Dock Street Rye IPA | Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

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Dock Street Rye IPADock Street Rye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
Pennsylvania, United States
dockstreetbeer.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by roan22 on 12-01-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
176
Reviews:
59
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of Space_Flight_Navigator
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of william5586
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed a growler of this before I made the trip back home from school because I knew my home fridge would be a barren wasteland.

Poured a beautiful burnt orange/copper color with a huge creamy off white head that was close to tan. It had good retention and great lace.

The smell was full of hops, but there was also crystal malt and a rye smell.

There is no doubt that the taste was definitely based around the great pine hops. However, there was also some malt to back it up along with tons of rye flavors. This all lead up to the great, grainy, dry, bitter finish.

The creamy, smooth medium body perfectly complemented the taste.

I had to come home from school for an appointment. I spent the night at home hanging out with my dad listening to some great music and drinking some great beer. I had absolutely no problem polishing off a growler of this delicious beer.

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Photo of jwc215
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazed deep golden with a thick foamy head that slowly descends. Some thin broken rings of lacing stick to glass.

The smell is citric with floral notes. Rye bread and grainy backing supports the generous amount of hops.

The taste is of bitter, sharp citrus with floral notes and some resiny pine. Caramelish/grainy sweetness backs up the hop bitterness. Rye is subtle at first, but grows more prominently as it progresses, making it dry. Alcohol well-blended into the flavor. Long, dry finish.

Medium-bodied with a sharp kick that works well for the style.

Bitter and dry but well-rounded in the finish. Rye malt works well here - not too much, but enough to give it a unique, welcomed quality. Nicely done, with sharp hops controlled well by a nice malt blend.

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for bringing back a growler of this for me from PA!

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Photo of bayougutter
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap while at the Philly airport.

Beer as presented was in a tall pilsner type glass. Light amber, clear, and with a good one inch creamy off white head. Head hung around for the whole drink with good lacing.

The smell is of floral and citric hops, then the rye with some earthy sweetness from the malts. Nice strong aromas.

Taste was so balanced with the grassy/floral hops then a little bitter citrus, all the while the rye comes thru. Malts provide the perfect backbone for this one. Well done.

Mouthfeel was spot on, medium, creamy, with perfect carbination for a 7% abv.

Overall I really enjoyed this one, as a matter of fact I had two. Well worth seeking out if you are in Philly.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Dock Street on 6/18/08.

A - Burnt amber/copper-colored body with thin, off-white head that receded into ample lacing around the glass. Slightly hazy body with mild amount of carbonation present.

S - Very nice fresh hop aroma with a combination of zesty citrus hops and strong grassy hops and a bit of pine thrown in for good measure. Quite a nice hop bouquet. Malt has a slight burnt quality with a nice amount of rye in the nose, but not overbearing.

T - Lots of flavors mingle together in this brew! There's plenty of hop bite that blends citrus, pine and grassy notes with a nice grainy malt aspect and pleasant rye presence. Ultimately, the hops win out in the end and provide ample bitterness, yet the brew remains very well-balanced.

M - Medium body with fairly lively carbonation. The moderately bitter finish lingers for a little while on the palate.

D - Man, this is a tasty IPA that is extremely fresh and flavorful! Very pleased with this one, not only for its well-balanced flavor and intoxicating aroma, but also its drinkability. Nice job, Dock Street!

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Photo of NoLiberty
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

App: Pours from a fresh growler as a light golden orange with a massive meringue and off-white head. Settles into a solid cap with high lacing. Slightly cloudy complexion.
Aroma: Pineapple, fruit aroma up front. Beautiful Simco fruit and slight pine smell blends with mild sweet malt backbone. Good pear and apple along with nice pineapple.
Taste: Really nice flavor both cold and as it warms up. Light apple-pear sweetness up front followed by hoppy-malt sweet flavor and fruit esters. Pineapple, pine, floral, honey follows. Refreshing.
Mouthfeel: Nice body - fluid but light to medium bodied. Very nice soft delicate but potent carbonation. Nice balance of sweet and dry.
Drink: Yes, very good. Incredibly refreshing, crisp, and slightly dry.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours dark amber, nearly brown. solid white head as well.

smells sweet, more malty.

tastes like spicy rye malt and sweet hops. nice combination, not overpowering in any one direction. goes down smooth, easy drinking IPA. spicier than most IPAs because of the rye malt but not overpoweringly bitter.

overall a pretty good beer, rye beers are an oddity but well done Ryes can be great beers. this is a good beer but not special. Smuttynose Rhye was fantastic, this is just above average good. would drink again but have had better.

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Photo of let8it8grow
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat_usher
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of calcnerd
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ssimpson89
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jwat
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Slatetank
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased this bottle at Grain & Verse, enjoyed chilled in a glass chilled.

The color is a dark ruby with light khaki head with fine bead and good retention with hazed look and lace that sticks. The smell is very hop forward with citrus and toasted grain with slight fruity ester and light grapefruit in the hop scent with very pleasant mix of malt and hops. The feel is very good with mild sweetness and moderate bitterness with med full body and light resinous texture with semi-dry finish and toasted malt texture with long lingering bitter finish.

The taste is very good with fruity and citrus flavor with spicy and bitter herbal hop flavor and mild grapefruit in the hops with toast from the rye malt and slight sweetness with gently bitter flavor increasing as it finishes on the dry side. This is a solid rye IPA with lots of hops in the taste low malt yet enough hop flavor to match and then some with lots of bitterness. The combo of rye with Amarillo Columbus and simcoe is very enjoyable

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Photo of GregA135
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer was perfect for switching up my beer styles this past weekend. After drinking multiple wonderful stouts, I needed to drink something else besides a stout for a bit. Popped this bottle open and poured a nice amber color with a thin white head. You can definitely smell the rye and it smelled GREAT! A nice smooth Rye IPA and very easy to drink. I can see myself making this a summer beer for me. Definitely would like to get more!

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of fdig23
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of B33R501
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

i dont know if this is different from their regular rye ipa (never had it) but it is listed as fresh hop rye. i do know this was delicious, maybe even a little better than my favorite fresh hop port high tide, tasted side by side tuesday night.

pretty darkish amber and clear. big fresh hop blast aroma and taste, bitter grapefruit noted with that distinct simcoe hop flavor. nicely mated and very drinkable. i like the bitter, dry finish. notes of spice from the rye, not like hop rod rye but still noticeable.

would certainly get this again.

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monika1
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lambdon
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Flip_Smash
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dock Street Rye IPA from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
4.03 out of 5 based on 176 ratings.
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