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India Red Rye Ale - Stoneface Brewing Co.

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India Red Rye AleIndia Red Rye Ale

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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Stoneface Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: RoninTK3 on 04-23-2014

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Ratings: 122 | Reviews: 15
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Photo of softtracii
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is another great one from Stoneface. A great change of pace beer if want something unique.

Photo of puboflyons
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the 1 pint bottle. Sampled on January 18, 2015.

The pour is an unfiltered or at least hazy reddish-brown color under a long-lasting tremendous off-white head.

The aroma has a nice rye grain malt note following immediately by earth and pine hops, yeast, and a slight meaty fruit character.

The body is medium or better and smooth.

The rye begins the tasting experience and then there is a boastful earthy and pine bitter bite lingering at the end.

Photo of angrybabboon
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 1/29/15

A: Lightly hazy burnt orange to medium amber - pours with a large, fluffy off-white head, fades to a wispy cap and leaves plenty of lacing

S: Nicely hoppy with a nice malt profile and a nice amount of rye - similar citrus profile to other hoppy Stoneface beers, with some bright orange and grapefruit flesh, peach - some pine and herbal notes - pale and caramel notes, toasted malts and some biscuits - an undercurrent of rye, which is more subtle than potent

T: Unexpectedly balanced - moderately hoppy with some orange and ruby red grapefruit flesh, and some citrus zest - pine, leafy hops - caramel malts, toasted grain, toasted biscuits, toasted rye bread - earthy with some spiciness from the rye that seems to grow the more I drink - medium level of bitterness, clean overall even with the inherent weirdness of rye

M: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth with the exception of the spicy rye character

O: Rye, right?

This is an interesting take on a rye ale, and I like it. Rye can be quite a big flavor, and some rye beers attempt to combat this with bigger malt profiles. Here, the rye is very subtle and the malt profile is actually pretty average, balanced with some nice hoppiness. Stoneface apparently really knows what they are doing.

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

A - Hazy amber/red with a huge 2+ fingers of fluffy white head. Leaves Heavy lacing.
S - Hops - pine, floral, citrus. Rye - spiciness and light toast.
T - Citrus hops, rye spice, caramel malt. Less hoppy than the nose suggested.
M - Thick body, medium carb.
O - A well-balanced rye ale, which is sometimes a difficult style to do well. They did a good job with this one. I recommend you try it.

Photo of RoninTK3
4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a growler picked up at the brewery this weekend.

A - Brown/Red with a finger of head. Some lacing leftover. Nothing special.

S - Fruity, citrus hops, and a bit of spicyness from the rye. Very nice.

T - Everything a rye beer should be. Spicy, citrusy/grassy hops, a bit malty. Grapefruit and pineapple.

M - Medium carbonation and a bit resiny.

This is another great brew from Stoneface and their lineup so far has been stellar. I slightly prefer their bigger IPA but this is an awesome rye beer. Looking forward to seeing what else these guys brew.

Photo of snowmageddon
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a dark brownish amber color with a nice 1.5 inch head.
S: rye, caramel malts, resinous hops.
T:: a healthy dose of rye, piney hops, toast
M: full bodied beer with fairly dry finis
O: Really nice use of rye, which can overwhelm a beer sometimes. This is a more subtle application of the ingredient than I've tasted generally. Surprised that I enjoyed this more than the IPA.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

On tap at the source
Reddish brown color. Earthy spicy pine aroma with bits of bread and caramel to counter. Spicy earthy bite in the flavor with just enough malt to balance. Nice rye beer.

Photo of Sean_Patrick
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at a bar in Portsmouth, NH

A - Brownish Red. Average.
S - citrus, fruity and a mild spice. Enjoyable for sure
T - Citrus and spicy. Malty too. A very solid Rye beer.

Really liked this beer a lot. Ended up having 2 when that was not the plan :) Looking forward to stopping by next weekend to try some of their other beers.

Photo of SB1893
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Excellent rye ale with the right blend of hops, rye, light citrus....very smooth and tasty

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found some of this on a trip home. Excellent Beer, er, ale!

Photo of Brutus627
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Consumed on draft at the thirsty moose in Dover, NH.

A-Color was a red amber with moderate carbonation served in a Red Hook pint glass...
S-Spicy, sweet, earthy, not usually a rye type of guy with hoppy offerings but this seems promising.
T-Wow, comes at you with everything that I actually enjoy in brown ales. The smooth, spicy, crushable characteristics, then follows with a really great blast of earthy, grassy, resinous hops. Finishes clean with no unpleasant lingering bitterness.
M- Slick and viscous mouth feel influenced by the rye/heartier malts...Medium carbonation
O-I would say that this is my close second place offering from Stoneface with the IPA being first.This beer is awesome and I hope they bottle it so I can enjoy at home like I do the IPA. Keep going guys you really are doing a great job!

Photo of Bierman9
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%

I had a pint of this yesterday (15NOV14) on tap at The Nashua Garden, for $6.50.

Served in a standard shaker glass, it was a deep copper hue with a bit of haze. Head was thin to barely noticeable, save for some fine foam at the edge of the glass. Lacing was nice, though. The rye was quite evident in the aroma, along with some solid citrus. It had a medium body, and was fairly smooth, even with a bit of prickle.

Had some light sweetness leading off, with some caramel present as well. The hopping was solid, with some rindy, resiny notes hitting the palate. Ever present was the rye action, lending a noticeable spicy quality to the proceedings, which lingered nicely. A solid offering. Prosit!!

4.06/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4.20 | smell: 4.00 | feel: 4.00 | taste: 4.10 | drinkability: 4.05


Photo of JAFoley
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

A - Deep hazy rosy red amber body with three fingers of nice foamy tan head. Great retention and lacing.

S - Hoppy citrus with cherry, and fresh dough.

T - Pine and floral hops upfront followed by toasted malts. Smokey and slightly spicy. Doughy in the aftertaste.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sticky and syrupy.

O - Yet another great brew by Stoneface. Perfect red for the fall season.

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark amber in color with streaks of lacing and a solid, frothy white head that stays strong all the way to the end. Smells strong of bitter hops, pine, resin and earth tones. Taste is quite flavorful of pine, earth, hops, and rye. Pretty smooth and medium bodied with a pleasant mouthfeel and not too bitter of an aftertaste. Overall, a very fantastic rye ale that I will seek out again.

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I couldn't find a freshness date anywhere on this bottle. I'm forced to conclude that it was a little long in the tooth as it was extremely underwhelming and didn't live up to the high ratings that it receives. Same story with the APA. I'd like to give them another try.

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India Red Rye Ale from Stoneface Brewing Co.
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