Rich's Rye - Short's Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev +4.2%
A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a big covering of frothy white head atop. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some thick lacing.
S - The aroma is a mix of sweet bready malts and citrus hops with some lemon zest. There is a bit of rye spiciness and other spices as well.
T - Starts off with a mix of citrus hops with some sweet bready malts and some lemon zest. There is a light touch of rye in the background. Through the middle, some earthy hops and some bitterness come through with more citrus fruit flavor. The finish is a mix of citrus hops, some earthy hops, bready malts, and a bit of rye.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels smooth with a dry, spicy, and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. The rye flavor was a bit weaker than expected and overall the flavors are a bit unbalanced and rough.
01-12-2012 04:23:52 | More by ngeunit1
3.28/5 rDev -7.1%
12oz bottle with no alcohol information and no bottle date. Poured into Portsmouth pint.
A: Pours a hazy golden orange color. Lots of carbonation. Half finger bright white head. Dissipates quickly. Sticky lacing on the glass.
S: I get a good amount of bready malts. Also some sweetness from the hops. Not overly fruity though. Smells like a Shorts beer, yeast strain?
T: On the first sip, the mouth is dominated with the rye bitterness. There is a little hop bite on the tip of the tongue. Then the breadiness comes in the mid mouth. And a dry finish with a bitter after taste. The after taste is interesting to say the least.
M: Light to medium bodied with mouth coating.
O: C+ or B- on this one. It's another "interesting" beer from Short's. I guess this one is more drinkable to the fruity ones they make, but still not a fan.
11-05-2011 13:14:42 | More by inlimbo77
3.85/5 rDev +9.1%
A- Golden in color with an orange like hue presence throughout. A generous head and lacing that does not cease.
S- picking up some grains such as wheat and rye, a strong presence of hops and citrus throughout.
T-Can taste some chewy graininess throughout, a light rye taste. The hops punch you in the mouth with a trace of citrus throughout. Has a strange rye/grain aftertaste.Not bad but just very different aftertaste.
M- Is sleek on the palate light, has a tangy feel throughout. smooth through out with a slight bitter taste at the end.
I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. It tasted more like an IPA to me. For those who didn't like I think you most likely are drinking old beer or got a bad bottle b/c there was nothing unappealing about this beer in taste smell or appearance in my book. Just my opinion
11-04-2011 17:20:01 | More by king75
1.93/5 rDev -45.3%
Pours a golden straw color with a huge 3 finger off-white head and ample lacing down the glass.
Smells like a BMC product really. Not too pleasant. Very grainy with little distinction.
Starts off with a pretty good rye spiciness. Fades into a piney resinous finish. A bit of astringency as well as it finishes extremely bitter. Oxidation shows up in the finish as well.
Mouthfeel is somewhat light and carb level is good.
Beginning to think I just don't like Short's. There's nothing about this beer that appeals to me.
11-03-2011 22:32:52 | More by jmarsh123
3.25/5 rDev -7.9%
Pours a hazy dark gold, bordering on copper. Head is pretty decent as is retention.
Pretty unpleasant. Initially it gave me a flashback of when I was getting into beer and trying a lot of beers with compromised quality. It smells mildly skunky as well. If you smell a little deeper, some richness can be noted, but you have to get past the negative aspects first.
The taste isn't bad, and it's leagues above the aroma. The rye is considerably potent while at the same time, tastefully done. Hops are definitely there, and there's an acute pine flavor in the aftertaste that can't be missed (slightly like the imperial spruce pilsner they make). It has minor bready notes as well that round it out a bit.
The body is a tad better than average, but only a tad. Carbonation is done well, but the finish left a little to be desired.
Overall, if this beer could do anything about the aroma, it would be the easiest way to improve the brew. I found it took the whole experience down with it. The beer is pretty decent, but every sip introduces itself with a foul smell. I would have no problem having a few more of these if they did something to change it.
10-11-2011 17:32:42 | More by BBP
2.03/5 rDev -42.5%
Thanks for another Short's beer, Thorpe.
A: The beer pours a clear golden straw color with a finger of white head.
S: Smells almost skunky. The aroma is just very...bad. There is an almost burnt rubber aroma to it. Some piney hops, maybe a little bit of rye and bready malt.
T: There is a bit of floral hop character and some piney hop flavor and bitterness. Otherwise, it tastes like it smells: some skunk and burnt rubber. A little bit of citrus peel on the finish.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Just an atrocious aroma. The flavor was better, but not by much.
10-08-2011 21:15:09 | More by womencantsail
4/5 rDev +13.3%
A 12 oz bottle from Flick's. In a tumbler.
A: The rye beer is golden, a bright orangey amber color that hasn't lost its transparency. Very golden. A finger and a half of white head are lacing all around the mouth of my glass, tiny legs slowly drying up.
S: The nose has a preponderance of rye, darker spicy aromas that have a grainy, licoricey undertone. The strength of the malts was surprising, as the ale is advertised as being generously hopped. After settling down, the hops, citrusy, are more apparent. The anise-like rye aromas sell me.
T: Mmm, spicy rye. The maltiness of the ale, driven by the dark spices, stands out. The hops? They're there, just not in a strong way. The breadiness is bold, the rye deep and mysterious. Hop bitterness is late to the game, like in the nose, leaving a thick bitterness in my mouth. That thickness is paired nicely with the rye.
M: Very chewy, a malt explosion. The late hop infusion doesn't change the rye-centric nature. If you like rye, you should enjoy this one; the rye gets center stage.
10-08-2011 00:25:59 | More by akorsak
3.55/5 rDev +0.6%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a "mini" imperial pint glass.
Pours a beautiful deep hazy orange color with a slight bit of head that fades and lingers on the top. Smells awesomely of rye and floral and citrus hops with a bit of sweetness throughout the smell.
Nice flavoring. Begins with a bit of sweetness that slowly gives way to the rye sourness and then a lingering bitterness, detected more from the rye than the hops. The hops and rye form an interesting interplay at first before a robust rye flavor really takes over and remains until the next sip. Rye flavors become more apparent as beer warms and subsequent sips are taken.
Good introduction for those unfamiliar with ryes. It has the allure and familiarity of a pale but allows you to enjoy the rye flavors as the sips taper off. Sad I only got to enjoy a single bottle.
09-23-2011 03:26:53 | More by TheStove
4.2/5 rDev +19%
Thanks to malty for our second annual Surly-for-Short's swap, here's to hoping that it becomes an annual tradition well into the 2040s.
Pours sunshine yellow with a healthy, normal head that appears unmarred by wild bugs, yeah! Nose on Rich is bready, rye throws in a splinter of spice, backed up by earthy hops. All pleasing.
Rich's Rye is a beer I'd like to see a lot more of - a tasty, low ABV brew done right. My first sip turns into a gulp, mmm. Strong rye component in the fore, spicy, yeasty, bready, very grainy. As it warms the bready rye floods the barley fields & wipes out the subtleties, wow, this might be the most rye-like beer I've had to date. Hop bitterness on the finish; but it's that rare beer where the hops really fade into the background.
Rye, rye, everywhere, creeping in my underwear. This is a drinker. Excellent beer. Joe, I'm going to need more of this next summer, & now that I know how good it is, the remaining bottles won't survive long.
09-21-2011 01:37:29 | More by maximum12
3.48/5 rDev -1.4%
Thanks to lurchingbeast for sending this to me recently.
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a one finger white foam head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks and spots of lace left behind.
Very earthy aroma with a soil/vegetal presence as well as some floral and earthy hops. Surprisingly strong malt presence in the nose with some rye, caramel and biscuit. Smells similar to a farmhouse but a bit more tame with more hops.
Medium bodied with a strong earthy hop presence up front that provides dry bitterness that lingers over the malt backbone into a slightly dry finish. Floral and earthy with some pine and soil notes. Vegetal with a funky farmhouse feel countered by a sweet malt backbone which is a touch too strong. Hints of rye, caramel toffee and biscuit. An interesting experiment but it's somewhere in between a hoppy golden ake, rye pa and a farmhouse ale. Abv well masked and easy to drink but a strange combo of flavors.
09-12-2011 02:36:52 | More by corby112
2.42/5 rDev -31.4%
Thanks to kzoobrew for sending me this one!
Pours a hazy honey orange with a 2 inch puffy bone colored head that settles to a small cap. Foamy rings of lace stick to the sides of the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest, malt, and some rye aromas but all very subdued. Taste is mainly of watery grains and a medicinal bitterness. Pretty gross in my opinion. The bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation and is somewhat flat. Overall, this is not a very good beer as the bitterness is very bracing and medicinal in nature.
09-11-2011 01:24:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
Rich's Rye from Short's Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.