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Michelob Rye P.A. - Anheuser-Busch

Michelob Rye P.A.Michelob Rye P.A.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

66 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 16.57%


Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Rye PA, our unique twist on a pub staple, we added malted rye to the popular India pale ale style. The rye malt gives the ale a distinctive malt profile with a hint of spiciness.

50 IBU

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-20-2009)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Beautiful dressing of lace left on the glass, left after each sip as well. Clear brassy hue, nice glow to this beer when put to the light. Faint orangey and minty hop aroma, bready and a little spicy from the barley and rye respectively. Tamed carbonation brings smoothness to the table, medium bodied. Malt sweetness with a hit of caramel soon get swept off the palate by a one two combo of hop bitterness and rye spiciness. A bready malt flavor and herbal hop flavor are what is left in the semi-dry after taste.

Good drinking yet in the gray area of Pale Ales to IPAs, in this industry one breweries IPA would be like an other breweries Pale Ale. Good balance here with more than enough rye to make it noticeable and the hops keep it interesting.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2009 02:30:55 | More by Jason
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acsprouse

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.8%

02-21-2013 06:26:17 | More by acsprouse
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crash8per

Michigan

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12-17-2012 14:49:41 | More by grahamboudreaux
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Thehopluver

Oklahoma

1/5  rDev -70.9%

06-22-2012 18:59:42 | More by Thehopluver
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jharkins07

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.8%

02-02-2012 21:59:01 | More by jharkins07
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uziangis

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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

01-13-2012 02:07:17 | More by uziangis
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aliving1

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-03-2012 05:27:12 | More by aliving1
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beerme626

Kentucky

1.25/5  rDev -63.7%

12-13-2011 06:12:30 | More by beerme626
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Beefytits4

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-25-2011 07:14:06 | More by Beefytits4
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-20-2011 21:00:54 | More by touchmeimsac
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mdvatab

Indiana

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-16-2011 05:27:34 | More by mdvatab
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757beerbeer559

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer set it off for me on the hunt for RYE IPAs. Not that wasn't already looking for this flavor for a while. I bought this at a flea market, maybe not the best place to buy. I was aged. It had a long time to sit where it may have been sitting till I rescuced it, HA! Lets being, off the bat it had the smell of time on its hand. You can taste it a little of it too. The body was a great color of amber and it was cloudy. The head was great lacy rings, After each drink a ring.Nice.
I have to have one that has not sat there like this one did, becuase I think I would have more to say. Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 16:15:27 | More by 757beerbeer559
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generallee

New York

4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. There appears to be no freshness date only an odd bottle number. (09217 VC74)

Appearance: The body has a bright or new coopery color with good clarity. Its head is bright white and of an average two finger size. The head has good retention and make for some cool sticky lace rings on the glass.

Smell: Its aroma is very bready and spicy (rye like) with a light citrus hop aroma.

Taste/Palate: There is a good medium body on which there are notes of bready and light caramel maltiness. The rye does add its own touch of spice as well. This is all backed up and balanced by a modest addition of citrus hops and bitterness. Its carbonation is active and gives the texture a nice drinkable and cleansing feel.

Notes: There's not much I can say, other than it's a good solid and quaffable beer from Anheuser Busch.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2010 17:45:05 | More by generallee
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BruChef

New York

4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I thought this was an impressive beer, not even because it was an offering from Michelob, this beer holds it's own against any quality craft micro-brewed beer, but what a great combination of flavors as well. The color is an inviting orange/light copper hue and it retained 3/4 of an inch of thick head with some nice lacing to boot. The smell is d(rye), citrusy and hoppy with some caramel essence. The flavor is big in this beer: caramel and hops in the fore front with some citrus-hop like nuances mid swallow and ending with a complimenting, bready rye finish. Over all a really solid beer. Really enjoyed this one. Keep up the good work Michelob!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 15:19:19 | More by BruChef
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light coppery brown color, with a large off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of light caramelized malts, some citrus, some spice and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of rye malts and grain followed by mildly sweet flavors of caramel, spices and a little citrus. The hops presence is notable but it's weak for the style. The malt character is hearty and there's a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, not the best representation of style, it's not a bad beer but there are several other beers with rye malts that I would choose first.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 02:26:05 | More by TheManiacalOne
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bigdeuce

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice looking beer. A copper coloured, deep copper. Tons of lacing down the glass. Smells of some type of minty hop, not overwhelming, but a bit noticeable. Very spicey taste..cannot quite pinpoint it. Taste is good but flavor a bit off. An interesting beer, nonetheless that I would like to try again.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 03:50:53 | More by bigdeuce
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zeff80

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a slightly hazy, amber-orange color with a small, thin, off-white head of foam. It left little to no lace.

S - It smelled of biscuity malt, caramel and some spice.

T - It tasted of some sweet bready/biscuity malt and rye. It had a mild citrusy bite. The heavy dose of malt makes it taste like a hoppy amber or malty pale ale.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is a nice brew. It has some hop bite and a good backbone of rye and malt.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2010 01:18:12 | More by zeff80
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Jayli

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired this from TheManiacalOne so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!

A: This beer pours a nice deep, dark, clear amber color with a one finger of offwhite creamy head. Head retains nicely and leaves wispy lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is of light citrusy hops, rye, and some bready notes.

T: Taste starts with a hint of caramel malt that lends to a mixture of rye and bready notes. Finish has a bit of citrusy hop bite to it.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, creamy body.

D: This is an ok beer. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. This would be a nice alternative when out at the bars where only macros are served.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2010 13:31:15 | More by Jayli
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Brettster

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with a slightly off white head with good lacing. Smells like hops and spice and citrus.

Does not taste too bad. Decent balance between hop bitterness and sweetness. Doesn't quite stand up to the other micro versions but a valiant effort.

Pretty drinkable but could use a little more kick.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2010 13:23:05 | More by Brettster
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WJVII

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Again from the variety 12 pack from Michelob...
Poured into a pint glass this brew has a wonderful candy red amber color with a 1 finger off white head that when settled left nice lacing on the glass. The aroma of this brew is very subtle. It has mild aroma of yeast, some citrus, and a little burnt malt. The aroma is quite surprising. There is a mild bitterness to the front, but then a smooth caramel flavor takes over and then there is a hint of the rye malt in the finish. The sweetness of the caramel malt in this brew makes it. There is a great balance here however I do not see being able to drink more than one or two because of the hop and rye flavors being dominant in the after taste. Interesting brew though, worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2010 19:33:25 | More by WJVII
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Drew966

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Michelob Rye P.A. pours a copper color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. The aroma is a little hoppy and a bit spicy. The flavor is mostly hoppy, but the rye is noticeable. This is a decent beer, kind of a nice twist on an IPA (although it's kind of on the wimpy side to be an IPA, probably more of a pale ale). Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2010 21:56:59 | More by Drew966
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a caramel copper hue with a kahki tan head leaves speckled lacing down the sides of my imperial pint glass. Aromatics have an earthy herbal green tea leaf nose with some sweet bready biscuit and caramel presence to it. Spicy rye as well adds to the most complex brew yet from AB. Flavor has a spicy malt driven caramelized pale ale. Hops aren't citrusy more along the earthy herbal tea edge. This works quite well with the caramel and spicy rye additions, pretty impressive session ale too bad you have to buy a 12 pack of other Michelob brews. Carbonation levels are moderate not overly done boy is light to medium with no stickiness maybe a slight layer of hop oils. Overall drinkability is solid flavorful lower alcohol and impressive flavors from the big boys.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2010 18:56:00 | More by WVbeergeek
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becktone

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes 1-25-10

Eye: Body is crystal clear and dark copper with orange and red hues. Head formation and retention is nice holding at a creamy 3/4 finger. Looks quite nice, better than I expected. Sheets of lace with rings forming where previous beer leves were.

Nose: Good backbone on this beer. The beer is nicely balanced between hop and malt character. Caramel tones easily come out, hops are there to contrast the sweet tones from malt. Piney hop character. This little flyer that came with the 12 pack states that its got cascade in it, and it is cascade hops, just not the classic citrusy notes that you usually get from them. Aroma could be a bit more potent.

Tongue: After the aroma I'm expecting this beer to be somewhere inbetween an APA and an EPA. Bitterness is right upfront and is nicely balanced with the sweetness. In the finish some grassy/woody bitterness comes in...nice bitterness, toned down and not to up in your face. Rye malt does lend some spicy undertones as well as an overall dry feel to the beer. Some grainy undertones to the malt. All in all a nice beer.

Feel and Drinkability: Rye gives a general dry feeling to the beer, but it really doesn't finish dry. Light in body with appropriate levels of carbonation. This is an easy drinker and is quite decent for the price. Not bad at all. For the price, got this 12 pack for nine dollars, its probably the best deal out there. I mean you can't even get Bud for nine dollars a twelve pack. Give it a shot...for the money, I don't think it disappoints. When strapped for cash and still wanting a good beer, this may just be the way to go.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 20:52:03 | More by becktone
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Michelob Rye P.A. from Anheuser-Busch
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