Rye Hopper | French Broad Brewing Co.

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245 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
French Broad Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
frenchbroadbrewery.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ncvbc on 09-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
245
Reviews:
135
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 245 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of Dave1999
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BGsWo22
3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RochefortChris
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John44
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MattWhite
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of Crimkj
3.19/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of ThurstonHowell3
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of midlifec
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

French Broad Rye Hopper has a thin, off-white head, a brilliant orange, bubbly, mostly opaque appearance with some noticeable sediment chunks roiling about and a bit of a lacing sheen left behind on the glass. The aroma is odd- sharp, intense, acidic citrus and even an almost turned orange juice smell. Hop resin, sweetness, pepper, and bread are also detected. Taste is unusual, too- sharp, sweet, acidic citrus, peppery rye, white bread, and a bitterness that grows as one drinks through the bomber bottle. Mouthfeel is medium, and French Broad Rye Hopper finishes dry and tart.

RJT

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of MattCoxOD
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of mikeborglum
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of cursive7
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

When the mere bit of hops isn't enough.... enter: rye grain! The French Broad brewers execute a snappy and emboldened taste that each ingredient could not simply muster on their own.

Rye hopper kicks off with a glowing bronze color, just off of pale and eludes to to the rustic taste within. With American pale ale threads weaving the aromas and flavors together, its the taste of hops that stand tall above a steely caramel sweetness. Citrus and tropical fruit align on the front of the tongue in both dry and juicy portrayal.

Drying considerably over the middle, its the taste of true pumpernickel, equipped with peppery caraway, husk and its own earthy bite. The caramel fades and allows the hops to bloom- pink grapefruit, vibrant orange and tropical pineapple and mango all share the stage with that peppery rye character tethering through.

Its quick and bone dry finish is given a compelling creamy dryness that keeps the ale supported even in its fleeting moments. Hop bitterness seems exacerbated by the bite of rye grain, elevating both to utmost proportions. An aftertaste of dried citrus and peppercorn linger on.

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Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of jkball01
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of KYGunner
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clean clear copper color, the head is very thin and fizzy. Rye malt nose, rye malt flavor this a properly called a Rye Ale. The feel is incredibly thin, almost watery. Nothing particularly remarkable about it but it certainly presents itself as what it is...a Rye Ale.

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Photo of ryfree
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Nolen12
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Dan_C
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Rye Hopper from French Broad Brewing Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 245 ratings.
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