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Roasted Rye | Reuben's Brews

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Reuben's Brews
Washington, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Adamostella on 03-24-2013

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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i liked this beer pretty well, but i have a hard time calling it an ipa. it has a huge malt complexion, nice layers and a lot going on with it, but the hops arent particularly flavorful to me, and while it finishes bitter enough, this is more of a balanced beer, far maltier than i know any ipa to be, and the flavor of the hops is sort of missing for me. this bottle may have been the victim of some time on the warm shelf, so i will have to reevaluate if i find it cold or on draft in the future. for now, i really dig how lively this one is, lots of airy tan head from the bomber, and a rich indian red color, caramelized looking and autumnal to the eye. the aroma really shows the rye, spicy and earthy with a cool toasted almost cooked note to it. its not sweet, but has a richness, more than just rye in here too, i would think some crystal type malt providing a lot of this color and body. the hops come on pretty late, especially for an ipa, and its mostly bitterness. i like the round earthy grain aspect, and find the hops sort of disruptive and not all the way congruent, like the would be fine shutting them down all together here and just letting the malts do the work. i liked this one, something a little different, but also understated like all the beers i have had from these guy.

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Photo of mactrail
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful brownish amber pour with lush, fine-grained foam in the Timmermans goblet. Roasted malt aroma with cedar and fermenting pineapple. There is a hint of sweetness along with the grain. It definitely tastes like rye bread but with an unaccountably bitter bite and a lingering herbal tea taste.

The label calls this a "Winter Warmer India Pale Ale" but it tastes like an over-sexed "Cascadian" IPA with a side of rye toast. There is a spicy note but more of the rough grain. Impeccable sudsy mouthfeel and complex aroma. Alas, the bitter finish turns surly and lingers like the smoke from the neighbor's yard trash fire. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood.

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Photo of mecmd
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rusty red body with huge foaming off white head that pretty much sticks
Nice freshly sawn wood and sherbert aroma
Flavour is like that with slight sourness
I really like this

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Photo of brentblack1
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarisMotonaga
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice color of the roasted grains. smells of roasted barley tea. Hops of a level that don't fight with the spicy rye. they work well together. I am not a hop head but it is right in my wheelhouse. at 7.0 abv it is not one to drink a large glass with but it is spicy,hoppy, and very refreshing.

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Photo of zeledonia
3.24/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of bumchilly25
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dicers
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tempest
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a great rye beer. There's a distinct toast and spicy finish that gets lost in too many hoppy ryes. The hops still stand out with a big grapefruit, pine, and (just a little) peach. Give me another. Great balance.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Imagine the familiar summery-fresh citrusy goodness of a regular IPA very deftly converted into the lightly candied and spiced fruitiness of fall and winter, then touched by a whisper of cocoa. One of the more unique, and uniquely delicious, beers I've had. And one of Reuben's best.

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

Photo of PintGuy
4.77/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excuse the hackneyed phrase, but OMG! Pours straw, amber with moderate head. I have come to totally enjoy the rye bitterness that sneaks up, lands squarely on the tongue, and does linger appropriately. Bread-like and not a poke-me-in-the-eye american hop tang, but an old-world flavor and smell. Have only tasted from bottle - but is enough to make one make the journey to Ballard. This brew has become one of my favorites - totally ready to go with barbecue or just a way to wind down the afternoon.

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Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

from a bomber into a nonic, a winter warmer ipa. Strange (to me), but I'm game and Reuben's tends to be reliably good, so...pours a deep reddish amber with a beautiful 2 finger khaki head with great retention (I've still got a half a finger crown after five minutes) and substantial lacing. a little strange on the nose...somewhat faint citrus hoppiness and quite a lot of caramel and chocolate malts, with some toasty bready goodness too...not getting the spiciness some rye beers have. Taste brings out some of the brightness of the citrus a little more, especially on the front and middle of the mouthful, mixed with caramel and breadiness...the chocolate comes on strong at the end, together with a little more zip which might be from the rye...chocolate lingers. The mouthful is pretty rich and creamy and smooth, but there's also some liveliness. Medium to low carbonation, substantial body. A lot here, and it all fits together nicely for me. If I had regular access to it in the fall/winter, I'd drink it often; seems like a great seasonal.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really good IPA. Strong tastes of fruit and citrus, but not extremely hoppy which for my tastes is a good thing. In my opinion it tastes better when it warms up a bit

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Photo of Bnoise11
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served in a nonic pint. 112315 is stamped on the label.

Pours a dark amber-brown, translucent, moderate head which fades somewhat slowly, leaving quite a bit of chunky lacing. Smell is roasty/toasty grains and a little bit of citrus or tropical juiciness. Interesting, and a little confusing. Smells a little bit like Sucks, actually, but roastier.

Taste is super tropical juicy -- where'd that toastiness go? I'm not sure, but this beer is delicious. Searching for it after a few sips, some rye and toast show up in the back of the mouth.

Mouthfeel is a little sticky and a little flat. Overall, very tasty beer with some flaws. Give it a shot if you get a chance.

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Photo of kemoarps
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clean crisp cherrywood body capped with a persistent little half finger capper. Much more red than I was expecting.

From the table it exudes a sweet caramel and citrus but draw it to your face and it takes on a much grainier domination. A touch of chocolate on the outside edge. Roasted rye indeed.

Flavour is not what I expected. This is a much maltier beer than I was expecting. It draws true to its aim with rye driving the lorry and pine bitterness dragging the muffler. There's hints towards some sticky resinous hops, but lets their presence mostly be fleshed out in the bitterness that pervades. There's some gunpowder in there as well and an almost chocolate-ness in there as well. This is a tough ball of yarn to untangle.

There's some different things going on here, and they are interesting and come together nicely, but they are... odd in some ways. The label calls it a 'winter warmer india pale ale,' and, frankly... yeah I see that. There's definitely IPA-ness in there. And there's certainly some bones of a winter warmer. Maybe even some red and certainly a huge field of rye. An interesting, unique, and ultimately enjoyable beer, but not going to be for everyone.

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Roasted Rye from Reuben's Brews
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 66 ratings
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