Ryeclops Imperial Rye | Arbor Brewing Company

Ryeclops Imperial RyeRyeclops Imperial Rye
BA SCORE
48.3%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 58 ratings
Ryeclops Imperial RyeRyeclops Imperial Rye
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arborbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ryeclops is dominated with a mouthful of distinct rye malt character complimented by the spicy fruity hoppiness of American high-alpha simcoe hops.

Use caution when confronted with the Ryeclops, as it’s delightful aroma and complex flavor camouflage a might, boozy-backboned single-hopped monster of a brew!

Added by SupaCelt on 02-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,841
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
58
Liked:
28
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
12.05%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of connecticutpoet
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a nice deep amber, almost orange beer with a two finger head that left massive lacing on the glass. Been a while since I had a rye beer so I was looking forward to this.

Aroma was of sweet, fruity malts, dark bread, and light hops. Not the hop monster the beer notes led me to believe. They were there but the sweetness dominated.

Taste was lightly bitter with a strong, full malt body full of caramel and toffee. It was not very sweet, but I got a little bit of spiciness from the rye. Light hops came in afterward.

Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy. It was also a bit sticky and coated the tongue after the swallow.

Overall a good beer. I would not, however, have been able to tell it was a rye beer if I was not told. It seemed to be closer to a lightly hopped brown ale.

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Photo of nebula1999
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregf51
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uccle81
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt2509
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of entenduintransit
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moonboogie_n8
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This being my first rye beer, I wasn't sure what to expect.
look was orange, not much head OR carbo to speak of. looks OK
smell was slightly floral with some malty overtones, not sure if i could smell the rye.
taste was pleasant with resin-y hops & I could definitely taste the rye. sweet malts & some fruity aspects.
a little sticky.... not bad though. medium body with a light finish.
Overall I gotta try more rye beers to compare. MIGHT try this one again... I am from Michigan.

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Photo of DruC4
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of h4ger
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yancot
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EvTocz
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SerialTicker
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, Michigan... from a cask.

Glad I tried this beer -- I really enjoyed it. I almost went with Buzzsaw, but got this when I saw it was a cask. Being from a cask, it was a little flat, but the beer still had a slightly creamy body. The rye in here is "raw", with a fair amount of hoppiness. Nice balance, despite being loaded with rye.

Very good rye beer -- I don't know if it's actually retired or not like BA says, but I enjoyed it. Some rye beers are a mess, this one certainly is not.

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Photo of jfcaa193
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mchegash
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 3/5
Dark orange, fairly clear, about half a finger of light beige head, which dissipates to minimal head quickly. No carbonation can be seen rising up the beer, which is disappointing, it makes the beer look dead, rather than alive.

Smell - 3.5/5
Some sweet, slightly fruity malts. Pine/resin slightly floral hops. Slight alcohol aroma.

Taste - 3.75/5
Sweet, unique malt flavor (must be the rye). I'm trying to nail down exactly what it tastes like, but it's hard to define. Perhaps some carmelized sugar with a bit of alcohol flavor. Slighty fruity, with subtle pine-resin hops.

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
Medium body, slightly crisp, light amount of medium-light intensity carbonation. Slightly syrupy but not too much so.

Overall - 3.75/5
This was a good refreshing brew. I liked the rye malts, a bit of a flavor change-up compared with most ales.

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Photo of Brenden
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This "imperial rye" ale us a thick, heavily clouded dark orange with a bit of clarity in the very thinnest parts at the edges. The head is a creamy one a full finger tall that shows some stick as it drops to a heavy layer that remains. Lacing clings in a solid ring followed by a blend of patching and spotting.
The nose is initially fruity with a lot of pineapple before earth comes in with floral notes, something almost nutty, and quite a lot of spiciness. There's something almost dank, but appropriately so, weaving its way in to balance the sweetness well.
Earth, spice and must are first in the flavor before fruity hops hit. They blend and balance well in the middle, with the hops presence accumulating with each sip. Something like pumpernickel rides the middle, the rye showing strongly without overtaking the other flavors, while the hops turn more floral and seem to accentuate the spiciness and earth into the finish, which lingers well.
The body is on the border between medium and full, and there's a lush creaminess that makes the tongue uncertain at first. Ultimately it falls medium but edges into full, while a crispness evens the smoothness a bit.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Bsarmstr51
4.4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of marcb105
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of JeffONeal
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%

Photo of jemarent
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of 98green
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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Ryeclops Imperial Rye from Arbor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 48.3% out of 100 with 58 ratings
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