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Rye IPA - Bellevue Brewing Company

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Rye IPARye IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 6.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bellevue Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 07-10-2014

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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by snaotheus:
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3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a large mug. If there's a date on it I don't see it.

Pours very slightly hazy, golden amber, with a pretty big slightly off white head and lots of carbonation. Smell is...honest reaction: Smells like a brewery. Musty, bready, yeasty, and hops. Seriously, if you've ever walked into an active brewery, this is what it smells like.

Taste is very rye, nice hoppy presence, very rye. Some honey sweetness, some honeysuckle.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin. Overall, it's a fairly good beer, but it's not great.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. A medium gold to light coppery ambe with a healthy two finger off-white head with great retention and lot of lacing. Aroma of candi malt, grassy and citrus hops and a light rye tartness, lemon. Flavor follows aroma with neutral, but supportive malt, pleasant lemony citrus hops with some light herbal elements, light rye and associated light tartness, lemony citrus hop bitterness lingers in the finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. As advertised, a nice blend of American IPA and rye ale, leaning towards a lemon citrus IPA with rye flavors adding a some adventure and tartness. My taste runs to a stronger malt character and maybe more rye influence, but on an above average warm evening, this was a pleasant easy drinking rye IPA.

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mactrail
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much on aroma but the spicy grainy taste is right on the money. A little yeast in the amber brew with a frothy pour in the big chalice. Nice mouthfeel and sudsy

Resiny and tangy. Clean and well made, like everything from Bellevue. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at 99 bottles in Federal Way.

Photo of woemad
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle purchased at Mid-Columbia Wine & Spirits in Kennewick, Washington, for $4.95. This is the first time I’ve seen bottles from Bellevue Brewing. There doesn’t seem to be a freshness date, despite the big, wraparound label providing lots of space for one. It does say it’s part of a “Seasonal Series” but does not indicate which season.

Poured a hazy golden amber, with a big, creamy yet bubbly off-white head that left lots of lace on the sides of a 20oz Boston Lager glass.

Mild aroma. I get resiny, citrusy and piney hops with some spicy notes from the rye malt, but at a really low amplitude.

Pretty much like the nose, with a restrained hop flavor, though it’s well-balanced with the rye malt.

Medium bodied, with a surprisingly clean finish, a quality I don’t normally associate with IPAs, rye or otherwise.

This is a pleasant tasting beer that would taste better if it just stood out a little more. Now that I know it is a summer seasonal beer (at least that’s how it’s listed on BA), I suspect it might have been a little more dominant tasting when fresh. Still, if the hops have faded, they’ve done so along with the malt, keeping well-balanced, something I haven’t encountered before in over –age IPAs.

Photo of twelveinches
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of grittybrews
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of am99
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Rye IPA from Bellevue Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.