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Big Gye Rye | Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

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4.17/5
Exceptional
32 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
azwbeer.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,358
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
32
pDev:
8.39%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Canada_Dan:
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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with a copper color and a two inch head that leaves plenty of lacing

Smell: Caramel and peppery spices backed up by pine and white wine grape tones

Taste: Caramel tones lay down the backbone with the spiciness from the rye and the bitterness from the hops developing in the middle; after the swallow, the vinous character of the Nelson Sauvin hops starts to come through but there is still some residual caramel on the tip of the tongue in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very creative approach with the rye/Nelson Sauvin hop combination that accentuates the spices with the distinctive hop character of the NZ hops

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is a bangin' rye ipa, big enough in stature for the rye to be flavorful and for the hops to be bitter, without the two elements interfering with each other, yet it is also not so heavy in alcohol and density that its too much to drink a few of, a really nice weight and flavor balance here for sure! a little hazy on the pour from the tap, pushing copper colored, but a but lighter than that, with a short but lasting white head. aroma is really hoppy, both bitter and leafy vegetal, with some intense zesty citrus notes to it, and a flash of oily honey sweetness too. the rye is dry and pale and familiar, but there is a lot of it here. the flavor is nice because the rye malt is very bold here, i am curious about what percentage of the grain bill it accounts for, maybe 40% or more, its really prevalent in the flavor. the other grain seems to be just pale barley and a light crystal, but its an excellent build for this hop complexion. bitter all the way, but also with a quick was of tropical fruits and a citrusy finish, all very fresh and juicy. fuller bodied but well carbonated, this bitterness nor the rye spice linger much at the end. a drinkable and satisfying, extremely flavorful ipa that incorporates the rye malt as well as any i have had in a while. nicely done!

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
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Big Gye Rye from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 32 ratings