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Rabid Beaver Bite Rye IPA - Belching Beaver Brewery

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jason on 03-05-2013

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Back to the Belching Beaver, this time with a RyePA. I hope I have been properly vaccinated, because that beaver's teeth remind me of Dracula who's looking to suck our blood! From a 22 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

The light orange color with yellow hues forms the body of the beer, while on top rests a thick creamy head with excellent head retention. The hops are aromatic, but seem to have a softer character versus the common San Diego IPA. Soft hops, with notes of cantaloupe, pine, grapefruit, honeydew, and the backbone of dry crackery grain.

With rye as one of the grains used, it comes to no surprise that this beer has a spicy kick. Gentle rye spiciness help create the canvas to the mélange of orange, cantaloupe, and sweet grapefruit. Yet it doesn't taste bitter, and in fact is on the relaxed side of the IPA scale, though it still has the genes of a West Coast IPA. By San Diego standards, the Rabid Beaver is a softer kick to the gut where it comes to the hops.

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A: Pours a fairly opaque orange. Finger of head with moderate lacing. Nice retention. Carbonation is difficult to discern due to the cloudiness of the beer.

S: Definitely pricks the nostrils. Citrus, some dankness, spicy rye characteristic. Getting a lot of orange peel and pith on the finish, almost like unsweetened marmalade.

T: Big hit of fairly fresh orange up front. This dries out a bit and the rye spiciness becomes more evident in the finish. Exhibits some sugared citrus rind characteristics. Bit of spice cake. Slightly toasty on the very end of the finish.

M: Medium to medium/heavy. The malt is fairly heavy here, and the carbonation doesn't do much to uplift it. Drinks a little viscous.

O: The absolute lack of carbonation on this one makes the flavors feel a bit heavy and inundated. While I enjoyed the experience, it was most definitely a "heavy" IPA at 7.0%

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Rabid Beaver Bite Rye IPA from Belching Beaver Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.