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Imperial Rye IPA | Reuben's Brews

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4.11/5
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103 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Reuben's Brews
Washington, United States
reubensbrews.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by barleywinefiend on 12-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,614
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
103
pDev:
8.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
5
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Photo of John_M
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bailey's Upper Lip the other night.

The beer pours a copper amber color with good head retention and lacing. The rye really shows up big time on the nose, and it seemed to give added oomph to the considerable orange citrus and sweet malt I picked up. The flavor profile was most of the same, but the I thought the sweetness, coupled with the rye flavor, was a bit overdone. It really tended to dominate the bitterness in the finish of this beer. There was also some noticeable heat on the finish, which I thought was likely magnified by the sweet malt and rye in this beer. Mouthfeel was medium bodied to full, but with the alcohol on the finish marring this beer's drinkability.

Not a bad beer, but I wasn't so in love with it that I can ever see myself ordering this again any time soon.

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Photo of suckaj
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oidmoe
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rkarimi
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

7-26

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Photo of snaotheus
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2016-07-26
22oz bottle served in a large mug. I stopped pouring when I saw heavy sediment start coming out. 155 D-1 1703 is printed on the bottom, which is meaningless to me. Might be from the bottle manufacturer instead of the brewery. 07.07.16 is printed on the label.

Pours slightly hazy amber with tiny head and a surprisingly large amount of carbonation. Smell is nice spicy rye-ness with nice hoppy aromas. Honeysuckle, floral, and citrus rind. Some pine.

Taste is dominated by the piney bitterness for me, but with a nice rye accent. Surprisingly strong sweetness to balance the bitterness. Nice and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy, but a little flat. Overall, nice beer.

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Photo of beercam
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Another super slick concoction from the masterful Reuben's here in Seattle.

L: Fine! Very fine.
S: Sharp, intoxicating, exotic citruis and grain wafts into a bready melange of spice and rich malt, all very familiar, yet all brand new.
T: Clean, balanced, strong rye IPA with its own stylistic twist. It's really exquisite and resides above any verbal jabs which fall short beside the experience itself.
F: Feels like a dream. This is where the beer takes off and really becomes its own. It's one of those that upon first sipping you think, you feel, "this is a beer," and in this moment, do you in fact forget its style entirely. Trumps (lol) Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye by a tiny margin with a more artful flavor and feel arc, and with ever so slightly less bitterness.

O: This is a good one guys. Strong, strong Rye IPA. imperial, in fact. Reuben's on a roll, and so is its Imperial rye ipa

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Photo of 2GOOFY
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPAchris
3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gandres
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pint Glass at the brewery on Friday before thanksgiving
Appearance: ruby to brown, Cloudy
Smell = hoppy no alcohol smell, smell of rye or gains or bread
Taste = good bitterness
Mouthfeel = not a lot of carbonation
Overall = really good beer of the three breweries tonight(all IPAs), this is the best

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sixpoint
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hreb
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served in curved pedestal glass. Beer pours brilliant orange in color and forms a more than healthy white head. Sniffing reveals bitter, grainy rye and a load of piny C-hops. Flavor reveals exactly the same, just as promised on the label. This is a PNW imperial rye IPA which executes what is rapidly becoming a new classic style, and one of my favorites. Respectably delivered, Reuben.

Note: My bottle was among the most sedimented commercially bottled beers I've seen in years. Pour carefully!

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Photo of kamikazeokami
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kemoarps
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4.75/4.25/4/3.75/4
bottle from 02-09-15
Rich honey amber body with a massive foamy off white head. Ye gods that is gorgeous. Wonderful lacing and retention.

Nose starts out with rye spice and pine with a sweet caramel and grain underpinning. I don't get as much of the citrus they mention on the label, but more of a deep woods clean fresh green. PNW!

Jumping in with a bitter pine that is quickly backed up by toasty rye biscuits. Round and warm through the finish. Deep resin and rye on the finish with a bit of pith. Medium sticky body and a lasting bitter finish with some toasty malts escorting the rye and pith into the night. Fine pinpricks of carbonation. Into it.

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Photo of Aleforme
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JISurfer
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Imperial Rye IPA from Reuben's Brews
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 103 ratings
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