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Ruddy Rye - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WesM63 on 07-11-2012

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1.39/5  rDev -61.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured into an Allagash glass on 8/14/12

I wonder if we have uh-oh. The foam is easily four inches and is overly vigorous. The head takes a long time before reaching a manageable height - one finger's worth and with a domed center. It doesn't even leave much lace.Well, the color looks nice - a deep, rusty brown. It's mostly clear.

The aroma is dicey at best. Rye, caramel, and mild citric hops are barely noticeable underneath a blanket of soap, metal shavings, rotten fruit, dirty bark and cooked veggies. Lots of butterscotch as it warms. Bubblegum. Scratch that first sentence; the aroma is awful.

The feel is mauled by over-carbonation. I can't get past it. When the carbonation dies, all that's left are off flavors and a soapy, coating feel.

I also can't get past the wretched, dirt and medicinally bitter taste. I mean, this is a mean, long-standing bitterness. Only through persistence am I able to keep at this long enough to pick out some rye malt and piney hops amid the cavalcade of off flavors.

Aw, shit man. I'm hoping this is a bad bottle because, if not, this stuff is putrid.

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1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of AwYeh
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into pint glass; not dated but I believe this one is pretty fresh. Picked up at Acme in North Canton within a week of its arrival and drank within about three weeks.

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber-red color, with a finger of off white head. Leaves behind a bit of lacing.

S: Pretty light aroma; I pick up some pine hops and a light rye malt flavor.

T: Caramel and rye malts, more pine hop flavors and a bit of citrus as well. Not particularly complex or amazing, but pretty tasty. Nice balance of sweet and bitter on the finish.

M: Medium/light body with lively carbonation, somewhat smooth and fairly creamy.

O: Decent offering from the Brew Kettle; I liked it a bit more before I actually sat down to review it though.

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this in a beer exchange. Thanks Chris!

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - chill hazed amber color with a beige head that thinned out and left trails of lacing.

S - citrus rind with a bit of malt.

T - the rye spice is very subtle with citrus rind bitterness standing out for the most part.

F - medium bodied it goes down smooth and easy.

O - a decent beer.

Photo of Artjsantos
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of hosehead83
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Deep amber/copper in color, with a big head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Spicy malt, citrus note
Taste-Toasted malt, lots of spicy rye, caramel. Rather unbalanced as flavors don't quite meld together well. A suitable food pairing would certainly help. Say a plate of tacos or a piled-high Rueben sandwich.

Photo of jgreenward
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of raznug
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance It pours a deep amber color and is topped with 1/2” of white head that tends to linger.
Smell: It smells of mostly malt maybe a hint of hops in the background maybe.
Taste: I taste a hint of spice like a pumpkin spice note of the back of the palate but it is over powered by a dry finish kind of like a red ale (Killians?).
Mouthfeel: This is a hard to place beer it is thin bodied and easy drinking I like it just not quite sure how much.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - I could tell this one is brimming with carbonation since the neck got some bubbles even before the pour. The pour itself is a strong full inch of sticky head atop of a rustic dark amber brown, very clear and bubbly.

S - Grapefruit hops, spice of rye timid but there, and a decent amount of amber lager malt sweetness.

T - Very dry and somewhat bitter. It sticks to the palate with that clash of rye and grapefruit. Seems balanced enough as any more and it would be overbearing. Not getting much sweeter flavors one would get in an amber so this one is all about the bittering rye and hops.

M - Medium and oily. Resinous and dry.

Overall I don't really see the point in getting this again. The rye is really dry and the hops are more bitter than I hoped. Like their IPA it could use more balance.

Photo of superspak
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating(but this can’t be too old). Big pop of carbonation upon opening. Pours a very hazy reddish orange color with a huge 2-3 finger light khaki head that lasts forever. This took forever to fully pour in to the glass. Obscene amounts of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, caramel, rye, toast, orange rind, pine, and light herbal. Ok aromas, but it is difficult to really smell anything through 3 fingers of head that wont go anywhere. Taste of grapefruit, caramel, pine, rye, toast, orange zest, floral, and herbal. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, rye, caramel, toast, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Good balance of bitterness and sweetness; with good flavor balance as well. No cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good rye beer. The obscene over carbonation almost killed it for me, but after swirling out some of the carbonation it turned out pretty good. Some nice balance of flavors; very smooth to drink. I can bet this is a nice one with proper carbonation levels.

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Ruddy Rye from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
82 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.