Hops On Rye | Firehouse Grill & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Firehouse Grill & Brewery
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ibbjamin on 11-27-2009

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Served a clear copper-orange color with a finger of frothy with head atop. Fades fairly slowly leaving behind quite a bit of lace.

S - Aroma is full of citrus and pine hips with some nice rye alongside. There is a touch of caramel malts in the background as well.

T - Starts off with some pine and grapefruit hops with some nice bitterness and some spiciness from the rye. Through the middle a bit more bitterness comes through with a bit more sweet caramel malt. Finish is a mix of rye and grapefruit hops with a bit of earthy hops as well that linger.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a nice dry and lightly spicy finish.

D - Very drinkable. The rye works really nicely alongside the hops. Really nice balance.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A murky dark orange and brown beer with a huge light tan head. The dense foam decorates the glass and stays until the bottom.

At first I smell tropical hops, but it seems fleeting, as a warm malt and rye scent takes over.

A bitter rye and hop flavor is the first part of the taste, with mild malt in the middle. The end has a flash of those tropical hops, and it has a very nice dry rye aftertaste. Bold and complex. Rye is present almost throughout, yet not overpowering.

A medium full bodied beer, combined with good carbonation that leaves a nice sticky bitter feeling.

A fine beer, my only complaint is the color and murkiness, but other than that, great flavor and good balance. Not overly rye, yet it's there in almost all components.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of coldriver
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a clear deep amber, sufficient head and lacing. Fruity citrus and pine with caramel aromas. Peppery grapefruit citrus and tart berries hop profile. Sweet mouthfeel, light carbonation with dry finish. A very good West Coast style IPA, rye is fairly subdued.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Light amber golden body with moderate size white/cream head. Slightly hazed, but still fairly clear.

A- Grapefruit citrus with hints of pine poking through initially. With something slightly spicy poking through. As it warms a sweet malt aroma comes through more.

T- Sweet malt with a spicy finish. Bitter taste throughout, but not as much as I would like in the way of hop flavors.

M- Medium body, moderate carbonation. Smooth to the finish with a hit of spiciness there.

D- Enjoyable, rye could be a bit more forward and I would have enjoyed a bit more hop flavor. Bitterness and aroma were great.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Light cloudy amber color. Lots of carbonation. Huge head that hung around for awhile.
N: Citrus, hoppy, and rye were all blended nicely.
T: This had everything you look for in a well crafted IPA. What set it apart for me was the well balanced rye presence. It smoothed out the bitterness of the hops and gave it a hint of sweetness in the aftertaste.
M: Refreshing and medium bodied. Not thick or heavy on the palate. I got through a 22oz bottle with no problem.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of gford217
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber from a generous Cali BA.

This is a really gorgeous pour with a clear amber body and a really creamy white head that leaves delicate lacing on the side and shows absurd retention. The head refuses to go away.

Aroma is light citrus with some lemongrass and orange zest. There is also a hint of the spicy rye and some white grapefruit.

Taste is even better with the citrus coming through even stronger, with the grapefruit featuring up front with some floral pine as well. The rye is more prevalent in the finish where there is a spiciness which compliments the sticks hops nicely.

The mouthfeel is very creamy with the rye smoothing out the bitterness a bit.

I'm definitely impressed by this one which is one of the better IPAs I've had recently. Love the combination of juicy citrus and spicy rye.

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4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm a sucker for rye beers with a lot of rye character such as Bruery Rugbrød and Founders Red's Rye PA. Hops On Rye to me does not dish out all that much rye character, but its influence is blended in perfectly with the over-the-top hop load in this beer. So my review of this beer is really that of an IPA, of which Hops On Rye is an excellent example. In addition to a masterful layering of hop flavors & aromas it delivers an assertively bitter and slightly spicy finish that really adds dimension to this beer. It's not often that I want a second round of the same beer, but this one really does it for me.

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Hops On Rye from Firehouse Grill & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 101 ratings