Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA - SweetWater Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -5.1%
Slightly hazy. golden straw colored. Momentary half inch head melts to a ring.
Mostly malt sweetness in the aroma. The hops have certainly faded, since this beer is not at its peak freshness. But I am picking up some floral hop aroma
More of the same in the flavor, with an added spiciness from the rye malt. Significant bitterness accentuated by the rye. Decent flavor. Nothin special though.
Carbonation feels nice, as well as the body of the beer. The finish is dry, bitter, and a little rough on the tongue for my taste. But not as bad as some other rye beers.
I feel like this beer would be much better fresh, so I won't knock it too much. But, I wasn't very impressed overall.
02-26-2013 12:43:33 | More by UnderPressure
4.04/5 rDev +8.6%
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
3.78/5 rDev +1.6%
had this offering at taco mac @ philips. have also had some bottles from sweetwater tackle boxes this winter.
best part = smell
least = mouthfeel
this brew looks great - solid craft brew pale ale.
the smell is amazing. the rye and hops really give this brew its aromatic identity.
the taste almost matches the aroma. it is crisp, hoppy, and peppery.
mouthfeel is the only weakness here. after having sn's ruthless, shmaltz's bittersweet lenny's ripa and br's hop rod, lowryeder's mouthfeel just doesn't compete.
overall - if you like hoppy, peppery ipas, then this brew is worth a try. i prefer sweetwater's ipa to this, but it is a pleasant experience.
oddly, i found the bottle better than the tap...could have been my frame of reference. try to drink it after 420.
02-04-2013 01:44:27 | More by unskinnyhop09
4.16/5 rDev +11.8%
Poured this from a bottle into a snifter. The body is clear and brassy, and the half inch creamy head fell to a thin skim and like all good IPA's hung on tenaciously.
The aroma is heavy with pine, like a fresh Christmas tree in a small room. I'm picking up a some grapefruit, orange, and lemon notes as well of course--and all of this is drenched in a subterranean deep rich caramel. Sublime.
The taste doesn't venture too from what your schnoz already told you to expect, thankfully. The spicy peppery rye adds to the whole mix in a winning way and the Mt Hood along with the Centennial hops make for a great combo.
The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with light to moderate carbonation.
Overall this has to be one of my favorite rye IPA's. Anyone in or around Georgia should pick up a 6-pack or two.
02-02-2013 01:07:13 | More by godlessape
3.7/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured slightly hazy and golden. A small white head with minimal lacing. Aroma is tangerine and sweet orange on a soda cracker. Flavor does have a touch of spice on the finish with some grain and caramel malt mid palate. This drink works its way from the nose to the front of the tongue and back through the back of your throat in a deliberate and tasty fashion. The rye is unmistakeable and mutes the bitterness, smoothing out the finish as well. A tasty and highly drinkable brew. Medium texture with average carbonation.
01-29-2013 00:10:59 | More by chickenflea
3.95/5 rDev +6.2%
Grabbed one on my way through Atlanta Airport at their Draft House at
Terminal B. This IPA shows a clear, deep amber color with a modest white top and
similar lacing. The aroma is very nice with solid citrus and a hint of rye
grain along with a touch of caramel malt. The flavor brings an immediately
satisfying idea of crisp lemon/grapefruit hop, and a notable dry rye wheat
element. Nice graininess while offering lots of hop bite along with some orange,
fruit sweetness. The body is just about medium with a fine but very effective
carbonation that makes for a lively feel that works for this tasty, refreshing
01-27-2013 18:24:17 | More by Durge
3.6/5 rDev -3.2%
A: cloudy peach, amber colored brew w 1.5 fingers yellowish head. lots of bubbles coming off the bottom of the glass.
S: sweet, pear, peach, spicey rye, sweet caramel malts
T: peach, pear, mango, spicey rye, bready malt, sweet caramel, toffee, could be more bitter
M: light-med bodied, dry finish nice
O: Nice rye IPA, I think i like Ruthless better though
01-22-2013 02:25:29 | More by fields336
Sweetwater LowRYEder IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
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