Angrier Birds Imperial Belgian Rye IPA | Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Batch #100, brewed for our 1st Anniversary! This Belgian IPA is 30% rye and hopped with Amarillo and Cascade. An Imperial version of our GABF Gold Medal winner.

Added by MasterSki on 01-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by AJacob81:
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a 12 oz. goblet at Haymarket.

Hazy opaque orange body, slim cap of white foam that has a creamy surface texture, and leaves a nice collar of thin lacing around the edges. Retention is ok, it settles to a broken veil of skim after awhile.

Big citrusy aroma, orange banana creamsicle. Light sweetness, with some fruity Belgian yeast character around the edges. Nice hop aromatics and yeast blending complimentary fruity notes.

Flavor is big on the citrus and banana also, very creamy with a smooth texture, lightly sweet with a low to moderate level of bitterness. Carbonation is soft, lending to the creaminess of this medium bodied DIPA. Some residual bitterness lingers in the aftertaste, only slightly drying, surprising given the (well-hidden) high ABV. Would drink again, definitely a solid Belgian DIPA from the Haymarket repertoire.

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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the pub. Light yellow with great spider web lacing left on the glass. Smells fruity with some caramel notes. Hops very subdued for an IPA. A better flavor with a blend of citrus, spice and floral qualities. Hops more pronounced on the taste. A nice Belgian IPA.

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3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Haymarket. Sampled next to Fruiter Angrier Birds. Served in a taster glass.

A - Half-finger of foam settles to a thin collar and splotchy lace. Hazy light orange body.

S - Belgian yeast, fruity esters, bready malts, and some floral hop character. For some reason this doesn't have the intense rye zest and citrus character that I liked in the regular version, with there being more emphasis on the Belgian yeast (and booze) here.

T - The taste is even heavier on the spicy Belgian yeast, bread, and toasted grains. There's a kiss of rye and a bit of alcohol present in the periphery. I prefer the tangerine version.

M - Medium-full body, lightly syrupy texture, dry finish, and moderate-to-low carbonation. Some definite warming alcohol.

D - An Imperial version that probably didn't need to get made, but somehow ends up being a drastically different experience in comparison to the regular version. This has swung to far too the Belgian side of things and has lost the hops and rye combo I liked in the original.

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Angrier Birds Imperial Belgian Rye IPA from Haymarket Pub & Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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