Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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3.58/5 rDev -5.8%
Poured from a bottle to a 32 ounce mug.
a- coppery golden color, suitable for enticement. Thick foamy head dissipated rapidly, much like snow on the first spring rain, to a thin, foamy head
s-spicy notes and a heady rye aroma that rises, Phoenix like and welcomes the first taste, but dissipates over time
t-not overly sweet or sour, tastes somewhat watery for an IPA, but satisfying and refreshing.
m- no excitement on the front of the tongue but some action when it hits the back a long lingering, somewhat oaky/yeasty (maybe) taste? No overwhelming alcohol taste.
o- an IPA that does not taste like an IPA i expected. Enjoyable.
09-30-2013 01:19:10 | More by AB810
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
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
Appearance: Nice Thick one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and soapy cling to the glass. Copper color.
Smell: Hoppy, citrus, herbal.
Taste: Nice Hoppy bite supported by the Rye, giving it a nice backbone.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, medium bodied, medium carbonation, creamy.
Overall: IPAs are my go too brews and this one's a good one. 6.9ABV is hidden in the flavor, it's not upfront.
09-26-2013 21:37:09 | More by chicagoish
4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
12 oz bottle was poured into pint glass.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a orange color with great clarity and bubbles seen coming up through the glass. Nice lacing from the reduced head and as the beer was drank too.
Smell: Spicy rye, caramel, toasted malts, citrus, herbal, and grassy hops too.
Taste: Same as above. Pretty solid. The caramel and toasted malts balance out with the rye.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, medium bodied, medium carbonation, creamy, and delicious.
Overall: One of my favorites. You can't go wrong.
09-22-2013 22:11:51 | More by Flounder57
4.18/5 rDev +10%
Just had a growler filled today at Harpoon in Windsor. I have had Rich and Dan's filled in a bottle a few times and its consistently a good not great RIPA. This brew fresh on tap is way different- Pours a amber coppery color leaving a generous head of foam. I immediately pick up on floral hops and bubblegum. Smell is not dissimilar from the taste- I pick up on bubblegum fading to more of a floraly flavor with a malty presence but not overwhelming. For being an IPA its not overly bitter but I may consider this one to be a bit "chewy". Overall this is a fantastic RIPA and I am enjoying this one way more on tap as compared to bottled. If you can try it on tap I would strongly recommend it , and if you like RIPA's I also recommend trying it fresh out of a bottle.
09-18-2013 03:05:45 | More by 80x2HopHead
3.5/5 rDev -7.9%
12 bottle poured into pint glass
A: Nearly crystal clear bright golden orange, color is good, head recedes quickly but clings to sides of glass
S: Piney hops, not much else going on but decently pungent
T: Not sure if its the combination of hops and rye, but has a very harsh flavor, bitter without much flavor, what hop flavor is there is all pine, maltiness is harsh as well, no sweetness and no real breadiness
M: Medium body and dry, ok but not all that pleasing
O: If you just pick one up to drink casually its manageable however, its not a very good beer in my opinion
09-18-2013 00:58:11 | More by dpodratsky3
Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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