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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

703 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 703
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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Mike099

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-13-2013 02:22:42 | More by Mike099
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HopsintheSack

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-11-2013 22:35:28 | More by HopsintheSack
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Gerardes

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-07-2013 13:20:28 | More by Gerardes
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mjh0527

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-05-2013 17:47:22 | More by mjh0527
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-03-2013 18:55:40 | More by Kmlund
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Beermaine

Maine

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-03-2013 00:51:36 | More by Beermaine
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FCRICH

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-02-2013 00:32:04 | More by FCRICH
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dreichus

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

10-01-2013 22:42:23 | More by dreichus
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smb71481

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-30-2013 18:25:02 | More by smb71481
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AB810

New York

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
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-29-2013 21:58:03 | More by kscaldef
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q262

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-28-2013 19:55:49 | More by q262
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-28-2013 12:51:00 | More by Shawnspl
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Culture

Massachusetts

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
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PJK

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-26-2013 22:31:31 | More by PJK
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chicagoish

Pennsylvania

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
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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
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ejohnson654

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-21-2013 02:01:26 | More by ejohnson654
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-21-2013 00:23:54 | More by bigpoppa67
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80x2HopHead

Vermont

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
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dpodratsky3

North Carolina

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
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-17-2013 23:19:13 | More by Dicers
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-16-2013 11:12:51 | More by CreekyJarls
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-16-2013 00:34:26 | More by PatGreer
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-14-2013 20:01:15 | More by sgregory
Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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