Ruddy Rye - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
Pours a deep copper with a slightly off white tan head. Nice lacing.
Didn't get much aroma, a little malt and spice. Good carbonation and medium mouthfeel, appropriate for the style. Taste is strong on rye spice with malt lurking underneath and a nice crisp hop finish, hints of citrus and grapefruit, but just hints, not enough to to fight with the rye or overwhelm it.
Definitely a good take on an amber with plenty of flavor for fans of hops and/or rye. Another solid offering from the Brewkettle.
01-19-2013 05:26:27 | More by 5thOhio
3.5/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
01-05-2013 22:27:06 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
3.53/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
11-12-2012 21:22:13 | More by DrDemento456
3.8/5 rDev +4.7%
Pours hazy orange, just like expected. Very sticky white head. Hops, rye, and caramel in the aroma. Spicy, hoppy, and a very long grapefruit finish. Big flavor and very well balanced. Definitely hoppier than I expected and the rye doesn't come through as much as I had hoped, but it's there.
Very nice beer from The Brew Kettle. The flavors all work together well, but I would prefer more rye flavor. Love the label.
10-13-2012 00:35:23 | More by McNealc31
3.6/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
09-16-2012 20:17:07 | More by schoolboy
4.15/5 rDev +14.3%
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.
09-11-2012 11:51:28 | More by Brenden
3.65/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
09-11-2012 04:10:27 | More by superspak
4.15/5 rDev +14.3%
Pours a deep amber with light tan head. Pretty lacing.
Nose has plenty of chewy caramel and citrusy hop notes.
30% rye packs a punch. Not to mention enough caramel to add a demention of its own. Love the hop profile and the maltiness is really second to none. Some light raisin and melanoidin character.
Lingering pine on the tongue. Still a caramel sweetness without seeming cloying. Very drinkable amber rye.
08-28-2012 00:27:42 | More by stewart124
3.53/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
08-20-2012 13:54:18 | More by raznug
3.28/5 rDev -9.6%
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.
08-20-2012 00:59:32 | More by AwYeh
1.4/5 rDev -61.4%
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.
08-15-2012 02:57:00 | More by Ryan011235
Ruddy Rye from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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