Red Ryeot | La Cumbre Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
La Cumbre Brewing Co.
New Mexico, United States
lacumbrebrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A malted magic hop bomb. Rich caramel and toasted malts team up with flaked rye and march to the beat of a big but balancing bitterness only to be overtaken by an onslaught of American hop aroma and flavor. You want a tame and subservient, spineless beer that takes orders well and doesn’t challenge anything or anyone? This ain’t it!

Added by ONovoMexicano on 02-11-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,477
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
149
pDev:
7.67%
Bros Score:
4.16
 
 
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12
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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of chefbigjon
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Beautiful mahogany color. Thick, fluffy beige head and great lacing. Rich malty smell, some fruit. Full bodied taste and feel. Nice rye spice. Very enjoyable beer!

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

one of the classic beers from these guys, basically a red ipa with some rye in the mash. as well made as any of theirs, and despite not exactly on trend with this being as malty as it is, its delicious and drinkable and packed full of great flavor. the grains tastes sort of kilned to me, dry and baked, pre-caramelized, rich but also earthy, not as sweet as they might be in an amber ale or something, and the rye helps with that, adding an agricultural element to this, grounding it, bringing soft spice and a rustic vibe, excellent build here. i like the hops too, sort of a juxtaposition to the grain, fresh and bright and citrusy and bitter, bold enough to come through the robustly flavorful base, but not so intense as to cover it up in any way, and a balance is struck, back and forth as it is, and its awesome. smooth in feel with a great body and good carbonation too, lingering breadiness and hop oils, orange peel and toffee, slightly nutty too. this is different enough to stand out to me, and one of their most well known beers for a reason! a red beer for all seasons finally!

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Photo of arizcards
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Kings Beer and Wine 10-21-17 for $2.99. Canned on 10-2-17; best by 12-31-17 but cold stored the entire life.

Beer poured a deep amber with a nice off white head.

Nose was light fresh citrus.

Taste was a true American Red Ale. Caramel malts dominated up front kissed with a light dose of rye. Citrus blends in nicely in the middle with a nice piney finish that prickled the palate but did not linger.

Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a solid representation of the style. Would have again in the future.

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Photo of BillNevins
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Such a smooth, easy drinking and subtly flavorful ale--a real surprise in an IPA and just delicious. Had one on draft at MineShaft Tavern in Madrid, NM the day after Christmas and with one of their fine green chile cheese burgers it went down so well, I had to have another and enjoyed the second just as well. Spice, pepper and hops enough to just taste great. This really is my favorite La Cumbre brew now, and that is saying a lot because La Cumbre is my favorite brewery and I am lucky enough to live nearby! Cheers!

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Photo of andrewh995
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red with a tan head. Smells of spice, pepper, malt, and hops. Tastes of sweet caramel malts, bitter hops, pepper, rye, and spices. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall an incredible rye IPA.

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Photo of Hroth
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joedvegas
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark amberish/brown color, very hazy. Ample scents of fresh cut garden hose, deep rye and caramel on the nose. Taste is very, very smooth. Hints of mahogany, caramel, rye and a great finish of deep dirt and wet leaves. Medium feel, quite surprising based on the eye. One of my favorite dark"er" beers.

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a ruby red with thick white head and sticky lacing. Nose is just loaded with sweetness, malt, roasted nuts, caramel, and hops. Flavor follows nose, just a rich malty roasted goodness with a bitter hoppy finish, this is a wonderful beer, light to medium feel and oh so fun to drink, outstanding.

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

Photo of curlybird
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgrunin
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKCNittany
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesStreet
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VashonGuy
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soze47
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of phizill
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CrashingConcord
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Good goodness this is a damn fine beer. I've often described Ambers and Reds to the uninitiated as smack-dab in the middle of hop-forward and malt-forward styles, but never before has a beer performed such a delicate - and for my sake, validating - balancing act. Aromas and smells interweave with one another so seamlessly that its hard to tell where the malt characteristics end and the hops begin. There is a molasses kind of sweetness that almost borders on boozy despite a mid-range ABV, and earthy, juniper-like hop bitterness that plays so well with the spiciness of the rye. Wrapping it up now before the nerdom gets questionable and to get back to this helluva beverage.

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Red Ryeot from La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 149 ratings