Resinous Rye | Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

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Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by LittleDon on 08-14-2010

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 8
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.37/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Southern Sun in Boulder. Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - much clearer than expected, nice white head that leaves impressive lace rings!
Smell - just fantastic! Complex blend of earthy, citrus and floral hops!
Taste - doesn't seem to be a good example of the rye IPA style, but just a great tasting IPA!
Feel - nice medium to light body, some noticeable carbonation and a good amount of hop bitterness!
Overall - a bit pricey, but fresh and can only be found from the source, so worth it!

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of ArrogantB
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Vine Street Pub. Looked sort of light orange but it was dark since I was in the annex. Smells citrusy, earthy, cool. Taste is nice and hoppy, more citrus, juicy. This was not quite as good as vagabond IPA but still good enough that I ordered another one.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Vine Street Pub.

A - Served in a pint glass. The beer is a hazy golden color with a 3/4 finger white bubbly head. Some retention and lacing.

S - The spiciness of the rye is prevalent. Also hints of hop character with earthy pine and citrus character. Gentle malty sweetness at the end.

T - Similar to the nose with the dominant rye character. Medium bitterness with a pleasant blend of earthy pine and citrus hop character which mesh very nicely with the spice of the rye. Finishes with a lingering bitterness and fruity spice.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O - Easily the best rye beer I've had. Well balanced and tasty. I could drink this all day long. Highly recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at their brewpub

I like rye beer generally. This one was okay, but not the best I've had, and certainly not the best offering from Mountain Sun. Poured a slightly hazy golden brown, with a small layer of white bubbles for a head. Aroma was not too big, but some earthy, piney hops were detectable, and not much else. Flavor was bready, moderately hopped, earthy, and a bit bland overall, quite frankly. Alcohol was moderately noticeable. Medium-bodied, and a good drink for a session, but I had no desire to get another.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A deep amber color with white/soft yellow lacing that sits for a minute or two.

S: Very spicy with a substantial amount of northwest hop aroma backing it up.

T: The rye spice and citrusy hop flavor collide immediately. I picked out some other malt flavors, maybe lighter caramel, not much. Powerful rye and hop bitterness rule this one.

M: Average carbonation but was nice for the style.

D: I would def call this a northwest IPA with rye. Th hops really hit you first followed immediately by that unmistakeable rye spicyness. Balanced and delicious. A good example for someone who wants to try a rye beer but doesnt want that "rough, leathery" flavor that strong rye-centric ales tend to have.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A somewhat murky amber/brown pour, very small head as it was filled to the rim.

Rye and hops dominate the aroma (duh!). It's more spicy from the hops than rye, but the rye does give it a malt spice that is quite nice.

Very quick base caramel-like bready base. The spices hit all at once. Some subdued citrus and pine with an even punch of the rye. Some sweetness comes through in the finish, but overall this is a nice spiced up beer that is assertive and balanced.

I'm starting to like rye beers

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Photo of Rayek
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy gold with a tiny head that's the result of my glass being filled within a 1/4" of the rim. I guess I'm getting my money's worth. The small head quickly falls to a patchwork film. Leaves the slightest of lace.

S: The rye's distinctive caraway spiciness is quite evident. Some pine and citrus round things out.

T: Again, the rye comes through strong. The bitterness is moderate, yet quite sharp. It carries a nice combination of pine and grapefruit. The rye and hop flavors linger through the finish.

M: The medium body is slightly grainy and has just about the right level of fizz.

D: This is a nice rye overall. I'm glad I picked it off the menu.

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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's really unfair to call this a rye. While it is made with rye, it drinks more like an IPA or DIPA. Dry hopped with Simcoe and Cascase. Cloudy amber with a rich off-white head that has lasting power. Some of the best I've seen in a long time. Coats the glass all the way down. Big grapefruit aroma. Taste is grapefruit up front, with a little (very little) rye coming through in the middle, and a subdued bitter finish (as IPAs go). Mouthfeel is a bit thin and there's a bit of carbonation bite present. Good enough and not too big for a second.

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Resinous Rye from Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 21 ratings