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Rabid Beaver Bite Rye IPA - Belching Beaver Brewery

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Rabid Beaver Bite Rye IPARabid Beaver Bite Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

14 Reviews
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 78
Avg: 3.68
pDev: 22.55%
Wants: 2
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery
California, United States | website

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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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 78
Reviews by wethorseblanket:
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3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours from a bomber bottle a hazed sunburst orange under a pillowy, 1.5-finger thick slightly off-white head which lingers long and yields clumps of lace.

N: Rye and grainy malts, bready, spice and slight honey/earthy notes.

T: Follows nose with malt forward and spicy rye, some faint citrus hops, ABV noticed.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Bitter and spicy malty finish.

O: Decent and straight forward, but not overwhelming.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.28/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Code is 15/22N/19/13/03:51. Best I can figure is bottled on November 22nd, 2015?

Appearance - Pours hazy and sunset orange in color with an off-white, foamy finger width head. Decent retention, then breaks down to a near barren surface. Lacing consists of fair-sized isolated chunks and small spots here and there.

Smell - Rye spice, a touch of citrus and noticeable malt that's part grain, part caramel.

Taste - Mild rye spice bite met with a huge amount of grainy malt and a touch of caramel sweetness. Mild citrus undertone that comes to the forefront in the finish, leaving a citrusy, grainy aftertaste with a touch of cardboard.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with low to moderate carbonation.

Overall - Not very good. Very uninspiring.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.44/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Nearly clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of foamy white head. Retention is about average and a few wisps of lacing are left.

3.5 S: Spicy earthy rye. Floral and citrusy hops with an emphasis on orange and grapefruit. Touch of caramel maltiness with a strong yeasty breadiness.

3.5 T: Tastes like it smells. Spicy earthy rye. Floral and citrus hops per above. Moderate bitterness. Lots of yeasty bread.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderately creamy and chewy.

3.25 D: Decent beer overall. No real problems, but doesn't stand out either.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.37/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber poured into tulip glass.

A: Dark, opaque orange-ish brown, with a significant, thick foam head that never truly dissipates completely and leaves a ton of film.

S: Malty and fruity, with a grainy finish.

T: Lives up to its aroma -- malt is very forward, with citrus and rye hanging in the background (though still apparent).

M: Warm and thick, with mild carbonation.

O: The rye part of this beer doesn't necessarily come through a ton, but still an enjoyable IPA that's warm and pleasant to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rabid Beaver Bite Rye IPA from Belching Beaver Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.