Ryetopia | Hermitage Brewing

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Brewed by:
Hermitage Brewing
California, United States | website

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by largadeer on 12-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
40
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
55.5%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 40
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I think I should have held on to this longer to let it mellow out. The bourbon barrel component was fantastic but I got that taste of alcohol which I like to avoid. The beer did not seem like a barley wine. I think the barrel and high ABV overpowered the rye components. I liked this beer but was expecting more.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours about as I'd expect for a barleywine, cola bodied with a light khaki head. Lacing and retention aren't there.

S - Overall a bit of sweetness... Lovely bourbon notes with vanilla, oak and brown sugar.

T - To me, the taste really follows the nose step for step. The rye spices also come to the fore front here. Just a notch below the smell due to a little more sweetness coming out.

M - A bit on the thin side for the style and medium carbonation. The smooth body does bring some heat with it.

O - Really a well done beer. If the body was a bit thicker then it'd be spot on.

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Ryetopia from Hermitage Brewing
3.91 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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