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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

715 Ratings

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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 10
Gots: 49 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

NHhomebrewguy, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

meehandennis, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

MattyIce21, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

bsm80x, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ubenumber2, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Cheld, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ScotNH, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of mooseisloose
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poppin the top I get a nice fresh cut grass hop smell with a sweet anticipated malt backbone. Pours into the SAPP with a deep orange bronze color and a nice 2.5 finger head. Taste is a very constant bold happiness with a nice sweet maltiness that supports but doesn't over take any happiness. Overall this is a well balanced brew not so IPA but very imbibable. Revisited 11/01/13, still a great IPA with a nice malt and hop bite
Very in tune with the style, but not a standout in the style.

mooseisloose, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

TeeRex, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

mikefour77, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of stella77artois
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

A - A very nice looking beer. A medium ruby-brown, shows a pretty looking mahogany / maroon when put to the light. A thick 2" inch off-white head formed after a slightly aggressive pour. A fair amount of carbonation visible.

S - Lot's of rye malt up front, along with some sweeter malts. Sour smelling from the rye. Noticed a fair amount of bitter floral hops at the end. A very, very slight aroma of strawberry and possibly blueberry from the hops is noted as well, which is pretty unique.

T - Not the biggest fan of Rye beers, but this is a good representation of the style. The aforementioned rye malts and sweet malts are very noticeable up front. Don't notice as much hoppiness as I did in the aroma, but it's still there. Could also detect the faint hint of strawberry. A unique taste, as it wasn't sweet like strawberry, instead picture a strawberry minus the sugar. Interesting and unique. A bit more hoppiness noticed when beer warmed slightly.

F - Some dryness, which drags my rating down a tad, but it's certainly drinkable, and possible sessionable. Can be a but rough on the tongue, but easy on the throat and stomach. Didn't dislike the mouthfeel persay, but it's the aspect of the beer I preferred least.

O - A very solid rye beer. Very nice looking, and features a unique combo of malts to give it a good rye taste, and a very light and pleasant amount of sweetness. The bitterness of the hops play very well off of this. I am looking forward to drinking the 2nd of these from the Harpoon Winter variety pack. Nothing I'd actively seek, but this is a good beer for any Rye Beer or IPA fans. Recommended.

stella77artois, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Streetcore, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Mike099, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

HopsintheSack, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Gerardes, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

mjh0527, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Beermaine, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

FCRICH, Oct 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

dreichus, Oct 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

smb71481, Sep 30, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

AB810, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

kscaldef, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

q262, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Shawnspl, Sep 28, 2013
Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.