Rustic Rye IPA | Bootlegger's Brewery

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Rustic Rye IPARustic Rye IPA
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3.64/5
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259 Ratings
Rustic Rye IPARustic Rye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bootlegger's Brewery
California, United States
bootleggersbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DoubleJ on 01-31-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,721
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
259
pDev:
12.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 259 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of kmoen
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of life_of_agony
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jakepuppo
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of krl2112
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jooler
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's like alpine ale but more hoppy

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Photo of Mrose78
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of salcedo
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass
L: Nice orange color. Very clear. Delicate, off-white head
S: Toasted malt. Hint of acetic acid (vinegar)
T Toasted malt with a tart crispness.
Slight cidery aftertaste.
I'm trying to learn what flavors rye adds to a beer, but I'm not sure I taste it here.
F: Body is on the thin side of medium.
Well carbonated.
O: This is a nice beer. More complex than your standard pale ale, but could still drink this all night long, especially with some good hearty BBQ.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwswigs
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mr-jj
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at congregation ale house

Slightly hazy gold color, aroma of pine and rye bread, taste is balanced. Rye is present but not overwhelming, moderate bitter finish, smooth mouth feel.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RXUYDC
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Disappointing. Thin and innocuous. Tastes more like a session beer. Where is the rye?

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Photo of SensorySupernova
4.9/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance: Yellow-amber with a fluffy white head.

Smell: Very strong floral and piney hops. I had this from a freshly tapped keg; your results may vary.

Taste: Strong bitterness up front, into a rye and malt slightly sweet and very substantial backbone. Leaves a bit of resiny hop aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thick and moderately carbonated.

Overall: Great IPA. The hop bill is nothing new, but the malt/rye backbone sets it apart from the standard West Coast style IPA. I had this from a freshly tapped keg and was blown away. I had it a few months later from the same keg and it was still great - the hop aroma had faded somewhat, but the grains were still delicious.

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Photo of Alpha309
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of kborning
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of RyanStelzner
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Jason_Bo
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of OC_Beer84
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of matttyt
5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of sheenisgod
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Joe_Mahma
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Vincev27
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of anthony-martinez
2.28/5  rDev -37.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Rustic Rye IPA from Bootlegger's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 259 ratings