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
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27
For Trade:
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smell: got a light pine sweet smell

Pour: white medium foam head. The color Dark brown. Good carbonation.

Taste: Took the first drink Not too hoppy just has a hoppy bite. Has a Bitter aftertaste. Heavy malt and sweetness. This is a well balanced ipa a nice balance of hops rye and malts. Putting rye in a ipa just diminishes the hops. The carbonation makes this beer crisp and nice to drink

Overall: just a great complexed double and being only 7% this was a smooth brew all the way through.

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4.04/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Back to the Belching Beaver, this time with a RyePA. I hope I have been properly vaccinated, because that beaver's teeth remind me of Dracula who's looking to suck our blood! From a 22 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

The light orange color with yellow hues forms the body of the beer, while on top rests a thick creamy head with excellent head retention. The hops are aromatic, but seem to have a softer character versus the common San Diego IPA. Soft hops, with notes of cantaloupe, pine, grapefruit, honeydew, and the backbone of dry crackery grain.

With rye as one of the grains used, it comes to no surprise that this beer has a spicy kick. Gentle rye spiciness help create the canvas to the mélange of orange, cantaloupe, and sweet grapefruit. Yet it doesn't taste bitter, and in fact is on the relaxed side of the IPA scale, though it still has the genes of a West Coast IPA. By San Diego standards, the Rabid Beaver is a softer kick to the gut where it comes to the hops.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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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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