Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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Reviews by secondtooth:
3.88/5 rDev +2.1%
Pours a clean amber, with a nice head of off-white foam. Attractive and detailed lace.
Aroma is hoppy, with a sharp rye spiciness. Nice.
Taste is well-hopped, for sure, with elements of pine and citrus up front. The rye infusion comes through at the finish, with a spicy zing. A very nice and enjoyable IPA, even a few months past it's "best by" date! Worthy.
03-10-2014 16:23:02 | More by secondtooth
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3.93/5 rDev +3.4%
Poured into a nonic a clear rich copper with a creamy-like one finger white head that never really settles,just some nice froth.Aromas have a nice spicy rye kick to go along with the citric hops,a bit of nutty malt is detected as well.Flavors start with citric and earthy hops wich is good but the rye doesn't quite stand out as much on the palate,there is a slightly sweet and nutty malt base wich holds up well to the hops.There is a nice creamy feel to the beer and it has alot of stuff going for it,a little beefing up on the rye malt and this beer would be outstanding,as is it's still pretty damn good.
01-29-2013 21:14:12 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +5.3%
In a Sam Adams pint glass this beer was a gold color, not at all hazy. It had a medium-sized white head that left a little bit of lace.
Rye malt aroma, fairly sharp. Citrus and herbal notes.
Rye malt taste against grapefruit. Some piney hops showed up late.
This beer was certainly on the crisp side. It had a nice bite to it.
Would drink it again.
07-12-2011 20:36:47 | More by lordofthewiens
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
A- Slightly hazy copper in color with a big egg shell head that fades slowly leaving impressive lace.
S- Big nose of American hops, lots of pine and fruit, with some spicy and sweet breadiness.
T- Smooth and light up front, with a strange pit fruit character that is quickly whisked away by a refreshingly bitter and fairly smooth bitterness.
M- Thin and dry with medium low carbonation, this one goes down pretty easily.
O- An enjoyable IPA thought I don't get a huge amount of rye, just enough to poke around the hops. This beer could also use a little more hop flavor up front rather than just the finishing bitterness.
05-08-2013 22:58:31 | More by Guden
3.55/5 rDev -6.6%
22oz brown bomber with a batch # on the bottle.
LOOK: Hazed golden peach color, more than ample head
SMELL: Orangey, grassy, catty, spicy rye, yeast, juicy fruit, over ripe lemons
TASTE: Hoppy, herbal, spicy rye, bready, buttery yeast, mangoes, hemp seeds, dried grass, bitter dry finish
Gratz on the 25 years, certainly a good stab at the Rye IPA style. Big and hoppy equals fun and the house character keeps it interesting.
03-14-2012 03:25:42 | More by Jason
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
Single bottle from Premium Gourmet of Buffalo. Poured into a Duvet goblet.
Bright amber brew, nice billowing head that settles into a nice little layer. Good lacing, decent looking brew.
Nose is sweet malt, very little hops at all, with the caramel, toffee and rye grain dominating things.
Nice rye brew, with the hops having a bit more of a go on the palate. A bit of citrus there, and with a nice rye character.
Thinner bodied, carbonation is touch hot. Hop bitterness lingers a bit.
Interesting rye brew, I enjoyed it. Again, more hops would have been great, but I did get that chewy rye grain flavor, which is a good thing.
08-11-2012 23:53:15 | More by JohnnyBarman
3.93/5 rDev +3.4%
Rich & Dan's Rye IPA begins with an aroma that is heavy on the hops (as is to be expected), with lovely pine and grapefruit notes. Beneath that is a healthy dose of grains, including fresh-cut wheat aromas, as well as light hints of rye and pumpernickel bread.
On the tongue, the beer provides a massive upfront hit of hops, heavy on grapefruit and grapefruit rind. The malts add a touch of apricot. The rye flavors come later in the mouthful and are quite light, but do add a hint of spicy undercurrent, resembling marble rye bread with fresh-cracked black pepper. The aftertaste is heavy on hops, with light remnants of apricot and rye, and has a lingering hop and, unfortunately, alcohol tang.
Overall, this is a good IPA, though problematic in that the rye flavors are not as prominent as the label would suggest--indeed, not knowing this was a Rye IPA, I wouldn't have necessarily known rye was in it. And the heavy alcohol in the aftertaste did become overwhelming after about a third of the bottle. Still, the hoppy tones are delicious, and there's just enough spice to give the beer a welcome kick. Worth a try, but don't expect to be blown away.
07-28-2011 02:53:43 | More by jondeelee
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
A: Light amber color, slightly hazy, with a small sticky head.
S: Hoppy, lots of resin/pine notes with a little dankness and some soapy notes (no, my glass is clean, nothing but hot water touches it). A slight rye note that seems to be lightly toasted unmalted rye rather than rye malt.
T: A respectable but not harsh hop bitterness up front followed by piney hops balanced by some spiciness and the smooth flavor of rye malt. Medium-dry, bitter finish.
M: Moderate carbonation and the slick body that rye malt lends. Finish is a tad too dry and bitter but that is splitting hairs.
O: A very drinkable beer with no real faults, just doesn't blow me away. I would buy it again. Would like to try this on draft.
07-13-2011 23:14:30 | More by skivtjerry
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
A: The beer is crystal clear yellowish amber in color and has no signs of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of spicy rye malts along with some notes of citrus and pine resin hops.
T: The taste is both malty and spicy; the spiciness from the rye particularly stands out in the finish while the initial taste has some hints of malty sweetness. There is a mild to light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness towards the finish.
O: The beer isn’t that difficult to drink for the style because the spiciness from the rye is not overpowering.
09-27-2013 00:23:42 | More by Culture
3.83/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured into becker pint glass. Slightly cloudy copper with a medium-thick white head that fades fast into a nice layer of foam that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Smells of spicy malts and some hops. Taste is just like you'd expect; spicy rye malt and bitter hops in taste and both through to the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is clean and a bit dry.
06-08-2013 02:16:04 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
4.4/5 rDev +15.8%
Appears a slightly hazed copper in the body with a billowing off white cream head rising above the edges of my Gulden Draak chalice. Chunky sporadic bands of lacing are left behind with each sip. This is a nice beer, full on citrus and spicy rye interplay going on in the nose. Enough base malt provides some bread/crackers balance to it, but big alpha hop brings the grapefruit pungency. Flavor wise it's banging with citrus hops and a bit of earthiness, which is blended nicely with a bready/spicy rye notes bringing out an herbal/grain note to it. Bitterness lingers in a good way on the palate, with nice slick hop oils flowing along, ample carbonation carries the body just fine. Overall between a nice brisk bitter IPA and interesting rye spiciness, this was one of my favorites I've had from the 100 barrel series in some time, pretty rock solid offering so solid that the founders of Harpoon threw their names on it.
06-30-2011 02:14:03 | More by WVbeergeek
Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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