Redacted IPA
Renegade Brewing Company

Redacted IPARedacted IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #4,587
Ranked #24,587
3.81 | pDev: 10.76%
Renegade Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Very Good
Redacted IPARedacted IPA
Notes: Formally known as Ryeteous.
Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 170 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of webbedtoes
4.67/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Quite simply the best RyePA I’ve had. It balances spicy rye overtones with a beautifully piney, yet floral, undertone. Will it change your life? Unlikely; but you will surely have a richer one after having tasted it.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one is a bit harsh for only being seven percent alcohol. The rye spice is certainly intact. Pretty smooth in the finish, which is a plus. A bit heavy in texture for the stye. I know rye IPAs are supposed to be thicker and a little grainier but this one really brings it. A bit of late sweetness as well. Not my favorite rye but flavorful and worth a try.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a hazy dark golden yellowish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), with some rye/pine. The taste is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), with a nice touch of rye/pine. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of erk0607
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy golden straw with a soft, creamy foamy almost white head that lingers well... it ought to for being a rye.
Smell: Really good. A little bit of passion fruit, a little bit of citrus, a little bit of bread, and mildly piney hops.
Taste: Bitterness first driven by the hops where you get the resin-y sweetness, but it's not so bad that it melts the enamel off your teeth like some hop bombs do. Well balanced, plus the rye malt profile comes through.
Feel: Smooth going down. Minor carbonation keeps it a little lively, but also keeps the moderately heavy body intact.
Overall: I generally do not like IPAs but will definitely be drinking the rest of these out of the brewer's pack I got them in.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brewer is new to us in these parts, but the certainly have made an impression. I hope we see them some more.

It's a nice little very slightly dirty yellow with the typical AIPA minimal fizz. The aroma is moderate to weak but nice. The taste similarly is not the most adventurous, but it is very nice to drink. The aftertaste is a little boozy.

Overall, this is pretty good, but not truly outstanding in any way.

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Photo of arizcards
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from the Quick Stop on 10-1-16 for $1.50. No canning date visible.

Beer poured more golden than orange with a beautiful white head that had some nice hang time.

Nose had hints of citrus and pale malts.

Taste had notes of spicy rye over the pale malt body with some subdued citrus.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall not a bad beer. The flavors did not pull together for me. Would not reject having one again but will not seek out.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.49/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

In this hot and muggy weather, it's a good day to have an IPA. And my glass frosts over when I bring it out because the temperature inside is so much cooler than outside. CRACK!! goes the can, and here we go.

Redacted starts out pouring a golden amber color, with a head of 4 fingers, leaving skirted lace on the sides and rings as well. The dense, bubbly head is a sight.

Aromas of fresh squeezed orange, rye malts, and stone fruits (cherry, peach).

Flavor starts off a touch more bitter than I'd like, with some very piney notes, but they're far from ugly west coast territory. That fades into a chalkiness with some of that stone fruit that was nosed, and then the rye malts swell up and you get a strong punch of rye to the palate. The finish is of old rinds, chalk, and dull pine. It doesn't fair well and after half the can I'm about ready to dump it.

Feel is creamy and snappy, lending a pretty decent mouthfeel.

Overall, everything about Redacted is good except for the flavor. Lots to be desired here. Personally, I prefer their Consillium IPA to this one.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 12 oz can in a snifter via a friend from work----Thanks Randy!

Pours a cloudy glowing golden color with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, light pooling layer, and excellent lacing. Nose of sweet honey malts, spicy rye, and piney bittering hops. Flavors exceed the nose with candy touched spicy rye on the front and sides that fades in the middle to rear with herbal and piney hop bitterness with a bitter lightly sweet aftertaste. Smooth and lightly creamy mouth feel with medium carbonation to keep it lively and a bitter lightly dry finish. Solid for the style.


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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I could find.

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy, copper color with less than one-finger off-white head that slowly dissipated until a thin broken layer of bubbles remained, medium carbonation, there is a moderate amount of lacing on the glass.

SMELL: faint to the nose, flowery, caramel, some pine and citrus.

TASTE: sweet bread, then a pine and citrus hop profile that pleasantly lingered, the 7% ABV is well disguised.

PALATE: medium carbonation and body.

OVERALL: this is a decent beer, I enjoyed it but would probably not seek this one out again as there are better beers to be had, the citrus note was too subdued for my liking.

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Photo of Dan_K
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L:Pours a hazy honey color with 3 fingers of dense, white head that settles down to lace the glass, a fine cap of white foam.
S: Pine, citrus, pineapple, green apple, soap
T: Spicy rye, green apple, some citrus, slightly sticky, juicy body with a lingering rye spice and bitterness
F: Nice juicy, spicy, sticky brew
O: This is an interesting IPA that certainly has a lot going for it, unfortunately some of the hop character feels a little repressed, wondering how fresh this is and Renegade refuses to date their cans. I want to try a super-fresh can or draft to see if the aroma is enhanced.

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Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of pineapple, orange and toasted caramel. Sweet citrusy flavor with caramel and toffee.

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Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a slightly hazy honey color capped by a couple of inches of foam; decent lacing

Smell: Slightly bready with a nice citrus/pine aromatic element

Taste: A bit of bready malt in the front end and then the hops take over bringing citrus and pine tones; the rye is very noticeable in the finish, which is a nice touch

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice IPA with a twist from the rye; one of the best examples of bringing the rye into the flavor profile that I have encountered

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an Irish pint glass.

Look: A hazy thick sunburnt caramel colored body holds up light cream colored head. The head recedes to a patch of bubbles, some wisp, and leaves nice lines of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Cedar, rye malts, black pepper.

Taste: It starts out very dry and ends very dry, but in the middle there is some faint caramel sweetness and a touch of citrus.

Mouthfeel: Dry, thick.

Overall: This is a very tasty beer. It's a bit on the dry side, but has enough in it to offset that and make it very enjoyable to drink. Watch out, that 7% ABV will sneak up on ya.

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Photo of jwhancher
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a tall boy can of this at the local Trader Joe's while in Denver for GABF last weekend. Poured into a Stella Artois chalice glass. Smells of sticky sweet citrus hops with spicy rye and some underlying malts. The malt might be lending towards the sweet aromas. I also get some orange and honey dew aroma character as it warms.

Hops do seem a little faded, and I cannot seem to find a best by date or packaged on date. I sure hope Renegade does this in the future!

Pours a light copper color with good head and some decent lacing. Ample carbonation. Clarity maybe a touch cloudy.

Tastes of citrus hops with some spicy rye that finishes with kick of bitterness. Some peppery notes and good supportive malt backbone.

Feels like it has a little more body than I prefer of an IPA. I like my IPAs dry, and this seems a tad too heavy - maybe medium bodied in character.

A pretty damn good IPA. Solid all around. I enjoy the hop burps I get while drinking. If I lived in Denver, this would definitely find its way in my regular rotation.

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Photo of Cresant
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 16 oz. can into a Sierra Nevada tulip pint glass. No date. The body was hazy golden. The white head was steady and a cap remained throughout.

The smell was slightly fruity. There was a light rye breadiness. Peach? Rather weak aroma.

The taste was spicy and citrusy. Bready. Well balanced. Sweet maltiness. Rich, but not too thick or sweet. Nice gentle bitter finish.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied and smooth in the mouth. Adequate carbonation.

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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to beersndrums for this one!

16 oz can poured into a globe at cellar temperature.

L – Medium amber color with a 1.5-finger frothy cream-colored head. Decent retention and some traces of lacing. Clear with a decent amount of bubbles.

S – Lots of caramel and rye malt with grapefruit and resinous piney hops. Very nice.

T – Starts off sweet with caramel malt and then a bitter blast of hops rushes in with grapefruit, pine, and mildly earthy notes. As the bitterness fades, spicy rye is very apparent. Tasty.

F – Medium-bodied, decent carbonation, a sticky and mouth-coating feel, and a bitter and dry finish. Grapefruit and pine hops linger for a nice amount of time.

O – This is a tasty IPA with a nice helping of rye. I think the spice of the rye pairs well with the piney hops that are apparent in the aroma and taste. There’s nothing out of the ordinary here, but it’s just a tasty and very drinkable rye IPA. Another first beer from a different brewery. Thanks, Jared!

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Renegade Publik House. Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - gold, bubbly, decent white head, not much lace.
Smell - somewhat subdued. Seems like a lesser version of the Elevation (I had the DIPA first).
Taste - tastes great like many IPA's do. Doesn't separate itself though.
Feel - quality IPA feel. Rye stands out, but bitter finish balances well.
Overall - available in cans, so bonus, but still a bit pricey.

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Photo of Jason
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can with no freshness date.

Hazed golden hue, decent lacing hold well. Big orange zest aroma with hints of lime leaves, tobacco, heather, peppercorn, nutty yeast, biscuity rye, grapefruit pith, mild esters and bread. Light crispness, creamy, slick chewy body. Quite bitter from the hopping, the rye lends a hand at keeping it lively with a spicy / biscuity tone. Citrus rind, tobacco, pine sap, pineapple guava, walnuts, peppery. Hoppy finish.

Tasty all around, in the raw a bit with particulates floating around and a less than refined flavor profile ... the latter is more welcomed though. A good quaff regardless.

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Photo of chugalug06
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fluffy white two-finger head rises from an orange-yellow clouded brew. Leaves behind moderate lacing.

Slight pepper, medium citrus, oaty, grains are prominent... Nice use of rye.

Smooth, well malted brew with awesome supporting hops. A bit too much carbonation, but light bitterness is spot on. Sweetness is also hidden well. Piney, mild use of resinous hops, bitterness is relaxed and doesn't punch you in the mouth.

Highly recommended @ $3/16oz. One of the best Rye Brews I've ever had.

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Photo of alexipa
4.52/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy yellow orange with a thick white head. Lots of lacing down the glass.

S: A sharp, stinging hop bite to the scent along with a noticeable spicey rye presence. Lots going on here: pine, flowers, malt, some alcohol, and generic spice.

T: I like a rye ale that doesn't hide the rye and this certainly lives up to that description. The spicey/bitter rye flavors are right up front and present throughout the taste. Noticeable hop character as well as an ample malt body round this guy out. Really great.

M: Perfect! Very low carbonation, which is right on for a rye ale. You want that rye to shine, and is completely does here. Fairly hot and full bodied.

O: This is one of the best of its kind. I would compare it to Hop Rop Rye except perhaps a bit more intense of flavor. The mouthfeel is what makes this one special. Seek it out.

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Photo of kyleelton
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got this from a buddy who lives in Denver. Interesting looking can from a brewery I haven't heard of despite going to Denver the last three years for GABF. Always good to find something new.

Poured into a pint glass, it is pretty cloudy. Not too bad. It doesn't foam up too much, in fact, I almost thought it may be a little flat, at first. I've had cans that made the trip from CO before do that. The head that settles in is thin, but doesn't disappear. It gives me nice layer of a creamy film over a cloudy, golden beer.

Smells citrusy and sweet.

Woe, that's way more bitter than I was picking up in the nose. It's an interesting mixture of flavoring and bittering hops. The bitter must be the Rye, but it's not as malty-sweet as I normally think of when I have Rye beer. It's like they upped the bitter hops to match the Rye (?) The citrusy-sweet flavoring hops could be a little stronger to balance that out, but I imagine they were going for something a little different, here.

Very full bodied. Not flat at all, like I initially feared. The bitterness and hoppy aroma seem to really fill this beer out.

Overall, a decent take on a Rye IPA. Not amazing, but different.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
2.89/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

16 oz. can, no date on it or anything.

A: Hazy copper/bronze body. Hardly any head, even with a vigorous pour. Not a good sign.

S: Lots of rye malt, not much for hops.

T: I want more hops. Some nice rye flavor though.

M: Where is the carbonation? Horrible. Has the same mouthfeel as Newcastle Brown Ale. Disgusting.

O: Come on, Renegade. This cannot be your vision for this beer. Your Elevation was so good, but this is either a bad batch or just a bad beer.

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Photo of StoneTSR
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: The Ryeteous pours a nice, pleasant orange color with a half-inch, nearly white head that slipped away rather quickly. A wispy cap creates a ring around the edge of the glass and then most of the middle of it, leaving a mote-like void around the outer portions of the glass. There is a slight haze left once the chill is gone and the lacing…

SMELL: This has got a great nose. Some nice rye aroma provides a backbone for the big, fresh, and floral hops and the sweet caramel malts. There also seems to be a touch of honey in the nose here. Yep, it looks like a DIPA and it smells a little like one too.

TASTE: The most noticeable aspect of this beer right off the bat is that the sweet malts of the nose do not translate into the taste. The hops are strong and bitter with an earthy and grassy flavor. The rye malt seems to keep this one steady throughout the sip, but a touch of citrus comes through on the back end - mostly grapefruit with maybe a hint of lemon.

MOUTHFEEL: The light carbonation goes a fairly long way in terms of sparkle and the body is pretty light for an IPA. A nice tingle remains on the palate after each sip.

OVERALL: This is a pretty good effort and my first impression of Renegade is pretty solid. This seems like a great Boulder house-party beer – a nice, solid IPA at a reasonable price and in a can.

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Photo of DenverLogan
4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden copper...small lingering bubbles lacing my chalice. Aroma of wheat, grass, rye. Flavors of a nice IPA with rye briteness, with touches of white pepper, pine, rosemary, sage, alcohol, and a hop and rye bitterness. There's also a sweetness like a peppermint candy with a touch of bitterness. Significant carbonation and body. I'll admit I've bought perhaps 10 growlers of this brew, and it's not the closest brewery to me in the Denver area. I used to go a few blocks away to Breckenridge for their 471 double IPA, and I still like it, but there's something about this brew, the spice-hop-rye balance that has body, strength, and tastiness. Very satisfying in the growler or at the brewery. I've not tries the cans yet.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint-sized can served cold into an imperial pint glass.

Ryeteous is a slightly hazy golden orange color with a good thick head on it. It settles slowly and leaves some of that great stick IPA lace on the glass.

Aroma is fresh and hoppy with nice lemon citrus notes.

Flavor is really well done with good balance and drinkability for a hoppy beer. The rye isn't overpowering but lends a slight spicy quality to the beer. The hops impart great flavor in addition to the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated.

Overall a really excellent rye IPA. Well balanced, easy drinking, and full of fresh hop flavor.

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