Rye IPA | Black Market Brewing Co.

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Totalpackage411
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top of the line IPA, this one and black markets liberation IPA are fantastic. this one exceeded my expectations. give this one a try and if your in the area of Temecula check out this brewery.

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Photo of Jboadway
4.87/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Good local beer! Have had both on tap and bottle and flavor is identical. Tap; dark orange with >inch head. Smells sweet with hint of citrus (and I mean hint) r
Flavors Carmel malt citrus and light pine hops. finish with a hint of spice. Bottle was almost the same except a little more hops to my Taste

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Photo of masterchadies
4.8/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a great IPA. I am a fan of West coast citrusy IPA's with the traditional IPA punch.
This IPA has all the above but is also smooth, its like the best of both worlds. Personally I LOVE this IPA, wish they had 6 packs..well done Black Market!!

If you are an IPA fan this is 100% worth trying, a really great Brew!

PS- some of my other favorite "go to" IPA's include Pliney the Elder, Racer 5 and Green Flash. This IPA fits perfectly (IMO) with the above mentioned.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.78/5  rDev +30.6%
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 diesburg
4.66/5  rDev +27.3%
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 Popp24
4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am not sure why other people don't like this beer but this was my favorite one from the tasting flight I had at the brewery. I guess when it comes to IPA's I am not among the group of beer snobs that needs an IPA to kill my palate. I actually like an IPA that you can drink more than one of. The bar tender at the brewery actually said this was a gold medal winner at the Great American Brew Fest. I can see why because I enjoyed it quite a bit. She also told me they were going to be installing a 60 barrel system soon from I think she said they currently had 15 or 16. So it looks like they are definitely expanding. She said they attend to start bottling later on this year.

I have been drinking good craft beers for around 10 years now but have never been able to pick up flavors that others do in their reviews. That being said here is my attempt :)

A: Dark Amber Color.

S: Nice Citrus notes and kinda a sweet smell.

T: You can taste the citrus and also a nice hop bite but nothing overpowering. Also a tad bit of sweetness.

M: Not too heavy or light; easy to drink.

O: I really enjoy this beer and can't wait till they bottle it.

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Photo of SDHoffers
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I put this on tap (Hoffer's) and it lasted just a few days. The viscosity of this citrus heavy brew was like molasses. I couldn't believe how thick and syrupy this came out of the faucet. Very difficult to create any kind of head on this beer but weirdly enough, tons of lacing were left on the glass. Amazing citrus and hop overwhelms the nose on the initial gulp. Mouth feel lingers on the tongue and the roof of your mouth. Although really thick and hop heavy, this RYE IPA was incredibly easy to drink and had just the right amount of carbonation. I don't think this beer will be for those expecting a large amount of actual rye flavor. The flavor of the hops almost completely over powers it, but if you're looking for a damn good IPA with just a touch of RYE then I would highly suggest this one.

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Photo of Thingus
4.29/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Live Review, On tap at Barley and Hops Olde World "Family" Tavern 12/17/11

Second time with this beer, the first time was at the brewery...

Appearance; Translucent gold with touches of yellow at the edges and a light chestnut toward the heart of the glass... Minimal head on my pour although my friend's had a nice one finger head... Quickly disappearing leaving a ring of bubbles and some decent lacing.

Smell; Good citrus notes, hints of fresh hop and pine.

Taste; Again good solid citrus, well balanced with no dominating or overwhelming flavors and a slight sweetness... This is my kind of IPA, I'm not getting a ton of pine (which is a turn off for me) and a relatively short bitter finish (again something I like, I am not a fan of ridiculously long bitter finishes on IPA's)

Mouthfeel; is smooth and lightly effervescent, lively I think is a better term, not overly carbonated, seems just right...

Overall; this is a great IPA that I enjoy quite a bit... I am not the biggest fan of IPA's although that has been changing a bit lately... I'll revisit this at some point as my tastes continue to change, by as it stands now, this is a very solid IPA that I wouldn't hesitate to drink when the mood strikes.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Eureka!Burger Claremont

A: The pour is amber in color with a nice big tan head and some sticky lacing.

S: Wonderful citrus aromas right away. Nicely floral, and combined with the grapefruit and tropical notes, makes for a very fragrant beer. A touch of sweetness with a hint of rye in the background.

T: More of the same on the flavor. Perhaps a touch sweet, but the great hop flavors make up for it. Grapefruit, tangerine, and hints of pineapple along with a nice bitter pine flavor. The rye provides a nice bread quality.

M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.

O: Another good beer in the growing trend of hoppy rye beers.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, spicy rye, with grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops.

T - Starts off with grapefruit, citrus, and pine hops with some sweet caramel malts and a bit of rye. Through the middle, pine hops come through with some more bitterness alongside more spicy and earth rye. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops, bitterness, spicy rye, and some caramel malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, dry, and spicy finish.

D - Very drinkable. Great rye flavor with good overall balance and a nice hop profile.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A rock solid IPA from these guys; this is the only beer of theirs I've had.

Nice dark caramel pour, clean and clear. Foamy off white head of about 3 fingers. Rocky in the middle. Sparse yet sticky lacing.

Aromas of pine and grapefruit dance around, with a bit of caramel and bready spice. Some booze. it does give off more of a citrus vibe than earthy

Flavors are great and down to Earth. Nothing overpowering or arrogant here. Citrus, pine, green grass and pomello fruit. The caramel and rye blend nicely with each other and give the finish and bit of a zip along with the bitterness hops.

Great beer. Not over the top, and is more of what I think what an IPA should be

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Photo of FosterJM
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

716th Review on BA
Draft to 16oz pint
Eureka! Burger Claremont

App- A lighter amber with some streaks of orange and yellow. Big puffy 1-1/2 finger head with great lines of cling and lace.

Smell- Solid aromatics on this nice beer. Strong citrus with tropical dominating. A bit piney and earthy.

Taste- A nice little rye ipa. The hops are assertive and a little bitter, the rye adds a second layer of flavor and the malts tie it all together.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation with a bit of rye citrus on the lasting flavor.

Drink- Another good local beer. This is my wheelhouse a balanced ipa with nice hops and some good citrus. Would like a growler of this for a saturday night!

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Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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 LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a medium bronze amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Nice caramel malt with piney and citrus hops and light rye. Flavor follows aroma with a good caramel malt supporting bright citrus and piney hops. Light grapefruit and a hint of spicy rye. Good mouth feel with a medium body with pleasant creaminess, more than expected from an IPA. A tasty rye IPA with well selected hops supported by a substantial malt body and a good touch of rye, all well balanced. Enjoyable.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice, well balanced IPA. Some of these can be too hoppy, but they kept it nice and real. If I wasn't heading out of town to go back home the next morning, I definitely would have grabbed a couple bombers to go.

I would definitely drink it again, and if I lived in the area, this would be my go-to local IPA for sure. The DIPA was good as well.

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Photo of arizcards
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
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 soco89ziegler
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
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 Ozzylizard
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated can at 40 degrees into shaker
Aroma citrusy, subdued
Head average (4.5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, slooowly diminishing to irregular frothy layer varying between 3mm and 12 mm.
Lacing fair – frothy partial rings
Body dark orange, hazy
Flavor is actually well balanced between malt and hops – some rye spiciness comes through. Unfortunately, this is an IPA, so I expected more hopiness and less balance. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.75, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of hreb
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle clumsily poured into pint glass. Huge amber head tops hazy orange brew. Hello, lacing. Ample aroma of unmalted rye and citrusy hops. Flavor is bold and dry with a solid rye kick. Mouthfeel is a little on the syrupy side, and the finish is not the most crisp. Still this beer is a great example of why Rye and IPA is a killer combination.

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Photo of Retsinis
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer took Gold in it's category at GABF.
I saw the plaque in the tasting room, the medal, and they mentioned it when they poured it. I checked the results, and sure enough, category 8, Gold for 2010.

A: The beer pours a hazy reddish brown, with a small half inch of white colored head that rose, and quickly faded to just a ring of head bubbles on the edge of the glass, nice lacing.

S: I pick up on notes of citrus hops, slight rye spice, caramel, bread.

T: Interesting. The Rye spice flavor, though light curbs the hop bite a bit up front, allowing the molasses & caramel flavor from the malts to come through in the middle. Good balance.

M: Ligh to medium mouth, medium carbonation, a little sticky, with a bitter bite.

O: Well balanced. Not an extreme IPA, or Rye beer, kind of in the middle, which I think is what they were going for. I'm kind of surprised by some of the reviews so far of this beer given how it was judged at GABF. Granted it was not a killer/whale Rye beer, or IPA, but it was good. Maybe something happened at the bars they were served at (Dirty lines, something in transit, bad batch, not sure)

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Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
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 mactrail
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Now in 22 oz bottles. Purchased at Best Damn in San Diego. Aroma of flowery hops. Dark orange amber with a decent, but not long-lasting, head.

Big and richly flavored without an overdose of bitterness. Very spicy and intense resiny sharpness. Nice balance between the scratchy rye flavor and the piney hop flavors. Plenty of malt with some roasted flavors. Rather sweet, which is quite nice with all the hops and sharp graininess.

Quite a pleasant big hoppy beer. One of my favorite breweries in the southern end of SoCal for interesting and well-made beers. Also worth trying on tap if you're in Temecula; seems to be one of the regulars.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A Black Market beer, now from the bottle. No date on the bottle though. 22 ounces, on to the beer:

The beer's color is orange copper with a clean filtered body, which you can spot a few carbonation bubbles running through. The head starts an inch thick, retaining adequately and leaving some lace around the glass. Modestly hoppy even by IPA standards in the aroma, featuring grapefruit, resin, bitter citrus, and toffee crisp.

Bittering citrus flavor is the calling card of this IPA's flavor. Bitter grapefuit in general, but there is the occasional sugar-dusted ones which provide some needed sweetness. Orange and resin notes arrive. Slightly spicy with a noticable alcohol edge, carried by a medium and syrupy body with a soft carbonation.

Satisfying IPA in general. It's in a very competitive market being just north of San Diego, so it may get lost in the shuffle.

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Photo of antibeersnob
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First beer I tried on my tour of the Temecula breweries.

Nice amber color that is missing in so many of todays IPAs. Mouth feel was spot on as was the taste. The smell was a little to subdued for my preference but overall enjoyable.

Very nice Rye IPA that everyone should try out.

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Photo of t420o
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black Market Rye IPA

A- pours a nice hazy golden-bronze color with a 1-1/2 finger light tan head. Good retention and lacing 4

S- nice citrus smells with grapefruit being predominant. Earthy hops, resiny, light malt in balance. Don't really get any rye. Smells very good 4

T- this is a good ipa. Very earthy hops, citrus, slight pine, spicy rye, light malt. None of the flavors are as bold as I'd like but it's a great easy drinker. 3.5

M- good mouthfeel. Carbonation on the lighter side and medium body 4 

O- I was very pleasently surprised by this beer. Solid ipa 3.5


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