Rye IPA | Black Market Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co.
California, United States
blackmarketbrew.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Beerandraiderfan on 01-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
158
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
14.44%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
22
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of puck1225
4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An underrated beer in my opinion, but I like rye beers. Got a can of this during a recent California visit. Nice rye smell and taste. It looks great too, beautiful head and lacing. I would buy this again if available in Texas!

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice and almost clear amber with a big foamy and sticky off white head. Smells of freshly cooked grain like when visiting a hard at work brewhouse, followed by a good amount of grapefruit and pine Hoppy goodness. Taste follows with an initial hint of sweet and spicy grain being overwhelmed by a flood of citrus and pine bitterness. Feel is mildly chewy, medium carbonation, and well bittered. Overall, I love this beer and think it is a good example of rye well used in an IPA. Cheers!

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Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
4.78/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From Colagallo. In shaker glass, st Hotel Carmen in Granada. Geiser when opened but I transported it very badly. Smooth, resinous and with tasty tropical fruits notes. Very drinkable. Explosion of aroma when opened

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Photo of arizcards
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop on 10-1-16 for $1.83. No canning date visible.

Beer poured golden with a very nice white head.

Nose had hints of citrus.

Taste was very well balanced between the malts and citrus hops with a touch of rye and citrus pith leftover as the winning residual flavors.

Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied and fairly refreshing.

Overall i liked this beer as it paired very well with the Kung Pao pork Da Boss made for dinner.

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Photo of JavierGC
4.83/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thumper92
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

My favourite IPA right now, some disagree but this is definitely worth the $7 a pint

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Photo of EdrickCS
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2016 on tap at the brewery. Very solid beer. Great gold/amber color. Nice grapefruit hop/rye bill, and decent finish. Would come back again to have this one.

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Photo of jheimiller
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandonwnw
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.58/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Has the appearance of rye, light brown color, full 1"+ of head on it. Aroma lacked hopping or rye.

Taste also lacked hops, even the bitterness. Rye and brown malt most pervasive in the mouthfeel. Just wasn't anything going on here that I was looking for. Expectations a little higher than average because of some of the good Black Market stuff I've had.

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Photo of diesburg
4.66/5  rDev +27%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Even though I live in Seattle I really don't like hops to be the focus of my beer. That said, this is the best IPA I have had for my tastes. The light spiciness from the rye works well alongside the the normal hop flavors giving it some balance. There's also added complexity with a large amount of fruit and light floral-ness (although not as strongly scented as I would expect from the flavor) instead of focusing on overpowering bitterness. I'm not sure how the hops-lovers will feel about it, but I found it overall to be one of the few hops-focused beers with enough other flavor to make it interesting instead of one-sided.

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Photo of ktvton
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Pours a sligtly hazy deep amber color with a nice two fingers of creamy head. Nice sticky lacing.

S: Mostly fruity aroma upfront with some hints of mango and floral notes. Very pleasant.

T: Bright citrus, zesty, grapefruit notes nicely balance out the hop bitterness. Faint pale malt sweetness.

F: Medium body.

O: Very enjoyable beer. I would definitely get this again.

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Photo of LuauLarry
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dradair
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soco89ziegler
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First of all, I am not the biggest fan of IPA's. However, this is a good brew. Very smooth, clean, hoppy taste. Love the higher abv, one of my biggest complaints about IPA's is the 5-6% abv average, and this beer hides it well. I have been coming to black market since they opened, and this is definitely one of their top year-round beers.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can see why the reviews for this beer are all over the place. It shows promise from first pour - a nice amount of frothy head with a golden/orange body provide plenty of promise. The smell is faint, but on par for the style, with citrus hoppiness popping up and fading. I really like the rye character of this brew, which has just enough spice to put a smile on your face. The high ABV hides in the weeds before it pops up to say hello. Overall, this is interesting, if a bit complicated.

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Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to screamforme for sending this my way in a recent trade.

Frankly, I'm a little bit shocked that the scores are not higher for this one. In my opinion, this is a very good beer. The rye packs a nice spicy punch to the malt bill and the hops are bright and bitter. I'm loving the balance that this has. Perhaps others have gotten cans that are not as fresh but this is right on point. I could pound these. I received two cans in the trade and smoked through both of them. Very well done, Black Market!

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Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jamesod
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Rye IPA from Black Market Brewing Co.
3.67 out of 5 based on 158 ratings.
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