RyePA | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry-hopped twice with Sorachi Ace.
60 IBU

Added by msubulldog25 on 09-24-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of msubulldog25
3.91/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beer first spotted on opening day at the newly-christened Cascade Barrel House, glimpsed elsewhere around town since. This is a 12 oz. glass, poured at Concordia Ale House. Game 1 of the ALDS (Rangers/Rays) in the background.

A: Simply gorgeous pour: a burnished mahogany liquified, crowned with the prettiest half-finger of antique cream. Near-clear complexion with scarce carbonation. The leave-behind from a lovely lid is speckled rings of foam draped up and down the glass.

S: Reasonably strong 'baked rye' moments: a drifting spice, a dark grain, a musty earthiness. Hints of sweetness, citrus.

T: Singed, almost charred, grain that's amply spicy and reveals hints of smoke. Black pepper dust, field green and citrus rind bitterness and plenty of 'rye'. Imagine that: 'rye' flavors in a rye beer! Don't know what I'm referring to? Try this one.

M: Crisp feel, medium body, savory and juicy finish. The saliva really gets worked up here: a dryness and tang that sings, a mild tongue-coating that reminds of the flavor many minutes after.

D: Sip-worthy, if not quaffable. A rather intense flavor impedes progress a little, but that same flavor keeps me returning to the glass. Enjoy this one if you can; it's a nice example of rye-meets-IPA (tho' do we hafta keep doing this 'RyePA' mashup?), recommended and certainly worth having again.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a nice mahogany color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap and bubbles

S: Some rye, fruitiness but thats about all.

T: A fruit rye combo, with some hints at toasted grains, caramel

M: Not really crisp or even hop forward, sordove tame on rye, hops and the mouthfeel was ok, like the mouthfeel

D: Not one of the best Rye IPAs I have had, average drink.

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Photo of I2uss
4/5  rDev +14.3%

RyePA from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
3.5 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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