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
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
175
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
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3
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Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 175
Photo of tone77
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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Photo of StonewallSipper
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Color is a nice medium brown, aroma is very malty, rye, taste is smooth, getting no hop flavor only rye and malt, no aftertaste. Overall a nice beer, just not my kind of IPA.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have visited Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant in west Philadelphia on numerous occasions and I have taken away some of their large format bottles, but it was only recently when The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop here in Lancaster put some of their 12-fl. oz. bottles out as singles that they registered on my radar.

From the bottle: "An aggressively hopped American India Pale Ale brewed with columbus, simcoe and amarillo. The use of 20% rye gives this ale a unique dry and spicy character."

Another bottle, another Pop!, another day at Chez Woody, Rye-t? Wrong! My Achilles heel is rye, which is why I have numerous bottles of rye whisky here and very few of any other distilled spirit. I am VERY anxious to get this one going. A heavy-handed pour netted two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with good retention. Color was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with NE-quality clarity and Deep Amber highlights. Nose smelled of black pepper and spearmint/peppermint and man, was my mouth watering! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was spectacular with a full-frontal assault of black pepper and an unidentifiable mintiness on the tongue and in the mouth, filling my sinus cavity & making me yearn for the next wave to hot the beachhead. Finish was dry, cool, dry and minty. I felt like I had just brushed my teeth and used fluoride rinse since it was so minty and clean. Swoon!

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Photo of jakecattleco
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle of unknown age at Red Owl into a tulip. Pours an amber bronze with 1+ fingers of medium density khaki head that left nice leaving. Nose is piney, plenty of Simcoe coming through. Taste has plenty of pine, and some spiciness. Finish lingers a bit, as I've found with most rye beers. Mouthfeel is medium body and similar medium carbonation. Very nice rye IPA. I'd have again, but not more than one.

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Photo of 57md
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brownish copper with over a finger of head. The nose is both bready and hoppy. The flavor is predominantly nutty and malty with a good dose of rye spice. The finish shows off the hops that are not super abundant but sufficient for a nice hybrid ale such as this.

Hard to classify but this is part brown ale, part rye, part IPA - all good.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Deep dark amber with thick fluffy white head that lasts, lots of lace. Toasted bread and peppery rye in the nose. Taste is malty and peppery with a fair amount of piney bitterness, big flavors that work really well together. Medium mouthfeel. Overall bold flavorful rye IPA, good stuff.

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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 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 gamera
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A nice rye I had on draft while stuck in Phillys airport. Very drinkable but it doesn't stand out from the crowd of Rye IPAs. I will take a Founders RyePA or Hop Rod Rye over this but am not sad I ordered it.

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Photo of jmdrpi
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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Photo of BrianJohnson
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another on-tap Philly airport tasting. Nice rye flavor and nice and hoppy. I think a bit lacking in smell though. Nothing extraordinary, but very tasty. Wouldn't seek out to buy in a bottle shop, but still very enjoyable. Pretty akin to most of the other rye IPAs I've had.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at a bar in the Philadelphia airport.

A: Hazy dark amber body with a finger of off-white froth. Pretty good retention, decent lace. Not bad.

S: Spicy, with hops and rye both contributing. Not too intense or complex, though.

T: Spicy, leafy hops right up front, with bready malt and spicy rye building in midway through. Long, bitter finish. Pretty tasty, but nothing spectacular.

M: Creamy, full carbonation in a medium body. Excellent.

O: Pretty good beer. I'd gladly drink it again, but won't be seeking it out.

Cheers!

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Photo of philerman
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a larger growler filled at Devon PA Whole Foods into a Nonic glass. Not too much head and just a bit of lacing. Pours a cloudy coppery hue. Faint flowery pine smell. Taste is very hop forward, more bitter than most IPA's in this range that lingers a bit. Overall another impressive entry in Dock Street's lineup.

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Photo of stakem
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft offering at the source. The brew appears a hazed copper color with a finger of frothy to silky off-white head. A full wall of lace paints the glass as the cap fades. When swirled, a finger gets revived across the top.

The aroma is fruity and floral with accenting citrus hop qualities. A soft touch of alcohol is also present blending together quite well. While the nose is not bold by any means, it is enjoyable without fault.

The taste mimics the aroma with mild biscuit grain feel slightly imparted by the rye inclusion. The hops present thenselves with flavors that are grassy with some vegetative matter. It displays a pleasant resinous feel across the back. It is surprising how fruity, floral and citrus-like the aroma is with the flavor being quite contrasting.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall this is a smooth and easy drinking brew that I would have again if the opportunity presented itself. I bet this brew is pretty awesome when fresh.

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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 BeerForHokie
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at DSB.

Pours a dark gold color,opaque. Dime thin layer of head stays on it throughout. Piney and hoppy smell,nothing fantastic or overwhelming.

T-citrus and pine,seems like a pretty standard ipa,which is not a knock

M-here's where this beer shines. Absolutely smooth on the palate,very pleasant

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Photo of tobelerone
3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Cloudy amber color, little head and what's there has low retention and minimal lacing.

Mild aroma, faintly metallic, floral, grassy hops, muted malt. Flavor is also fairly mild and a bit muddled; bitter and lightly sweet, with a touch of spicy rye, and a vaguely metallic note. Brewery describes this as "aggressively hopped" but it came up a bit short for me. Again, there's the spiciness from the rye, which is nice, and a little grassy flavor, but the hops are mostly generically bitter and not particularly nuanced.

Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Pretty average for the style.

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz pint glass enjoyed on-tap at the Whole Foods in Glen Mills, PA.

A: Pours a mildly hazy almost clear orange amber color. 1/4 finger of off white head initially, but that faded really quickly into just a ring around the outside of the glass. I do get some sticky lacing, but not tons.

S: I get some earthy, piney hop aromas. Along with that comes the spiciness from the Rye. It's a nice blend of the two.

T: Up front, you get some of those piney hop bitter notes. They are certainly more earthy hops used here, instead of the floral or fruity types. As the sip moves to the middle of the mouth, the spice from the rye malts matches up will with the hops. It's actually fairly balanced and easy drinking. The finish is nice and crisp IPA like. Leaves you wanting another sip.

M: Medium bodied IPA.

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Photo of SFLpunk
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz pour at Jet Rocks in the Philly airport. Chilled pint...damn, forgot where I was otherwise I would have specified.

A nice hazy orange brown with thin stark white head. Nose is a bit closed due to the cold temp. A little floral perhaps. Palate has a nice flavor profile, tastes like rye bread, bitter grapefruit rind and a little something like wood or mulch, an earthiness.

Nice, would have again.

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Photo of xnicknj
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap in philly

Pours a clear cherry red color with some darker amber hues. A layer of beige head rests on top, retaining for a while while leaving curtains of lacing on the glass.

A punch of hops with pine tones and some rye driven spice. Sweeter caramel malt and citrus mix in as well, with very faint alcohol.

Slice of bitterness up front on the tongue with some pine and resiny edges. Tempered by citrus tones with orange and pulp, along with some noticeable rye flavor. Decent malt backbone with caramel and bready tones, a bit sweet. Finishes bitter and dry with a dash of rye spice.

Medium bodied, decent carbonation, sticky and chewy on the tongue. Very nice integration of rye and malt into an already hoppy beer - I'd definitely drink this again.

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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 scottbrew4u
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Manayunk Tavern.
A: Served a clear amber color with a pillowy white head capped on top. Light bubbles rising.

S: A fresh citric and spice combination going on from the generous hops and the rye. Some tropical fruit and orange peel aromas coming through too. Then a humble but present malt backbone has faint toffee and bready notes with a nice toastedness from the roasted malt.

T: Fresh hops come first which are citric and slightly herbal with some tropical fruit flavors. Not over the top but good bitterness. Some spicis noticeable from the rye and hops possibly. Malt is solid enough to balance the hops and slightly sweet hints of toffee and fresh bread. finish is to the bitter

M: Smooth low carbonation with a medium body and just a bit of noticeable alcohol warmth.

D: This was my favorite beer of the night it was so balanced and fresh tasting that my tastebuds were pleased with each sip. One of the best beers I have had from Dock Street. Get it when in Philly!

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Photo of Durge
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found at the Jet Bar on Terminal D at Philadelphia Airport this shows a yellow brown color, a cloudy iced tea appearance with a whispy off-white head and decent lacing. The nose detects crisp citrus hops, lemon-orange and bready caramel sweetness in the background. Quite tempting. The flavor comes on with a sturdy woodsy grain mixed well with the citrus bite. Carbonation is modest but arguably adequate with a supple, near chewy feel in a solidly mid-body brew. This is not highly rye flavored by my definition of rye (as in bread) but it is a bready/grainy IPA and is very agreeable and equally drinkable. This has some flavor balls, with plenty of bitterness but an unusually strong grain character. Is it rye? A bit. I'd like more of a rye definition in this but no real complaints here. It's a fairly unique, quality IPA with a rye idea. Good job Dock Street.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy amber color with a thick white heading.Heading does stick around for a little while and some good lacing. Smell is heavily malty with toasted and a dry rye aroma.Taste is not much different. A heavy maltiness with a solid almost even backing of rye malts. Slight twinge of bitter hoppiness that is left lingering on the palate for a while.An awesome spiciness to go along for the ride as well. Slight buttery slickness left in the mouth as well. Medium bodied with great retention.

This is a favorite of mine.

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