Rodeo Rye Pale Ale | Payette Brewing

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Rodeo Rye Pale AleRodeo Rye Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Payette Brewing
Idaho, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Scotchboy on 04-15-2013

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Photo of dbauer
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DOCRW
4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

they sure packed a lot of flavor into this one for such a low abv. there is a lot of rye malt on it, familiar dry and spicy pale rye malt, but still, i like it being robust in aroma and flavor, i just wish there were more hops and back it up here, it starts off like its going to be this crazy bold session pale, but it kind of fizzles out as it moves along, at least to me. the best features are the strong rye flavors, bready and distinct in the grain base, and the high level carbonation that keeps this moving along and nice and refreshing. the hops sag a little for me, leafy and bitter but without as much flavor or oily textural contribution as i think the malt bill demands. it never quite finishes as a result, which i kind of need in my all day beers. it is cool that its so low in alcohol though, and nice to have so much of the rye flavor loaded into it, its also light without being watery, the rye seems to give it a body boost. maybe a bigger dry hopping and just a little longer in the fermented would complete this one, but its still pretty good as they go, and if you are still unsure what rye malt tastes like in a pale type beer, this is a fine example of it. pretty enjoyable brew from these guys, but i didnt like it quite as much as their brown ale. ill look forward to more of their stuff down the road...

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.22/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrsqc7
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

very very good
Ridiculously good for the abv
Bubbly and effluvient
Crushable in the best way
Flavorful with hop and rye multilayered so iciness
Slim malt backbone

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Photo of wrentmore
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbcrunch
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Todd
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rye, Fruity, Floral, Spicy

Pours a slightly hazed orange with a thick, fluffy head. There’s lots of rye grain in the nose along with fruity and floral hops. Crisp, creamy and medium-bodied, this beer offers more fruitiness on the palate with a lemony bitterness, bready malts and a distinct rye spiciness that lingers into the dry, crackery finish. Rodeo's balance of flavors and low ABV make this Pale Ale very drinkable.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #111 (April 2016).

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Photo of Juno_Malone
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium golden amber with a white two finger head that dissipates very slowly, leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet biscuit malt, light grain, mild citrus and piney hops, pleasant. Flavor is biscuit malt, mild rye bread, grassy and piney hops with a light rye tartness to the grassy hop finish with good residual biscuit flavors. Medium bodied with surprising light creaminess for the ABV. A very nice malty pale ale, with a profile that resembles a British ale, but hoppier and with a distinct rye bite. Nice rye bread character and appropriate deft touch of rye to give a hint of sourness, but not out of balance with the other flavors. This tastes very nice, and is actually quite flavorful and well balanced for a 4% ale, well done.

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Photo of MFMB
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guyg
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Good rye. Light, a bit thin. Nice color, great head with ample lace. Rye flavor out front, offset by appropriate sweetness, very refreshing

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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nugganooch
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12oz can to my FW Imperial Nonic glass
Notes taken on 05/25/2015

Thanks to my bro for bringing this back from a recent Boise trip.

A: The Rodeo Rye Pale Ale pours a bright caramel orange body with a considerable amount of chill haze to it. Looks a bit cloudy with some light debris to it. A solid billow of pure ivory white froth lays over top and holds for a few lengthy minutes before sliding back down into the glass. Lots of sticky streamers decorate the glass walls.

S: Spiced rye bread and pale malt sweetness meets herbal and spice hops. There is something lightly tropical to this as well, faint as it may be. Nice rye malt presence here with a combo of caramel malt and breadiness to it.

T: The rye is reaffirmed here and nicely forward with a spiced bread likeness. Sweetened with a touch of caramel malt but not overly so. Pretty smooth overall with a nice balance. Hops are a little tamed and more of an herbal spice combination with a soft touch of tropical fruits and some fleeting citrus notes. Not bad at all and with the alcohol well masked it makes for a nice little session.

M: Light to moderate feel on the palate with some ample carbonation pop to it. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness with a nice drying finish and slightly resinous linger.

D: A nice little Pale with some good Rye character to it. Could use a bit more hop punch for me but this was an enjoyable session.

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Photo of stevoj
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No way you would suspect there was rye in this. A nice amber ale appearance, and characteristics of an IPA and amber ale. None of the rye sourness usually associated with the grain. Very, very good for the style.

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Photo of benloho
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of casapy
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sharpski
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a rusty orange amber color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a mix of a rye bread and biscuit smell mixed with other aromas of a grassy and pine hop aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather light cracker taste mixed with just a little bit of pine and rye. As the taste advances further, the little bit of sweetness of a caramel nature that is present up front, fades from the tongue, all while the rye tastes and the pine get more potent in nature. A little bit of a fruitiness replaces the lost caramel at the end, but with an increase in the rye, some more pine, and a coming for some grapefruit hop tastes, the overall flavor left on the tongue is one of a rather dry and rye flavor (which is not super potent, but surprisingly strong for a 4.0 % abv. brew).

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin and light with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the mix of rye and hop, a thicker body would have been much nicer for the flavors, but given the 4.0 % abv. of the brew it is quite acceptable and makes for a nice session rye pale ale.

Overall – Very light in abv., but still delivering a decent showing of rye. Not a bad session style brew.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tbouth
2.57/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not an everyday beer for me but tasty enough

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Photo of Smak_Hermann
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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