Rye'der On The Storm | Alpine Beer Company

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3.74/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rye porter with vanilla.

Added by BucannonXC5 on 09-16-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,056
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
43
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by Kinsman:
Photo of Kinsman
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a porter should. Dark, almost black with a tan head. Really hard to screw that up yet some brewers do. Rye comes through pretty well and definitely sets this beer apart from other porters. Doesn't have as much of a chocolate or coffee note as many porters, but its roasted malts come through along with a slight bitterness. Not as sweet with the vanilla as I expected.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HalfFull
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour is deep brown into a pint glass and offers a light cp if mocha foam. Clear and deep mahogany against the light. From a 3 day old chock full growler so might have lost a tad of carbonation, shows a light cap and some spotty lacing regardless.

Roasty aroma with a hint of caramel, and with more carob/chocolate through a bit of foam after a spin. Touch of charred wood but not ashy. No notable ethanol. Taste is smooth and silky with carob and a light char dominating. Doesn't have much texture on the feel yet offers a lingering finish dark chocolate with a hint of cherry licqueur. Feel is silky initially but grains a bit of traction with warming. Overall simple yet solid and would only ask for a bit more carbonation.

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Photo of kmoen
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boilerup
3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Green Flash Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours dark brown with a frothy milk chocolate head that settles to a light layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Vanilla, cocoa powder, roasted malt, dark toasted bread, a touch dark fruit, and a little toffee sweetness.

T: Vanilla, roasted malt, cocoa powder, burnt toast, a hint of smoke, dark fruit, a little spicy rye, and some toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Vanilla comes off a little artificial, but overall it's a pretty decent porter for 5.3%

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Photo of ovaltine
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a beautiful porter, nearly black with a finger of tan head. It tastes like a porter, too - a "regular" porter, not a Porter with rye and vanilla.

I get a smidge of rye, but no vanilla, which is a bit disappointing, because I love vanilla. This isn't bad, in fact it's "good," but my expectations were that it would be great, and it's too thin to be great.

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Photo of aufie
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid and delicious beer. Pours just about opaque, with a slight red hue, when light is present. Nice 1 finger tan head, that dissipates to a solid Ring. Spotty lacing

Aroma's aren't too crazy. Faint oats, with chocolate and a splash of vanilla. Hint of toffee, and Maybe like a watered down hot chocolate. Rye is kind of hidden in the back. Once it warms, they're more present.

Taste had just the right amount of bitterness with sweetness. Sweet chocolate and a decent hop bite, and vanilla finish. Very faint spurts of Rye, and Very smooth. Solid for 5.8% Rye comes through as the beer warms.

Mouth was very nice, with a lot of carbonation, and an extra vanilla dry finish.

I would pick this one up again if I seen it. Solid beer.

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Photo of rand
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the pub, poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark brown beverage with a thin, coffee-tan head. Sticky lacing coats the glass.

S: Soft, subdued nose with notes of roasty coffee and toasted grains. Not much to the nose.

T: A lot more layered on the palate. Any coffee bitterness is offset by a milky, lactose aspect. The roasted malts yield a perfectly balanced sweet contrast, leading to a short, semi-sweet finish.

M: Smooth and velvety. Oily slick on the palate

Really easy to drink porter. Reminiscent of a milk stout.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Draught pour at Quad into a shaker pint. Nose has strong smoky attributes. Taste has some smokiness to it, but was surprised by the absence of spicy attributes given the rye. Mouthfeel was surprisingly light, carbonation middle of the road, finished with a slight smokiness that lingered for a bit. A good porter but not something I'd seek out or buy regularly.

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Photo of MickeyHops
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vidisad
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a dimpled mug. Best before 1/13/17, so I'm still under the wire!

Appearance: rich, dark brown hue with a thick finger of frothy tan foam atop. Very nice.

Smell: sweet and chocolatey with just a dash of vanilla. It's nice, but a bit too sweet for my taste.

Taste: roasty, chocolatey, a little sweet and again with just that hint of vanilla. The roasty element here is really nice and does a great job counteracting the heavy sweetness from the aroma.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a pretty big carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: this is a tasty porter, and I could see quaffing a lot of it. The smell is a bit sweet, but the roastiness is big in this one and it keeps me coming back.

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Photo of travolta
2.52/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of kjkinsey
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Rye'der On The Storm from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 43 ratings