Roasted Rye | Reuben's Brews

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Roasted RyeRoasted Rye

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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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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
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 +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoctorEvil65
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarisMotonaga
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
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 -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dicers
3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tempest
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
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 +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
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 -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PintGuy
4.77/5  rDev +19.8%
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 -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +6.8%
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 +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
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 -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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Photo of Chef74
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.44/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheGent
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque brown with a thick, light brown head. Streaks of lace across the glass. The head sticks around the entire drink. No visible carbonation.

S: Pine, bitter grapefruit, citrus pith, spicy rye, and a hint of nutmeg.

T: Typical west coast style ipa flavors of pine and grapefruit. First and foremost an IPA, followed by a hint of bready malt, some caramel and nutmeg sweetness, along with the quintessential spicy rye flavor.

M: Well carbonated, yet super smooth. Slightly dry on the finish. One or both the rye and hops leave a spicy tingle on tongue.

D: This beer is highly drinkable. Nice rye flavor profile and spice coupled with typical west coast style IPA withnotes of pine and grapefruit. Overall a very nice beer, take on the IPA, and the winter warmer. This is second beer I have tried from Rueben's. The first was their Crikey IPA. This beer is like a Crikey IPA with the addition of rye spice and mild winter warmer sweetness that all work well together. Delicious.

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Roasted Rye from Reuben's Brews
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