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Rye Hopper - French Broad Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

219 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 15
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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EgadBananas

Louisiana

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
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-19-2013 02:56:27 | More by WDJersey
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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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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

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
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-28-2013 01:11:03 | More by Rifugium
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mweso2000

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Illinois

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
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Bamarooster

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-26-2013 22:40:26 | More by Bamarooster
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28%

04-18-2013 15:44:21 | More by ShanePB
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OldTime

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-12-2013 19:31:30 | More by OldTime
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NoCurse2012

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.5%

04-08-2013 23:33:21 | More by FriedSlug
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Alabama

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
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napetry

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-17-2013 00:05:33 | More by BigTrubble
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-15-2013 18:42:02 | More by LXIXME
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

01-02-2013 03:47:48 | More by LJWalker
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maryd837

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-29-2012 12:31:03 | More by maryd837
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DeltaGolfSierra

Tennessee

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
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

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.