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O'Ryely IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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O'Ryely IPAO'Ryely IPA

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321 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Availability: October - January
Bitterness: 50.0 IBU
Alcohol by Volume: 6.4%

Original Gravity: 15 Plato
Malts : Pale, Carapils, Caramel 10, Rye, Caramel Rye
Hops: Alchemy, Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy

(Beer added by: OBeerMeGreatOne on 12-15-2011)
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Photo of Edgewater
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Edgewater, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliantly clear copper color with a solid 2 finger cream head that lingers, leaving lots of lacing as it eventually dissipates.

Floral hop, grapefruit, and dank marijuana resin comprise the initial aroma, followed by onion. A supporting caramel malt character is somewhat hidden.

Caramel malt sweetness opens the flavor profile, with lemon and grapefruit pith lingering far beyond mid palate. A pine resin character surfaces late, rounded out by a peppery rye flavor and a fairly bitter herbal hop/rye finish.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation.

Overall, the aroma was phenomenal, but the malt was a bit overbearing in the flavor. Would definitely try again.

barczar, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of kickerofelves
3/5  rDev -19.4%

kickerofelves, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rather dark for an IPA; a dark shade of amber with an off-white head. Spicy hops and rye with some citrus notes. Grapefruit and orange peel with a hint of pine. Sweet caramel malt in there as well. The flavor is a bit sweeter/maltier than I'd like. Quite a bit of rye character to it. Spicy hops and rye with bitter pine and a bit of orange peel and grapefruit on the finish.

womencantsail, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of gkunkle
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color with a two finger cream head. Small traces of carbonation are visible rising in the body. Head recedes to a thick film across the surface, slight lacing. Smell is of floral hops, rye malts, and toast. Edit: drinking another warmer bottle and i am getting some chocolatey scents. Taste starts with spicy rye malts, then I get a touch of floral hops and a bit of pine. The taste is sort of dry. Mouthfeel is just under average, with pleasant carbonation. Overall the rye makes this is a fun and different IPA. As usual the Rotator series gives us another enjoyable IPA.

gkunkle, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of Pfejeran
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Pfejeran, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a really nice clear looking copper color. The head was fluffy and white. The lacing on the glass wasn't too bad and neither was the retention. The smell of the beer gives of a really nice balanced aroma of rye and hops. The taste of the beer does the same, it's hoppy upfront then fades into a really nice rye finish. The mouthfeel has a good medium body to it with a pleasant carbonation. Overall this beer was really enjoyable, I would drink this one again for sure.

Knapp85, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -19.4%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Cramerican, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

virinow, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Bockrules
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a nice mildly hazy coppery orange. A few bubbles rise to the dense, off-white, two finger head. Head stays intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind several large splotches of lacing.

S - A fair amount of pine and grapefruit notes.

T - Grape fruit upfront. The body has an array of pine and grapefruit hop flavors with plenty of peppy bitterness. Caramel and rye malt struggle to keep up and end up being a foot note in the flavor profile. Flash of hop bitterness as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to a bitter grapefruit with a hint of rye spices.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Has the requisite chewyness I expect from a solid IPA.

I don't really notice the rye until the finish on this one. The idea of rye-PA's always me excited because I love both rye and IPAs, but none to date have met my admittedly high expectations. Nonetheless O'Reilly IPA is a solid beer that I probably wouldn't seek out alone, but would welcome in a Widmer brothers variety pack.

Bockrules, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of maximum12
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up two singles, one for me & one for my wife, always up for a new rye, especially one that shows up locally. Date of 10/31/11 on the 12 oz. bottle.

Poured into my favorite & only chalice, a very clear amber, readily evident carbonation. Nose bounces all over creation, from baked sugar bread to slight spiciness to earthy hops. Plenty going on in the olfactory department.

O'Ryely IPA is hard rye, just like I enjoy. The rye shows as a cinnamon spiced breadiness that arches up & over everything else in the beer: more rye beer than IPA, certainly. Surprising amount of citrus & earthy hops for its ancientness. Floral notes. Plenty of zing & zest on the end, more & different rye notes. Lovely to drink, this one glides down like raw egg (except it tastes better).

This is one damn fine example of a rye beer. The hops are still purty after three plus months, & the rye is flexed like that guy who grunts at Bally's Fitness. I hope this one Rotates back around. I'd love to try it fresher. Again & again. This one might be a staple if it were available frequently.

maximum12, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of EinWeizenbitte
4/5  rDev +7.5%

EinWeizenbitte, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Faint hazed, orange amber. Thick layer of lace.

SMELL: Spicy, citric rind, faintly catty, toasted bread, grassy, mild tropical fruit

TASTE: Ultra smooth, bready, spicy rye, orangey hops, ripe persimmons, warming alcohol, dried hay, biscuity, drying finish

A solid IPA with a few twists, the hops right away I could tell that it was an unusual blend and the obvious use of rye ... both of which make this beer very interested and more drinkable.

Jason, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another Rotator IPA from Widmer? Hell yes. Poured from bottle to pint glass. The beer pours a slightly hazy amber orange color with a finger's width off-white head. Some retention and nice lacing. The aroma is a pleasant blend of rye spiciness and citrusy lemon character together with a floral essence at the end. The taste is very similar with an initial rush of rye with a more subdued floral citrus hops with a medium bitterness. Very dry. Little malt character. Finishes with a lingering rye and a hint of lemon. Somewhat watered down in a sense. Makes for a drinkable beer, but not my favorite for the style.

hopfacebrew, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of morimech
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear bronze color with two fingers of head that settled to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Nice combination of aromas. Grapefruit aroma from the hops that compliments the spice from the rye.

Happy to see that Widmer Brothers did not pussyfoot around the rye. If you are going to use rye, then bring it and this beer definately brought it. The citrus hops really compliments the rye. Slightly sweet malt base underlines the flavors. Bitterness comes off as being moderate.

A little bit of a lighter bodied IPA. Nice lively carbonation that is not harsh.

A really nice rye beer. It is better than Sierra Nevada's Ruthless. I would put it in the top 5 for rye IPAs.

morimech, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

cestlavie, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of hopwave
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. Bottle poured into my large Duvel goblet... pours a bright amber/orange colour with a thin white head.

Smell is straight up blood orange... Very nice.

Taste follows the nose again, blood orange... No rye... A little strange... Reminds me a bit of V8 Fusion.

Overall a nice IPA worth picing up a Sixer if you see it around.

hopwave, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of tuckermen
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very good beer. Really needed to pour hard to get about an inch of head, which disappeared rather quickly, leaving a nice lacing on the glass.
Smell was fantastic, very strong grapefruit.
Taste was similar, strong citrus notes, especially grapefruit which lasted all the way thru.
Slight malty, sticky finish. Somewhat similar to Drifter.

tuckermen, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

twelveinches, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of StaveHooks
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a brilliant amber body with crystal clear clarity. 2 fingers of moundy off-white foam slowly sinks leaving heavy patterns of lacing.

S - Sweet grapefruit right off the top. Some rye and sweet malt malt in the background.

T - Sweet malt blankets over the tongue before citrus hops comes in right along with a spicy lavender rye, wicking most of the sweetness away. The hops are slow to build and seem to get stronger all the way through to the aftertaste. The caramel malt blends very well and holds it's ground. Finishes with a spicy bite.

M - Heavier body, low to medium carbonation.

Good flavor combinations that were layered very well. The flavors change nicely throughout the drink. Great usage of sweet and rye malts and a nice hop profile as well. This would go great with Pad Thai or Panang.

StaveHooks, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

mbarnes0, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i think the beer community got this one wrong, this is (pardon my french) fucking sensational! pours a sturdy medium amber color with an expansive foamy cream colored head over an inch tall. smells luscious! earthy hop aroma with some english malt types. flavor is a shocker, much more fruity/citrus hops than the smell indicated to me. only very late in the palate does the excited rye complex enter the picture. a bit of cracked pepper and warmth comes through there, only to be tempered by a round grassy hop bouquet in the finish. this is one of the most complex and best balanced india pale ales i have tasted, and it ranks in the rye beers. this is easily the best widmer brew ive come across. mouthfeel is great, creamy rich feel over a medium plus body and perfect carbonation. this one goes down easy and is fairly strong, a lovely session if you want to tie one on. i could see this going well with food from the grill and plenty of herbs. really nice beer, solid, refreshing, addicting. ahhh

StonedTrippin, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of Vancoubeer
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is awesome but it has its flaws.

It looks above average. Its a caramel / burnt orange color with a sticky white head. Its filtered and not bottle conditioned. Its not see through but as see though as a darker orange looking IPA can get. It has a sweet caramel note in the smell with the hops. Not able to tell what hops they are but I am thinking Nelson and Alchemy...that seems to be the hops of choice at Widmer at the moment. The taste is amazingly good. the best of the rotator. The rye is not strong but its there. The hops are well blended with the malt, which gives off a sweet caramel flavor. Very nice beer. The hops are citrus and no pine or bitterness. A very citrusy fruity IPA...awesome taste. Its got a flavor like no other IPA I have had. I have had rye IPAs but this is different in a very good way. Its got a decent mouthfeel that is medium. Its sticky but does not coat the mouth like others. Overall I would give it this a 4. Is a great beer but this is not bottle conditioned, its filtered and with the ingredients, it could be at least 7% or more. I looked into it. It has the alchemy, Nelson and Galaxy hops and like 5 different malts...so this could be more robust but in its final stage, the way they produced it this is great and I am glad I grabbed one at my local shop. I gotta find this on draft.

Vancoubeer, Jan 31, 2012
O'Ryely IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.