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Imperial Rye IPA - Reuben's Brews

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Imperial Rye IPAImperial Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 87
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 6.49%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Reuben's Brews visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 12-23-2012

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 87
Reviews by MacQ32:
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, libbey!

Hazed dark orange with a moderate-sized off-white head. Lots of sticky lacing left down the glass. Very pretty IPA.

Aroma of pine, citrus zest, and dank marijuana. There's a bit of a spicy, lemon note as well, especially when taking big inhalations.

Moderately bitter, sticky pine and marijuana flavors, along with lemon citrus zest accompanying hop notes. Very drinkable.

Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Excellent, and it paired fantasically well with a reuben from Tina's Deli. (551 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Reuben's. Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy golden/orange with a small white head that lasts for a long time. Nice lacing down the sides of the glass.

S: Lots of citrus, some orange, tangerine, and a bit of orange peel, it really smacks you in the face. A little bit of spicy rye.

T: Again, tons of citrus, rather intense. Mostly orange, with some tangerine, orange peel and zest, and a little grapefruit. There is a nice spicy rye component and some pepper that balance nicely with the fruity hops.

M: Medium-full bodied for style with moderate carbonation. Slight hint of alcohol, but drinks rather nicely.

O: A very nice DIPA, would happily drink this one again. (686 characters)

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3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served in curved pedestal glass. Beer pours brilliant orange in color and forms a more than healthy white head. Sniffing reveals bitter, grainy rye and a load of piny C-hops. Flavor reveals exactly the same, just as promised on the label. This is a PNW imperial rye IPA which executes what is rapidly becoming a new classic style, and one of my favorites. Respectably delivered, Reuben.

Note: My bottle was among the most sedimented commercially bottled beers I've seen in years. Pour carefully! (514 characters)

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4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

on-tap, at the brewery

I've enjoyed this ale a number of times on past visits to Reuben's - a nice glowing orange body with a nice white froth. Bitter, citrus peel, candied orange. The rye provides nice spice, additional bitterness, and a nice compliment to the grapefruit-y hops. Dig this stuff - glad the source is only a few blocks from my bed. (348 characters)

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium golden amber with a one finger, bright white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of orange citrus, light citrus hops and faint rye. Very interesting flavor of bready malt, orange and other citrus, other undefinable, but pleasant fruit juice, citrus hops and rye spiciness. Finishes with nice citrus, lightly pine hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. The aroma and initial taste were slightly dissipointing because of the lack of intense hop flavors up front, but the excellent complexity, off-beat fruit flavors and rye combined into a delicious pale ale. This is unusual and very pleasurable to drink. The second of their first batch of bottled beers I've tried and they live up to the hype they have generated locally. Glad they started with a batch of rye beers as this style is uncommon and welcome. (841 characters)

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

first sample was a snifter at the brewpub

a: served in a branded snifter, the beer is a medium amber in color, sporting an off-white head, retains a low ring and surface coating

s: full, sweet rye and light toasted malts on the nose, caramel, smooth spice, fresh orange hops, heady nose packed with grain and hop character

m: carbonation around moderate, smooth on the palate, with a medium body

t: nice blend of malty rye and lightly toasted sugars, good spice and pepper, deliciously bold rye flavors well complimented by a fresh, sappy pine hop profile with citrus rind notes, fully bittered and oily finish

o: loved this beer, big on the rye but not overwhelmingly so, nice hop profile to boot

45/45/45/45/45

Bomber from Lou into Reubens glass. I get lots of dense pine and grapefruit here, alongside a full, starting sweet but eventually dryingly spicy rye presence. Big, citrus oil bitter. Alcoholic heat. I preferred the in-house draft a bit more - but really, can’t beat the source. Leaving original scores.

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Imperial Rye IPA from Reuben's Brews
90 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.