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Yippie Rye Aye - Beer Camp #51 | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by sholland119 on 11-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown color, weird that it didn't produce hardly any head, Sierra Nevada beers are usually pretty. Then again, I guess this was a homebrew recipe, maybe that has something to do with it, I dunno. Aroma of hops and peppercorn.

Taste of C hops, peppercorn and rye. Like Ruthless without the peppercorns, which do obscure the hopping a bit in the mouthfeel.

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Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad.

Poured out a brown color. Darker than your average brown I guess. Thin head, almost no lace.

Aroma was somewhat hoppy, the peppercorns really do stand out here, both in the aroma and especially the taste.

The taste was definitely as advertised: rye, hops (Cascade seemed most prominent) and peppercorns. The spice was forward, but not heavy. Same for the hopping. Bitterness was above average. Plenty bready.

A decent option. I wouldn't say its better than Ruthless Rye, but its close. They really aren't significantly different.

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Photo of mactrail
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rye ale with black peppercorns. On tap at Pizza Port OB. Amber brown in the pint glass with a decent foam. Not an IPA, so you get to taste the interesting grainy rye. Distinctly bitter but not a frontal assault. A slightly sweet malty flavort softens the edge. Distinctive bready yet hoppy flavor.

I keep thinking of something like caraway seeds with an herbal taste. A really drinkable and flavorful brew. The classic rye flavor without a lot of distractions. Even the pepper is quite restrained and seems to meld with the grain pretty well. I would look to try this again but it may be a singularity. According to Paramount Cafe in Denver, two of their staff were invited to make the beer in Chico from their recipe.

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Photo of BDeibs
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of sholland119
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Monkey Paw, 11/10/11. This is a rye ale with peppercorns.

A-Pour is amber, clear with a thin off white head and good sticky lacing.

S-Grainy malt with hints of black pepper.

T-Malty with black pepper notes and moderate hops. Flavor could be bolder.

M-Light to medium bodied.

O-Solid but not as peppery or as strong in rye character as I would like.


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Yippie Rye Aye - Beer Camp #51 from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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