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 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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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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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

first sample was a snifter at the brewpub

a: served in a branded snifter, the beer is a medium amber in color, sporting an off-white head, retains a low ring and surface coating

s: full, sweet rye and light toasted malts on the nose, caramel, smooth spice, fresh orange hops, heady nose packed with grain and hop character

m: carbonation around moderate, smooth on the palate, with a medium body

t: nice blend of malty rye and lightly toasted sugars, good spice and pepper, deliciously bold rye flavors well complimented by a fresh, sappy pine hop profile with citrus rind notes, fully bittered and oily finish

o: loved this beer, big on the rye but not overwhelmingly so, nice hop profile to boot


Bomber from Lou into Reubens glass. I get lots of dense pine and grapefruit here, alongside a full, starting sweet but eventually dryingly spicy rye presence. Big, citrus oil bitter. Alcoholic heat. I preferred the in-house draft a bit more - but really, can’t beat the source. Leaving original scores.

4, 425, 425, 425, 425

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Imperial Rye IPA from Reuben's Brews
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 108 ratings