Rye Baby IPA | Union Craft Brewing Company

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Rye Baby IPARye Baby IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
unioncraftbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by duceswild on 04-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
7.26%
 
 
Wants:
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11
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of StevenK708
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of bubseymour
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! What an IPA. The best thing about this beer is the mouthfeel. It's so silky smooth. Unlike most anything I've had for a well carbonated beer. My new favorite Union beer offered in distribution.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EtOHbro
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark, copper with sticky, rich, creamy head.

S: Great pine notes, with the rye more evident in the very beginning and the finish.

T: Definitely on the bolder, bitter side. Thick pine flavors, bordering on notes of tar with ever-so-slight tropical notes. Awesome finish, which is what keeps me coming back to this beer. Not only goes it go down smooth, but there are no heavy lingering tastes after it goes down. It starts thick with hops, ends with a definite but gentle pine fragrance cut with peppery rye.

F: Very liquidy, but very smooth. Carbonation does a lot to contribute to the balance of the beer. I could drink this all night, its substantial but not heavy.

O: Heavy hop flavors well-balanced with earthy and peppery rye, carbonation and a thinner texture. I love sipping on this.

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Photo of Skabiski
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Meridian Pint, Washington, DC (back in March):

First off...loved this beer. Big fan of the Rye/IPA combo. The beer appeared a darker, hazy amber/orange color with a thick, creamy white head that was very well retained. The beer gave off a nice pine hop aroma and the taste had a nice rye flavor, but was a bit overpowered by the citrus hops, instead of being more complimentary, but I still found the flavor very enjoyable. The beer had a good feel to it, chewy, but not too heavy, with a dry aftertaste. Overall, I wish that I could get this beer in Georgia, but the next time that I see it, I am definitely going to buy one.

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Photo of _Adam_
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Fracheesy
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of NiceTaps
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap in a pint glass.

A-Poured a dark copper color with a one-finger head, off-white, streaky lacing. This beer looks solid and inviting.

S- Prominent citrus hop aroma, all the goodies: grapefriut, orange rind.

T- More citrus, like the smell. The rye malt and spices show up to round out its big flavor.

M- Dry rye finish with lingering hop bitterness. Some chewiness. A healthy hop-driven kick.

O-Strong effort here results in an effective blend. Tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of YobroitsJoe
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of TedStrosser
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bluehende
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First off I love Rye IPA's. This one was excellent with a very pronounced rye flavor with all the hops you would expect from an IPA. In a tasting of 22 beers this was my favorite.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 32 oz crowder filled at the brewery. Pale Amber body with a thick, tan head that clings to everything. Aroma is big toasty malts, spicy rye, citrus, piney hops. Flavor follows suit, rye comes through nicely, grapefruit, pine. Feel is very nice, medium bodied, medium carbonation. A really solid rye IPA that showcases the rye nicely.

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Photo of DMc8ride
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChittyChambers
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryi86
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a snifter

A- A hazy reddish copper with a three finger white head

S- Citrus, slightly tropical fruits, rye, piney.

T- Citrus, hints of tropical hops, lots of rye, piney finish.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium body.

O- Rye is a huge part of this beer but it stil has a great hops tastes to go along with it. Definitely another winner from Union.

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Photo of MattXT
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YoungKurtis
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A more subtle rye driven more by it's IPA-ness. The subtle sour/spiciness comes through on the backend pleasantly. Slightly resinous. The Chinook and Simcoe hops are the stars of the beer with an awesome eye crew backing it up.

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Photo of Budlum
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rye Baby IPA from Union Craft Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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