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Rye Guy IPA | Beyond the Pale Brewing Company

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Rye Guy IPARye Guy IPA

Brewed by:
Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rye Guy is a West Coast style IPA that uses a ton of rye malt as part of the all-Canadian grain bill. American hops give it distinctive citrus and pine notes. The result is a crisp, full-bodied beer that is surprisingly sessionable for 52 IBUs.

Added by cfalovo97 on 01-03-2013

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by cfalovo97:
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3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got his in a growler direct from the brewery. Pours clear, coppery orange. Very small head with short retention. Has a very strong smell of grapefruit/citrus. Taste is a great balance between citrusy hops and the unique taste of malted rye. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel with a short floral hoppy aftertaste. A very nice and unique IPA. Would not have guessed it was almost 7%

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of CanuckRover
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours more gold than amber. Finger of head off the pour settles to a ring quickly.

Just awesome aroma. Super fresh tropical fruit. Mango, pineapple, sweet orange, you name it.

I find the bitterness oddly up front on this one and then the fruit flavours develop. True to the aroma, almost Starburst-like. Malt isn't as interesting as I'd expect given the rye in the bill.

This is a really nice IPA. Flavours are akin to, dare I say, Heady Topper. Really big fruit. Third time trying this. They had some carbonation problems early on, but this is starting to hit its stride.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Growler: Poured a dirty amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops with light peppery notes of rye is quite nice. Taste is also dominated by spicy rye notes with some citrusy hops and some dry caramel malt notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Very enjoyable Rye IPA with maybe just a tad too much residual sugar notes.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 32 oz growler into a stemmed tulip glass (2 hours after fill)

A: A nice golden straw color with a big, white head (1-2 fingers) dropping to a thin collar leaving behind some nice lacing.

S: A pronounced hoppy nose, big but not huge with lots of spicy, floral notes and a bit of swet malt.

T: Right at the front you are hit with both hops and malt for a very balanced flavor. The hops are primarily American bittering hops, both spicy and floral with a pleasant malt backbone. The finish is long; sweet malt at first, but the rye dries out the palate and ends strongly hoppy.

M: Medium high body, full round and velvety; medium carbonation.

O: A delicious, balanced beer with a great malt and hop character in the nose and on the palate.

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Photo of ZePYC
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ssmack
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Small growler at Von bistro.

Big citrus aroma. Lots of rye flavour in taste. Full fell.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5


Appearance - Slightly hazy golden/amber with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, grass, and hops. There is also some grapefruit and maybe a bit of pineapple. It ends with a grassy herbal hoppy aftertaste.

Overall – I had this after a Cameron's RPA and it was like going 100mph taste wise to 0. Not saying it's an awful beer, but the taste is nothing to write home about. It tastes like some of the other local IPA's from Mill Street, Beau's, etc. No real fresh pungent hop taste and no vibrant citrus notes. More of a herbal/grainy/grassy IPA and I didn't really pick on the rye.

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Photo of liamt07
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of SebD
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, grapefruit, pine resins, spicy rye and some sweet caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus, grapefruit, rye, a nice pine resin bitterness and some sweet caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Yoozeo
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of byronic
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of polloenfuego
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Boo-urns
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MatChar
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KeKeKumba
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of nullbort
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsolutely
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BigMikey
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of yancot
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WilderPegasus
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of bylerteck
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask pint at Pub Italia. From notes.

A - Poured a slightly hazy golden colour. Ultra soapy white head. No visible carbonation. Spotty lace and a ring of retention.

S - Mild rye and citrus. Pineapple and a distinct sweet mango note.

T - Pineapple and rye again. Rye is restrained, but there and nicely integrated. Fruitiness is good with mango again and seems well balanced. Typical pineapple and grapefruit elements too.

M - Really mild carbonation as expected. Light body is a little strange. Rye/citrus finish with mild bitterness.

O/D - Well put together. Expected more bitterness and body, but this might be a result of the cask conditioning and not a production flaw. I enjoyed those elements either way. Balance was well done, unlike most rye beers I try. Well done and good on cask with definite session potential. A good addition to the local scene.

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Rye Guy IPA from Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 37 ratings
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