Redacted IPA - Renegade Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
12-05-2012 02:37:10 | More by beergoot
3.25/5 rDev -16.5%
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.
10-15-2012 06:39:44 | More by Beaver13
3.98/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
10-09-2012 04:30:11 | More by azdback
3.4/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
10-02-2012 22:53:06 | More by woodychandler
3.98/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
09-02-2012 05:09:00 | More by mactrail
3.38/5 rDev -13.1%
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.
08-15-2012 21:11:49 | More by tone77
3.85/5 rDev -1%
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.
07-14-2012 20:32:08 | More by denver10
2.4/5 rDev -38.3%
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?
07-07-2012 03:19:05 | More by ArrogantB
3.78/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
07-04-2012 22:28:54 | More by Mebuzzard
4.33/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
05-07-2012 16:35:04 | More by oricon
3.7/5 rDev -4.9%
good local ipa, nice spice from the rye. pours a hazy honey color from the growler into a pint glass with a good 2 inch white head on top. smells hoppy with a very interesting spicy malt aroma as well. the two work well together. flavor is big time rye malt, way more so than many other rye beers ive tried. it imparts a spicy character to the beer that is carried on by big grassy hop additions and a vibrant mouthfeel. body is a bit bigger than medium, but you could easily put back 3 or 4 pints of this. a staple of renegade, and a nice ipa to try.
04-12-2012 17:07:25 | More by StonedTrippin
4.43/5 rDev +13.9%
Picked up a growler at the brewery. Poured from growler to pint glass. The beer pours a perfectly clear golden/orange/amber color with a nice 2 finger white head. Good retention and lacing. The aroma is nice and hoppy full of citrus tones and hints on earthy pine. A faint crystal malt base and rye spiciness also prevalent. The flavor is more rye spice dominant with the same citrus hoppy flavor, very nice. Again, mild crystal malt base provides a pleasant base from which the spice and hops build. Medium bitterness. Finishes with a nice mix of spice and mild citrus flavors. Dry and crisp. The mouthfeel is lighter than anticipated. A bit fuller feel would be nice, but doesn't detract from the beer. Overall, an excellent Rye IPA. Highly recommended.
02-02-2012 14:24:49 | More by hopfacebrew
Redacted IPA from Renegade Brewing Company
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