of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 01:25:45 | More by pwoods
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ Revolution Pizza (Charlotte, NC) on 9/4/09. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear amber, with a finger of soft looking brite-white head. Retains with a creamy and smooth look, that just slathers the sides of the glass with rich lacing. The aroma is floral and piney in the nose, with an earthy spiciness to it, from a combo of the hops and rye. Sweet notes of bread, caramel, and citrus, give this a sticky backing.

The taste is sticky sweet, with a spicy and drying nature to it. A moderately sharp bitterness, lingers long and steady. Nice soft tang to this, from the malts and citric notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied (maybe a tad lighter in spots), with a softer and slick creaminess to the carbonation. A bit more of a prickly nature rears it's head in the back, giving this some pop towards the back of the swallow.

Nice. Solid blend of hops character, spicy rye, and sweeter malts here, wrapped up in a sleek and drinkable body. I didn't quite expect to like this one nearly as much as I did. A winner from French Broad.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2009 16:45:11 | More by Kegatron
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ectomorph

Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle with no date noticed into a tall mug.

A - I thought I was careful on the pour, but the brew was 90% foam head for minutes.... What I can see of the body appears to be a hazy dark copper/amber.

S - Floral hops and bubblegum... Some light caramel sweetness.

T - Hard hop bitterness up front, and a substantial rye sourness noted. Good hop flavor. Some yeast characteristics as well. This brew gets your attention

M - The carbonation and huge body makes this feel like an Imperial Champagne... :)

D - If you like bitter hops and a foam mustache (and I do), this one's for you.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2009 00:10:37 | More by ectomorph
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juicebox

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-13-2013 23:40:05 | More by juicebox
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-29-2013 20:53:25 | More by KevinGordon
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wcudwight

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%
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 +4.7%
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 +4.7%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.7%
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 +4.7%

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

Nevada

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-21-2014 03:09:12 | More by Jordan444
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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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mweso2000

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-23-2014 18:28:52 | More by Quafftastic
Rye Hopper from French Broad Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.