Woodcutter Rye IPA
Branchline Brewing Co.

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From:
Branchline Brewing Co.
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.55%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 14.52%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
54
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 06, 2017
Added:
May 27, 2013
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  10
SCORE
83
Good
Woodcutter Rye IPAWoodcutter Rye IPA
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Rated: 3.43 by Jodio from Texas

Nov 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by kmoen from California

Aug 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jan 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Can_has_beer from Texas

2.92/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Very small head that stayed around for a few minutes. I didn't enjoy this at all. The rye character was overwhelmingly spicy without enough malt backbone to prop it up. The hops were lost in all the rye and I was left with nothing but a scorched palate.
Jan 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Jan 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by BdM from Netherlands

Dec 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Dec 17, 2016
 
Rated: 1.03 by AaronRodgers from Texas

Nov 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Oct 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by batt6343 from Texas

Oct 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.47 by BryantForestry from Texas

Aug 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by cultclassic89 from Texas

Jun 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by bigchiquilin from Texas

Feb 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by Loveyourbeer from Virginia

Jul 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.92 by Magery from Kentucky

Jul 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.41 by MaddDogg84 from Texas

Jul 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.65 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Apr 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Leschber from Texas

Mar 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by nathanmiller from New York

Feb 12, 2015
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into nonic
Aroma of rye whiskey
Head enormous (7.5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, diminishing to 1 cm ring and 1.7 cm mesa
Lacing fair – medium islands and archipelagoes
Body medium orange, slight haze
Flavor begins very spicey with some bitterness; no specific hop flavor, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly oily, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4
Nov 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.04 by NatChris from Texas

Sep 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by StephRai from New York

Sep 27, 2014
 
 
Rated: 3.2 by Jdevoss

Aug 31, 2014
 
Rated: 3.72 by jedk from New Jersey

Aug 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.12 by alanamato from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.76 by Westyn from Texas

Aug 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Lawl3ss from Texas

Jun 11, 2014
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Reviewed by Andyyyyyy from Texas

3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Good IPA. Nothing mind blowing but an easy drinker. Definitely has the bitterness but not the hoppiness. Good color and good smell. I personally prefer hoppier beers but still enjoy this one for sure. Would definitely drnk it again. Branchlike is a young brewery here in San Antonio and for a startup this is a great beer. I look forward to them fine tuning th IPA over the years. It can only get better.
Jun 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by TX-Badger from Texas

Jun 07, 2014
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Reviewed by EGreen from Texas

3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Floral pines, sweetness, some biscuit, but mild... aromas. Caramel with a mild rye funkiness and some mild pine. Hops bitterness kicks in And finishes the beer pretty strong. A pretty good IPA that I will definitely finish, but not overly differentiated. I do like the rye funkiness, but would like some citra hops or something to enlighten the hops profile.
Jun 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by July2Nov from Virginia

May 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by msanborn from Texas

Apr 28, 2014
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Been saving this to crack with rudzud, but after many failed attempts and he couldn't make it tonight, decided to finally crack it before it's too old. No date to be found, thanks to AdamR46 (reddit) for this one.

Pours with a ton of carbonation, big fizzy 2 finger slight creamy looking head that fades at a med pace with some big bubbles popping but the rest seem to stick around nicely. Nice lacing, sticky soapy lacing all over, mostly clear orangey slight amber colored beer.

Nose brings a ton of rye, a big spicy earthy rye, with some doughy rye bread like aroma as well, and a bit of yeast, the yeast increases a bit and borders annoying but then seems to fade back as the other aromas come forward, a fruity aroma, little estery apple skin, generic fruitiness, with some grassy mild herbal hops but not a lot, some amber toasty malts and a little sweet caramel note.

Taste brings lots of caramel notes, burnt toffee and caramelized sugars like but without the big sweetness, and some toasty amber malts, mostly amber malts with the big caramel flavor. Then a fruity component, I think the rye is bringing a big fruity note itself, a little pear and apple skin again. Malts get a bit sweet with a little syrupy note, and a mild bready doughy character but not a lot. Hops are mostly bitter, with a little earthy herbal note, mild grassy flavor too, and a hint of herbal tea. Fairly bitter at first, but the finish dries and it gets very bitter, a little sticky too, with more earthy herbal hops that also turn spicy and a little briny, some black tea, and into a big spicy rye component as well.

Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy carb that even gets a little too much and distracting.

Overall meh, not what I was hoping for. Rye is fairly nice, spicy and quite fruity with some nice flavors, decent malt profile, but don't really tie together as well as they could have. Hops are the big letdown, they don't blend very well with the rest of the beer unless you're going for an ESB iwth rye, hops are fairly bland overall, which I hope that is not a product of the possible age on it, but I'll never know without a bottling date! Even the carbonation is distracting and just too much.
Mar 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Mar 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by JohnBender from Texas

Feb 22, 2014
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Reviewed by AlCaponeJunior from Texas

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Orange and very clear with a one-ish finger head and ok lacing. Pretty nice looking in the glass despite the smallish head.

Aroma and flavor are in line with what I would thihk of when I consider rye IPAs. It's somewhat spicy, with a notable component of vanilla, some nice malt and caramel malt notes to round it out. Piney, and to a lesser extent citrus/grapefruit rind hops are primary and forefront in the flavor, but more of a section in the orchestra for the aroma. The aromatic qualities increase as it warms.

Body is relatively full, almost double-IPA like, with the caveat that I'm talking about your malt-bomb double IPAs, not the super dry Cali IPAs.

This is as local as it gets, and it's tasty beer. I will definitely be seeking more from this brewery, both because buying local is very important, but also because the beer is worthy. I have a large selection of beers within a short distance, so when I plan to buy one twice, that's saying something significant. Good job on this one.

I don't remember off hand what the other varieties were from this brewery, but I'll try something else from BB next time I'm picking up beer.
Feb 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Tiernan from Texas

Feb 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by bkeller04 from Texas

Feb 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

Feb 02, 2014
Woodcutter Rye IPA from Branchline Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 54 ratings