Rabid Beaver Bite Rye IPA | Belching Beaver Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery
California, United States
belchingbeaver.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 03-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
81
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
9.86%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
27
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Omniwar
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of anon
3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Excellent looking brew out of the gate, big two finger off-white head that leaves in its wake a hefty amount of lace. Smells of pine, pineapple, grass, malt, rye and drywall.

Taste is a heavy mixture of rye grain, pine resin, caramel, grass and something I can't quite put my finger on. Feels quite harsh and almost soapy, overly dry and bitter. There's just not that balance of hop and rye that other offerings of this style have and left me disappointed, as it starts out well enough. Has the potential to be a good brew but is severely lacking in the finish.

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Photo of johlac66
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LuauLarry
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Code is 15/22N/19/13/03:51. Best I can figure is bottled on November 22nd, 2015?

Appearance - Pours hazy and sunset orange in color with an off-white, foamy finger width head. Decent retention, then breaks down to a near barren surface. Lacing consists of fair-sized isolated chunks and small spots here and there.

Smell - Rye spice, a touch of citrus and noticeable malt that's part grain, part caramel.

Taste - Mild rye spice bite met with a huge amount of grainy malt and a touch of caramel sweetness. Mild citrus undertone that comes to the forefront in the finish, leaving a citrusy, grainy aftertaste with a touch of cardboard.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with low to moderate carbonation.

Overall - Not very good. Very uninspiring.

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Photo of vitALEity
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice looking hazy pale/orange color with a fizzy head that reminds me of a homebrew. Head remains for a long time. Smell is pale malt and light pine/citrus. Flavor is pale ale. Not much going on here. Very little hop flavor and very little rye spice. Where is the "bite"? Mouth feel is thin.

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Photo of GarrettB
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

November 13th, 2013 - I'm seeing Rye IPAs here and there, and I like what they do. The rusty, dry touch hugs the hop bitterness well, but balance is still key. That means quality varies. Belching Beaver's interpretation of the style, however, is quite lovely. The aroma is traditionally hoppy, but circled by fruity scents like sweet, ripe pineapple, orange, and flowers. The flavor is similarly on the sweeter side. Meanwhile, the palate is smooth, almost flat, delivering a slow, serpentine brew. The touch of rye doesn't manifest as rye, though it might be playing with the other flavors in subtler ways. Even so, this is a lovely drink, even though the unctuous mouthfeel is, at first, somewhat unexpected.

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Photo of Totalpackage411
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very light for A rye IPA, but very solid. I enjoyed this beer it was very good but for a better Rye IPA try Liberation Rye IPA from Black Market Brewery, Temecula, CA

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Photo of kmoen
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MickeyHops
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Nearly clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of foamy white head. Retention is about average and a few wisps of lacing are left.

3.5 S: Spicy earthy rye. Floral and citrusy hops with an emphasis on orange and grapefruit. Touch of caramel maltiness with a strong yeasty breadiness.

3.5 T: Tastes like it smells. Spicy earthy rye. Floral and citrus hops per above. Moderate bitterness. Lots of yeasty bread.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderately creamy and chewy.

3.25 D: Decent beer overall. No real problems, but doesn't stand out either.

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Photo of GatorCoop
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dwagner003
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryancthomas7
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrew8626
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wulfie85
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Atrain430
4.18/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TequilaVoodoo
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of 1424IpA
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Charles_Moran
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%

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Rabid Beaver Bite Rye IPA from Belching Beaver Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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