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:
301
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
67
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 301 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of trevorreg
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of evanwoertz
4.59/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire123
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MisledTitan
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zach_960
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rapayn01
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
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 ngaron
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brent_B
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jho3325
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJChaseTheBase
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very nice presentation for a Rye pale ale by New Belgium. Has a nice drinkable pine w/ minimal citrus notes taste w/ a particular dank like scent to it. Very nice beer although I don't feel a wow factor, but I feel the tip back and kill it factor when drinking this beer. Smooth and subtle.

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Photo of akolb
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: chocolate, pepper, rye bread, grapefruit, pine. Very savory. Love it.
Appearance: red-brown, great head
Taste: rye bread, spice, grapefruit, orange, quite bitter, earthy, sweet malt, toffee. Delicious and multi-layered.
Feel: thick and rich
Overall: A wonderfully complex beer that showcases both malts and hops. Hands down NB's best IPA.

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Photo of gradergator
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jhlosito75
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Decent pale ale with a little spicy rye. Not bad but not memorable.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This is one of the best IPAs I have had in quite a while, if not ever. It was in some regards similar to others, such as the distinctive smell of hops and the notes of citrus. But in all other regards, it was as unique as the name implies. Out of the bottle it pours this nice amber color with a white head, good staying power and very nice lacing down the glass. Pouring it into the pint glass I used it almost looked syrupy, if not thick. What I saw translated to what I experienced - a velvety texture, distantly astringent (but not too much). The brew started out almost sweet and had a nice sharp, bitter end. I'm not a big fan of IPAs (I mostly like stouts) but this IPA might make me a convert.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tgf17
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid rye based IPA. Nothing stands out too much here, but that's kind of the point of a rye style IPA.

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Photo of Tracker83
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldSwampy
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light copper color with a cream head, not too thick but with a little durability. Floral hoppy aroma. Taste starts edgy but not too strong, then opens into malts with the rye note. Hops emerging lightly at first, then stronger and more diverse, standing up over some bready flavor. Creamy, almost sudsy, mouthfeel. Slightly slick bitter hoppy aftertaste (not unpleasant). Not as smoothly integrated as another rye IPA I had recently, but good.

Bottle poured into glass, enjoy by date "22MAY16"

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Photo of Lucular
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hop Kitchen - RyePA from New Belgium Brewing
3.97 out of 5 based on 301 ratings.
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