Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company
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3.51/5 rDev -5.9%
In my mind, I think of southern California and all of those boat-looking cars from the seventies that are a half inch off of the ground and the fine and upstanding individuals driving them drinking rye IPAs! Cause that's how they roll, right?
LowRYEder IPA kicks off with a deep gold and bright copper hue that's void of any haze. Its filtered appearance highlights steady streams of carbonation that fuel a short statured head of off-white foam and decorative lace.
Grain aromas are softly of caramel, husk and earth. That earthen sweetness trends toward sweet tobacco herbal components and something of orange marmalade. Grapefruit citrus notes provide the hop overtones.
Then to taste, the spiciness of rye strikes the tongue as early as the malt sweetness does. That balance and blend is even keel and chases the flavor profile over its grainy-sweet upstart, its herbal and fruity middle, and then past its husky earth finish. Its crisp and refreshing taste excels despite its unusual earthy spice.
Brisk and bitey from sip to finish, the crisp ale sheds its early sweetness and is aided by carbonation that not only keeps the are creamy but dries the palate equally. Arid and somewhat light in the middle, the beer nears watering before ending with dry spice, earth and pepper.
LowRYEder is a fantastic little rye IPA. But it is so light, so dry, and so crisp it actually rejects richness, complexity and variety in favor for refreshment and crispness.
07-30-2013 05:18:48 | More by BEERchitect
3.9/5 rDev +4.6%
Poured into a nonic a chill hazed burnt orange with a frothy halfinger white head that left some broken lace as it settled.Aromas are pleasant enough but a little subdued,I pick up some orange and lemon notes along with some caramel/toffee.Bright and fresh citric hops on the palate over top of a sweet toffee that really stands out in the finish,the rye provides a litle sharpness but doesn't seem to play a huge role.A pretty good rye ipa it's got a real fresh citrusy flavor profile wich I liked.
12-11-2012 21:33:56 | More by oberon
3.65/5 rDev -2.1%
12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.
LOOK: Orange amber, some particulate, perfect lacing
SMELL: Fresh orange zest, spicy, slightly estery, faint caramel, juicy, grainy
TASTE: Crisp & smooth, medium bodied, floral, spicy rye, hop bitterness, orange peel, dried grass, grainy, faint broth, minty, drying grainy hoppy finish
Tasty all around, good for one but I'd not sure if I could go for a second right away though that does not mean I would not want to go back to the brew. Good use of rye and the hoppiness is pretty wild.
10-26-2012 01:13:37 | More by Jason
4.04/5 rDev +8.3%
Starts with a fluffy, large-bubbled head, settling very slowly. It leaves some chunky lace throughout the tasting. The liquid is dirty gold and hazy.
The dryness of the Rye really shows up in the smell. There's no sweetness to the nose. It seems like this sucks up all of the potential floral hop aroma that might exist. It's pleasant but not IPA-like.
Good dry malt start. Almost lip puckering. The hop is far more pronounced on the tongue, coming across like white pepper. The aftertaste is a continuation of these two elements, providing good lingering flavor. The body is above average in richness. The carbonation is appropriate.
02-22-2013 22:11:17 | More by smcolw
3.73/5 rDev 0%
A: Pours a hazy golden apricot in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation and some orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts with some slightly stronger aromas of citrus/orange and herbal/floral hops.
T: Moderate flavors of pale + caramel malts along with moderate flavors of rye - there is a nice spicy element to the upfront flavors of this beer. Just a touch of sweetness in the malts. That is followed by some light to moderate flavors of herbal and citrus/orange rind hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness but it fades rather quickly.
M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth upfront with some light amounts of dryness in the finish.
O: This beer is enjoyable but the combination of the rye spiciness and bitter hops make this one that I probably would only have a single of in a session. It is definitely beer I would have again but is a little more intense than easy drinking.
03-31-2013 01:11:55 | More by dbrauneis
4/5 rDev +7.2%
A - bright orange with a soft, white head that fades to a thin lacing
S - grapefruit, pineapple, bread, very faint cake batter
T - rye, pepper, spicy earthy hops, citrusy finish
M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated
This is a nice, easy to drink rye IPA. The rye is noticeable and adds a nice peppery spice to the beer. The hops are complimentary adding their own spicyness to the flavor. The citrusy finish rounds out the flavor and makes clean finish so the rye isn't overwhelming. This is definitely an enjoyable beer.
11-26-2012 10:10:26 | More by tdm168
3.74/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours a clear, copper/gold color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of floral hops, rye, sweet malt, alcohol, hint of yeast, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong rye, citrus hops, slight floral notes, alcohol, sweet malt, hint of yeast, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, refreshing, fruity, and noticeable rye.
06-04-2014 14:27:24 | More by Tone
Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
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