Ruddy Rye | The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Ruddy RyeRuddy Rye

Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by WesM63 on 07-11-2012

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great, big thank you to Mark J. for picking this up at the brewery and delivering the same day in Wisconsin.

A: deep copper, clear, great head
S: spicy, rye, full
T: much like nose, deep malt, spicy, good hop balance
M: full flavored and great mouthfeel
O: another solid beer from BK

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of stewart124
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber with light tan head. Pretty lacing.

Nose has plenty of chewy caramel and citrusy hop notes.

30% rye packs a punch. Not to mention enough caramel to add a demention of its own. Love the hop profile and the maltiness is really second to none. Some light raisin and melanoidin character.

Lingering pine on the tongue. Still a caramel sweetness without seeming cloying. Very drinkable amber rye.

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Photo of Brenden
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer, mostly clear but with a slight haze, is beyond amber, definitely a red but working toward a light brown. A small, compact tan head fades to a sturdy foam that remains on top and drops spotty lacing.
The aroma offers a bit of spiciness, a good floral and pine hops bouquet, and something akin to zucchini bread. There's also something that gives off a note of creamy milk chocolate.
The flavor showcases the hops, again mainly floral and piney with a leafy edge into the finish. This beer is as hoppy as any amber I've ever tasted, breaking the bounds of what's often a mediocre style. There's a nice balance between the hops and malts, though, as an amber ought to have, and just enough caramel and toffee to take the edge off the hops. Plenty flavorful, plenty balanced and pretty complex as well, this is a great beer.
The feel is crisp at the front of each sip and pretty smooth, but tends to be inconsistent in the body; it's medium, but there are flashes where it goes thin. Otherwise, it's a good feel.

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4.1/5  rDev +12%

Photo of WesM63
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear reddish amber with a 1finger off white head. Minimal lacing and decent retention.

S: Smells of sweet malts, pine/citrus (hops) and some spices.

T: Up front you get the sweet malts followed by some pine/citrus hoppy-ness and finishing with the rye spicy matls.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Overall, a fairly light and sessionable Rye Pale Ale. The sweet malts balances it out with enough hops and spices to make you want more. Delicious!

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Photo of charlzm
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Consumed on July 24th, 2013. Bottle purchased in mid-June in Cleveland metro area.

Beer pours a clear amber/copper hue. A one finger yellow/tan head forms then fades, leaving a thin crown and some sticky sheeting.

Aroma is peppery rye over a bed of melanoidin-y malt. Dashes of herbal, earthy hop fleetingly appear.

Flavor is nice; it starts as a smooth caramel flavor, then segues into a lightly peppery finish. Bitterness is low but still noted, mainly on the aftertaste between sips, accompanied by some dryness. "Juicy" flavor character (so called because I didn't want to use "melanoidin-y" twice in a review). As beer warmed, the rye began to assume a more dominant role in the flavor. As glass drained, the dryness and bitterness became more pronounced.

Mouthfeel is a little thick and a little creamy and this makes it a lot nice to drink.

Very nicely executed; there's nothing here worth shouting from the rooftops over, but that doesn't mean this isn't a well-done beer that I would happily drink again. The rye really helps set this apart from all the other ambers out there.

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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A beautiful dark amber with a one finger tan head that is leaving some nice lacing.

S: A touch of sour yeast and caramel malt on the front. bright citrus in the middle. spicy rye comes out on the end. there are some spicy earthy hop characteristics scattered throughout the aroma as well.

T: Right up front there is a spicy rye. A bready maltiness that definitely brings the rye. It morphs into some earthy hops next. Big pine and some dry grapefruit. The finish is more spicy rye bread. Dry.

M: This is a bone dry beer. Lighter bodied with a small amount of carbonation. The finish is long and dry.

O: Holy Rye! there is alot of rye spice and dry bread in here. It is well made and i can't stress enough how dry (yet drinkable) this brew is. Has a real bite to it that i'm loving. Would pair great with food. / 89

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3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A lovely ruby color, almost crystal clear with a nice little head left on top of the beer after it settles down from the initial pour.

S: the weakest link for this beer. nothing really stands out a whole bunch. I get some grain, sweetness, and a bit of spiciness and a bit of pine.

T: slightly sweet caramel malt flavor and then the piney hops start to mix in, in a strong way. and it finishes off with the spiciness of the rye adding onto the pine along with a bit of the malt sweetness. A long dry finish and the hops/rye really stick with you.

M:not too thick or heavy but not really light either. Goes down rather easy.

O: A rather nice beer. I was very impressed with the color and clarity of the beer. Smell was nothing spectacular. Taste was pretty nice. With the strong pine and rye and long aftertaste you have to be in the mood for a bitter and spicy beer otherwise this may not suit you at the moment. A lighter beer (ABV and thickness wise) but with big and bold flavors. Will buy again.

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3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Ruby red, brown, with a 1 inch creamy head and nice lacing. Great looking color to this beer.

Smell - Very light aroma, rye, some hops, a little spice.

Taste - Nice caramel malts mixed with rye. Nice minor piney hops with some added spices add more flavors. A slight ting of added sugars comes in at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light, flavorful, tounge gets the rye, malts, and hops. Palate gets more malts and hops and some spices, and a little extra sugars. Aftertaste is caramel, sweet and smooth.

Overall - Smooth, balanced, light and easy to drink. Has just enough flavors to satisfy your beer craving. Low alcohol also makes this a great everyday beer or a nice cookout companion. Worthy for sure.

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Photo of McNealc31
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange, just like expected. Very sticky white head. Hops, rye, and caramel in the aroma. Spicy, hoppy, and a very long grapefruit finish. Big flavor and very well balanced. Definitely hoppier than I expected and the rye doesn't come through as much as I had hoped, but it's there.

Very nice beer from The Brew Kettle. The flavors all work together well, but I would prefer more rye flavor. Love the label.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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