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Redacted IPA - Renegade Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Renegade Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emmasdad on 08-18-2011

Formally known as Ryeteous.
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Ratings: 99 | Reviews: 29
Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a slightly hazy honey color capped by a couple of inches of foam; decent lacing

Smell: Slightly bready with a nice citrus/pine aromatic element

Taste: A bit of bready malt in the front end and then the hops take over bringing citrus and pine tones; the rye is very noticeable in the finish, which is a nice touch

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice IPA with a twist from the rye; one of the best examples of bringing the rye into the flavor profile that I have encountered

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an Irish pint glass.

Look: A hazy thick sunburnt caramel colored body holds up light cream colored head. The head recedes to a patch of bubbles, some wisp, and leaves nice lines of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Cedar, rye malts, black pepper.

Taste: It starts out very dry and ends very dry, but in the middle there is some faint caramel sweetness and a touch of citrus.

Mouthfeel: Dry, thick.

Overall: This is a very tasty beer. It's a bit on the dry side, but has enough in it to offset that and make it very enjoyable to drink. Watch out, that 7% ABV will sneak up on ya.

Photo of jwhancher
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a tall boy can of this at the local Trader Joe's while in Denver for GABF last weekend. Poured into a Stella Artois chalice glass. Smells of sticky sweet citrus hops with spicy rye and some underlying malts. The malt might be lending towards the sweet aromas. I also get some orange and honey dew aroma character as it warms.

Hops do seem a little faded, and I cannot seem to find a best by date or packaged on date. I sure hope Renegade does this in the future!

Pours a light copper color with good head and some decent lacing. Ample carbonation. Clarity maybe a touch cloudy.

Tastes of citrus hops with some spicy rye that finishes with kick of bitterness. Some peppery notes and good supportive malt backbone.

Feels like it has a little more body than I prefer of an IPA. I like my IPAs dry, and this seems a tad too heavy - maybe medium bodied in character.

A pretty damn good IPA. Solid all around. I enjoy the hop burps I get while drinking. If I lived in Denver, this would definitely find its way in my regular rotation.

Photo of Cresant
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 16 oz. can into a Sierra Nevada tulip pint glass. No date. The body was hazy golden. The white head was steady and a cap remained throughout.

The smell was slightly fruity. There was a light rye breadiness. Peach? Rather weak aroma.

The taste was spicy and citrusy. Bready. Well balanced. Sweet maltiness. Rich, but not too thick or sweet. Nice gentle bitter finish.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied and smooth in the mouth. Adequate carbonation.

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to beersndrums for this one!

16 oz can poured into a globe at cellar temperature.

L – Medium amber color with a 1.5-finger frothy cream-colored head. Decent retention and some traces of lacing. Clear with a decent amount of bubbles.

S – Lots of caramel and rye malt with grapefruit and resinous piney hops. Very nice.

T – Starts off sweet with caramel malt and then a bitter blast of hops rushes in with grapefruit, pine, and mildly earthy notes. As the bitterness fades, spicy rye is very apparent. Tasty.

F – Medium-bodied, decent carbonation, a sticky and mouth-coating feel, and a bitter and dry finish. Grapefruit and pine hops linger for a nice amount of time.

O – This is a tasty IPA with a nice helping of rye. I think the spice of the rye pairs well with the piney hops that are apparent in the aroma and taste. There’s nothing out of the ordinary here, but it’s just a tasty and very drinkable rye IPA. Another first beer from a different brewery. Thanks, Jared!

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Renegade Publik House. Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - gold, bubbly, decent white head, not much lace.
Smell - somewhat subdued. Seems like a lesser version of the Elevation (I had the DIPA first).
Taste - tastes great like many IPA's do. Doesn't separate itself though.
Feel - quality IPA feel. Rye stands out, but bitter finish balances well.
Overall - available in cans, so bonus, but still a bit pricey.

Photo of Jason
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can with no freshness date.

Hazed golden hue, decent lacing hold well. Big orange zest aroma with hints of lime leaves, tobacco, heather, peppercorn, nutty yeast, biscuity rye, grapefruit pith, mild esters and bread. Light crispness, creamy, slick chewy body. Quite bitter from the hopping, the rye lends a hand at keeping it lively with a spicy / biscuity tone. Citrus rind, tobacco, pine sap, pineapple guava, walnuts, peppery. Hoppy finish.

Tasty all around, in the raw a bit with particulates floating around and a less than refined flavor profile ... the latter is more welcomed though. A good quaff regardless.

Photo of chugalug06
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fluffy white two-finger head rises from an orange-yellow clouded brew. Leaves behind moderate lacing.

Slight pepper, medium citrus, oaty, grains are prominent... Nice use of rye.

Smooth, well malted brew with awesome supporting hops. A bit too much carbonation, but light bitterness is spot on. Sweetness is also hidden well. Piney, mild use of resinous hops, bitterness is relaxed and doesn't punch you in the mouth.

Highly recommended @ $3/16oz. One of the best Rye Brews I've ever had.

Photo of alexipa
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy yellow orange with a thick white head. Lots of lacing down the glass.

S: A sharp, stinging hop bite to the scent along with a noticeable spicey rye presence. Lots going on here: pine, flowers, malt, some alcohol, and generic spice.

T: I like a rye ale that doesn't hide the rye and this certainly lives up to that description. The spicey/bitter rye flavors are right up front and present throughout the taste. Noticeable hop character as well as an ample malt body round this guy out. Really great.

M: Perfect! Very low carbonation, which is right on for a rye ale. You want that rye to shine, and is completely does here. Fairly hot and full bodied.

O: This is one of the best of its kind. I would compare it to Hop Rop Rye except perhaps a bit more intense of flavor. The mouthfeel is what makes this one special. Seek it out.

Photo of kyleelton
3.34/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got this from a buddy who lives in Denver. Interesting looking can from a brewery I haven't heard of despite going to Denver the last three years for GABF. Always good to find something new.

Poured into a pint glass, it is pretty cloudy. Not too bad. It doesn't foam up too much, in fact, I almost thought it may be a little flat, at first. I've had cans that made the trip from CO before do that. The head that settles in is thin, but doesn't disappear. It gives me nice layer of a creamy film over a cloudy, golden beer.

Smells citrusy and sweet.

Woe, that's way more bitter than I was picking up in the nose. It's an interesting mixture of flavoring and bittering hops. The bitter must be the Rye, but it's not as malty-sweet as I normally think of when I have Rye beer. It's like they upped the bitter hops to match the Rye (?) The citrusy-sweet flavoring hops could be a little stronger to balance that out, but I imagine they were going for something a little different, here.

Very full bodied. Not flat at all, like I initially feared. The bitterness and hoppy aroma seem to really fill this beer out.

Overall, a decent take on a Rye IPA. Not amazing, but different.

Photo of hoppytobehere
2.89/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

16 oz. can, no date on it or anything.

A: Hazy copper/bronze body. Hardly any head, even with a vigorous pour. Not a good sign.

S: Lots of rye malt, not much for hops.

T: I want more hops. Some nice rye flavor though.

M: Where is the carbonation? Horrible. Has the same mouthfeel as Newcastle Brown Ale. Disgusting.

O: Come on, Renegade. This cannot be your vision for this beer. Your Elevation was so good, but this is either a bad batch or just a bad beer.

Photo of StoneTSR
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: The Ryeteous pours a nice, pleasant orange color with a half-inch, nearly white head that slipped away rather quickly. A wispy cap creates a ring around the edge of the glass and then most of the middle of it, leaving a mote-like void around the outer portions of the glass. There is a slight haze left once the chill is gone and the lacing…

SMELL: This has got a great nose. Some nice rye aroma provides a backbone for the big, fresh, and floral hops and the sweet caramel malts. There also seems to be a touch of honey in the nose here. Yep, it looks like a DIPA and it smells a little like one too.

TASTE: The most noticeable aspect of this beer right off the bat is that the sweet malts of the nose do not translate into the taste. The hops are strong and bitter with an earthy and grassy flavor. The rye malt seems to keep this one steady throughout the sip, but a touch of citrus comes through on the back end - mostly grapefruit with maybe a hint of lemon.

MOUTHFEEL: The light carbonation goes a fairly long way in terms of sparkle and the body is pretty light for an IPA. A nice tingle remains on the palate after each sip.

OVERALL: This is a pretty good effort and my first impression of Renegade is pretty solid. This seems like a great Boulder house-party beer – a nice, solid IPA at a reasonable price and in a can.

Photo of DenverLogan
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden copper...small lingering bubbles lacing my chalice. Aroma of wheat, grass, rye. Flavors of a nice IPA with rye briteness, with touches of white pepper, pine, rosemary, sage, alcohol, and a hop and rye bitterness. There's also a sweetness like a peppermint candy with a touch of bitterness. Significant carbonation and body. I'll admit I've bought perhaps 10 growlers of this brew, and it's not the closest brewery to me in the Denver area. I used to go a few blocks away to Breckenridge for their 471 double IPA, and I still like it, but there's something about this brew, the spice-hop-rye balance that has body, strength, and tastiness. Very satisfying in the growler or at the brewery. I've not tries the cans yet.

Photo of GilGarp
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint-sized can served cold into an imperial pint glass.

Ryeteous is a slightly hazy golden orange color with a good thick head on it. It settles slowly and leaves some of that great stick IPA lace on the glass.

Aroma is fresh and hoppy with nice lemon citrus notes.

Flavor is really well done with good balance and drinkability for a hoppy beer. The rye isn't overpowering but lends a slight spicy quality to the beer. The hops impart great flavor in addition to the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated.

Overall a really excellent rye IPA. Well balanced, easy drinking, and full of fresh hop flavor.

Photo of maximum12
3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to SalukiAlum for picking this delicious-sounding beer off my wants list & dropping in as a recent extra. 16 oz. can, no evident bottle dating.

Poured into a big snifter, tje beer is a slighly hazed amber. Blast of pine & earthy rye on the pour that dies down in a hurry, & can't be easily teased back, even with violent swirling.

Ryeteous Rye IPA is like a rye IPA with the mute button floored. Taste is gentle, spring-rain earthy rye, nip of bittering hops...and quiet. I don't mean mute like subtle, but like the beer is rather dull. Goes down easily enough.

Very average, whether judged as a rye beer or an IPA. Given the clever packaging, I was expecting an aggressive beer, & it falls far short on that measure. Decent enough.

Photo of beergoot
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Soft, faintly hazy amber-orange body with a fine-looking white head; great rings down the glass. Sweet and spicy scent; lemon and orange; floral character. Light tasting caramel malt backbone; a bit bready; citrus fruit notes, melon; nicely intense yet balanced hop bitterness. Light-bodied; rather effervescent at first but smooths out after a while ; clean, dry finish.

A delicious rye IPA. Nice mixture of rye spiciness and malt grain flavors with a strong, rich, pungent hop aroma and tasty bitterness.

Photo of Beaver13
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

16 oz can. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a thin white head that quickly goes to a thin collar that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is some spicy rye with tropical fruit and floral hops.

The flavor is sweet grainy caramel/toffee malt with some spicy rye and light tropical fruits. The finish is grassy, slightly soapy, hops that have good bitterness. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and with a big watery feel that washes things out.

Overall, an OK rye IPA - too watery though.

Photo of azdback
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Spaten tumbler. Color is a yellowish orange that is cloudy in appearance. Carbonation on this doesn't exist so therefore there is no head to speak of or lace for that matter. There is only a minimal collar that is just off white in color.

Smell is quite fantastic. Piney/citrusy hops. Yellow grapefruit and blood orange. Spice and just a bit of musty smells and sweet malts.

Taste is just as the nose leads. The tastes of pine and citrus are there, just a bit muted from the smell though. I do get the sweet citrus of a pink grapefruit with some bitter and also some dark sweet of a blood orange.

Mouth is a bit on the thin side. Body is as well. Carbonation is a bit weak and the finish is a little on the long side with some alcohol and rye spice.

Overall I did enjoy this but not as much as I wanted to. Previous reviews said that this was a carbonation explosion (not sure if they were kidding) but this had almost no carbonation. The lace did come to play but nothing else to say for the carbonation. I would check this one out if you get the chance. Maybe you can be as lucky as me and have a Denver local just send you two out of the blue. Thanks Jasonrm72.

Photo of woodychandler
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another of Blargimus' CANs in support of The CANQuest (TM) and I may soon finally run out of all of the CANs that he sent to me! It was a massive trade, to be sure.

From the CAN: "offensively delicious"; "If you were looking for a watered down beer that you could mindlessly gulp in front of the television, you chose the wrong beer. What you hold in your hand is a Ryeteous brew demanding your attention to its complex rye-based malt profile complemented by citrusy hops. This is beer for those who do the don'ts and don't do the do's, the Renegades. Best enjoyed in the company of good friends."

I had no problems on the Crack, but I was glad that I read tone77's comments before initiating a heavy-handed Glug. Even with a gentle pour, I was getting a lot of foam! It reminded me of a sitcom in which too much detergent is added into the washing machine and hilarity ensues. I wasn't much laughing, however, because I really wanted to drink a beer and sooner, rather than later. I cued up Carly Simon doing "Anticipation" during the wait time. Let's settle for two fingers of dense, tawny head with too-good retention, hence my waiting. Nose smelled of grapefruit-citrus hops. Color was a hazy yellowish-orange. Mouthfeel was medium and the hops had a nice bite on the tongue. Finish was dry and bitter, but seemed to lack the rye pepperiness that I have come to expect in this variation on the style. I've had better.

Photo of mactrail
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange amber in the stubby nonic glass. Decent head. Interesting aroma of hops, chamomile, and alfalfa. Pleasant herbal flavors along with a strong sage spice.

Malty with a richness of flavor, but a light body. Very aromatic with the long nose of hops smelling like Cascades. Malty and pleasant, with plenty of hops striking a nice drinkable balance.

Renegade seems to have a winner here. On tap at the brewpub just off Santa Fe Dr. Review notes from July 22 visit.

Photo of tone77
3.37/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to woodychandler for yet another canned beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Uh-oh, this beer exploded out of the can and created a glass full of foam. After letting the can sit for about 15 minutes it was still foamy on the pour, with a cloudy golden color. Smell is of rye and spice. Taste is hops, rye, pine, good bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall I may have enjoyed this one more if half the can wasn't foam.

Photo of denver10
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy caramel with ~1 thumbs width off white head, that somewhat quickly vanishes. Nice lacing. A sweet, fruity aroma with a hint of some rye bread in there. Perhaps its a touch too subdued, but I really enjoy it. Taste offers some orange, pine, rye, and bread. Flavor definitely improves as it warms up a little, though once it hits ~room temperature its way too much where some of the plastic referenced below can show itself on an occasional sip. Got some bitterness to this thing, probably a moderate amount. Mouthfeel is thin but I actually like it, I find it makes the drinkability of this much greater. Overall, a nice intro for me to Renegade.

Photo of ArrogantB
2.44/5  rDev -37%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

16oz can ~$2.75. Not sure why I bought this since it was really overpriced at $11 for a four pack, maybe I was just itching for something new. The very first aroma that hit me when I opened the can was plastic, ugh. Color is bright hazy orange, good head and lacing. The plastic faded from the aroma once I poured it into a glass and became a bit of piney hops and a maltiness. Taste unfortunately has that plastic note, maybe its the rye? Not sure because I've had plenty of rye beers and never caught this plastic note before. Its really too bad because I can taste a good malt/hop combo hiding behind the rubber/plastic. I'm going to revisit this review if any of the other three cans are better but as it stands I won't be buying anymore Renegade beers.

edit: noticed a big flocculated chunk of white yeast (I hope) stuck to side of my glass, ugh. Maybe that's the source of the plastic?

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A solid first can from Renegade. Upon cracking, the hops aroma smacks me in da face. Piney and spicy.

Pours a light amber/hazel/golden color. Head is medium and dissipates quickly. This foreshadows the feel, imo

Again, nice aroma. It's not in your face, but it ain't subtle either. Pine, spice and faint sweet bread. The rye is there and plays with the hops nicely.

Flavor is mostly hops and bread spice. Hold up the rye and light crystal is the hop profile. It keeps this beer from being a malt mess. So fine is the line, and Renegade dances on it playfully.

The only thing about this beer that takes a hit on points is the feel/body. It seems thin. Is this lack of carbonation? I'm not sure, but the lack of head points this way.

Photo of oricon
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the ryeteous in a 10oz pour alongside their red IPA. It had great rye and orange hop aromas. The mouthfeel was very smooth, especially compared to the red IPA. Lots of upfront rye flavor that out shined any hop bitterness.

I'll definitely be coming back for this one.

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Redacted IPA from Renegade Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.