Imperial Rye IPA | Reuben's Brews

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Imperial Rye IPAImperial Rye IPA

Brewed by:
Reuben's Brews
Washington, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by barleywinefiend on 12-23-2012

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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 20
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4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Look - Dark amber body with an off white, pillowy, soft, sticky head. The body and head appear rich and sultry.
Smell - Sweet hoppy, pine aroma.
Taste - Nice balance of hop and pine. Light malt. The rye takes a backseat. This may be because I had a FW 17th Anniversary before this.
Feel - Nice.
Overall - Splendid. The is a quality up and coming brewery. I would like to have this on a clean palate first thing in the morning.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.7/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with the hazy copper liquid capped by an inch of foam; a few strands of lacing linger

Smell: Caramel and rye underpin the pine

Taste: Caramel is dominant, up front, with the piney hops and spicy rye tones developing through the middle; sticky through the finish with the malts challenging the hops through the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Overly sticky, for my palate, though the hoppy bitterness combines nicely with the spicy rye flavors

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to nate321 for hitting my joy-buzzer with this extra from a brewery that's new to me. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Pour is a hazed & confused dark orange with carbonation appropriate to an adult beverage called 'beer'. Nose is heavy on the spicy rye with a side salad of fruits, loaded up with oranges & tangerines.

Reuben's Imperial Rye IPA is like a hook echo of the Road Warrior I've been slugging down the past few days. Just like RW this has a big, thick mouthfeel that's fairly rare on the rye side of things. Dragon-size bite of spicy rye, but then it veers off into a southern orchard, bringing the fruity nose of oranges, tangerines, & finishing up with a touch of pine cone bitterness. Alcohol is noticeable. Enjoying drinking this one.

Very good rye that peaks with the river delta thick mouthfeel. Very good.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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