Raptor Rye IPA | Three Creeks Brewing Co.

Raptor Rye IPARaptor Rye IPA
31 Ratings
Raptor Rye IPARaptor Rye IPA

Brewed by:
Three Creeks Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 01-06-2013

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Reviews by StJamesGate:
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4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at Russell Street Bar-B-Que, Portland

Deep amber with pitted sandstone head.
Rye spice, mango, resin, pineapple - thundering fresh nose.
Caramel and pink grapefruit, then papaya, OJ, and resin hops.
Red grapefruit finish and grassy linger.
Medium, a bit of oil, well chewy.

Amarillo, Bravo and Centennial hops. 20% rye malt

Big and juicy, with just enough rye. Every color of grapefruit is captured in the hop character. Enough caramel and slight smoke to handle BBQ meats.

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More User Reviews:
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3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #73 (Feb 2013):

A whole lot going on here, the rye does a great job of being noticed throughout. Three Creeks was serious when they put IPA on the label as the hop character goes above and beyond, will easily make veteran hopheads happy. This is one of those beers you’d want to pair up with a stinky blue veined cheese.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 6.2%

LOOK: Beautiful amber glow, remarkable head

SMELL: Snappy citrus zest, spicy, fresh tropical fruit, grainy, mild whiff of alcohol

TASTE: Smooth, spicy bite, medium bodied, creamy, green peppercorn, pithy, leafy, biscuity, black tea, clementine rind, oily resin, dank, bitter, guava, grainy hoppy semi-dry finish

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in Sisters.

Deep medium-dark amber with a limited head and a few streaks of sticky lacing.

Aroma: Sweet. Caramel malts with some fruity hops with a faint herbal aspect.

Flavor: Medium strong herbal hop punch with building bitterness partially reduced by the malts. A load of grapefruit and orange peel in the finish.

Feel: Near medium body with appropriate crisp carbonation.

O: recommended as an alternative to a APA.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle bought from Roth’s Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem. $4.79 Pours a hazy burnt orange colour with a nice big thick,creamy off white head. Floral and resiny hops abound in the aroma with a spicy rye and salt caramel aromas also..very nice. Good creamy caramel,spicy rye and earthy hops make the taste very good. Lovely medium and smooth mouthfeel carbonation medium high lends to drinkabilty Excellent rye accented IPA

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of mactrail
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden amber color with that brownish rye color in the Duvel tulip. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth with foam that swirls up with every sip or pour. The aroma is inviting with a grainy tang and something like pollen-laden fruit tree flowers.

Wow, this is a nice surprise. But it's another of the less bitter, more friendly Oregon IPAs. Though probably this should be categorized as a Rye Beer instead of an IPA. The rye is full flavored, resiny, and grainy in a really nice way. Fragrant and malty with that edgy, tangy flavor. One of the best beers I've had in the Northwest. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at the brewery

Golden raisin color with brilliant clarity and little indication of carb. Nose is subtle with just a little grain and hints of grapefruit. Flavor is robust with bitterness balanced well with crystal malts and plenty of grapefruit and orange peel in the hop character. There is a touch of spice on the malt as well. Medium on full bodied with moderate carb and a dry finish. I can dig it.

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3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle.

Appearance- Pours a light copper with half finger of head.

Smell- caramalts, citrus hops, slight spiciness.

Taste- Very similar to the taste with combination of caramalts, citrus hops and slight spiciness.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Has a pleasant smooth bitter finish.

Overall- An American IPA that is not upfront with the hop profile but still is enjoyable. Adding more hops and more spiciness from the rye would make this stellar.

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3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice rye ipa. Best one I've had in bottle from an Oregon brewery. Hazy orange color with a creamy white head. Rye spice goes well with the hoppy bitterness. Very pine forward ipa with a dry finish. Overall I enjoyed this will buy again.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Raptor Rye IPA from Three Creeks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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