Ticket To Rye IPA - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.54/5 rDev -1.1%
A: The beer is quite hazy caramel copper in color and has lots of particulates visible floating in suspension. It poured with a half finger high beige head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of spicy rye are present in the nose along with some hints of caramel malts and pine resin hops.
T: Much like the smell, the spicy flavors of the rye are the dominant flavors in this beer, which has underlying notes of caramel hops and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The hops and rye add a little crispness and bite to the mouthfeel.
O: This seems to be more of a Rye Beer than an IPA as the spicy aromas and flavors of rye overpower the hops.
01-25-2014 18:31:03 | More by metter98
3.08/5 rDev -14%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
It's as though Paul McCartney bit his tongue during a Beatles set back in the day. This stuff pours a clear sunrise amber topped by a finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises lightly-toasted rye bread, caramel, mild greens, and a bit of sweet flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, though the grass is now stronger and there's a touch of light butter in there for the sake of it. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a weak little RIPA, one that's too mossy and too muddled for its own good.
02-11-2013 08:17:30 | More by TMoney2591
3.99/5 rDev +11.5%
Magic Hat's "Ticket To Rye IPA" is a decent enough rye beer, and it's an IPA to boot!
Firstly, the rye flavor clearly comes through without being overwhelmingly spicy, and it's part of a nice dark malt base that exhibits some dark cocoa notes. It's not quite chocolatey, but almost; and that's balanced by a nice bit of yeasty fruitiness (mainly apples, but there are also some mild berries - and possibly some citrus from hops as well). It's fairly malty (particularly for a Magic Hat beer), and it's definitely bitter (I'd guess in the very high 70's to low 80's).
The hops are kept in check in both the aroma and flavor, allowing for the rye-accented malt to shine; and I have to give them credit for that as I've seen many other brewers try to combine too much hop flavor with the rye and it just falls apart, losing all balance as it becomes much more "jagged" than "rounded", and certainly not in focus at all as the two compete.
I really like this beer. I wish there was just a slight dollop more of sweet golden malt at its center, which I think would help balance it and round it out more, but it's certainly full of flavor and enjoyable as it is.
04-06-2013 17:09:49 | More by NeroFiddled
3.89/5 rDev +8.7%
I love the color of this beer. And the head is a nice accent. Nose is a bit chalky, which strikes me as odd. Flavor is robust, yet minimalized in a way. Almost like it's toned down so as to not be too boisterous, but still bringing some nice hearty character.
The name of this beer is Ticket to Rye. I think that is appropriate. It strikes me as a good gateway beer. It's mild enough for the noobs, but brings a heartier profile that can showcase greater potential for beer.
I wonder if this should be classified as a rye beer.
03-12-2013 02:41:11 | More by RblWthACoz
3.51/5 rDev -2%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized rye malts, some spice, some hops and some citrus.
T: The taste starts out sweet with a decent hops bitterness that is quickly followed by mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then some spice comes in along with a hearty but not too heavy rye malt character. The hops presence is on the weak side for the style but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.
O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are several other Rye IPA’s that I would choose first.
04-24-2014 01:09:19 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.79/5 rDev +5.9%
12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.
Cloudy amber color, two fingers of head. Hoppy aroma of grapefruit, lime pith, minty, pineapple, fresh grass, and nutty yeast. Very smooth, mildly spicy rye, orangey hoppiness, semi-agressive bitterness, peppery, warming alcohol, pineapple pulp, grapefruit rind, faint diacetyl, vegtal, cherry skin. Long hoppy finish.
Subtle on the rye or at least compared to other rye beers that have been a bit heavy handed. Very much an IPA, perhaps one of the best brews Magic Hat has come out with in a while.
05-02-2013 01:24:27 | More by Jason
3.6/5 rDev +0.6%
finally a magic hat release with some alcoholic teeth to it! this rye ipa isn't as good as some of the other ones on tour, but its pretty nice. pours an apparently lightly carbonated honey brown color, crystal clear, with a puffy lace head, bone white with outstanding retention. the nose is heavy rye, not sure the percentage of the grain bill, but its really rye heavy. underwhelming ale yeast as well. the taste has a lot of rye tool, and is spicy as it should be. fuller malt sweetness and body, a little heavy really, and lacking the carbonation to really make this pop. the flavor is a little average honestly, but I like magic hats use of a higher abv, and a new grain. this is a step in the more adventurous direction for them, and I appreciate that, but more carbonation and a more drinkable body would be much preferred for summer. still, a nice beer, good hop presence, and a nice long complex finish. im in.
05-17-2013 04:54:17 | More by StonedTrippin
3.79/5 rDev +5.9%
The beer pours a hazy, deep amber color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a interesting mix of piney hops, crystal and rye malts. It's mildly bitter with a hints of rye spiciness and sweet crystal malts. The taste is decent as well. It has an excellent rye character that melds well with the piney hops and crystal malts. It goes down easy with a touch of spiciness and finishes bitter with some sweet crystal malts. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty solid offering. It like the rye flavor. It's relatively bold for a Magic Hat beer.
04-26-2013 01:04:22 | More by WesWes
3.18/5 rDev -11.2%
Pours dark copper with a thin off-white head. Some lacing sticks.
The smell is of mild citrus and pine with caramel and minty rye.
The taste is of burnt caramel and rye, with a touch of resin. The minty rye shows itself strongly. Some alcohol warmth shows, especially as it progresses, but is not raw. Dry finish.
The feel is medium-bodied with ample, but not too strong, carbonation.
The pieces are here, though hops are rather mild, for a rye IPA. The rye certainly shows. But, there is a burnt touch, it becomes sour as it progresses, and the pieces don't mesh well enough to make this one more than average-ish. Still, not bad.
03-11-2013 19:43:19 | More by jwc215
4.18/5 rDev +16.8%
Here is yet another unexpected beer from my local, in-person trader, tone77, who always keeps me satiated. I anticipate his visits with the same rabidness that I once reserved for Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. Please, please stop by tonight!
From the bottle: "I.P.A. on Tour"; "Magic Hat is presenting our year long 'Tour of I.P.A.s!' Please join us in welcoming to the stage our revolving roster of FOUR features, specially formulated to entertain the palates of hop lovers worldwide. Smell the hops, taste the hops, love the hops ... and stay 'On Tour' with our quarterly cabaret of I.P.As"; "A performance in every bottle".
My pour created a finger of tawny head with good retention. Color was a slightly hazy deep-amber. Nose had the distinctive black peppery bite that rye imparts and my mouth was suddenly watering. Mouthfeel was medium and the bite of the rye along with the citrus hops on the tongue was immediately apparent. Finish was bone-dry, peppery and quite satisfactory. This may have been the best Magic Hat offering that I have had in a while!
05-27-2013 23:51:42 | More by woodychandler
3.49/5 rDev -2.5%
Picked up a single from Euro Market in Astoria. This is an IPA? It makes a decent amber rye ale, but that's all I'll give it. There's a tasty caramel and spicy bread crust flavor with an earthy, peppery finish. The aroma has a hint of hops, but it's heavy on the malts again. The body is medium, lighter than most 7% American ales, so it goes down quickly. Worth a try if you like rye. I do appreciate that you can taste the rye malts.
07-11-2014 00:11:41 | More by tempest
Ticket To Rye IPA from Magic Hat Brewing Company
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