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Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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787 Ratings

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Ratings: 787
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 12
Gots: 86 | 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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Ratings: 787 | Reviews: 191
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

The rye that got me into ryes. Heavy bodied, golden hued, grapefruity. Lingering bitter finish, maybe too lingering.

I'm probably biased in Harpoon's favor, but it's good regardless.

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Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

A - A good golden body with a moderate haze, topped by a thick, foamy white head.

S - Resinous, with grapefruit rind, mild pine, and some generic spice.

T - The first thing to register on the tongue are some fairly bready flavors with a mild spiciness. Then comes a onslaught of grapefruit rind, accompanied by some pine sap. The finish is bitter with a lingering honey sweetness from the malt.

M - Fairly thick and sticky mouthfeel. The carbonation is slightly overzealous.

O - I had heard good things about this beer, but I have to say it was a bit of a disappointment. The sticky grapefruit hoppiness is really quite enjoyable, but the malt is a bit too saccharine and viscous to give it a good backbone. The spice from the rye is under-realized, too. Sierra Nevada's Ruthless Rye is a far superior beer for the price point.

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Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye IPA from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
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