Rustic Rye IPA | Bootlegger's Brewery

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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
Ratings:
257
Reviews:
104
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.78%
 
 
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3
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27
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Orange golden in the glass with a classic off-white head. Looking good.

Nose is light with yeasty easters, light lemon.

Taste - classic styling here. Very well balanced. This one goes down easy with big points in the drinkability column. Hoppiness really comes through - IPA yes. Have had other ryes in the past where the rye really dominates. While I like that extreme, not really getting that here, though the beer is quite good.

Carbonation is just north of mild. Sipping this one well chilled on a hot Southern California evening, this one hits the spot tonight. Given the solid drinkability of this beer, unfortunately my glass will soon be empty.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Hanson’s Market in San Clemente, Calif.
Price: $4.29
Purchased: July 7, 2014
Consumed: July 10, 2014
Misc.: Tons of foam poured out of the beer after I opened it

Poured a honey, orange, hazy color with six fingers of frothy, off-white head. Above average foamy layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Good-to-great retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled earthy rye hops, wet Cascade hops, cantaloupe, sweetened iced tea, green peas, light asparagus, broccoli, corn chips and some caramel notes.

Tasted a tad better than the smell, but still not that great. Got those earthy rye hops again to lead. Also buttery notes, cantaloupe, lemon grass, honey, sweetened iced tea, citrus hops, caramel, cough drops, lemon and some vegetable notes. Felt like a kind of cheap taste, but grew on me as it went down.

Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. Could hardly taste the alcohol.

This rye IPA really grew on me. Not too bad and a great value for the price ($4.29).

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Rustic Rye IPA from Bootlegger's Brewery
3.6 out of 5 based on 257 ratings.
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