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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

691 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 10
Gots: 41 | 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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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%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 21:37:09 | More by chicagoish
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

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.

Serving type: growler

09-18-2013 03:05:45 | More by 80x2HopHead
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dpodratsky3

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

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
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa last week, having never tried this before. I haven't had any beers of this style in quite a while and I was wondering if the hops in here would overpower the grainy aspects of this. While this did turn out to be nicely balanced, it was just a bit too strong a bitter to truly be a great example of this style. With that being said, I enjoyed this and considered it a nice surprise, since the mouthfeel was spot-on and there was a lot to like about this from start to finish!

Nice pour to this - with a copper hue, frothy head, and lacing after the first few sips that I took. The aroma wasn't terribly overpowering but I could could pick up some rye and tropical flavors. There was some lemon and resin on top of that I gave this a good swish and the carbonation was nearly perfect. Not a lot of grit, corn, and bite to this as the oily mouthfeel made me think of this as an IPA with some rye thrown in to make this a bit fuller. The mango and papaya really came out in the aftertaste with a hint of booze and earthy bitterness that led to a slight warming sensation.

To be fair, this was strong but never really felt it. On its own, this beer was solid but I don't think I could ever figure out what this wanted to be. It's one I could easily down a few in a session, even though it's nowhere close to being a session beer. Experimentation can lead to brews like this that don't conform to a particular mold or style but lead to some tasty concoctions to enjoy on their own, and this was certainly one of them.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 20:02:52 | More by JerzDevl2000
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still_thedragon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-12-2013 22:03:14 | More by still_thedragon
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dankjohn

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-11-2013 23:58:24 | More by dankjohn
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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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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-04-2013 23:01:25 | More by scxcrunner
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swierczt

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-04-2013 18:30:45 | More by swierczt
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Harpoon Brewery - Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a rich amber with a slight ruby hue and a nice bubbly head that runs away. Good lacing.

Smell - Rye blast for sure, some resiny floral hops and deep rich malts underneath.

Taste - Rye is up front and the main element of the taste, followed by some sweet and spice with bitter hops resting on top.

Mouthfeel - Ever so slightly sticky, almost full bodied. A bready malty brew. Booziness is there but not overly hot or anything. Not bad here.

Overall - For what it is, rye, it knows what it is doing. IPA seems like a side element, it is almost TOO balanced for its own good. Would recommend for rye fans, would not recommend for hop heads.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 12:49:12 | More by JMScowcroft
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-04-2013 02:48:45 | More by ZEB89
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cjs61679

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-03-2013 15:22:24 | More by cjs61679
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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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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-02-2013 23:59:06 | More by ridgeline23
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-31-2013 15:57:29 | More by TTripp725
Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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