1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Groupe G Belgian RyePA - Headlands Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Groupe G Belgian RyePA
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.

20 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 22.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Headlands Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elNopalero on 10-07-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ambruns1979:
Photo of ambruns1979
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

ambruns1979, Feb 21, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of samtrillo
2.73/5  rDev -18.3%

A - Two finger foamy white head that dissipates in a few minutes. Translucent orangish appearance.

S - Smells mostly like a belgian with cereal malt characteristics. Can't find much hop in the aroma.

T - The belgian yeast completely dominates this flavour profile. Sour rye aftertaste is unpleasant and lingers. I was wishing for more IPA attributes from this one but something's just not working here. A bit of spiciness on the end.

M - Smooth upfront and a crisp carbonation at the back end. Pretty nice actually. The can helps it keep the smoothness.

O - The flavour doesn't do it for me on this combo. I like trying new things and new combos but the aftertaste on this will keep me from trying it again.

samtrillo, May 10, 2014
Photo of mc4z
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

mc4z, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev +19.8%

spark3148857, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of largadeer
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

largadeer, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of Databrew
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Databrew, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of JackDempsy
4/5  rDev +19.8%

JackDempsy, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of STLine
4/5  rDev +19.8%

STLine, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Papa_Lafayette
1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

Papa_Lafayette, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.49/5  rDev +4.5%

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, rye, earth, slight herbal hop, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with rye, herbal hop, and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop and yeast 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 strong rye and Belgian yeast qualities in the aroma and flavor.

UCLABrewN84, May 02, 2014
Photo of elNopalero
3.86/5  rDev +15.6%

This is a review of Headland’s Groupe G, a Belgian-style RyePA, so named in honor of the General Sabotage Groupe of Belgium from WWII. (Via their website.)

This pours with a lightly golden toasted color. Mildly hoppy aroma with some pronounced esters on the nose. The floral note dominates the aroma. It comes across as I sip it as well, although its complemented by a rye spice, like a touch of cracked pepper, and a bit of a floral, herbal note to it. Almost a muted bitterness. The combination, while interesting, doesn’t work for me as it feels like there’s just too much going on when one or two of the combinations would have been fine. My first brew from these guys. I’m looking forward to trying more.

elNopalero, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Bnoise11
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Bnoise11, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of MIrvine
2.56/5  rDev -23.4%

MIrvine, Saturday at 10:16 PM
Photo of Domvan
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Domvan, May 17, 2014
Photo of od_sf
1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

od_sf, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of hayesjw
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

hayesjw, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of atpca
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

atpca, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of UnoMasBelgian
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

UnoMasBelgian, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Oakhtar
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Oakhtar, May 26, 2014
Groupe G Belgian RyePA from Headlands Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.