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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
outstanding

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 13
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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3/5  rDev -27.4%

JAHMUR, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

jmccraney, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle opened on 4.11.13

A - Pours a hazy very dark orange-brown with floaters. A one inch off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing forms.

S - Hop pine and fruity. Sweet malt with some orange citrus.

T - Bitter pine, orange peel. Odd finish.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Lots of bitter hops and lots of malts. Odd finish and bitter throughout.

HuskyinPDX, Apr 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

HookemHops13, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

kscaldef, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

bishopdc0, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

GuisseppeFranco, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Braz, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

BeerisUber, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

woodenbones, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

LegalBrew87, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with the hazy copper liquid capped by an inch of foam; a few strands of lacing linger

Smell: Caramel and rye underpin the pine

Taste: Caramel is dominant, up front, with the piney hops and spicy rye tones developing through the middle; sticky through the finish with the malts challenging the hops through the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Overly sticky, for my palate, though the hoppy bitterness combines nicely with the spicy rye flavors

brentk56, Aug 01, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

hooliganlife, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of ehammond1
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

ehammond1, Jun 03, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to nate321 for hitting my joy-buzzer with this extra from a brewery that's new to me. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Pour is a hazed & confused dark orange with carbonation appropriate to an adult beverage called 'beer'. Nose is heavy on the spicy rye with a side salad of fruits, loaded up with oranges & tangerines.

Reuben's Imperial Rye IPA is like a hook echo of the Road Warrior I've been slugging down the past few days. Just like RW this has a big, thick mouthfeel that's fairly rare on the rye side of things. Dragon-size bite of spicy rye, but then it veers off into a southern orchard, bringing the fruity nose of oranges, tangerines, & finishing up with a touch of pine cone bitterness. Alcohol is noticeable. Enjoying drinking this one.

Very good rye that peaks with the river delta thick mouthfeel. Very good.

maximum12, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Sammy, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Damian74Shensky, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

FalconA, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

spark3148857, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

ygtbsm94, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

CaptainQ, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Zach122, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

johnnyboy76, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

GClarkage, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

kjkinsey, Oct 06, 2014
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Imperial Rye IPA from Reuben's Brews
91 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.