Rye Hopper - French Broad Brewing Co.
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3.74/5 rDev -2.1%
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.
07-26-2013 02:19:34 | More by EgadBananas
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
4.43/5 rDev +16%
Pours bright copper with good dose of slightly off-white head. Great lacing left behind. Smell is lots of fresh, crisp rye bread and citrus hops. Taste brings more of the same, with spicy rye notes, citrus hops, a bit of caramel sweetness, and a subtle earthy taste. Perfect balance between malt and hops. Mouthfeel is slightly above medium, and exceedingly drinkable.
This is the gold standard of rye beers for me. Only Founders Red's Rye and the Lenny Bruce beer from He'Brew showcase rye as well as Rye Hopper does. Pair this with some great music at the French Broad tasting room and you have a perfect combo.
05-24-2013 14:33:03 | More by Daktah
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
a - poured a one finger thick off-white head into a snifter that left great lacing throughout. the body was a clear and bright amber color.
s - citrus, sweet malts, rye.
t - piney and citrusy hops with a bit of spice.
m - crisp and medium.
o - solid rye beer with a lot of hop punch.
04-02-2013 18:30:51 | More by GPHarris
3.55/5 rDev -7.1%
Color is a dark shade of amber, nearly brown. Head is average, but a nice amount of lacing is left on the glass. The smell is herbal, floral, and malty, and pleasing to the nose. The taste is malt-forward - nutty and bready - with rye also playing a big role, adding spiciness and a tingle on the tongue. Hop flavors are in the background, and are mainly floral. I think it would benefit from more citrus hop flavors to provide better balance. It's a decent rye, but not a memorable one.
11-04-2012 19:23:36 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
3.13/5 rDev -18.1%
A - A deep copper, with some head and lace retention.
S - Amber and rye. Slight tabacco
T - Sweet, malty, maybe a little touch of bourbon? Definitely has some alcohol up front at the finish, which is surprising for an under 6% brew
M - Full bodied, lots of carbonation
O - An average rye beer.
11-03-2012 03:29:09 | More by BeerDawgs
Rye Hopper from French Broad Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.