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Wryteous - Circle Brewing Company

Wryteous
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82
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.67%


Brewed by:
Circle Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Lawl3ss on 06-13-2012)
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Lawl3ss

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(from notes)

Had this on tap at the brewery on 6.2.12 (launch day.) Full name is Wryteous Rye-Wheat IPA.

Look- Hazy orange-brown, finger and a half of head that stuck around for a bit, not much in the way of lace. Interesting tangerine glow, quite opaque.

Smell- Graham cracker, sharp rye twang, and flour. Don't know that I've ever really registered "flour" before when smelling a beer, but it's got a distinctly wheat-y scent that isn't quite breadlike.

Taste- Comes off like what I would imagine a hoppy weizen with an unusual yeast strain would be. Interesting balance, on-again-off-again nondescript dry fruity character mixes it up with sourdough bread and recently split pine rounds. Not quite sure what to make of it, although I'd be more impressed if the adjunct character wasn't so prominent.

Mouthfeel- Medium-to-full body, moderate carbonation. Very textured, definitely unfiltered, and leaning towards sludgy. Full-bodied hefe feel. Crisp on the sip, mildly dry finish.

Overall- Maybe it was the heat, but I wasn't really feeling this brew at the tasting. It's complex and interesting, to be sure, but also a bit heavy-handed with the adjuncts and I'd have much preferred a "cleaner" feel all-around, particularly in something marketed as an IPA. Certainly an interesting take on the Rye IPA theme, and I'll definitely try it again, but wouldn't bend over backwards to seek it out.

Note: I probably would have rated this beer higher overall if it wasn't marketed as an IPA, as it didn't look, feel, or taste anything like I anticipated. Not necessarily a bad thing, but I'd say it's more of a "hoppy American rye weizen" than an IPA. +1 for effort and something new, -1 for style/marketing.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2012 05:51:52 | More by Lawl3ss
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MrBeerExpert

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Medium golden and very cloudy - almost opaque. In the right light, it almost glows. Excellent head retention and lacing.

S: Nice mix of citrus from the hops and the spicy/sour characteristic of rye.

T: At the same time refreshing and full-bodied. I found the rye to be less present in the taste than in the aroma. The lemony hops are the primary flavor here.

M: All the suspended yeast contibutes a slight chalkiness which I did not particularly care for. But the carbonation was nice to cut through it. Finishes pretty clean.

O: My favorite beer I have yet tried from Circle. A creative combination of several styles which showcases the brewer's familiarity with ingredients. Will drink again!

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2012 19:41:47 | More by MrBeerExpert
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Draught House.

The beer pours a hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of rye in it as well as some citrus notes - mainly lemons and oranges. The flavor follows suit. There is a lot of lemon and biscuit malt notes. The rye is present, but is fairly subtle. There is also some wheat and orange notes which add to the beer's complexity. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2012 02:57:31 | More by Mora2000
Wryteous from Circle Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.