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Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPAHarpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA

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very good

715 Ratings

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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 10
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is brewed with our proprietary yeast – the same yeast we’ve used since first brewing Harpoon Ale – and some interesting hop varieties. The combination of Pale, Rye, Caramel 60, Flaked Rye, and Vienna yield a complex malt body that stands up to the spiciness of the rye and the pronounced hop flavor. The rye also adds a reddish hue to the beer. The kettle additions of Centennial, Apollo, and Chinook, and the dry hop addition of Falconer’s Flight add a multidimensional hop character.

70 IBU

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-10-2011)
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1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

ThisWangsChung, Feb 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

kjkinsey, Dec 04, 2011
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2.17/5  rDev -42.9%

Aromas are initially quite interesting. I get the spicy rye malts up front, then I dive back in and get citrus hops and a metallic/minerally odor. I little caramel maltiness in the background.
The taste begins with slight pale and spicy rye malts, not much though. The hop bite hops in soon after dominated by grassy, floral and cat pee hop flavors. Metal, old-school canned beer flavors as well. I really am not enjoying this.
Mouthfeel is sticky and full yet the finish is harsh and unforgiving. The rye and hops are too out of balance for my preferences. I love good rye beers and this is not one of them. If your going to mail in the malt bill you have to at least have late hops additions for nice hop flavors, but this doesn't have any. After making a lot of great beers in this 100 Barrel Series, Harpoon seems to have mailed in the last couple. If I was Rich or Dan, I wouldn't want my name attached to this beer... I haven't had a good drain pour in a while, adios #37!

claspada, Jun 04, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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DCav, Feb 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Userme59, Aug 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

poured from a bomber pale yellow with modest head and nice lacing. Pleasantly hoppy aroma. Taste is good but somewhat one dimensional, fairly bitter and with the slight metallic aspect mentioned by other reviewers. Definitely there but not totally off-putting. Decent, somewhat thin mouthfeel. Not a bad effort but nothing very exceptional here. Pretty drinkable as the alcohol is manageable and it is pretty crisp and refreshing. Still, the slightly overpowering metallic taste and bitterness make this one I won't be seeking out again.

Edit: as this one warmed the metallic taste vanished but all that remains is an interminably long bitter finish, totally overwhelming any other subtleties of this beer. Come on. I like hops but there's no hop notes here just bitter, bitter, bitter. One dimensional.

tobelerone, Jul 09, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.