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Rye Hopper - French Broad Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

213 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 213
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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Ratings: 213 | Reviews: 131 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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Daktah

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2013 14:33:03 | More by Daktah
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Bamarooster

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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

Alabama

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 18:30:51 | More by GPHarris
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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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RyanAU

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +11%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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

Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.7%

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

Tennessee

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 19:23:36 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 03:29:09 | More by BeerDawgs
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dribcrab


4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-11-2012 13:16:00 | More by dribcrab
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.7%

10-02-2012 23:37:58 | More by jaswilson2
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t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

10-01-2012 01:05:44 | More by t0rin0
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
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 -2.1%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-10-2012 15:24:44 | More by Brewsed
Rye Hopper from French Broad Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.