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

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BA SCORE
82
good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 20
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WesM63 on 07-11-2012)
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-14-2013 05:09:28 | More by RblWthACoz
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-12-2013 23:08:55 | More by Kegatron
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superspak

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 04:10:27 | More by superspak
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 21:22:13 | More by DrDemento456
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chippo33

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -24%

05-17-2013 00:49:43 | More by chippo33
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Brenden

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer, mostly clear but with a slight haze, is beyond amber, definitely a red but working toward a light brown. A small, compact tan head fades to a sturdy foam that remains on top and drops spotty lacing.
The aroma offers a bit of spiciness, a good floral and pine hops bouquet, and something akin to zucchini bread. There's also something that gives off a note of creamy milk chocolate.
The flavor showcases the hops, again mainly floral and piney with a leafy edge into the finish. This beer is as hoppy as any amber I've ever tasted, breaking the bounds of what's often a mediocre style. There's a nice balance between the hops and malts, though, as an amber ought to have, and just enough caramel and toffee to take the edge off the hops. Plenty flavorful, plenty balanced and pretty complex as well, this is a great beer.
The feel is crisp at the front of each sip and pretty smooth, but tends to be inconsistent in the body; it's medium, but there are flashes where it goes thin. Otherwise, it's a good feel.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 11:51:28 | More by Brenden
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

07-16-2013 01:49:37 | More by pathman
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 22:27:06 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

05-14-2013 20:35:07 | More by Molson2000
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Brew33

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24%

04-02-2013 14:26:40 | More by Brew33
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Ryan011235

Ohio

1.4/5  rDev -61.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 02:57:00 | More by Ryan011235
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charlzm

California

3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed on July 24th, 2013. Bottle purchased in mid-June in Cleveland metro area.

Beer pours a clear amber/copper hue. A one finger yellow/tan head forms then fades, leaving a thin crown and some sticky sheeting.

Aroma is peppery rye over a bed of melanoidin-y malt. Dashes of herbal, earthy hop fleetingly appear.

Flavor is nice; it starts as a smooth caramel flavor, then segues into a lightly peppery finish. Bitterness is low but still noted, mainly on the aftertaste between sips, accompanied by some dryness. "Juicy" flavor character (so called because I didn't want to use "melanoidin-y" twice in a review). As beer warmed, the rye began to assume a more dominant role in the flavor. As glass drained, the dryness and bitterness became more pronounced.

Mouthfeel is a little thick and a little creamy and this makes it a lot nice to drink.

Very nicely executed; there's nothing here worth shouting from the rooftops over, but that doesn't mean this isn't a well-done beer that I would happily drink again. The rye really helps set this apart from all the other ambers out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 00:34:52 | More by charlzm
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-29-2013 00:26:49 | More by Lukass
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hosehead83

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 16:02:10 | More by hosehead83
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Ruby red, brown, with a 1 inch creamy head and nice lacing. Great looking color to this beer.

Smell - Very light aroma, rye, some hops, a little spice.

Taste - Nice caramel malts mixed with rye. Nice minor piney hops with some added spices add more flavors. A slight ting of added sugars comes in at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light, flavorful, tounge gets the rye, malts, and hops. Palate gets more malts and hops and some spices, and a little extra sugars. Aftertaste is caramel, sweet and smooth.

Overall - Smooth, balanced, light and easy to drink. Has just enough flavors to satisfy your beer craving. Low alcohol also makes this a great everyday beer or a nice cookout companion. Worthy for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 21:11:06 | More by wvsabbath
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

12-04-2012 02:24:13 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-09-2012 20:47:59 | More by jaidenjb
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schoolboy

Ohio

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

Here comes an easy drinking rye amber from one of the many great local brewers. Ruddy rye has a big head with big bubbles, a nice dark red color (ambers are always pretty) and a good aroma. It is not particularly distinguished in any way other than being easier drinking than many others this side of rye/amber.

It's nice and bitter but not as dark tasting as some. The head wont quit. I would have liked to see a double version of this - an over the top American with loads of hops and malt, but this is not that, it is simply a nice beer. There is no reason for me to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 20:17:07 | More by schoolboy
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Noelito76

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

10-13-2012 11:36:46 | More by Noelito76
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-29-2012 15:20:22 | More by dunix
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-25-2013 21:12:23 | More by scott2269
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apasternak

District of Columbia

1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

06-21-2013 23:36:06 | More by apasternak
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

10-14-2013 16:57:39 | More by PHBoiler
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great, big thank you to Mark J. for picking this up at the brewery and delivering the same day in Wisconsin.

A: deep copper, clear, great head
S: spicy, rye, full
T: much like nose, deep malt, spicy, good hop balance
M: full flavored and great mouthfeel
O: another solid beer from BK

Serving type: growler

07-30-2012 01:39:44 | More by wisrarebeer
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

06-17-2013 12:30:24 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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Ruddy Rye from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
82 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.