Rabid Beaver Bite Rye IPA | Belching Beaver Brewery

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Rabid Beaver Bite Rye IPARabid Beaver Bite Rye IPA

Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery
California, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 03-05-2013

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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 15
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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 Charles_Moran
3.12/5  rDev -14.5%

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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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.28/5  rDev -10.1%

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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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 JohnCassillo
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber poured into tulip glass.

A: Dark, opaque orange-ish brown, with a significant, thick foam head that never truly dissipates completely and leaves a ton of film.

S: Malty and fruity, with a grainy finish.

T: Lives up to its aroma -- malt is very forward, with citrus and rye hanging in the background (though still apparent).

M: Warm and thick, with mild carbonation.

O: The rye part of this beer doesn't necessarily come through a ton, but still an enjoyable IPA that's warm and pleasant to drink.

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

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3.44/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Vintage: 2014
Appearance: Cloudy amber with brown tinge; fluffy, off-white, quickly-dissipating head; good lace
Smell: Pineapple; Mango; Rye spice
Taste: Pine; Apricot; Rye; Lingering Bitterness
Mouth-feel: Low carbonation; Medium body; One note
Overall: Really good, but not great RIPA. Lacks in complexity. One note, a good note, but one note doesn’t make a song.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

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Rabid Beaver Bite Rye IPA from Belching Beaver Brewery
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