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Rye-on-Rye - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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1,222 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,222
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 212
Gots: 370 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Why Rye? This assertively flavorful grain is more often associated with whiskey than with ales. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of bourbon and scotch. But when we procured some seasoned barrels from our friends at Templeton Rye, we asked ourselves, “Why not?” Why not brew a rich, tawny rye ale, then mellow it in the warmth of charred oak rye whiskey casks? Two kinds of malted rye provide spicy sweetness, giving way to notes of caramelized wood and the citrusy tang of Perle, Magnum, and Saphir hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish.

47 IBU

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 02-16-2010)
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IPA1978

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- dark copper with large head that dissipates with some lacing.

S- big rye and whiskey nose with a fruity hint lurking in the background.

T- Intense spicy rye followed by sweet whiskey, slight tropical/coconut fruitiness. but the sharp spice predominates.

M- crisp, syrupy, warming, dry and sweet. crazy.

O- If I were a whiskey guy this would be exceptional. But I find some of the flavors overwhelming.... A sipper for sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 22:25:36 | More by IPA1978
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thufflife

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-25-2014 13:55:03 | More by thufflife
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hreb

Washington

4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750mL cork-and-cage topped bottle served in a chalice glass. I am a big fan of rye so I've been excited to finally taste this, though the ABVs seem killer in this big bottle. Best by 11-2015 but I couldn't wait a day longer. Beer pours amber in color with a medium tan head. Intense fruity aroma of raisins and plums, very much reminiscent of barley wine. Or rye wine? And quite a bit of oak in there too, suggesting oaked California Chardonnay. Flavor delivers both the sharp edge of rye graininess and the rich, overwhelming rush of barleywine. And of course the course vanilla and bourbon flavors of the barrel. Yeah, I could easily believe these barrels once held rye bourbon. Boulevard's ingredients list mentions a couple of adjunct sugars, which no doubt pumped up the alcohol as well as left some residual sweetness. though 2.8°P final gravity is pretty freaking low. But where was I? Oh yes, this beer is fantastic, you should drink it.

As previously mentioned I'm a huge fan of rye beers (Lenny's RIPA is a favorite) and this beer takes rye in a totally different direction. Rye and hop bitterness play really well together. But an IPA this is not. It is, however, a fantastic barleywine, and a fantastic way to showcase oak aging. And also a really delicious rye beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 04:37:31 | More by hreb
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.6%

07-21-2014 03:15:37 | More by SuperHop18
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-20-2014 03:50:55 | More by kell50
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-20-2014 01:28:18 | More by mbeerdino21
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-19-2014 22:54:53 | More by zeledonia
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bricksandivey

Georgia

4.98/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Boozy number here no doubt. Enjoyed growler from Lincoln Filling Station. Another tremendous beer from Boulevard. At 12% this is a sipper for sure . meant to be enjoyed at a slow pace. Appearance is caramel colored and cloudy. Smell is boozy and rye whiskey. Taste is rye and caramel, booze. Mouthfeel is warming thick and creamy with whiskey notes. Overall a solid 5 best whiskey barrel aged beer I've tried

Serving type: growler

07-19-2014 01:38:20 | More by bricksandivey
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-19-2014 01:21:31 | More by bigred89
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-17-2014 15:45:43 | More by MattSharpless
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DerrickW

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-15-2014 00:46:02 | More by DerrickW
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GTJayG

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-12-2014 01:28:44 | More by GTJayG
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California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Kansas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

07-07-2014 20:23:17 | More by jwps214
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Rhode Island

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Texas

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Rye-on-Rye from Boulevard Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,222 ratings.