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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
91
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 12-23-2012)
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Karoth


5/5  rDev +21.1%

01-14-2013 22:10:08 | More by Karoth
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DJMonroe

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +15%

03-11-2014 20:16:53 | More by DJMonroe
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Pecafaced

Maryland

4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ijaap for this bottle in a NOOBs BIF.

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Fremont Brewing Snifter

A: Murky copper, dark orange color with an initially thick eggshell white head that quickly dissipates (no surprise with it being over 8%).

S: A lot of grapefruit, orange, tangerine notes. Lots of citrus coming through with some dankness. Also getting a bit of malty biscuit aroma

T: Lots of bitterness, citrus flavor. Oranges and pine. Mild spice from the rye

M: Well carbonated with a dry finish. A tiny bit of alcohol burn at the end of the sips.

O: Very drinkable DIPA. Lots of citrus notes (assuming some Citra hops used) and balanced enough where the hops aren't over powering this beer. I would definitely have this one again

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 02:22:38 | More by Pecafaced
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kevwcamp

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-19-2013 17:19:36 | More by kevwcamp
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distantmantra

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9%

11-07-2013 19:28:25 | More by distantmantra
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-14-2013 00:34:59 | More by Hopmodium
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Laklimell

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-06-2013 23:10:01 | More by Laklimell
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-08-2013 01:36:37 | More by AnitaBrewski
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fsck

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-21-2013 20:58:13 | More by fsck
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strongaf

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-24-2013 05:51:02 | More by strongaf
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tbeq00

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-11-2013 02:48:07 | More by tbeq00
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a burnt orangish color with a small white cap, decent head retention leaving some faint white lacing

S: Tangerines, rye bread, orange peel really shine here. There is a little booze sting on the nostrils. This smells promising.

T: Promising. Initial rye punch to the taste buds, boo ya! Orange peel and tangerines come into the picture and really provide a nice bitterness balanced with a little bit rye pepperness. The finish has a pronounced booze sting, dry, lingering bitterness and loads of IBUs!

M: Definitely a fuller bodied IIPA. Just the way I like it. Bitter, loads of promising citrus and rye really crash the taste buds. Party in my mouth.

O: A very fine Imperial Rye IPA! I would highly reommend this for any hophead or rye beer nutjob.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2012 22:29:56 | More by barleywinefiend
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sukwonee

Washington

4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Kind of ugly caramel brown color body with 1 finger head. Lots of lacing.

S: Wow. Nice. Tropical fruits, orange, sweet malt. Not much rye tone noted.

T: Very well balanced. I get the spice from rye towards the mid-end. Tropical fruits, tangerine, citrus, grapefruit, a bit of piney bitterness towards the end. A tad bit of alcohol notes.

M: Very smooth. Alcohol heat can be noted but not overpowering.

O: This one was a surprise, didn't know what i was getting into. Quite nice brew from a new local brewery (for me anyways).

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 01:51:42 | More by sukwonee
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DenverLogan

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 22 oz bottle via Letspour.
Poured in a medium Duvel tulip glass.
Pours copper with small head and significant lace.
Aroma of grassy hops, sweet malts and floral hops.
Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of grassy hops, white unsweetened grapefruit juice, cream of tartar, robust malts, rye. Overall quite flavorful, lots of malt body, significant bitterness but good malts to balance this fine brew. An interesting dry and sweet finish...tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 04:48:16 | More by DenverLogan
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dirtylou

Washington

4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2013 21:27:11 | More by dirtylou
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 03:04:30 | More by LiquidAmber
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2013 02:05:02 | More by mdaschaf
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jpbebeau

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-07-2013 00:08:53 | More by jpbebeau
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mc4z

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-20-2013 06:16:18 | More by mc4z
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-10-2013 04:48:14 | More by GRG1313
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-25-2013 13:37:03 | More by ShanePB
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bespin15

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-10-2013 14:05:23 | More by bespin15
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

01-26-2014 06:56:25 | More by Kurmaraja
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slavall

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-28-2014 02:18:29 | More by slavall
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Adamostella

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-24-2013 19:51:51 | More by Adamostella
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Imperial Rye IPA from Reuben's Brews
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