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Hank On Rye - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 18.77%
Wants: 15
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer, created in honor of Henry Chinaski, was a collaboration between Three Floyds and Jonathan Cutler of Piece Brewery. Its delicate, spicy, smoked character is derived from a portion of smoked and rye malts. Formerly known as Ham On Rye.

(Beer added by: jeonseh on 03-07-2008)
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-14-2011 20:11:29 | More by bauermj
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Binny's South Loop.

A: Pours a clear burnt orange with a nice egg-shell head.

S: Meaty smoked malt. Moderate Canadian bacon, a bit of hoppiness.

T: More smoked malt - bacon, sweet smoke, sweet grain, a slight bitter note. Sweet bready malt in the finish.

M: Medium carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: Not bad, but not as interesting as the rauches of the motherland.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2012 02:52:07 | More by Etan
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jschott75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-01-2014 23:20:38 | More by jschott75
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +34%

11-15-2011 19:54:16 | More by spointon
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-15-2013 17:48:13 | More by ryanpj
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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

03-15-2012 21:21:31 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-10-2014 22:23:15 | More by robwestcott
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Drucifer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-13-2012 16:32:40 | More by Drucifer
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phishbone23

New York

2/5  rDev -46.4%

01-23-2013 18:37:23 | More by phishbone23
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-01-2013 23:38:10 | More by vinny21bal
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

05-02-2014 15:19:46 | More by PopnLoads
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%

03-04-2012 01:46:20 | More by scott2269
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jkball01

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -19.6%

03-12-2014 18:51:11 | More by jkball01
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oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-03-2014 12:50:05 | More by oldvines
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-10-2014 00:38:01 | More by BarryMFBurton
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cfrances33

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

03-26-2013 01:26:08 | More by cfrances33
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sbricker

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-14-2011 15:01:20 | More by sbricker
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antoines15

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-15-2012 16:26:58 | More by antoines15
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zrab11

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-09-2013 02:22:42 | More by zrab11
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

03-02-2014 00:14:13 | More by crbnfbr
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botham

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first of all, this is a rauchbeer, not a rye beer.

on tap poured into a nonic pint at the brewpub in Munster, Indiana. pours a rich amber color with a half finger of light tan head that is reduced to a soapy rim after a couple minutes, leaving no lacings.

aroma is quite smokey, with a salted and cured quality that resembles ham. a base of bready malt attempts to hold its own next to the smoke, but seems to be losing the battle. a very subtle spiced quality is most likely from the rye, which does the name good justice. a solid rauchbeer in the nose.

taste is smokey, with a meaty quality and a bready malt note that works with the smoke. caramel malts comethrough as the beer warms a bit, with the smoke lessening in intensity as well. this is definitely one to appreciate in time, with complexity and smoothness really coming through as the brew warms and the palate adjusts to the smoke.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lightly salty quality and a finish of residual smoke and a bit of caramel malt.

drinkability is great. as rauchbeers go, it is difficult to produce a brew that is this smokey and also provides a malt backbone that works well with the smoke. this accomplishes that to some degree, but it could be better. cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2008 01:46:28 | More by botham
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-13-2011 07:30:05 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

03-10-2014 13:01:09 | More by Nolen12
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Imbibed at Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL 01/26/2011.

Appearance -- Hued like a mahogany desk with a slim cap of creamy beige head. Looks delightful.

Smell -- Meaty! There is a definite ham sandwich aroma that arises from a gentle swirl of the glass. Spicy rye, cocoa, mild ground coffee aroma, ad floral hops round out the nose. Lots going on. Beguiling.

Taste -- Meaty? Only slightly. The ham sandwich character so prominent in the nose is somewhat muted in the flavor - for the best? Assertive rye spiciness, gentle woodsmoke, cocoa, gently roast malt, coffee, floral hops, and a modicum of malt sweetness. Lingering flavor of, yes, ham on rye.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-full body with an abundance of foamy carbonation.

Drinkability -- Coming into this beer, I thought it would be an interesting novelty. However, this turned out to be my favorite rye beer to date. Lots of complexity coming from the grist with spicy rye, woodsmoke, and roast malt. Well balanced, but still keeps one at attention. If you ever have the chance to try this, don't hesitate or you will live to regret your poor decision.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2011 02:09:56 | More by yeahnatenelson
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Pecan

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-20-2012 08:58:56 | More by Pecan
Hank On Rye from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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