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Roasted Rye - Reuben's Brews

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very good

14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 45
Avg: 3.93
pDev: 15.78%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
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Reuben's Brews
Washington, United States | website

Style | ABV
Rye Beer | 7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Adamostella on 03-24-2013

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Reuben loves some Rye - while i'm partial to the imperial rye, this is a pretty fierce pint as well. Big spicy rye loaf - not for the faint of heart, bitter citrus, dry cocoa. Paired nicely with a kickass falafel from "A Taste of Istanbul"

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A: Pours an opaque brown with a thick, light brown head. Streaks of lace across the glass. The head sticks around the entire drink. No visible carbonation.

S: Pine, bitter grapefruit, citrus pith, spicy rye, and a hint of nutmeg.

T: Typical west coast style ipa flavors of pine and grapefruit. First and foremost an IPA, followed by a hint of bready malt, some caramel and nutmeg sweetness, along with the quintessential spicy rye flavor.

M: Well carbonated, yet super smooth. Slightly dry on the finish. One or both the rye and hops leave a spicy tingle on tongue.

D: This beer is highly drinkable. Nice rye flavor profile and spice coupled with typical west coast style IPA withnotes of pine and grapefruit. Overall a very nice beer, take on the IPA, and the winter warmer. This is second beer I have tried from Rueben's. The first was their Crikey IPA. This beer is like a Crikey IPA with the addition of rye spice and mild winter warmer sweetness that all work well together. Delicious.

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A: Pours a dark molasses colored brown with a dense silky light tan colored head. Looks like a Scottish ale in the glass.

S: Smell is faint but complex with a lot going on. Initially hoppy, finishing with sweet chocolate, caramel, and vanilla.

T: Hop bitterness upfront. Sweet Caramel, toffee, and vanilla.

M: Medium body. Moderately light carbonation. Creamy. Oily. Bitter with some boozy warmth.

O: Definitely a unique beer. Drinks much more like a winter warmer than an IPA, as noted in the name on the bottle. Very complex, but not very reminiscent of an IPA. Glad I got to try this one.

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A - Pours a murky medium brown with a small foamy tan head with good retention.

S - Roasted malts, caramel, barley, wheat-grains.

T - Roasted malts, some hop bitterness. Very malty.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

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Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass. The label says "Roasted Rye IPA" and "winter warmer India pale ale". This beer evidently is trying to fit a lot of styles in!

Appearance: chocolatey amber-brown with a light haze and a relatively strong effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy tan foam. I like the look of it!

Smell: toasty and lightly spicy with earthy and citrusy hops. The rye underneath really gives the hops a bite. These guys know their way around rye, I'll tell you that.

Taste: toasty and biscuity, almost like an amber ale, but with that piquant rye character and a fairly high hop bitterness. This type of thing is not usually my style, but I find it working for me now. Maybe because it's 38 degrees outside despite being 3 in the afternoon? Who knows.

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Roasted Rye from Reuben's Brews
86 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.