RyePA | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

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87
very good
47 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States
fiftyfiftybrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MisterClean on 08-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've had this many times over the years and man can it be inconsistent. If its because of age, well that doesn't make much sense as I always drink it at the source. Either way, lets commence.

Comes in with those yellow and orange color mixture, head forms up, 3/4" and dies back down. When the aroma is kicking, its pungent, when its not, it leaves you feeling like its lacking.

Taste again, sometimes the hop feels are solid, sometimes they're lacking and it becomes a real bitter bomb. I mean, this stuff could be rated close to a 5 on a good day, but closer to 3 on a bad one. Whats a guy to do.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of scottfrie
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing the growler, mjyoung. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a dark ruddy brown with a billowing, dense, cream colored head. Head had great retention and faded into a thick film leaving rings of lace down the glass.
S: Rye, spices, herbal hops, touch of grapefruit, and bread crust malt. Complex.
T: Big rye, very spicy and herbal tasting. Bread crust, grains, bitter hops, leafy and citrusy finish. The aftertaste is very spicy.
M: Medium-full body, bitter mouthfeel, smooth yet drying, normal carbonation.
O: Gotta love the rye. Definitely powerful and bitter. If you love rye you’ll love this, but beware it’s not as drinkable as a normal ipa.

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Photo of oline73
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Capone's during philly beer week. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange/amber color with a layer of off white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Some citrus bitterness with a mild spice note from the rye. Just a touch of malt sweetness, quite mild overall.

Taste: The dominant flavors here are some citrus peel hops with the rye spice. A good amount of malt sweetness to keep things balanced, I'm really digging the rye here.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I loved the rye note in this beer. I thought the balance was quite nice. Easy to drink, I would definitely have another.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of ehammond1
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Hamilton's Tavern
San Diego, CA

Cloudy dark orange with a half-inch near-white head that leaves regular, circular lines of lacing down the glass. Pretty.

Floral hop aroma, along with a bit of biscuit and rye.

The flavor too is quite floral and biscuity, with a moderate level of bitterness, and a bit of earth and leaves. Moderate bitterness.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

A nice, well balanced, drinkable IPA, though unexciting.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.11/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at FiftyFifty

Look: Orange in color with a 1/4 inch off white head and ok retention with some nice circular lacing

Smell: Floral hops present themselves right away and finishes with a rye spiciness

Taste: Much of the same as the nose but actually quite a bit more potent. The back end has a tremendous amount of hop burn and is a bit astringent.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and high carbonation

Overall: In my opinion this is not that great of a rye ipa. Everytihng about it is just a bit off putting and has a lack of balance

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RyePA from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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