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

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Added by duceswild on 04-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
7.26%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On cask at pizzaria paradiso in Geeogwtown.

Cloudy ugly beer with a classic rocky frothy off white head

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at Max's recently during the beer's release, then later at the brewery.

Poured on draft to a tasting glass. Pours a burnt orange color, with a minimal amount of off white head. Smell is of hops, juiciness, grapefruit, and some orange. Taste is similar though this is where the hops really come through. Also get some caramel and rye notes. Overall a decent beer and one I'd seek out from Union again.

The beer is listed as follows:
Rye baby IPA ain't for no square! Brewer with floor malted English Marris Otter and hefty charge of rye malts this beer brings a spicy malt presence to the scene, but its the hops that are the stars of this Ale. We hopped Rye Baby with copious amounts of Chinook and Simcoe hops and then dry hopped it with a blend of the two to give it an amazing hop character that will make you the happiest juvenile delinquent in Baltimore! We think Rye Baby is a delicious beer that you'll be burning inside to drink, and if that's a crime we'll stand convicted!!

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3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Now in cans!

Pours a murky copper color. The head is two fingers high and off-white in shade. Retention is excellent, and the creamy head leaves behind a spectacular wall of lacing on the glass. Still, it loses some points for having ugly chunks of sediment floating around.

Rye IPAs tend to be malty in order to showcase rye malts more effectively, with the hops existing mainly as a balancing feature. In that regard, this beer's aroma is incredibly successful. Rye is the dominant note, backed by some caramel and earth. There isn't a significant presence of fruity hops here - they're mainly piny and floral, with a grassy touch. Actually, some touches of melon and mango appear if I properly focus the olfactory senses. It's hard to complain with the aromatic qualities, as it shows off exactly what the (rye IPA) style dictates while adding a moderately complex touch.

The flavor reveals some gentle fruity notes at the front of the palate. Afterwards, the rye takes over in a big way. I don't pick up a significant Maris Otter malt presence apart from a touch of caramel. This is all about rye malts, as it should be. Even better, the hops balance the malt backbone without coming across harshly - everything exists harmoniously. Simply put, it's a damn tasty beer.

Most rye IPAs tend to be heavy, thick, and sweet. The palate feel nails the first two aspects, but it really isn't sweet at all. Instead, it's malty yet dry, and that's how it should be. It's a bit slow drinking compared to other IPAs, however. That doesn't bother me because of how nicely balanced everything is. Carbonation is medium-low.

Union makes good beer. This is more good beer from Union. Get some if you're in Maryland.

3.97/5: This one's rye-ly (ARGH) damn good

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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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