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Hemp Hop Rye - O'Fallon Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

292 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This smooth amber ale uses toasted hemp seed to create a nutty flavor in the finish that compliments the rye and hops (a botanical cousin to hemp). The wide assortment of flavors harmonize, creating a uniquely smooth and flavorful beer!

25 IBU

(Beer added by: birchstick on 03-18-2010)
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

OKCNittany, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Kevin72, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

Chris77McGrath, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of pweis909
2.83/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Amber with persistant haze, perhaps from flaked barley. with an off-white head that faded fast. Aroma and taste are prominently caramel. Overly so, to my palate, as I find this beer cloyingly sweet. There was something unique in that very first sip, either toasted hemp seeds or rye. It was not pleasant, but my palate quickly became overwhelemed by caramel. The hop character is very disappointing. Why call it hemp hop rye and then dial back the hops so much. There is something to the finish of the beer that is astringent, affecting taste and mouth feel. Upfront, the mouth feel is slick and oily, and the body heavy, thanks to the rye malt and crystal rye. This beer is the second six pack from O'Fallon that has left me disappointed. I don't think there will be a third.

pweis909, Sep 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Amalak, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of TheDrunkenDwarf
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle with initial 1-2 finger head. Color is reddish copper. I really couldn't pick up any real smell on the pour (might need to let it warm up a bit, possibly). Head dissipates to a very thin ring of foam that persists and provides very slight lacing in the glass. Pretty good mouthfeel and carbonation for an amber ale.

No real hop character stands out in this beer. It is slightly malty sweet on start, with almost a bit of metallic dryness on finish. I once met one of the brewers from OFallon brewing that told me that the hemp seed adds a bit of nuttiness to the flavor, but I really could not pick any up in this beer. It does have a very slight toffee flavor, and maybe just a bit of caramel from the malt.

All in all, not a bad session beer, but there is nothing that really stands out in this brew.

TheDrunkenDwarf, Aug 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

kristenrae8, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

GreyGhost4, Jul 06, 2013
Hemp Hop Rye from O'Fallon Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.