House Of Clay
Raleigh Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #4,405
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #25,679
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 9.92%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
87
From:
Raleigh Brewing Company
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  17
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews by JohnnyK:
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JohnnyK from North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.7%

Dec 08, 2013
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tap at Raleigh Brewing into a pint glass.
Appears orangish amber with a nice white foamy head that lasted and good lacing.
Smells bready, spicy, citrus.
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium plus for the style.
Overall a very nice American IPA that I would definitely order again.

Sep 11, 2020
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newcastlemike from Connecticut

3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 18, 2019
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oberon from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My first Raleigh Brewing Co. beer.Pours into an impy nonic a hazy deep burnt orange infused goden with a billowing creamy-like slight off white head.Some spicy rye and light earthy hops in the nose,there is some lactic qualities comeing from the rye.Earty and dry with spicy rye on the palate,to me it could be a rye porter if I was blindfolded and drinking it,somewhat creamy as it goes down easily.Not bad and the alcohol is pretty well hidden,damn it has porter qualities to it though.

Sep 18, 2014
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Gavage from Nevada

3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: cloudy amber in color with a 1/2" head that lasts a bit.

Smell: some bready aroma is all I can detect.

Taste: bread, caramel, ripe fruits, spicy rye, and a harsh bitterness. Alcohol is mildly noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp from start to finish, The finish was also dry.

Overall: this seemed a bit unbalanced and a bit too much bite here.

Aug 18, 2017
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wedge from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

@ RBC

IPA or a Rye Beer? I don't know...I'm going to call it an IPA since that's primarily what they call it. Dry hopped with Falconer's Flight.

Hazy gold color beneath a thick, frothy head. Excellent retention and lace. Nice floral and citrus hop aromas upfront with a notable dry hop grassiness, tangerine, some sweetness. Fresh citrusy hop flavor over a sweet malt base. Light spiciness, leafy notes, and some pine needle bitterness. Gets a little sweet about halfway through. Medium bodied, drying, and bitter. This has a nice hoppiness, but I think if they dialed it back to under 7% and/or cut back on the sweeter malts, it would we better.

Mar 17, 2013
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy amber color and a modest cap that leaves some spots here and there

Smell: Earthy, with touches of citrus, pepper and bread

Taste: Bready, up front, with the hops and the rye adding bitterness, earthiness and some peppery tones in the middle; nicely balanced through the finish, though a bit grainy in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice IPA with the twist of rye; I look forward to trying other beers from this brewery

Dec 23, 2014
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dirtylou from New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Dec 29, 2013
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jak from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

May 30, 2013
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a somewhat auburn shaded brown body with two finger head and lace patches. The aroma has its hoppy characteristics but the rye is noticeable. Beer is smooth, easy to drink, and I liked it but just not too much going on. The rye and citric hops are balanced and there is a bit of sweetness but nothing takes charge nor does anything really stand out...basically a lit bit of everything. Must say, though, what little bit of everything is used is used correctly and they get the most out of it.

May 01, 2014
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 28, 2015
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GJ40 from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Sep 13, 2013
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Brenden from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Beer #2 in an NC beers only tasting, thanks to Benny (styleisking).

[Appearance: 3.5] The off-white head is a tightly bubbled cap about half a finger tall that sits pretty strongly on a red-hued amber colored brew. Brightness and clarity are high. Lacing is patchy in moderation.
[Aroma: 4.0] Everything meshes here, and the rye adds the nice big spiciness and earth alongside a heavy dark breads going along with the resinous bitterness.
[Flavor: 3.75] Earthy, peppery and hoppy, it almost hits the mark set by the aroma, but there's a bit too much of a note of spent grains lingering. Otherwise, it's well hopped and has a raw nature that works well for certain IPAs.
[Mouthfeel: 4.0] The medium body holds up, with a crispness that doesn't cut the smoothness. The graininess doesn't overburden the feel, and the spiciness added by the rye imparts itself to it while refraining from weighing it down to give depth.

Aug 28, 2014
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.19/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a can of House of Clay at the Burning Can Festival (NC).

Amber body. I was told this was a pale ale but it seemed too robust for style to the point of being readily mistaken for an IPA ... so the bold hoppy aroma and flavor is actually on style.
Dank, hoppy aroma - seems a bit off but may be the rye, which I was unaware of at the time.
Moderately bitter, very hoppy flavor.

Jul 25, 2017
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hemorhoidzz from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Aug 13, 2013
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ncstateplaya from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Nov 05, 2013
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2dogbrew from Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 31, 2016
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twowheelssoar from North Carolina

2.31/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this a second (and third) time and found it to be horribly underattenuated with little hop character. I wonder if RBC is cutting corners to keep up with demand...

Mar 28, 2013
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carrollmel7 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Jul 08, 2013
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herrburgess from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11%

Jan 07, 2014
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Yoda22 from North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Apr 03, 2015
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Skabiski from Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nov 24, 2018
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bonez05404 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Feb 23, 2014
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kjkinsey from Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 11, 2016
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Heynau10 from North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -5%

Aug 16, 2014
House Of Clay from Raleigh Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 87 ratings