Scythe Rye India Pale Ale
Burial Beer Co.

Scythe Rye India Pale AleScythe Rye India Pale Ale
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From:
Burial Beer Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
7%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 8.11%
Ratings:
206
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 28, 2020
Added:
Nov 14, 2013
Wants:
  13
Gots:
  29
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Scythe Rye India Pale AleScythe Rye India Pale Ale
Notes: None
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Ratings by OldManMetal:
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4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by OldManMetal from North Carolina

Scythe pours to a large, pebbly head the color of ancient ivory, perched atop a medium-hazy, effervescent amber-brown body. Head retention is modest, and lacing is excellent, being a solid sheet of rotting lace. The nose is big: it leads with bitter ruby red grapefruit, behind which lie spicy florals, tamarind, and hints of cannabis, cat piss and perfume; significant alcohol overtones ride atop. Up front, the palate is bitter rye-spiced grapefruit and more subtle nutty malt, spicy florals and IPA soap. Mid-palate, the bitterness recedes a bit to style-medium in the face of a more-insistent bittersweet nuttiness, and a nice pineapple character emerges; the rye spice maintains its ascendancy. The finish is a good hit of bitter rye spice and a bit of soap, and the linger is a modest resinous pine bitterness that lasts for a good while. All told, this beer is a lot less malty than its uncharacteristically dark color would suggest; it is quite in balance for the style. Mouthfeel is on point for the medium body, and is slightly astringent, while the texture is slick, medium-creamy and very peppery from the aggressive carbonation. (16 oz can, 16 days after pkg)

Oct 02, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SHODriver from North Carolina

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
 
4.23 by brentblack1 from New York on Jul 26, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

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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4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Reef from South Carolina

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
 
4.19 by JW_WNC from North Carolina on Jul 10, 2017
 
3.99 by SeanMNCraftBeerLover from Minnesota on Jul 03, 2017
 
3.91 by Jpb123 from Iowa on Jul 03, 2017
 
3.98 by Mantooth from North Carolina on Jun 30, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Apellonious from North Carolina

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
 
3.89 by DerekCarruth from Georgia on Jun 23, 2017
 
4.58 by HopintheSouth from North Carolina on Apr 27, 2017
 
4 by Zach136 from Georgia on Apr 21, 2017
 
3.91 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on Apr 15, 2017
 
4.31 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Apr 11, 2017
 
3 by wuthrichj15 from Indiana on Apr 07, 2017
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4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BucannonXC5 from California

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
 
4.13 by dextermcgurk from New York on Mar 31, 2017
 
3.78 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on Mar 29, 2017
 
4.12 by MTKATL from Georgia on Mar 27, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Biggtriksta from New York

Poured a nice dark orange-amber color with about 2 fingers of frothy head on top. There are a decent amount of bubbles streaming upwards and the beer is quite see through. I am definitely picking up some of the rye in the nose, which is quite pleasant. I also get a lot of piney, floral, and some citrus notes. The malt backbone is very present. The taste has good spiciness from the rye up front which then gives way to some piney hop qualities and malt sweetness. The malts actually overpower the hops by a good bit. The mouth if pretty juicy and sticky. It's got a good body for an IPA, which likely comes from the overwhelming malt presence. Overall, I am a fan of rye IPAs and this one fits the bill nicely.

Mar 24, 2017
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3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

Pours a huge off-white head with incredible retention and lacing. Brew is a dark reddish amber, nearly transparent, and lively.

Dank and peppery nose, likely from the hops and rye, but favoring the hops. Some toffee in the background, and hints of citrus and tropical fruit, but this is really carried by the dank profile.

Flavor is much more balanced, giving a nice malt background of caramel grain and brown sugar, some light citrus and pine, and a bit of tropical fruit up front. The back half has a huge sickly sweet dank flavor to it, which really takes over, leading to a semi-dry, peppery finish, with some hop oil lingering. Crisp and lively; very drinkable.

Mar 23, 2017
 
4.41 by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia on Mar 23, 2017
 
4.06 by kwkdmk from Louisiana on Mar 22, 2017
Scythe Rye India Pale Ale from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 206 ratings