Scythe Rye India Pale Ale
Burial Beer Co.

Scythe Rye India Pale AleScythe Rye India Pale Ale
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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
American IPA
Ranked #560
Ranked #7,416
4.08 | pDev: 7.6%
May 20, 2023
Nov 14, 2013
Scythe Rye India Pale AleScythe Rye India Pale Ale
Notes: The day of resurrection is at hand, the blade still sharp. Our longest standing beacon of utility, this Rye India Pale Ale invokes the vital tenets of balance not by muting flavors, but by elevating them. A European crystal malt backbone is lifted by the sweet pop of Riverbend Malt’s Wren Abruzzi Rye. Chinook and Columbus hops provide a grapefruit flavor up-front curtained by the powerful aroma of berry and fresh pineapple, thanks to an exclusively modest Mosaic dry-hopping. Finish your work, wipe your brow, and reap this delicious reward. For who knows when it shall perish.
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Rated: 4.23 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

May 20, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by festizio from California

May 05, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Apr 12, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Apr 09, 2023
Rated: 4 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by KevinFinneran226 from Massachusetts

Jan 28, 2020
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May 02, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by SaveWaterDrinkBeers from Maine

Sep 02, 2018
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

May 05, 2018
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Feb 16, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by 80x2HopHead from Vermont

Jan 20, 2018
Rated: 4 by MMOSNN from North Carolina

Dec 09, 2017
Rated: 4 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

Nov 26, 2017
Rated: 4 by broadway848 from New York

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 4 by Ardeer from New York

Aug 17, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Aug 12, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Aug 07, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by StoutBruin2 from Tennessee

Aug 04, 2017
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: poured into a nonic pint glass to a deep brassy hue with a dense two finger off white head that retains well and leaves excellent lacing
S: Smells of light citrus and pine with a lot of spicy rye notes going on
T: Taste is citrus and some tropical fruits up front before some spicy rye, pine and herbal notes come in to steal the show. The citrus comes back from time to time and the beer has a light malty sweetness to it to provide a little balance. The swallow on this one is more citrus with lingering pine along with those spicy rye notes.
M: This beer has a slightly creamy feel on the palate with a medium body. Carbonation is light but adequate and the beer has an oily finish from the hops.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer with some great flavors and some solid complexity. The rye is a nice twist on the style and this one is adequately hopped. This is what a rye IPA should be and it kicks Hop Rod Rye's ass. If you see this you need to try it.
Aug 02, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by brentblack1 from New York

Jul 26, 2017
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Reviewed by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep copper brown, reddish hues around the rim. Lot of lacing from the foamy head.

Smells of grapefruit rind, spicy floral hops and spice from the rye. Follows in the taste grapefruit, pineapple, and on the back of the palate that spicy rye comes in.

I love Rye IPAs and this is one of the better ones I've had. Burial does a great job with their ipas.
Jul 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 6/15/17, poured into a Duvel glass

Copper-orange color with a inch of creamy head. Sheet lacing. Ring of head remains.
Pretty strong citrus hop scent, rye, sea spray.
Enjoyable balanced rye and prominent hopping. Grapefruity.
Smooth, plentiful carbs, low bitterness.
Some really strong Rye IPA's available, this holds it's own.
Jul 10, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by JW_WNC from North Carolina

Jul 10, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by SeanMNCraftBeerLover from Minnesota

Jul 03, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by Jpb123 from Iowa

Jul 03, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Jun 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16 oz can from 6.13.17 poured into an IPA glass. A somewhat dense amber/orange with a two and half finger fluffy white head (which is fairly common in this glass). Heavy herbal/dank hops and grapefruit in the aroma. Not picking up any pineapple as noted on the can, but can sense hints of blueberry, especially as it warms. The taste brings out more of the rye, grass, and some onion notes (just in the beginning) in addition to what's on the nose. Mouthfeel is moderately creamy, with a touch of zest on the finish. Carbonation is medium low. Overall, another recommended tasty IPA from Burial.
Jun 30, 2017
Rated: 3.89 by DerekCarruth from Georgia

Jun 23, 2017
Rated: 4.58 by HopintheSouth from North Carolina

Apr 27, 2017
Rated: 4 by Zach136 from Georgia

Apr 21, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Apr 11, 2017
Rated: 3 by wuthrichj15 from Indiana

Apr 07, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
well, not that these guys are seeing some distribution here in colorado, i guess i can stop trading for their beers! nice to see a few of the canned offerings spring up in the good stores around the state this week. this is the first one i am dipping in to, a rye ipa, and its a darn good one. orangey in color, not quite all the way clear, and with a frothing expansive tan head that rises higher than the edge of the glass and stays there, moustache reinforced on each sip. i dont smell so much rye here, its bready but not classically rye forward in the nose, and quite sweet, with a honey note that goes well with the oily citrusy hop profile. the flavor shows the rye almost toasted, less of the raw earthy spice complexion it often has, and instead a richer, fuller, and more interesting profile, nice with the light crystal malt i would assume makes up another good percentage of the grain bill. there is some malt sweetness to this, but it works really well with all the hops. only minimal bitterness to finish, but a huge bursting citrus and cut flowers vibe to the hops, really fresh and highly dosed, late kettle primarily i would have to posit, and quite juicy. i dont mind it being a little sweet because it all works so well together, and the carbonated keeps it feeling very lively on the palate. not as bold and intense as some of the other burial beers i have had, but a really drinkable and delicious hop forward rye beer, rye in a somewhat of a new light, i wish they sold it in four packs instead of singles...
Apr 06, 2017
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Clear 16.5-oz. Belgian ale tulip
From: My friend, Jay
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received March 10, 2017
Consumed: March 18, 2017
Reviewed as: Rye Beer
Misc.: Canned on Feb. 23, 2017

Thanks, Jay!

Was lucky enough to receive this as part of a 10-beer package sent by Jay. I believe I had heard of this brewery before, but not 100 percent sure. Usually hit and miss on rye IPAs, hoping this one is a hit.

Poured a copper amber clear color with five fingers of rocky khaki head. Just a few bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass, like 1-or-2 few. Excellent spiderweb foamy lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled that rye spice up front, along with Mosaic, Citra, red grapefruit, pineapple, dry orange peel, toasty grain, caramel and lightly roasted nuts. Getting that rye spice lingering on the nose, making me thing there were more hops. Leaning toward Chinook or Simcoe, and maybe even Centennial. Will try to narrow it down on the taste. Really nice mix of hops and spices. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste followed the nose, getting the mix of hops up front and rye spices at the end. Specifically got Mosaic, Citra, sharp grapefruit, pineapple, orange pulp, blueberry, floral, spicy hops (still leaning toward Chinook or Simcoe, but not Amarillo), lightly toasted grain, caramel malts, herbal, hints of green vegetables and bitter earthy notes. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Long, spicy finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Just a very good rye IPA. Would recommend it for sure. (Overall - 4.00)

4.02 | 90 | A-
Apr 06, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by dextermcgurk from New York

Mar 31, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Mar 29, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by MTKATL from Georgia

Mar 27, 2017
Scythe Rye India Pale Ale from Burial Beer Co.
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