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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

705 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 705
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 10
Gots: 46 | 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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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

02-04-2013 01:03:09 | More by ThisWangsChung
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kjkinsey

Texas

2/5  rDev -47.4%

12-04-2011 23:29:41 | More by kjkinsey
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claspada

New Jersey

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!

06-04-2011 22:35:29 | More by claspada
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TeddyDob

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

05-25-2014 02:49:52 | More by TeddyDob
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Brandon_Jachimski

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

05-25-2014 01:51:06 | More by Brandon_Jachimski
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Abbo

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

09-03-2013 03:41:34 | More by Abbo
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Texasfan549

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

02-02-2012 04:36:30 | More by Texasfan549
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vegasmac99

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

01-20-2013 21:46:22 | More by vegasmac99
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DCav


2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

02-22-2013 01:26:11 | More by DCav
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aflyershckyfan

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

12-09-2012 04:46:12 | More by aflyershckyfan
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Userme59

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

08-07-2013 20:40:17 | More by Userme59
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

03-22-2014 15:04:26 | More by TheBigBoy
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k_clarkie

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

06-02-2014 18:54:59 | More by k_clarkie
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

05-23-2013 01:40:16 | More by Sludgeman
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emakings

Puerto Rico

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

02-10-2014 22:34:21 | More by emakings
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sunofneurot

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-12-2013 02:16:50 | More by sunofneurot
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SDTERRY

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

09-11-2013 19:01:42 | More by SDTERRY
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.1%

02-18-2012 08:20:53 | More by chrispoint
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tobelerone

Connecticut

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.

07-09-2011 02:23:12 | More by tobelerone
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MNBeerNE

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-13-2012 01:52:25 | More by MNBeerNE
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-11-2013 02:41:05 | More by akttr
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prisdefer

New York

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-21-2014 11:06:01 | More by prisdefer
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SenorHops

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-02-2012 18:27:16 | More by SenorHops
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MAbeerNE1

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-14-2013 13:25:53 | More by MAbeerNE1
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.1%

11-14-2011 19:01:08 | More by Lawnboy33
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Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 705 ratings.