Bridal Veil Rye Pale Ale | Telluride Brewing Co.

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Bridal Veil Rye Pale AleBridal Veil Rye Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Telluride Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by indiapaleale on 01-10-2012

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4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #81 (Oct 2013):

“Brewed with a generous amount of German Rye malt and an abundance of American hops” (Magnum, Cascade, Chinook, CTZ and Citra), Bridal Veil is one hell of an amped-up Pale Ale that’s packed with aggressively complex flavors. Hop- and rye-heads should seek out this beer for some palate-ripping enjoyment.

STYLE: Rye Pale Ale
ABV: 5.5%

LOOK: Bright, golden, thick creamy head

SMELL: Spicy rye, floral and herbal hops, fruity, fresh pale malts

TASTE: Creamy, crisp beneath, gritty and spicy, bitey rye, resin, pine, citrus rind, Juicy Fruit, bready malts, rye and herbal linger; dry, semi-astringent finish

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3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beaver13
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a smallish white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet bready malts and spicy rye with some dank hops.

The flavor is a little sweet bready malt with rye followed by a big, slightly harsh, resiny bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a very nice rye pale, better than most rye hoppy beers I've had. Tons of bitterness that's slightly harsh.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.99/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A hearty light auburn and dark gold appearance, looks more substantial in terms of a malt bill than most pale ales. Soft off white head, 3/4" deep.

Aroma was lacking in the hop quality, a little rye effervesence occurred.

Taste was muted, it was a decent beer, but it didn't have any oomph. Some bitterness, but little in the way of flavor development beyond that. A little bit of that weird rye and barley flavor. Some minimal woodsiness envelopes the palate as the beer gets warmer. Not pulling anything in terms of citrus or pine out of the flavors. English malt flavors, this is actually coming off very English absent the rye addition. Rye just seems to overshadow everything else that is supposed to be here.

I dunno if they date their cans, but this one just didn't have anything going for it aside from the malt. I'll drink a stout or porter if I want something this malt forward. I could tell it was hopped, the bitterness was apparent, but the flavor was just muddled and didn't go anywhere beyond the rye and the barley maltiness.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a small off white head with a nice long lasting lacing above a clear warm golden colored beer.

Light citrus lemony with light floral and pine aspects on this west coasty hops aroma.

Nice citrus bite with hints of lemon, floral, earthy pine taste with a very slight almost yeasty hint.

A dryish aftertaste with some of the citrus hops sticking around on this medium bodied beer.

A pretty good tasting pale, I recommend giving it a try.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of GilGarp
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can served cold into a pint glass.

Bridal Veil is a pale golden yellow color with a slight haze. Great lacing left behind.

Aroma is fresh and hoppy with pleasant citrus tones.

Flavor could also be described the same way but with added peppery spice from the rye malts.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Good balance for an IPA.

Overall a very enjoyable rye IPA.

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Photo of Summer78
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of hiphopj5
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jtnord
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of pagesofphotographs
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of bouncepass
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Masonpp85
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ANIMOUL
4.65/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Me rikey arot.

Tasted via a 12 oz can while on a beer trip through CO. Sweet hoppy notes up front give way to characteristic dry rye notes on the flip side.

Can see this being a refreshing option - yeah, rye - after a long run or other sweat inducing activity. Definitely worth a try and another try and another

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a hazy, dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pepper, mild hops. Taste is piney hops, peppery, sharp rye at the finish. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall a good, solid beer.

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Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of HighonHops42
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jds16
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of dcisco44
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Beestin
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsanford
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark amber with a thin white head that settles to a patchy haze. Aromas of rye malt, caramel, and citrusy hops. Pretty nice so far. More rye and moderately sweet caramel malt, along with some grapefruit and resin hops. Very drinkable and quenching, with a medium mouthfeel and solid carbonation. Enjoyable brew, very drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mallthus
2.8/5  rDev -25.9%

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Bridal Veil Rye Pale Ale from Telluride Brewing Co.
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