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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

770 Ratings

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Ratings: 770
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 13
Gots: 70 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-10-2011

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
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: Very attractive color scheme and graphics in the Harpoon traditional style with front label giving a bit of brewery info, ABV info, states “This Beer is a toast to friendship, decades of brewing, and enjoying great beers together – RD &DK”. Back label gives a nice history and story of the brewery. Neck label states “Rye IPA” and gives a small description of the beer. Enjoy by 12/15/13 printed on bottle.

Appearance: A semi aggressive pour from its 12oz brown bottle into a 12oz stange glass led to a 1 finger off white head of medium density resting atop a beautiful looking clear deep orange/amber cocoa wood colored beer. Head retention was an excellent 3min 15sec before barely fading to a thick coating and ring with excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of heavy rye spiciness and bready malts. Also has a sweet juicy grapefruit citrus hop aroma along with a slightly floral aroma.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is dominated by a combination of sweet and spicy with sweet bready maltiness and a spicy rye flavor. Mid point has a bit of the rye spiciness along with a bready malt character as well as a sweet citrus fruit hoppyness. Back end turns herbal with floral hop tones and a very bitter aftertaste.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied and slightly creamy and smooth while still remaining refreshing. Finishes slightly dry. Very drinkable.

Overall/Comments: I really enjoyed reviewing this offering and thought it was very well done with all aspects one would look for in a Rye IPA with a nice complexity to it. Classified as a Rye Beer @ 6.9% ABV. Consumed 10-22-2013.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/15/2014. Pours lightly hazy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, orange zest/rind, floral, grass, pine, rye, toast, caramel, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes and moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, orange zest, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, rye, toast, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peace, floral, grass, caramel, toast, rye, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of hop flavors with prominent malt backbone; with fairly crisp malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, and fairly crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice rye IPA. All around good complexity and balance of juicy hop and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 770 ratings.