Angry Birds Belgian Rye IPA | Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The brainchild of Jeff Sparrow and our own Director of Fermentation, this Belgian IPA is 30% rye and hopped with Amarillo and Cascade. Pairs well with pulled pork chili, bacon mac n cheese... anything from a pig, really.

Added by MasterSki on 08-07-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
76
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
22.25%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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Photo of jeonseh
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Haymarker

A - Hazy yellow with a slight gold glow. Smaller, foamy white head that settled down to a light layer of foam floating on top

S - Definitely has a Belgian nose with banana and clove esters dominating. There are also hints of mango and tangerine

T - Up front there is sweet mango. Then I get a slight pine bitterness in the middle before sweet, ripe bananas come through. The finish is full of clove spice.

MF - Medium body with light carbonation. Slight resin remains in the finish

O - Solid Belgian IPA that leans more to the Belgian side with a slight hop presence. I'm not a huge fan of Belgian IPAs that are more Belgian than IPA; however, I have to admit that this one is pretty solid.

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4.24/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bashiba
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice golden yellow with a light sticky head.

The smell was a nice mixture of light citrus hops and bready rye with a touch of belgian spicy funk.

The taste was an interesting mixture of light rye notes, spicy belgian yeast flavors with a nice mix of light spicy and citrusy hops all balancing themselves out quite nicely.

The mouthfeel had a nice level of carbonation and a touch of hop resiny oil.

This was a pretty solid and fun beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Haymarket, sampled during the Bronze and Bombs Haymarket riot documentary benefit.

Hazy, opaque orange goblet, thin layer of sticky foam on top that left a good deal of tight intricate lacing just above the liquid level.

Slight Belgian yeast phenols in the aroma, bubblegum, clove. Not a big fan, but true to style I guess, not that it matters. Some hoppy citrus settles in around the yeasty notes.

Flavors are more citrus forward thankfully, and the feel is smooth and creamy. Rye lends a bit of breadiness, the yeast adds prerequisite spice. Low to medium bitterness, it's manageable to most that are familiar with IPA's. Overall it coalesces nicely, all the elements fall into place in harmony. Something i'd definitely drink again at Haymarket.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of KDawg
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from tap into a tulip. Pours a solid orange color with no real head

Well balanced and very aromatic with notes of creams, oranges, spices and a touch of hops

Full bodied with a very smooth feel, but lacking a bit in the flavors. Decent depth with flavors of spices, oranges and some creams

A very good belgian IPA. Well balanced and very drinkable. The spice on it is nice, but it is lacking a slight bit in the flavors

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4.8/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

We were at the brewery yesterday in Chicago, and tried every beer they make. This is definitely the best one.

The smell of this beer is amazing. Like you're sticking your face into a bouquet of flowers.

I was hesitant about the taste at first because bitter beers like IPA's are an instant turn-off for me. But they somehow managed to make an IPA that gives you the flavor of the hops, without leaving a bitter aftertaste. This lets the yeasty Belgian flavor shine through and create a great flavor balance and complexity. The taste is very well "sustained" throughout the drink if that makes sense. It doesn't change much while it's in your mouth - just gradually fades away, while remaining delicious.

Lots of reasons why I'm very impressed with this beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.52/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance-
Copper with a one finger white head.

Smell-
Clean fruity hop, Belgian yeast at the end boosted by the rye.

Taste-
Strangely a bit of tropical fruits of front melting into the spiciness of rye and Belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel-
Thicker than most with this much hops, low carbonation.

Overall-
A mixed style with many different things competing for attention, but it does an excellent job. Amarillo hops always please me, and towards the end I swear I tasted more and more banana.

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Angry Birds Belgian Rye IPA from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.
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