Hop Kitchen - RyePA | New Belgium Brewing

Hop Kitchen - RyePAHop Kitchen - RyePA
BA SCORE
3.9/5
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:
#7,610
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
301
pDev:
8.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
67
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 301 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance had a golden amber color with a half finger white foamy head that dies and leaves a nice clingy foamy lacing clinging extremely nicely against the pint glass. The smell had the rye and the hops combine super nicely in front and let the malts settle in the background. It does try to add a decent citrus background but even that stays in the background for the most part. The taste was mainly bitter through the hops and rye but eventually the malts do play a part of a somewhat clean sweet complimentary citrusy goodness; no aftertaste but has a quick dry finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium in body, slightly sessionable and I think it could be fairly decent with food. Overall, in my opinion, this is a pretty good Rye AIPA that I’m pretty sure I’d have again.

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Photo of themegamancave
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerTest
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdamSteve
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slycy690
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of briandaube
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
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 -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greencovesteve
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of walterk
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jfstermer
3.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerLover99
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
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 -1.5%
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 +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
3.03/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

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 Metalsnota
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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 keng1343
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barracudajenkins
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Hop Kitchen - RyePA from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 301 ratings
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