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Dock Street Rye IPA | Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

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Dock Street Rye IPADock Street Rye IPA
BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
178 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#5,999
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
178
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
21
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Ratings: 178 |  Reviews: 59
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of djrn2
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.59/5  rDev +15.9%
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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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to Mr Holland for sending me this growler. I had this one on my wants for over a year, why you ask, on recommednation from another fine BA that it was a smooth mellow IPA that I had to try, and try I did. Served cold and poured into multiple pint glasses, this one was consumed on 04/15/2009.

The pour was very nice, light pale amber with a small light head of white that caem up to maybe a half an inch on the sides of the glass, before settling down into a broken crown. The aroma was very well balanced. Lots of bready malts here that were tied in with a nice light piney hop and a touch of light spice from the rye. The flavor was a carbon copy of this. Smooth, mellow, very well balanced and super drinkable. Started out with that nice clean feel and really well balanced profile. Nice overall presentation here as the hops were played on very well with light notes of rye and biscuit like malt flavor. The growler was easily demolished during the night.

Overall this was a very very drinkable and sessionable IPA and I am very glad I was finally able to track it down!

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
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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3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
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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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of jwc215
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
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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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
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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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a orange color with a 2" head that lasts a while. Thick lacing develops during the session.

Smell: citrus, grass, and floral bitterness are up front while some fruit sweetness is hidden in the background.

Taste: the rye really come through here. Caramel, citrus, some soft pine, loads of floral bitterness, and some fruit sweetness make up a different than normal IPA. There seems to be a bit of spiciness that shows up at the finish here too.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is long as the bitterness lasts a while.

Drinkability: this is an interesting IPA that takes you away from the norm today. Easy to consume and very flavorful, so you will not grow tired of this at all.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
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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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BARFLYB
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass.

A- DSRIPA holds a dark brown/copper mix with not much transparency through the glass. Does not look too thin and a nice off white 1inch head stayed a float for a few. Some patches of lace, nothing significant. Looks rather dark for an IPA but that's probably from the rye addition.

S- Good mix of the Rye plus the hops, in fact I would sat it's evenly split as the hops don't jump out at you. There is a good malt base that is very noticeable giving sweet bread baked fresh. Some pine and a mild fruit array of apples etc.

T- A nice Rye Beer. I would say that's the main taste with the hops coming in second with the malts felt all throughout. With the rye is a slight spice taste as well. Tough to get a big hop taste with the other ingredients being up front. Sweet, malty and bready with a fruity sweet aftertaste with pear and apple.

M- No complaints here. Medium build with some carb felt but not overly crisp. This one is a smooth sipper or gilper however you prefer. The balance between the main ingredients keeps this one interesting. Just the right amount of bitterness to keep this within the two styles. A nice aftertaste that leaves you wanting more.

D- A bit higher than sessionable, but the taste makes it good for a few IMO. I've had a few rye beers in my time but this is in the top five and I was quite impressed. Here's to hoping that dock street can keep up this pace and pumping out some good brews.

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3.62/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of weeare138
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to axilla for sharing the growler...and roan for the second opportunity...
Appears a semi transparent light orange with a small white cap that slowly fades out. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of hoppy citrus, apricot, grapefruit, and apple.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with the spicey citrus, bitter, yeasty, graininess coming through.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, grainy, bitter, fruity, and zesty.

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Dock Street Rye IPA from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 178 ratings
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