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House Of Clay - Raleigh Brewing Company

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Raleigh Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: wedge on 03-17-2013

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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 9
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Photo of oberon
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My first Raleigh Brewing Co. beer.Pours into an impy nonic a hazy deep burnt orange infused goden with a billowing creamy-like slight off white head.Some spicy rye and light earthy hops in the nose,there is some lactic qualities comeing from the rye.Earty and dry with spicy rye on the palate,to me it could be a rye porter if I was blindfolded and drinking it,somewhat creamy as it goes down easily.Not bad and the alcohol is pretty well hidden,damn it has porter qualities to it though.

Photo of Brenden
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Beer #2 in an NC beers only tasting, thanks to Benny (styleisking).

[Appearance: 3.5] The off-white head is a tightly bubbled cap about half a finger tall that sits pretty strongly on a red-hued amber colored brew. Brightness and clarity are high. Lacing is patchy in moderation.
[Aroma: 4.0] Everything meshes here, and the rye adds the nice big spiciness and earth alongside a heavy dark breads going along with the resinous bitterness.
[Flavor: 3.75] Earthy, peppery and hoppy, it almost hits the mark set by the aroma, but there's a bit too much of a note of spent grains lingering. Otherwise, it's well hopped and has a raw nature that works well for certain IPAs.
[Mouthfeel: 4.0] The medium body holds up, with a crispness that doesn't cut the smoothness. The graininess doesn't overburden the feel, and the spiciness added by the rye imparts itself to it while refraining from weighing it down to give depth.

Photo of twowheelssoar
2.31/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this a second (and third) time and found it to be horribly underattenuated with little hop character. I wonder if RBC is cutting corners to keep up with demand...

Photo of wedge
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75


IPA or a Rye Beer? I don't know...I'm going to call it an IPA since that's primarily what they call it. Dry hopped with Falconer's Flight.

Hazy gold color beneath a thick, frothy head. Excellent retention and lace. Nice floral and citrus hop aromas upfront with a notable dry hop grassiness, tangerine, some sweetness. Fresh citrusy hop flavor over a sweet malt base. Light spiciness, leafy notes, and some pine needle bitterness. Gets a little sweet about halfway through. Medium bodied, drying, and bitter. This has a nice hoppiness, but I think if they dialed it back to under 7% and/or cut back on the sweeter malts, it would we better.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a ruby highlighted, copper-amber coloring with a filmy, white surface coating of head. Nose of heavy grain, rich resinous notes, and peppery rye characteristics. Flavors are roast and grain forward, with earthy highlights, pepper spice, and a resinous blast in the backbone. Smooth bodied, with a hint of dryness roughing up the edges. Pepper and grain aftertaste, with a dry, spiced finish. Very solid.

Photo of KM_Seahawk
3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can- pours hazy Amber/orange color with a 1 finger off-white head that dissipates quickly. Some patches of lacing. The smell is mild but has notes of citrus & floral, some tropical fruit. The taste is slightly citrus and a little sweetness upfront, then hit in the middle with a lot of pith bitterness that lingers on & some spiciness.Not much afterwards. Light to medium body with medium carbonation, finishing somewhat dry. Overall it was ok, easy to drink, surprisingly light for 7.1% alc. I could not say "oh that's rye" did not get much of it here.

Photo of brentk56
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy amber color and a modest cap that leaves some spots here and there

Smell: Earthy, with touches of citrus, pepper and bread

Taste: Bready, up front, with the hops and the rye adding bitterness, earthiness and some peppery tones in the middle; nicely balanced through the finish, though a bit grainy in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice IPA with the twist of rye; I look forward to trying other beers from this brewery

Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a somewhat auburn shaded brown body with two finger head and lace patches. The aroma has its hoppy characteristics but the rye is noticeable. Beer is smooth, easy to drink, and I liked it but just not too much going on. The rye and citric hops are balanced and there is a bit of sweetness but nothing takes charge nor does anything really stand out...basically a lit bit of everything. Must say, though, what little bit of everything is used is used correctly and they get the most out of it.

Photo of Axnjxn
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

on tap at beer study in chapel hill. lost abbey teku glass.

cloudy, hazy golden color. hoppy aroma, piney, not overwhelming or too intense.good citrus hops up front on the palate followed by a nice rye bitterness. real excellent flavor that isn't overpowering. very easy to drink. medium bodied, mild carbonation.

overall very good and easy drinking. alcohol undectable. recommended.

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House Of Clay from Raleigh Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.