Riverbank Rye-it | Deep River Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Deep River Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wedge on 06-02-2013

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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by petermethot:
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.16/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The rye is apparent in the smell but the feel is a little bit much on the palate.

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Photo of KirkFrancis
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottmonaghan01
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of nick_perry
2.91/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Brown color, foamy white head. Weak aromas of rye. On the taste, however, the rye really stands out (compared to a rye IPA where it’s balanced by the hops). Quite a dry, carbonated mouthfeel. I think I prefer rye IPA over rye “regular” pale ale, but not bad.

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Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Redman414
3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wedge
3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

@ Deep River

52 IBU

Nice chestnut color, but unfortunately no head to speak of. Sweet caramel and rye bread with leafy, floral hops, and a smooth fruitiness. Spicy, malty flavor with plenty of hop bitterness. Lots of rye and a bit of citrus rind and earthy hops. Smooth, medium body. Pretty good overall...a solid showcase for rye.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of maxwelldeux
2.57/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Growler. Pours a clear brown color with effectively no head on it. Nose has a strong rye element with a deep citrusy bitterness in there. Taste has the citrusy sour in there, but that dominates without being what I’d expect from an APA or IPA. The rye dominates without the balance from other ingredients. Not a huge fan.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of daliandragon
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark copper color and big, dense head make the appearance impressive, although the head appears to be leaving less lace than I hoped. Nose is heavy on the rye malt, with spice and sour notes predominating.

This is a tale of two tastes, with sweet caramel malt early and turning to medium sourness with a touch of spice and a mild bitterness for later. Not a terribly strong or intense flavor. Mouthfeel is appropriately thick. Interesting, and worth a try, but ultimately lacking a touch in complexity and strength.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very lightly hazy deep copper in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible and some garnet red + orange + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted bready malts with moderate amounts of rye spiciness and some light to moderate caramel sweetness. There are light to moderate aromas of spicy and herbal hops with a light hint of citrus/grapefruit pith.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of toasted bready malts with a moderate to strong amount of rye spiciness and just a hint of caramel sweetness. There are light to moderate flavors of earthy, spicy, and citrus/grapefruit pith hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades relatively quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Nice heavy dose of rye in this beer which adds some wonderful spicy notes to the smell and taste. Enjoyable and definitely worth grabbing again.

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Photo of 5thOhio
3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish-amber with a creamy off-white head that reduces to a skim of clotted foam. Decent lacing.

Aroma is fresh and grassy. Taste is solidly spicy rye with big piney/herbal hop bite. Mouthfeel is good,not thin, and carbonation is strong and prickly. If you like rye ales, this is a pretty good example.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

My local drinking buddy and frequent traveler, Justin C., brought this CAN back from one of his recent trips, knowing that I would happily include it in The CANQuest (TM). Many thanks!

From the CAN: “Johnston County’s First Legal [italicized] Brewery”; “This beer has a signifiCANt malt backbone imparted by over 25% Malted Rye which adds a touch of spiciness. Columbus hops give it a pronounced citrusy bite that weaves seamlessly with the esters that are produced by the Belgian yeast strain used in this beer. Enjoy - and be different!”; “Save an Aluminum Tree. Recycle This CAN.”; “Proudly Brewed and CANned by Deep River Brewing Company in Clayton, North Carolina”.

The farmer with a scythe and a bale of rye kind of puts me in mind of the graphic of the Grim Reaper used in the AmeriCAN Heroes Channel’s show, “Apocalypse: World War I” which is definitely worth watching. I used a scythe to CANduct the Crack!, revealing a brimful CAN. An inverted Glug was commenced, CANtinuing until I had to back off so that I could watch the pseudo-cascade take place and to avoid overflow. The result was two-plus fingers of dense, tawny head with good retention, leaving sticky lacing in its wake. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a cereal-like maltiness along with a rye spiciness. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was an interesting mélange of flavors with the rye bringing an immediate pepperiness, followed by a musty dryness from the yeast and accompanied by a minty flavor courtesy of the hops and rye. “Citrusy”? Not really, but not a problem, either. Finish was dry, spicy, yeasty, but not all that malty, or perhaps I was misreading their verbiage. At any rate, this was a solid rye APA, worthy of some cooler space.

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3.32/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.02/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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Riverbank Rye-it from Deep River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 58 ratings