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Red Ryeot - La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 12
Hads: 78
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 20.65%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co. visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ONovoMexicano on 02-11-2014

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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 78
Photo of NolaHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can. Pours brilliant amber color, slightly hazy, big off white head with gobs of lacing coating the glass. Aroma is full of citrusy and tropical fruit hops. Taste is a great balance of biscuity malt, grapefruit hops and spicey rye. Really like the the taste of this one. The hops n rye last past the swallow, well into the dry finish. Mouthfeel is thick and a little slippery. Very good rye beer.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark, Amber with a medium head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Tastes is a good balance of saltiness and the spiciness of the rye intermixed with moderate hops. Thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of falloutsnow
2.97/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not particularly complex or noteworthy, other than in the intensity of its hop and that this is a relative one-note beer. Rye is minimal to nonexistent: no one would claim it was in this beer without it being named as such or on the label. Ethanol being detectable is a flaw in the beer or fermentation: I shouldn't be able to taste ethanol this easily in a 7.5% ale. Wouldn't get again.
Pours a tall, dark beige-colored mass of foam that has excellent retention, eventually fading to a thin film atop the body of the beer, thicker around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is excellent, with patterns and lace clinging to all sides of the glass. Body is a very dark amber brown hue, with light bringing out dark brown-orange hues (SRM 14-19). Body is transparent, though opaque in the glass due to color.
Aroma is dominated by hops, and is of pine and grapefruit, some tropical fruit buried beneath these other scents, primarily mango and guava; little to no malt (in particular, rye) character.
Flavor is like a pine and grapefruit-heavy, very bitter, tropical fruit punch over medium-dark caramel base. Front tastes sweetness, some tropical fruit (light mango and guava with much stronger grapefruit and Mid tastes very bitter hop, strong grapefruit and rind, pine, light hints of tropical fruit, some actual dirt-like flavors (maybe to go along with the pine), and the occasional peek of the caramel and toasted malt base. Back of strong hop bitterness, a bit of tropical fruit punch, heavy pine and grapefruit. Aftertaste of lingering strong hop bitterness, with pine, some soil/dirt, and grapefruit rind.
Beer is medium to medium-heavy in body, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that is modestly foamy (30-40%), and mostly smooth with slight wateriness. Ethanol becomes notable as the beer warms, mostly in the nostrils, but also on the back of the throat. Closes dry, with medium to medium-heavy stickiness lingering on the lips and palate.

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Photo of beertunes
3.44/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to @ONovoMexicano for this one from his recent NBS BIF#2 box. Nicely tasty, crisp clean body with a dry finish. Just enough rye for some tang, but not so much as to overpower the basic flavors. Worth trying when you can.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2015-05-01 in Portland, OR at The Horse Brass Pub on tap

A - Opaque dark brown with almist no head and light lace

S - Rich rye malt, mildly dank, spice and floral

T - Very rich rye malt. Spice, pepper and a bit of citrus. Plenty of balanced bitterness.

M - Thick body and light-medium carbonationcarbonation. Resinous. Smooth.

O - Really delicious.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can from Tin Bucket

A mildly hazy reddish brown with a dense, beige head that hangs around leaving sticky lacing. The nose is great. Pungently hoppy with a blend of citrus and pine, there's grapefruit, pine sap and a touch of stone fruit. This is followed by a nice expression of the rye malt base - spicy, earthy, baked fruit, a touch of brown sugar. Enjoyable.

the palate opens with a moderate hoppy bitterness, pine heavy with a touch of citrus. Juicy, pungent and fruity, this is delicious. The mid-palate has all the malt flavors - spicy rye, a little brown sugar, and the full-bodied slickness that rye lends to the palate. Bitter and fruity on the finish with plenty of pine, there's a lingering hop oil character. Medium-light in body and creamily carbonated, this feels great on the palate. The rye fullness is an especially enjoyable aspect. Recommended.

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Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep, crystal clear ruby. Nice lacing. Aroma is very complex, bright citrusy and fruity hops interplaying with caramel, roast and dark fruit malt. Flavor is very clean with a firm bitterness upfront, ample hop flavor in the middle that is met with some earthiness fromt he rye, caramel and some light roast. Medium body with a nice creamy finish. A very nice hoppy red, I highly reccomend.

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4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 4pk of 16oz from the brewery a few weeks ago.
The nose is awesome...tangerines hoppiness on top of spicy malts.
Love the aroma -- would love to mirror this in my own beer,
Caramel/bitter rind in the middle/spicy in the finish.
Really, really good.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark brownish-red body, half finger white head, good retention. Thin collar, a bit of lacing.

S- Righteous toffee and mild grainy sweetness starts you right off, with a mild rye spice in the background. And a boatload of citrus and pine finishes your nose off; more pine than anything else. A bit of herbal notes as well. This reminds me so much of Arrogant Bastard, it's not funny.

F- The sweetness is a bit much for me here; grainy and a lot of toffee as expected from a red ale. Even a little bit of rye. The pine that kicks in is absolutely brutal. There is a lot of resinous character and even a bit of citrus, but it is straight up pine. Unfortunately, the sweetness seems to override the hoppy flavours after the initial kick of pine sap. You otherwise just get a lot of non-descript bitterness. It's just overall very sweet, without much rye spice or hop aromatics to it.

M- Solidly medium body, good carbonation, but as above, not terribly easy to drink due to the bitterness quotient. It's a very aggressive, bitter and sweet beer without much in way of interesting flavours. It just is what it is.

O- Not for me, but neither was Arrogant Bastard. I'm clearly not worthy, but if you like a beer like that, this is very similar.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Alright now. A rye beer. Don't see many of those.

Looks great off the pour. Minimal head though. Nose is resin heavy. Flavor is good. A smooth resin ride on this one too, with spiced tones. Pretty easy to drink. More of a smooth ride than a punch in the mouth. A good intro to the brewery. Up next, Project Dank!

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Photo of WTKeene
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a Prairie Teku glass.

Appearance: An almost cranberry-red beer with hints of orange. Translucent, without a large head. It disappears quickly, is a pale eggshell/white, and remains merely as a thin crown around the edge. Leaves some thin lacing behind.

Smell: Earthy, herbal and spicy from the rye. Hops come through prominently, but not overwhelmingly. Floral, with some tropical fruits in the background.

Taste: Citrusy, bitter hops come through most prominently. Spicy, grainy malts provide a solid backbone. Some burnt toast quality to the malts too. The rye is subtle, but it's there. The bitter burnt toast sticks around on the finish quite a while.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, and lingers in the mouth for quite a while. Carbonation isn't bracing, and is actually on the lower side.

Overall: A solid beer. Not mind blowing, but definitely tasty. Might be the one rye beer I've had where I can definitely distinguish it from a beer brewed without rye. And it's really gorgeous, this shade of red/orange is really pretty. Another great offering from La Cumbre.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the series of bottled beers that La Cumbre is now putting out fairly frequently, I had this beer on tap.

The beer came in a Nonic pint glass with a thick, cream-colored, chewy head. The beer was amber brown and transparent. It looked beautiful in the glass.

As I smelled the beer, I found myself searching for the rye character, but I wasn't getting much of it. Mostly, I got a lot of hoppiness, particularly of the resinous, piney nature. I did detect a slight spiciness that may have been the rye, but I also thought the hops might be providing that note.

Drinking the beer was much more of a pleasure, it's just a damn good beer. Lots of fruity, citrusy hops are present and lead to a sweet and creamy finish. There's some sweet malt adding good body and the creamy mouthfeel and only subtle hints of rye adding earthiness and spice. The beer is mildly bitter at the finish as well, but it sort of dances with the sweet creaminess to add an intriguing combination.

As I've said, I enjoyed this beer, but I didn't get as much rye character as I'd like. The beer seemed more like an IPA than a red, but hell I' ain't complaining.

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Red Ryeot from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.