Rio's Rompin Rye Beer | Epic Brewing Company

Rio's Rompin Rye BeerRio's Rompin Rye Beer
BA SCORE
46.7%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 60 ratings
Rio's Rompin Rye BeerRio's Rompin Rye Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Think freshly baked rye bread in a bottle with just a hint of lemon and spices from the hops and yeast. Both wheat-y and spicy with a light silky texture.

Added by mcallister on 02-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,395
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
60
Liked:
28
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
12.61%
Alströms:
3.88
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of buschbeer
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 pint 6oz bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It has an amber to deep amber body with three inches of tan head.

S - It smells like a loaf of marble rye on the end of a fishing pole (Seinfeld reference).

T - I taste all malt, but it is not too sweet. The rye does a decent job of balancing it out.

M - Thin to moderate

O - When I think of rye beers I guess I think of rye IPA's. This is not an IPA. It is a solid beer and a steal for the price, $3.99.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a dark amber color. The head is one inch of eggshell white foam that recedes slowly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of caramel, toffee, and spicy rye. The taste is similar to the aroma. There is a lot of toffee and caramel with the rye playing a secondary roles. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth texture, and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a nice beer, but it is more of a typical amber ale than a rye beer. I prefer rye beer to showcase the spiciness of the rye, and this beer falls short of that. I can see how people would like this beer, but personally I can't see myself drinking it again.

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Photo of rangerman21
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Date tasted: 5/28/13
Brewery: Epic Brewing Company Salt Lake City, UT
Beer: Rio's Rompin' Rye Beer
Served from: 22oz bottle
Bottled on/born on date: “Release #21”

Appearance: Amber color, cloudy with a slightly off white head. Good head retention

Smell: Hops and a hint of malt

Taste: Starts smooth, finishes with a nice bite of rye spiciness. Lingering hop bitterness in the after taste.

Mouthfeel: smooth, with a bit of bite at the end

Overall: A drinkable beer, but could use a little bit more rye especially given the “rompin'” in the name. The beer is decent, but could use a little something more.

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Photo of flexabull
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very hazy orange color, with some floaters, and a small head. Not very appealing to look at.

Aromas are bready, spicy, and doughy with some earthy tea like hops.

Tastes like an amber ale. Light tea, spices, and creamy caramel malt sweetness. Finish is earthy, crisp, and dry, slightly bitter as well.

Mouthfeel is crisp, with nice body, not heavy.

Overall, this beer redeemed itself after the bad pour. But still, kind of a middle of the road offering.

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Photo of Poupae
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brenden
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The color is a brown-hued dark orange, essentially bronze. This beer has a creamy light tan head , dense and tightly bubbled. It's a full finger tall and falls slowly, but never very far. There's a thick pillow resting on top the entire way, and creamy, clumpy lacing is left in plenty well down the glass.
The smell is pretty unusual to begin with. considering how well that translates to the flavor, it's a little unusual in general. I get the rye, with the peppery bite and the earthiness. I also get fruits, not quite estery, with some herbal notes and a little bit of chalkiness. I think it might be the yeast, and I don't know if that's typical, but it's what's going on here. The herbal note might be from the very light hops, which also impart a little floral bitterness.
The mouthfeel is good, imparting both crispness and creaminess in a body that's medium or close to it. It also takes on a bit of dryness and an interesting minerality.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a deep amber, with massive reds and slight oranges around the edges. There is about a half finger of foam that settles quickly into a thin film along the top of the beer.

S: The nose is rusty, metallic, malty, and spicy. Honestly, that's exactly what I am picking up form it. This beer smells like it's been sitting in a tin can for quite awhile.

T: It's sweet and buttery to start, with solid kick of rye coming in after. There is a subtle heat, and a definite rust bucket quality to this beer. The finish is sweet with mild spice.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet to start, gets spicy and metallic in the middle, and backs down to mild spice and more sweetness in the finish. Caramels linger on the palate.

O: Mehh. This beer is middle of the road. I kinda like it, but it's nothing I'd ever buy again.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of mactrail
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy dark amber in the glass like a Hefeweizen. Handsome foamy lacing and a nearly creamy mouthfeel. Lots of malt, though a bit murky, and plenty of hops. The rye seems to give it that special tangy graininess and enhances the bitter hops. A sharp taste like sourdough bread. A little malty sweetness in every sip followed by the long bitterness. A pleasant quaff and a good example of adding some rye flavors without tipping the boat over.

From the Salt Lake state liquor store along with several other Epic brews. I think it's Release No. 5 at 5.4% ABV.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of benloho
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer #2 in the great Utah Brew Hunt.

I feel like I want to say that this beer is a rye pale ale. It has the rye tones to it, but it's mellow and smooth and not overly obnoxious, as many ryes tend to be. Easy to drink, and a nice low abv make it an easily sessionable ale. I could have dealt with a bit more punch from the rye, but I'll take this as it is.

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Photo of Jason
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bottle with a batch # on the label:

LOOK: Clear brassy hue, excellent lacing

SMELL: Bread, spicy rye, treacle, taffy, plums, broth, herbal, yeast

TASTE: Extremely smooth, creamy, medium body, spicy rye, toasted bread, modest hopping, sorghum, earthy, vague citrus, peppery, faint alcohol, semi-dry finish

A malt bomb that has more than enough rye in it to make its mark on the palate. Very well balanced and still pretty quaffable. Sometimes simple is better.

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Photo of maximum12
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a tasting an the Ale Jail in St. Paul (thanks, by the way!) I was excited to see Epic bombers arrive in Minnesota. Seeing them at Zipp's, this was my first choice, being a rye freak. Evidently batch #3 brewed 4/22/11 per the website; like that, would like a date on the bottle better!

Poured into a couple New Holland glasses as an after-dinner brew post brat/corn. Looks like Lake of the Woods water after a strong wind, like muddled brown tea. Odors are unadultered rye & a bit of damp hoppiness.

Rio's Rompin' Rye is a shot of rye bread. That distinct rye spiciness kicks the snot out of any other subtlety that might be lurking in its depths. Trying harder, there's a spritz of lemon-lime, those gentle muddy hops trying to stave off the rye tide, & that's about it.

A simple, straight-up rye beer that's easy to swig & in the sessionable range, & doesn't sting the wallet like most bombers? Sign me up. A very good beer, & I'm looking forward to more Epic Brewing here in Minnesota.

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Photo of Zorro
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heavy chill hazed red colored beer with a medium sized tan colored head.

Smells strongly of rye and very spicy. Spicy and faintly sour there is a substantial earthy rye aroma. Sweet malt with a strong caramel scent. Faint cookie dough scent.

Starts out a little sweet a spicy with a big rye flavor. Slightly earth rye taste the after taste is the sweet part. Slight mushroom taste. Bitterness level is low.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty rte beer for sure, a recommended beer.

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Photo of drpimento
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice beer. Great aroma, like the deScription - rye bread with a hint of lemon. Flavor’s like nose, bittersweet. Don't pick up much of the spices. Very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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Rio's Rompin Rye Beer from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 46.7% out of 100 with 60 ratings
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