Hop Kitchen - RyePA | New Belgium Brewing

Hop Kitchen - RyePAHop Kitchen - RyePA
BA SCORE
76.7%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 301 ratings
Hop Kitchen - RyePAHop Kitchen - RyePA
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
Ranking:
#7,478
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
301
Liked:
231
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
8.21%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
67
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 301 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of slugman
4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I missed this wonderful, "grassy" IPA when it was originally released, but am happy I tried it today in a new sampler from New Belgium. RyePA is an intense, hoppy experience with citrus notes but more of a "grassy" flavor. Very complex and very satisfying. Thanks for bringing this to those of use that missed it in the past. Anyone who likes Ranger but wants more of a flavor kick, definitely should try this while it is available.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.64/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hop Kitchen - RyePA - New Belgium Brewing, as part of the seasonal "Folly" variety pack. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this beer's head is two fingers thick and off-white, with web-like lacing, and a clear oak brown body.

Smells like a nicely executed blend of juicier hops and rye malts. This oughtta be good...

I taste a sweeter, cleaner version of what I've described in the aroma. Wow, what a balanced taste here of juicy hops with rye tartness. This is just...hang on a sec *takes another quaff*.

Mouthfeel here is clean and surprisingly quenching. Mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll choose rate my first B.A. brew of the year with a very solid 4.75. I mean, if we're "reviewing to the style", this will be tough to dethrone IMO. I implore thee, PLEASE get the new Folly pack& go for this ASAP!

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snow81
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange-red Amber, like maple syrup straight into your glass. Sticky lacing down the sides from the off white head. Aromas and flavors are a beguiling mix of spicy rye bread, earthy tobacco leaf, pine needles, toffee, grapefruit pith, and just a squeeze of orange citrus. Bitter finish. Overall I have to say this beer impressed me.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Derek
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jharris0624
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of rapayn01
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is by far the best New Belgium beer I've had and this is not a back-handed complement. It is terrific. it packs a lot of flavor and frankly reminds me of a high quality west coast IPA. I'd compare it to a Green Flash. The rye is not as prevalent as in others of this style, though I want to try more to check this out.

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Photo of p-wagz
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of ToddGingerich
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of troyvar
4.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

RyePA brewed by New Belgium Brewing, with a 6.60% ABV. This brew pours out a deep amber color with a small white head. The smell of RyePA is rich with hops. Then you pick up on the grains and malts. This brew has the look and smell of most IPA's brews on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You first pick up on the boldness and bitterness of hops. Then you pick up on the smoothness of grins and malts. There is a lot going on in this IPA. RyePA has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouthfeel of RyePA, is rich, bold, clean, and refreshing. You really can't pick up on the 6.60% ABV of this brew, it is just that smooth. This was better than what I was expecting . Overall I'm giving RyePA a 4.5 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. New Belgium Brewing, did a nice job with this one.

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Photo of KD0G
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice copper color with very good lacing.
Smell of the fruity Mosaic hops with slight dank of the Galaxy hops.
Taste is balanced with slight malt spicy sweetness with the fruity dank hops flavor and bitterness.
Mouthfeel is smooth.
Overall very good IPA with good balance.

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Photo of Stezz420
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jordanmtate
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crownrl28
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sholland119
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

S-Spicy rye notes dominate, complemented by grainy malt. Earthy hop notes are present at a low medium level. Orangey hop notes noted as the beer warms. No esters, no alcohol, no DMS.

A-Pour is a crystal clear honey amber. Huge foamy slightly off white head has huge retention and lots of lacing.

T-Very alt forward with a strong rye presence. Grainy malt notes as well. Hop bitterness is medium high. Floral hop flavors are very nice in the mid palate, working in nice harmony with the rye. Finish is smooth and moderately bitter, with nice lingering hoppiness. A light hint of alcohol warming in the finish as well, but at a medium low level.

M-Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. slightly creamy. No astringency.

O-A very tasty rye beer. Strong rye character is well balanced by floral hops. Smooth finish is very pleasant.

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Photo of torwart94
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fear4Beer
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
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 MattyG85
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. Bottle says enjoy by June 8th, 2014.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A spicy and juicy hop froward aroma with good hints of citrus, pine, and rye spice. Upfront mix of earthy, floral, citrus, and herbal hops with some hints of grass and spicy pine resin. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, mango, tangerine, and kiwi. Toasted malt with hints of sweet caramel, grains, biscuit, rye spice, yeast, and cracker. Also some hints of pepper. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely juicy and spicy hop forward taste with good notes of citrus, pine, and rye. Earthy notes of grassy hops and some herbal and floral notes. Spicy pine resin. Citrus fruit notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon, kiwi, and tangerine. Light notes of pepper spice. Solid sweet malt presence with notes of caramel, rye spice, grains, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nicely juicy, oily, and somewhat sticky. Finishes fairly dry.

Overall: A very solid take on a IPA. Good mix of citrusy and piney hops with a nice kick of rye.

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Photo of MKrauss
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rxthree
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Kitchen - RyePA from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 76.7% out of 100 with 301 ratings
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