Riverbank Rye-it - Deep River Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deep River Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: wedge on 06-02-2013

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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 10
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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.16/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The rye is apparent in the smell but the feel is a little bit much on the palate.

Photo of wedge
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

@ Deep River

52 IBU

Nice chestnut color, but unfortunately no head to speak of. Sweet caramel and rye bread with leafy, floral hops, and a smooth fruitiness. Spicy, malty flavor with plenty of hop bitterness. Lots of rye and a bit of citrus rind and earthy hops. Smooth, medium body. Pretty good overall...a solid showcase for rye.

Photo of maxwelldeux
2.57/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Growler. Pours a clear brown color with effectively no head on it. Nose has a strong rye element with a deep citrusy bitterness in there. Taste has the citrusy sour in there, but that dominates without being what I’d expect from an APA or IPA. The rye dominates without the balance from other ingredients. Not a huge fan.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very lightly hazy deep copper in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible and some garnet red + orange + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted bready malts with moderate amounts of rye spiciness and some light to moderate caramel sweetness. There are light to moderate aromas of spicy and herbal hops with a light hint of citrus/grapefruit pith.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of toasted bready malts with a moderate to strong amount of rye spiciness and just a hint of caramel sweetness. There are light to moderate flavors of earthy, spicy, and citrus/grapefruit pith hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades relatively quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Nice heavy dose of rye in this beer which adds some wonderful spicy notes to the smell and taste. Enjoyable and definitely worth grabbing again.

Photo of 5thOhio
3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish-amber with a creamy off-white head that reduces to a skim of clotted foam. Decent lacing.

Aroma is fresh and grassy. Taste is solidly spicy rye with big piney/herbal hop bite. Mouthfeel is good,not thin, and carbonation is strong and prickly. If you like rye ales, this is a pretty good example.

Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

My local drinking buddy and frequent traveler, Justin C., brought this CAN back from one of his recent trips, knowing that I would happily include it in The CANQuest (TM). Many thanks!

From the CAN: “Johnston County’s First Legal [italicized] Brewery”; “This beer has a signifiCANt malt backbone imparted by over 25% Malted Rye which adds a touch of spiciness. Columbus hops give it a pronounced citrusy bite that weaves seamlessly with the esters that are produced by the Belgian yeast strain used in this beer. Enjoy - and be different!”; “Save an Aluminum Tree. Recycle This CAN.”; “Proudly Brewed and CANned by Deep River Brewing Company in Clayton, North Carolina”.

The farmer with a scythe and a bale of rye kind of puts me in mind of the graphic of the Grim Reaper used in the AmeriCAN Heroes Channel’s show, “Apocalypse: World War I” which is definitely worth watching. I used a scythe to CANduct the Crack!, revealing a brimful CAN. An inverted Glug was commenced, CANtinuing until I had to back off so that I could watch the pseudo-cascade take place and to avoid overflow. The result was two-plus fingers of dense, tawny head with good retention, leaving sticky lacing in its wake. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a cereal-like maltiness along with a rye spiciness. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was an interesting mélange of flavors with the rye bringing an immediate pepperiness, followed by a musty dryness from the yeast and accompanied by a minty flavor courtesy of the hops and rye. “Citrusy”? Not really, but not a problem, either. Finish was dry, spicy, yeasty, but not all that malty, or perhaps I was misreading their verbiage. At any rate, this was a solid rye APA, worthy of some cooler space.

Photo of ChristinaLynn
3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First rye pale ale I've tried. I enjoy it but have nothing to compare it to.

Photo of KM_Seahawk
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can - pours cooper/orange color with a dense 2 finger cream head and leaves heavy lacing. The aroma is sweet malt, light caramel, some spice from the rye and touch of herbal hops. The taste was toasted sweet breadiness with some caramel upfront then pepperiness of the rye and pith bitter on the end. Finishs somewhat dry. The mouthfeel is what I liked the best medium to almost full body with medium carbonation.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed this rye beer. Definitely will pick up some more.

Photo of joe1510
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint can

Yet another big thanks goes out to Wil for tossing this guy my way. Giddyup! Riverbank Rye-It is garnet in color with polished copper highlights running the length of the body. A fingers worth of ecru foam crowns the body, stiff and dense. The head eventually falls to a cap but leaves behind lacing so thick, so sticky, that it will have to be scrubbed free.

Ah, now this beer smells rich. It has all of that mouthwatering rye spiciness and when mixed with the clean, bready maltiness takes the form of fresh rye bread. The hop profile adds a touch of citrus peel and pith, grapefruit and orange mostly but the real star is the bright floral hoppiness. There's a drizzle of caramel from the malt that becomes more noticeable as it warms.

Unfortunately, I can't say the flavor is quite as bright and vibrant as the nose.The spice hits upfront along with the drizzle of caramel. The hop profile is a touch soapy in the middle while the floral qualities ride through the finish. Residual sugars seem to stick around and make this beer a little sweet for my liking.

The body is moderate in weight but those sugars tend to sticky up the back end a bit. I don't get much bitterness off the bat but it certainly grows with each drink eventually reaching the middle of the spectrum. Drinkability is pretty high.

I like this beer. I like the smell better than the flavor but both are good. It's heavy on the rye and I'm a fan although a little more attenuation would help the overall product. Thanks again for the sample, Wil!

Photo of JimKal
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass

A: This one pours a deep rye red with a one finger head. It leaves some nice lacing on the drink down.

S: Has a nice malty aroma

T: This is the difficult one as it is so subjective. I tried the first one without giving it time to reach a nice temperature and it was a bit warm. The second one, on a different day, was nicer as it had time to reach a cooler temperature. It does give you that rye spiciness so if that is what you are looking for this one delivers it. If you are not a fan of rye you will want to avoid this brew.

M: Medium bodied.

O: This one is on my repeat list. It may not match up to Red's Rye but it is an NC local that deserves some support.

Riverbank Rye-it from Deep River Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.