Rio's Rompin Rye Beer | Epic Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
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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
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of flexabull
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
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 rangerman21
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
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 Laklimell
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Bookseeb
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance has a hazy dark amber brown color supporting a fair dissipating head leaving spotty lace. Smell of mainly the rye, citrus with light malt, citrus and hop in the back. Taste is of bitter rye, sweet malt with a balance of hops. mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall a fair rye.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of buschbeer
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
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 Pugs78
4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of RussBecker1
2.86/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

To me this was a classic example of a beer that tries far too hard and accomplishes far too little. For a rye base, the rye was remarkably faint which was not welcoming whatsoever. If I buy a rye beer, I intend to appreciate the complexities in the rye, but with this flavoring it was simply not possible. The intentionally numbing of the rye was intended to sharpen up the palate so it could appreciate both the citrus and earthy bready components. The other flavors however do not mix well with each other creating very separate unpleasant flavors. I was unimpressed here and will skip it next time.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
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 mhaugo
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of LoadedSchells
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - dark amber with a thin lacing of off white head that quickly fizzles away

S - faint bread and citrus

T - apples, faint bread, faint citrus, faint pepper

M - crisp, medium bodied

I bought this in the discount section at Bestway in Greensboro so it may have been a bit dated. The rye was not very pronounced. The flavor wanted to be complex, but it each element was rather faint. I'll pass next time.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
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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Photo of Jason
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
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 Halcyondays
4.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours amber with a medium white head, solid lace.

S: Cracked bread, rye spice.

T: Nice rye flavour, spicy with hints of citrus. Quite bready, nice mix of flavours, coriander on the back end.

M: Medium-bodied, lush at times, creamy, good overall feel.

O: A very solid rye beer from Epic and very inexpensive. I'll certainly buy this again. A rare sub-$4 bomber.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.96/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Release # 11. 5.5% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky light brown with a 1/2 inch foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small foamy streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is pretty subtle with some grain, rye, and corn tortilla aromas. Taste is of grain, rye, and a slight herbal hop flavor on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average rye beer with some pretty weak aromas and flavors. One of my least favorite Epic beers so far.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Rio's Rompin Rye Beer from Epic Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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