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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
84
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34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 03-05-2013)
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Zbeetleman

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

05-15-2013 06:20:02 | More by Zbeetleman
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meangreenc

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

04-29-2014 02:36:13 | More by meangreenc
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-29-2013 03:11:08 | More by jenray
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JohnCassillo

California

3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 00:33:02 | More by JohnCassillo
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JoshuaMason

California

3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Vintage: 2014
Appearance: Cloudy amber with brown tinge; fluffy, off-white, quickly-dissipating head; good lace
Smell: Pineapple; Mango; Rye spice
Taste: Pine; Apricot; Rye; Lingering Bitterness
Mouth-feel: Low carbonation; Medium body; One note
Overall: Really good, but not great RIPA. Lacks in complexity. One note, a good note, but one note doesn’t make a song.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 04:06:34 | More by JoshuaMason
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-08-2014 03:38:22 | More by GRG1313
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-06-2013 20:04:59 | More by sisterthelonious
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-24-2014 17:56:00 | More by GraduatedCashew
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-02-2013 21:26:05 | More by 2beerdogs
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PretzelCity

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-11-2014 07:13:45 | More by PretzelCity
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-29-2013 00:46:59 | More by largadeer
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hbchrisg

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-08-2014 16:24:31 | More by hbchrisg
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Modernrickk

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-14-2014 20:54:10 | More by Modernrickk
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Obsidian

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-23-2014 19:45:32 | More by Obsidian
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speedvagen

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-07-2013 15:59:13 | More by speedvagen
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jwswigs

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

04-07-2014 22:17:58 | More by jwswigs
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-29-2014 04:59:26 | More by SocalKicks
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IPAbastard760

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-20-2014 23:58:02 | More by IPAbastard760
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Soccken

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-21-2014 06:34:37 | More by Soccken
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-30-2014 00:57:02 | More by zestar
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fox227

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-02-2014 23:41:37 | More by fox227
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akang

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-16-2014 05:20:09 | More by akang
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and spicy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with rye and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice citrus forward hop qualities that seem to overpower any rye characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 04:09:50 | More by UCLABrewN84
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rawfish

California

3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle labeled "Rabid Beaver" due to a mistake during trademarking they left out the bite.

Pours hazy amber-copper with a thick dollop of cream colored head, reaches two fingers with remarkable retention and pretty swaths of lacing.

A bit silent but very juicy with a full tangerine, Texas orange and pine hop scent. Underlyaing sweet malt is balancing with a bit of vinous fruit, grape-nuts cereal huskiness and rye spice.

Malt is clingy with the caramel sweetness constantly hanging on through the drink. Hops are stock west coast bold orange citrus with pine secondary. Fairly bitter that is enhanced by a drying/sticky mouth coating that features the pine hops, caramel malt and alcohol. Rye spice saunters in lazily near the finish and stays with you through the rest of the beer.

Adequate carbonation for this beer of medium body. The malt is sticky on the palate but so are the hops leaving a constant bitterness and drying feel. Really my mouth feels like it's velcro right now and malt sugars, bitterness, hop flavor, alcohol and rye spice are all there, just chilling out, and won't go home, quite interesting.

Mission accomplished but overall meh. I can't bash this beer too much, this rye IPA ticks every check box of what it should be and what I had envisioned. It was another stock West Coast IPA in a long line of competitors but with rye. The rye is present but not the featured player in this beer, maybe one to try when you are in a rye mood. The way every flavor in this beer sticks around far after the finish is what will make this one memorable.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 00:52:08 | More by rawfish
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mactrail

Washington

3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Handsome amber color with a nice enough head in the pint shaker. On tap at Toma Sol in Hillcrest. Robust, hoppy aroma.

Warm and rich malty flavors. Fruity hops with a pleasant bite. Brewer says the hops include Simcoe. The rye adds that appealing scratchy tang that seems to go well with spicy hops. Just enough sweetness. Not overly bitter for all the hop flavor.

Altogether this has my vote for the most drinkable San Diego IPA of 2013. Great mouthful of aromatic hops with a spicy, grainy flavor. Just a touch more carbonation would have raised the stakes.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2013 06:25:16 | More by mactrail
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Rabid Beaver Bite Rye IPA from Belching Beaver Brewery
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