Hop Kitchen - RyePA | New Belgium Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Artisan maltster River Bend Malt House of Asheville, North Carolina, kiln a perfect rye. And when you pair gobs of their spicy rye with heaps of spicy hops you get a great Hop Kitchen Beer. This unique, and collaborative, Rye IPA boasts a bold blend of Simcoe, Galaxy, Cascade, and Mosaic hops to bring a thunderous 75 IBU. Have a sip and feel the bang.

Added by schnarr84 on 02-25-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
300
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
67
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 300 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of themegamancave
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerTest
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdamSteve
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slycy690
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of crownrl28
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briandaube
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This pours a warming caramel tan in the glass. I get a light peppery beady aroma with hints of candied orange on the aroma. There's a bready note on the beer, with a tasty pepper note and some orange marmalade. It's a good one.

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greencovesteve
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jfstermer
3.31/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerLover99
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sticky laced, light copper beer. Nondiscernable barley and grain smell, with a variety of hops to taste. Pretty medium bodied ale. Light bitterness with fresh ingredients. I notice a clean feel - a wash if you may - so it has little to no lingering bitterness. Good IPA and would drink again, no question.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear plum-orange with an off-white medium-thin head. Head retention is modest, but with great and tight lacing left behind. Spicy rye, floral, herbal, and pine hop notes compose a spicy, but dry aroma. The flavor profile is cut and dry. Rye opens it up, with pine, herbal, and floral hop notes coming in next. Mouth feel is medium-full, with a spicy, abrasive texture. Overall, it's a good rye brew. The rye really keeps the notes in the aroma and flavor short and spicy.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Peter_M_Morris
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
3.03/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jordanmtate
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Metalsnota
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MKrauss
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fear4Beer
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not a huge IPA fan, but this was pleasant. Very hoppy but also balanced with malt. It isn't overly bitter but it does have bitters. I liked it. It was a great blend of hops and malt. New Belgium is doing big things!

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Photo of keng1343
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barracudajenkins
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorreg
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Hop Kitchen - RyePA from New Belgium Brewing
3.97 out of 5 based on 300 ratings.
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