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%
 
 
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Photo of maximum12
1.72/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Thanks to kyle2k10 for this 22 oz. bomber...& yes, the haul is almost gone. Only one more in the fridge (sigh). Split with my wife.

The bottle pops like a small firecracker & I stand poised...but no overflow. The pour, however, is like pop rocks & soda, grotesquely rising head even with the softest decantational. Nose is pale sweet malts, gentle floral hops, & a smidgeon of rye; not sure I could I.D. the body unless someone told me its name. Tame.

Black Market's Rye IPA is a weird-ass piece of liquid refreshment. There's an up-front taste that's rye-laced, but not really rye. Earthy in an arsenic, body-odor kind of way. Hops? None apparent. As it warms, the muddiness gets worse & there's really nothing else. This is headed rapidly towards a pipe that leads out of the house.

Glancing at the reviews, I have to believe I got a bum bottle, since this seems like a beer that's right in my wheelhouse; but roaring carbonation is never a good sign. This bottle, however, is dismal.

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Photo of HopHead84
1.96/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

3/4/2011

On tap at URGE.

A: Dark golden orange with a frothy white head. Nice color and good clarity.

S: A lot of caramel malt with bready notes. Light rye presence. It takes much swirling and coaxing to bring out feeble orange notes. Fruit is muted. I guess you could call it subtle, but it just seems quite muted. Hop aroma is lacking.

T: Taste is all over the place. There's a harsh astringent bitterness that suffuses the palate, it's really bruising. A little sweet orange. A touch of rye perhaps. Big medicinal/aspirin taste. Some caramel malt notes. A bit hot in the finish for 7.6%.  Ouch.

M: Lower medium in body with moderate draft carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel and dry, with evidence astringency.

Overall: I hate to trash a beer from a small brewery with few reviews, but this is one to avoid.

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Photo of tyjo26
2.12/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of rawfish
2.48/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Popped the top of the can only to get some overflow, quickly poured into a globe glass resulting in some out of control head, rising up four fingers leaving some awesome spider web lacing on the glass. This follows poor head retention. Lacing only gets better through the drink.

Malty with toasted bread, somewhat nutty and a soft tone of vinous fruit and earthy spiciness indicating rye. Hops are subdued with a makeup largely of pine, some weak citrus and earthiness.

I am aghast at the lack of hops in this "IPA". Malty with caramel, stale bread and maybe a smidge of rye, lightly spicy as the flavor follows through. Hops are vegetative and herbal with bitter earthiness that lingers well after the drink. Ointment and mineral flavor to finish.

Medium body, surprisingly watery and flat feel despite the large indication of carbonation. Bitterness gives the impression of drying but the flavors that are left behind are unpleasant.

Pretty looking beer, leaves nice lacing though the excessive foaming upon the pour was a concern. Aroma gave no indication of anything off but really this beer is sloppy, earthy and an alpha acids swamp. I was always on the fence about Black Market, this beer is strike two.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of XnFM
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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 chad_e_martin
2.62/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I suspect I got a bad batch of some sort...

Poured very hazy amber-dark orange. I cannot see through the glass, not even close. Maybe quarter inch head.

It's got a bit of a malt taste. Not very hoppy. I can't quite place what's going on, but it's like a better version of an IPA I had go wrong as a homebrew.

I'm going to give it another chance, but this is not a good first impression.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.65/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this on tap at Blue Palms during the Reserve Society weekend, while watching the Wolfpack beat up on BC in the bowl game.

Came out a dull light brown color, lots of head. Aroma was almost absent.

Taste, lacked hops. Its an ipa man! Couldn't really detect a rye bill to this, based on the taste, I thought it must be low. Tasted more like a brown ale with higher alcohol. To call this a rye ipa, just seemed like it was missing the most basic premise of what a rye ipa tastes like, hops and that rye spice. Neither were here.

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Photo of jrempel
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ZachHodgson
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of fthegiants
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of nice beige colour, nice cream, nice thickness, and good retention. Colour is a clear pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Translucent. Pretty predictable looking for the style.

Sm: Floral hop character, bittering hops, cream, clean malts, and butterscotch (diacetyl). A mild strength aroma. Not particularly appealing, but it's what you'd expect.

T: Heavy hop bitterness is counteracted somewhat nicely by the full-bodied clean malts, pleasant (yet somewhat dry) cream, and floral character. It's somewhat tasty, but has some major flaws - especially balance. Like most (American brewed) IPAs, this feels more like a dicksizing hop competition than a balanced brew. What a shame. Built pretty standard for the style. It's boring and bland, and certainly not unique, subtle, or complex. It's just like every other mundane IPA out there. Meh. Why brew this?

No alcohol or yeast comes through.

I search for rye, but find very little.

Mf: Smooth (with enhanced coarseness in the third act) and wet, with some cream. Adequate carbonation. Not too heavy on the palate. Good thickness.

Dr: Drinkable but boring. It's an underwhelming IPA to be sure. Even fans of the style can safely skip this one. There's just nothing unique or special to draw me to it. I wouldn't get it again. Where's the rye?

C

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Photo of srandycarter
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Fairly clear copper, small slick head, some cling lace.

S - Very light smell. I get light notes of rye, hops and malt.

T - Rye most present, followed by hops, malt barely a kiss.

M - Simple, not very rounded. Middle not present. Long lingering hop/rye in back of palate.

D - Not bad. Probably won't try again.

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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 travolta
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Some spotted lacing and decent head retention. Very clear and rust color.

Nose: Lacking anything noticeable. Perhaps some cherry, orange, and kiwi. Pine and resin. You have to hunt for it.

Taste: Orange and hops. A nice interplay between dry and syrupy. Not too much of either.

Notes: A totally run of the mill IPA. It does a perfect job of being perfectly "normal". That is what makes it boring.

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Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of danwho
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of casapy
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of snaotheus
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

12oz can at fridge temp poured into a tulip. If there is a canned on or best by date, I can't find it.

Pours slightly hazy with a medium light tan head that fades very slowly, lots of carbonation. Smell is nice -- refreshing pine, slight floral, a little rye spice.

Taste is a little hollow, watery. Nice flavors -- lots of rye spice, very slow nondescript bitter finish, mild orangey sweetness. But, just not integrated well.

Mouthfeel is light, dry. Overall, not terribly impressed, but not sad about the beer either.

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Photo of bennetj17
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.32/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of thedemise
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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