Hemp Hop Rye | O'Fallon Brewery

BA SCORE
81
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329 Ratings
Hemp Hop RyeHemp Hop Rye
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States
ofallonbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This smooth amber ale uses toasted hemp seed to create a nutty flavor in the finish that compliments the rye and hops (a botanical cousin to hemp). The wide assortment of flavors harmonize, creating a uniquely smooth and flavorful beer!

25 IBU

Added by birchstick on 03-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
329
Reviews:
129
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
14.41%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reddish amber in color with lots of fine sediment within the body. There's a half inch of creamy brown head on top. Light lacing. The aroma is dominated by the spicy rye notes along with amber malt that gives light caramel notes. I'm tasting caramel along with some faint earthy rye. The mouth is a bit syrupy and dry.

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Photo of 1angrydwarf
2.87/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: light brown with a reddish tinge. Nice head retention held on until I was over half finished.
S: Slightly rye and herbal
T: initially sweet and nutty transitions to herbal tart hop and rye with a linger rye finish. Not a strong edge very smooth but finishes very tart for me. I honestly can't discern the hemp flavor from the rye.
F: Very little carbonation very easy to drink light bodied beer without much astringency.
O: I don't care for this beer. I have smoked and ate pot but this hemp I really would be reaching to define. I haven't had much rye beer so It could be I didn't like the rye or maybe the hemp seeds. Either way this beer while interesting isn't my thing.

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Photo of Wheels2532
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmd1978
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark Amber color with a little head on it. Nose has hints of rye, roasted nuts, brown sugar. Taste caramel malts, nutty notes, hints of rye and spice. Clean sweet finish. Offallon's lineup is always solid with different easy to drink beers. This one with the nuttiness from the hemp gives this simple ale a little extra something to have you keep drinking until the 6 pack is gone.

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Photo of TKOExacutioner
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had at buck & badger in state street. Great color, good smell, slightly flat aftertaste.

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Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stezz420
4.38/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clager
2.58/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoveStout
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this beer up a few weeks back up in Totowa, never having this or anything else from O'Fallon for that matter. I thought that this would be a Rye or Nut Brown Ale and was a bit surprised to see this categorized as an Amber Ale on here. The color didn't fit that profile and neither did the hop profile, as this beer was quite malty in character. As it warmed up, it grew on me but at the same time I wish it had just a bit more bite to it!

The pour to this wasn't anything special as the beer had a nutty hue, a moderate head that quickly settled, and a hazy appearance to it that gave this some much-needed appeal. Lots of walnut and bread in the nose with more in the taste, reinforced by a moderate amount of fig and date-like fruit flavors in the taste. With a lot of dough in the taste and a slightly cloying mouthfeel, this was not as balanced as I was led to believe and since I have no idea what hemp tastes like besides the description given, this was a bit tough to pinpoint. A bit of herbal tea and blood orange gave this some character but this was pretty mild from start to finish, with a slightly oily aftertaste that coated my palate nicely.

Because the alcohol was so light, I didn't notice it at all and could have easily finished off another in my sitting. I'd re-categorize this as a Nut Brown Ale if I had my way but as an Amber, this fit under that umbrella even though it was't a slam-dunk to categorize. This was a nice change from the other offerings that are on the shelf this time of the year and would be great for fall, as the nutty flavor profile and woodiness of this beer would fit in appropriately with the cooler weather and falling leaves.

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Photo of djrn2
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lemmy187
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aussiebeer
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brock915
4.88/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious beer, nutty with a buttery finish.

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Photo of foundersfan1
4.26/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbaker67
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lanypany88
4.28/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Amazing beer, great for chilling at night.

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Hemp Hop Rye from O'Fallon Brewery
3.54 out of 5 based on 329 ratings.
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