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Rye Hopper | French Broad Brewing Co.

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3.81/5
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248 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
Ranking:
#15,328
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
248
pDev:
9.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 248 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of birchstick
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - poured a dark yellow / faint orange with a MASSIVE, creamy head. I have never seen such a big head on a beer - with a conservative pour, I had about 5% beer, 95% head.

S - loads of grapefruit/citrus hops and some rye malts with a touch of grass

T - the nose didn't translate to the tongue as much as I would have liked. It starts off with a big malt basis of rye and some sweet caramel. On the finish, I got a lot of bitter, grassy and citrus hops. This is a nicely balanced beer.

M - medium to thin body with some nice carbonation.

D - this is a solid rye beer. It had a nice balance between not only between its malt and hops, but between the profiles withing the malts and hops - sweet and rye malts, citrus and grassy hops. I really enjoyed this one - I wish I would have bought more than one bomber of this.

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Photo of ectomorph
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle with no date noticed into a tall mug.

A - I thought I was careful on the pour, but the brew was 90% foam head for minutes.... What I can see of the body appears to be a hazy dark copper/amber.

S - Floral hops and bubblegum... Some light caramel sweetness.

T - Hard hop bitterness up front, and a substantial rye sourness noted. Good hop flavor. Some yeast characteristics as well. This brew gets your attention

M - The carbonation and huge body makes this feel like an Imperial Champagne... :)

D - If you like bitter hops and a foam mustache (and I do), this one's for you.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ Revolution Pizza (Charlotte, NC) on 9/4/09. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear amber, with a finger of soft looking brite-white head. Retains with a creamy and smooth look, that just slathers the sides of the glass with rich lacing. The aroma is floral and piney in the nose, with an earthy spiciness to it, from a combo of the hops and rye. Sweet notes of bread, caramel, and citrus, give this a sticky backing.

The taste is sticky sweet, with a spicy and drying nature to it. A moderately sharp bitterness, lingers long and steady. Nice soft tang to this, from the malts and citric notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied (maybe a tad lighter in spots), with a softer and slick creaminess to the carbonation. A bit more of a prickly nature rears it's head in the back, giving this some pop towards the back of the swallow.

Nice. Solid blend of hops character, spicy rye, and sweeter malts here, wrapped up in a sleek and drinkable body. I didn't quite expect to like this one nearly as much as I did. A winner from French Broad.

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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A: The beer is clear amber in color and poured with a thin white head.
S: There are moderate aromas of grapefruit hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has some citrusy flavors as well as some flavors of rye.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: This beer is very drinkable because there is a good balance between the flavors from the malts and hops.

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

From the widely lauded cellars of O'Hoove this brew has a dark copper color, pretty clear with a reasonable off-white head and excellent lacing. The aroma is almost a medicinal buttery rye, herbal hop with some malt balance. The flavor brings bright grassy rye with a herbal malt base. I get some raspberry fruit sweetness but it's subtle. Good drinkability with mid-bodied feel but tangy and crisp. A nice brew with a somewhat dry finish and unique character. A nice introduction to French Broad if you like the sharp edge of this hop brew.

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Rye Hopper from French Broad Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 248 ratings
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