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Groupe G Belgian RyePA - Headlands Brewing Co.

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Groupe G Belgian RyePA
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 20%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Headlands Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: elNopalero on 10-07-2013

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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by elNopalero:
Photo of elNopalero
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of samtrillo
2.76/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

Photo of Bieniek30
2.7/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not a fan of this beer.

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can received in trade from MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity Mike!
Deep golden color with a huge frothy off white head that persists forever. Spicy earthy herbal notes with a bit of honey like malt sweetness to back it up. The flavor follows but adds a whole lot of peppery notes and a fair amount of hop bitterness. Medium body, moderate to high level of carbonation. I enjoyed the heck out of this beer!

Photo of mactrail
2.82/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Handsome clear amber with ample suds in the tall tumbler. A little dank hop aroma.

The first sip is pretty good. Then it turns quite raspy and yeasty. It's like the dregs of a Saison plus the medicinal bitterness of a soapy IPA. This is clean and seemingly well-made, but the yeast and hop combination is a choke hold.

This is certainly one of the worst alleged Belgian IPAs I've ever had. From the 16 oz can purchased at Healthy Spirits in San Francisco.

Photo of thenick80
2.79/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Great color and aroma, Belgian yeast is very present. Bright and sweet on the front of the palate. but rye kicks in at the end and leaves a funky after taste.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Groupe G Belgian RyePA from Headlands Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.