Rye Level Double I.P.A. | Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Ohio, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Brenden on 09-30-2011

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Brenden
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one boasts five hop varieties, including Amarillo and Cascade, as well as a sturdy array of malts to balance. 90 IBUs.

Like Amarillo Brillo, this beer is served in either a standard pint or a 10 oz. snifter. It's a thickly clouded bronze, medium brown-orange in color. An off-white head just shorter than a finger fades a bit quickly but leaves some leggy lacing.
A grapefruit citrus is immediate on the nose with no small addition of toffee and caramel malts sweetness. A touch of mint leaf and plenty of spiciness that's part rye and part hops round it out.
The taste is likewise huge on the grapefruit/citrus hops bitterness with a dose of caramel malt starting with a hint of fig up front. There's a particular hops spice/mint/citrus/floral character similar to Amarillo Brillo. Spiciness is strong but doesn't hurt. Rye is boasted as 22% of this beer's grain bill, and it definitely shows. Hops bitterness is mellow and even without giving up strength, though it's not quite as in your face, so to speak, as the aforementioned beer.
This is a medium-bodied beer that's lightly crisp with smoothness from start to finish and a creamy heft to it. Carbonation is light.
Another great one from a brewery that's really only been improving in leaps and bounds.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of paultierney1
4.77/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Maumee Bay ran out of their delicious DIPA Amarillo Brillo due to the Amarillo hops shortage. That will be fixed by summer time, I hear. Now you can get the Rye Level and it is delicious! Bitter, citrusy, and DRY. Be prepared to pay, though. I recommend trying it at the brewpub because the reviews that slam MBB products tend to be served at other locations. Quality assurance in some of those places must be the problem. Remember, North Westohio is the new North Carolina. I can't praise the Oliver House complex enough (located about 1/2 mile from downtown near the river). Well worth a visit if you are driving up or down 75 or across 80-90. Wait till you see the Great Room on the second floor! It's not just the beer, which is amazing, but the whole beer experience.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of swthomas55
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a 10oz snifter at the pub.

Served too cold to properly evaluate the aroma right off, it still what's me in the face with hops and some spice.

It is brown and hazy with a ring of small bubbles around the glass, leaving some lace as I drinks.

It hits my mouth with a blast of hops, followed up with a slightly sweet spiciness. The flavor is nicely balanced, despite the assertiveness of the hops. It finishes bitter, hoppy and spicy.

With a medium-full body and gentle carbonation, it slips down easily. There is a hint of alcohol warmth, as befits a big beer like this one.

Overall, this is a excellent be, balancing hops, malt, and rye. It's a beer to drink by itself or with food. I'm having it with their excellent baby back ribs. It complements their sweet spice very well.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Rye Level Double I.P.A. from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 12 ratings