Woodcutter Rye IPA - Branchline Brewing Co.
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Reviews by nsheehan:
3.35/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Woodcutter Rye IPA on draught at Flying Saucer Austin
Tap to shaker pint
A - Kind of clear nice golden color. Translucent and nearly very transparent, but not quite. Still quite a clear gold. Head is thin but retained decently, and lacing is quite nice.
S - Pine and citrus in the nose, a little floralness too. Definitely butter (diacetyl).
T - Decent but kind of muddled between a buttery/cabbagey, piney, and woody taste. A little bit of floralness up front but then nothing impressive.
M - Quite creamy which is unexpected. Nearly heavy bodied, not very crisp. Fuzzy tongue and a finish of average dryness.
D - It's an average IPA, with a heavier than normal body.
4.25, 3.5, 3.25, 3.25, 3.25; 3.3
Not worth seeking out or getting unless it's the only IPA or you're a ticker. I liked the brewery's intent (based on the printed slip), for an IPA with better head retention, but the cost is a proper body. Hops are OK, but the buttery character detracts.
Serving type: on-tap
08-18-2013 16:56:03 | More by nsheehan
More User Reviews:
3.74/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Orange and very clear with a one-ish finger head and ok lacing. Pretty nice looking in the glass despite the smallish head.
Aroma and flavor are in line with what I would thihk of when I consider rye IPAs. It's somewhat spicy, with a notable component of vanilla, some nice malt and caramel malt notes to round it out. Piney, and to a lesser extent citrus/grapefruit rind hops are primary and forefront in the flavor, but more of a section in the orchestra for the aroma. The aromatic qualities increase as it warms.
Body is relatively full, almost double-IPA like, with the caveat that I'm talking about your malt-bomb double IPAs, not the super dry Cali IPAs.
This is as local as it gets, and it's tasty beer. I will definitely be seeking more from this brewery, both because buying local is very important, but also because the beer is worthy. I have a large selection of beers within a short distance, so when I plan to buy one twice, that's saying something significant. Good job on this one.
I don't remember off hand what the other varieties were from this brewery, but I'll try something else from BB next time I'm picking up beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 02:33:02 | More by AlCaponeJunior
3.56/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
My first beer from this new San Antonio brewery. It's great to finally see new breweries and brew pubs popping up around the state. I like the label too.
Pours kind of a dirty orange color with a thin head and faint traces of lace. Nothing spectacular in appearance. The nose is a muted citrus smell (faint grapefruit, really), with maybe some pint and malty vanilla. Nice enough, but nothing special there either. The taste is a bit more assertive. Deep hoppiness. Some faint citrus here too. Rye and pine as well. It really begins to make itself known after it's been sitting out for a while. I found that right out of the fridge was a bit too cold to fully appreciated the taste of this one. But as it warms to room temp things begin to mellow out a bit. Mouthfeel is solid with a smooth malty finish.
Not a bad effort here. It's a nice example of a rye IPA, which a lot of breweries don't do, but which I seem to be seeing more of these days. There's at least one other TX brewery doing a solid rye ale as well, and I like them. I think this one will probably grow on me over time, and it's entirely possible after a second or third sampling I might want to come back and increase my ratings.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2014 01:16:25 | More by Atlas1
3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On tap at the Friendly Spot in San Antonio. Pours an attractive golden, orangey amber in the pint shaker. Decent head and plenty of carbonation. Flowery aroma. Biscuits and bitterness are the main flavors.
The rye adds that nice grainy, resiny, scratchy taste that plays well with the hops. The hops are Cascade, Amarillo Gold, and Nugget, and the brewery rates this at 65 IBUs. This should be bitter enough for the hard-bitten IPA freak, but it's thoroughly quaffable. Enough mellow malt to balance the more aggressive hoppiness, and the bitterness is balanced by the flavorful richness. I think some West Coasters should stop bragging about their gut-bomb IPAs and note how much tastier they can be with a little restraint.
Serving type: on-tap
05-27-2013 17:07:38 | More by mactrail
Woodcutter Rye IPA from Branchline Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.