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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Reviews by TheFlern:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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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 Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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

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

Photo of fivetime
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Spikester
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy orange amber with one finger of white head that lasts about five minutes. Good amount of lacing. Smell is pungent floral hops with some resinous qualities. Might be some rye spice also.
Taste is orange zest, pink grapefruit, some pine, spicy rye and a touch of malt sweetness. Might be a bit lacking in the malts but at 4.0% abv. something has to be light.
Mouthfeel is thin and carbonation was just enough. Finish is long dry and bitter. Closer to an AIPA in that regard. Overall an outstanding Pale Ale from Payette Brewing Co. I am starting to see these Payette cans in a lot of stores in Oregon and am looking forward to trying more of their beers.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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 JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75


12oz can picked up last night at the COOP... Pours a hazy light orange with a fairly big meringue like head... nice retention and lacing.

Definitely more hop centric than the malt/rye and I have no problems with that.. tropical fruits and pretty big citrus aroma.. still is balanced by a nice graininess that I associate with rye but always have a harder time identifying in hoppier beers. This is pretty nice... Better than I remember.

All 3.75's

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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 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 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 Zorro
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

No idea the ABV but considering it was bought at a Utah Supermarket it has to be less than 4%.

Clear amber colored ale with a high level of carbonation. Good sized white colored head.

Smells strongly hoppy with a big dose of northwestern style hops. Strong scent of bitter citrus mostly grapefruit with a bit of menthol. Smells a bit woody.

Starts out mildly sweet with a toasted grain flavor. Fairly bitter. Toasted grain flavor but this is a highly hopped brew.

Mouthfeel is good for a Utah store beer.

Overall a 4% beer for hop heads.

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

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

Photo of Reidrover
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can bought from "Lifesource" grocers in Salem OR. $1.69 Pours a murky darker orange with a large, impressive cream coloured head. Spicy rye bread aromas mixed with sweet floral hops, nice scent. Smooth creamy bready taste with a really nice hop after taste. Nice smooth mouth feel, goes over the tongue really well. Impressed nice low alcohol beer with some taste!

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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 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 Benish
4.41/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Truly an awesome beer considering it's 4% alcohol content.

Poured into snifter glass.

Appearance: somewhat burnt orange in color. Cloudy and opaque and glows with light shining through.

Smell: very fragrant. Picked up floral notes and citrus. Not complicated, but strong which I didn't expect with a low ABV beer.

Taste: wow! Instant bitterness from the hops (and rye?) and complemented with a subtle malt backbone. Just like the the floral smell, it made me think of lush green hops and bitter grapefruit rind. Something about this made it seem so earthy and fresh. This truly is a hop bomb for a low ABV beer in my opinion.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, perfectly carbonated.

Overall: When having a lower alcohol beer, I kind of lowered my standards. But by doing that, I was just blown away by the smell and flavors. Got this 6 pack at Trader Joe's in Utah for only 7 bucks. Most beers this state cost more than then that and I don't know why!?

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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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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Brisket
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Looks fantastic. Pots hazy orange with a 2 finger head and mild lacing.

S- Smells very good as well. Citra hops dominate, smells fresh, dry and hop forward.

T- Taste follows the nose. Citrus hops dominate, but there is a strong malt background. The rye adds a pleasant peppery spiciness. Quite drinkable

M- light to medium body with light carbonation.

O- Great, dry, hop forward, light pepperiness and citrus finish. Fantastic session beer.

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