Hop Rye'It | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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Hop Rye'ItHop Rye'It

Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 01-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 62
Photo of hreb
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle (though perhaps not as full as it should be?) served in pint glass. Beer is amber and slightly cloudy and forms no head. Nice citrusy IPA type aroma with a hint of caramelized sugars. Flavor is also like a not-so-pale IPA in profile, with hops forward, and a decent malt balance. This is nowhere nearly as hoppy or floral, but I'm reminded of 90 minute IPA. Rye flavors are pretty subdued, unfortunately. Mouthfeel is substantial and complements the level of the bitter/sweet balance, which is exactly where you want it in a 6.5%, without any deception.

Drinkable and enjoyable if not fantastic.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and a subtle effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam with a bit of an orange cast. Head retention seems pretty good! I like it.

Smell: sweet malt with plenty of caramel character and a hint of rye spiciness. Hops don't jump out at me but are resiny, if anything, in character. Despite its sweetness, this beer seems nicely balanced to me.

Taste: sweet and caramelly with a spicy, prickly character. This reminds me a bit of a strong ale, but pared back a bit. I like it OK, but really it's a little bit messy.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and somewhat effervescent mouthfeel. Not creamy, but that's not what this style demands, anyway.

Overall: I'm glad I've had this beer, but it doesn't grab my imagination. It just seems a little over-done, maybe. I think rye IPA is a concept that still needs to mature, much like the black IPA. I will probably not reach for another one of these, but if you are interested in the latest developments in the world of rye, this is certainly worth a try.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle poured into a large mug. Can't find any dates on the bottle.

Pours slightly cloudy golden color, huge fluffy head, fades slowly, leaves webby lacing. Plenty of carbonation crawling up through the beer. Smell is muted, but pretty. Nice hop profile, floral and spicy.

Taste is rye spicy, honey sweetness, little of the hops that show up in the aroma. A bit too sweet, but not offputting.

Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of zhanson88
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep orange color with a moderate amount of carbonation. About half an inch of head forms which has good retention, and decent lacing.

Smell: A pretty malty smell overall. Caramel and a bit of spicy rye form the backbone. A bit of sticky citrus and resin makes up the hop component.

Taste: Nice caramel malt backbone up front, with some definite rye notes following. The rye imparts a nice bready dryness and spicy notes. The hop character is floral, with citrus and a bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with nice carbonation. Finish is semi-dry. Overall, I enjoyed this beer. A bit malt heavy for me, but it was well done.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass

A- Poured a dark sem-hazy amber color with beautiful fluffy and frothy off-white head. Left dense lace all over the glass.

S- Big rich and sweet caramel and toffee, spicy rye and hop character, some orange citrus

T- Lots of rich caramel malt flavor, citric hops, spicy rye notes,

M- Quite smooth and creamy, soft carbonation, finished dry

O- Really good Rye-PA, more balanced with the malt character than others.

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Photo of Reidrover
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz from Fred Meyer in N.Salem. $3.69 Pours a nice dark orange( darker then the usual IPA) colour with a good sized creamy off white head. Fresh piney citric hop aromas..some caramel malt but getting no rye. Again the flavour is good piney/pineapple/grapefruit hops with a smooth caramel backbone..there is maybe a good touch of the rye in the end taste. Nice on the tongue smooth yet complex. Nice IPA but not much rye on show

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Photo of srhoadsy
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured chilled into a fluted tulip.

Pours a nice dark hazy amber color with half inch beige head that recedes leaving light surface layer with moderate lacing.

Smells of sweet tropical fruits. Mainly guava and papaya. Did not get much spice from the rye.

Tastes of tropical fruits and caramel malts. Still not picking up much spice from the rye.

Light to moderate body with sweet but crisp finish and mild aftertaste.

Overall a good IPA but was expecting more of spicy profile form the rye.

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Photo of cswhitehorse
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Hop Rye It came from a 22oz bottle into the English Shaker glass. It had a small foam head with very little lacing on the glass. The smell was unique in that I got some interesting notes of butterscotch and molasses. The taste was spicy due to the rye and the hoppiness was not overbearing. It was more on the drier scale than sweet. It left a slight bitterness on the tongue and was soft to the palate. Overall not my favorite rye but not too bad.

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Photo of vkv822
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz : tulip

Amber red, with a thick, foamy white head that dissipates fairly quickly and leaves some lacing.

Big citric hop profile in the nose. Faint rye backing. Quite inviting.

The taste is pleasant, citric hops, with more of a balanced caramel and rye balance.

Medium+ body with average carbonation.

A well done, hop-forward rye beer. And while the taste was still enjoyable, it was just not quite as hoppy/flavorful as the nose led me to expect.

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Photo of Brad007
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm amazed in the sudden influx of rye beers around here. No seriously, there haven't been many local examples lately.

Pours a beautiful amber color with a touch of gold and a one-finger head into my glass. It's clear and refined.

Sweet, lightly spiced rye greets the nose followed by a subdued note of crystal. Reminds me of the several rye beers I used to homebrew.

This one is more on the rye side with just a touch of pine to accentuate the spice. Very easy-drinking.

Finishes with a good dollop of spice. Hard to describe otherwise.

Very nice. The carbonation could be turned down a bit but otherwise, you've got a great rye ipa here just begging for one who savors rye to enjoy it!

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Photo of Scotchboy
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into my Jackie O's tulip.

A: Darker golden colors belies the rye malt base of this beer; excellent lacing from an off-white head.

S: Big floral hop component with a noticeable constant citrus hop undertone. Lots of rye maltiness, fresh toast, possibly caramel as well.

T: Smooth malt base of noticeable rye supports a prominent fresh floral hop character, citrus, orange...light amounts of spices. Moderate bitterness; grapefruit rind? Very nice, it begins balanced and finishes with big floral hops and citrus blossoms.

MF: Creamy-ish medium body, bitter but not too dry mouthfeel.

O: Really nice rye IPA. The hops are very fresh and floral, the rye is well integrated with the malt without seeming overly 'bready'. To me, this is more of an IPA than a straight up Rye Beer.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a thin off-white head with good retention and slippery lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and sweet malt, hints of pineapple. Flavor follows with bright citrus hops, sweet malt and lots of citrus and citrus rind; orange and grapefruit. A very light rye sourness that blends nicely with the citrus notes. Medium bodied with a hint of creaminess. A rather unusual and fun to drink rye beer that has nice IPA influence. Nicely done.

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Photo of caseyscarb
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

10 Barrel Hop Rye-It

A deep hazy amber color. The nose gives a strong hoppyness with notes of yeast and pineapple.

The taste is playing more on the bitters, but they are toned down and balance out very well.

This beer is tasty and a solid choice for the price.

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Photo of Vancoubeer
4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Just ran into this and for 4 dollars I love these guys seasonals. Out of the bottle it has a burnt orange color. Its hazy and the sediment in the bottle tells me this is either unfiltered or centrifuged. Held up to light you get tons of orangish colors and its not allowing me to see the tv. Looks good. When it comes to the smell I get citrus. Sweet hop citrus. Seems like the crystal hops they dry hopped on were a good choice. Wow the taste is balanced. It tastes like is a bit stronger than 6.5% That's totally the rye. As for the bitterness it does not hit you until the end of the pour but its mild. In regards to the hops, the citrusy smell is not so much in the flavor. This is a very good IPA and for a spring seasonal this is no "session beer" that is lacking flavor. Its a full on balanced yet best of both main ingredients. You get the spicy rye characters and the bitterness you normally get in an IPA. This is a winner if you ask me. The mouthfeel is nothing special or out of the ordinary. Its above average. Its what you would expect from an IPA. No more. No less. One thing it has going for it is its not too carbonated yet there is enough to cleanse the mouth. Great Beer. Check it out. I am totally going to try this again. See what happens when its not so fresh. This is not your normal 4 dollar beer. I would pay 6 for it if I did not know any better.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stopped in at Brewer's Haven tonight on the way home from work and stumbled onto this new beer.. Paid $4ish...

Label says "Spring Release Hop Rye'It IPA: We like Rye - you like IPA, so we met in the middle and brewed up Hop Rye'It. Flaked and malted Rye give this beer a full mouthfeel and slight spice while generous amounts of dry hopped Crystal finish the beer on a floral note. 'A damn good beer' "

Poured into my slim tulip... 1 finger off-white head atop a slightly hazed orange brew.

Nose is fresh and clean hoppiness .. definite floral notes and a bit of citrus... maybe even some citrus blossom... rye malts are pretty heavy.. crispy with a light toast.

Nice bitterness up front.. pale malt and some dry toast mid palate add just enough sweetness to really make the floral note shine.. background citrus hoppiness... long lingering flowery hops on the finish... very long and fresh.

Body is definitely thicker than a standard IPA... also more "slippery" if that is a good descriptor.. sorta thick, but melts away quickly... interesting... and odd. Very nice.

All 4's... I would go into the .25 increments, but haven't figured it out how to make it jive with my other reviews. :-)

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Hop Rye'It from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
3.82 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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