Dock Street Rye IPA | Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

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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

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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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2.25/5  rDev -44.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.19/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had a long wait between planes at the Philadelphia Airport, an excellent excuse for a couple IPAs at the Jet Rock Bar & Grill. This bar has a large selection on tap, including one of my favorites, Victory's Hop Devil, so I thought I'd try this rye IPA to see how it compared with Hop Devil. Drinking a Philly IPA in PHL seemed real PC.
Poured a big head. Bartender took a while to pour foam off to tame my glass. Foam dense, long lasting, made good rich scummy lace the way I love it.
Color is hazy brownish amber, the haze murkier than just chill haze, with a yeast beast that flipped up from glass bottom after something like five minutes when high carbonation floated it.
Smell of sweet yeast buns, hops not as dominant as I like them in IPA style.
Taste real molasses malty yeasty sweet, not balanced by enough hops for an IPA, though aftertaste brought out some hop echo. Hop character was too simply piney, needed more variety to balance maltiness. I was drinking in a "Rock" bar, so thought of the need for more notes in the chord. Mouth feel nice and thick and chewy, one of the best things about it.
Wouldn't want more than one of these when Hop Devil is available. For a while I had two glasses to compare from and much preferred the devilishly complex hops in Victory's IPA to this too-simple Dock St rye brew.
Still, if Hop Devil weren't available, I'd drink more of this next time I'm in Philly.

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3.21/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

on draft, in a shaker pint glass

dark golden orange in color. slightly herbal hop aroma, and sweet malt. taste is too sweet, needs more hop bitterness to balance it out. Wouldn't call it a Rye IPA.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had this on 2010-07-10 at Capone's

A - Hazy mahogany, short light, tan head

S - Mild pine

T - Sweet, rye malt flavor gets submerged quickly by instense hop bitterness. Plenty of pine and some citrus flavors. I definitely enjoy high IBU levels but this one didn't do it for me because not enough of the malt characteristics came through the bitterness after the first second or two.

M - Creamy with medium body and carbonation

D - One was enough

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3.43/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of citrus, rye. Taste is sharp rye, spicy, pepper stands out, minty hops, none of the citrus in the aroma, fairly bitter. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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