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Rabid Beaver Bite Rye IPA - Belching Beaver Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
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40 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 9.33%
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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
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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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Washington

3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
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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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-04-2013 05:06:00 | More by drewone
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -20%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

California

3/5  rDev -20%

05-15-2013 06:20:02 | More by Zbeetleman
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-18-2013 23:46:36 | More by FLBeerGuy
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rawfish

California

3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
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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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-16-2014 06:08:46 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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wethorseblanket

California

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 22:02:30 | More by wethorseblanket
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Modernrickk

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-14-2014 20:54:10 | More by Modernrickk
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fox227

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-19-2014 21:51:02 | More by T_Hass
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jwswigs

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-26-2014 01:45:36 | More by teraflx
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hbchrisg

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-08-2014 16:24:31 | More by hbchrisg
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TheBoog013

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

10-27-2013 03:22:23 | More by TheBoog013
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Rabid Beaver Bite Rye IPA from Belching Beaver Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.