Hemp Hop Rye | O'Fallon Brewery

329 Ratings
Hemp Hop RyeHemp Hop Rye

Brewed by:
O'Fallon Brewery
Missouri, United States

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

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Photo of TheCondor
2.48/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a mug. Got this one from a friend after I helped him hang insulation in his basement he is finishing.

Appearance – Aggressive pour into the mug results in a pretty weak sauce looking one finger head, which quickly disappears and leaves no lacing. Pours a deep amber color, which is one redeeming quality of an otherwise underwhelming appearance.

Smell – There is a variety of smells in the nose, but the primary smell to me is something of a metallic or slightly offensive aroma. I got the hoppiness, malt, some grain, and a little fruit, but the metal smell overwhelms all of it.

Taste – Unusual, to say the least. Got some bready notes, malts, and a little fruit in there, but there is a certain strange bitterness to it that does not remind me of hops. Maybe it is the hemp seeds in there or their effect on the brew, I am unsure. What I am sure of is that the unusual finish made me want to drain pour the beer.

Mouthfeel – Carbonation, light to the point of thin.

Overall – Maybe I need to give this one another shot, or try another beer of a similar style. I don’t know if the hemp seeds would throw off a rye/amber ale flavor that much, but I was less than impressed. Again, I seriously debated throwing it out. I wouldn’t recommend this brew, but I’m sure there are those who enjoy it.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes.
Pours into dimpled mug a hazy orange with very little head retention but good carbonation.
Smells of bread, malt, hops, mild citrus and a bit of the rye mentioned.
Malty goodness with a kiss of hops on the front end that mixes with the rye which isn't overpowering but instead gives this brew a nice crisp mouthfeel before a clean dry finish. Saw a single and had to try, very good beer for meals or session. Would get a six and recommend to others.

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3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single 12oz brown bottle at the liquor store. Poured to a pint glass.

A - The beer pours a nice amber color with a white head. Good retention and lacing.

S - The aroma is that of a malty sweetness along with a defintive rye spicy note. A subtle yet nice citrus hop character.

T/M - The beer starts very smooth and creamy with a malty sweetness. The spicy rye comes through well as does the mild hop bitterness with some citrus. A little sharp but pleasant. Well balanced with a little dry finish.

D - Extremely!

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-13-2011 18:24:59

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3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into a pint. No bottle/expiration date.

a Orange amber. Half an inch of white head on a moderate pour. Minor lacing slides down the glass during tasting.

s Wow hops. Floral assault to the nostrils. Settles in the back of the nose at the end of the smell with a tinge of resin and.. something clean like antiseptic. Not in a soured beer way, but in a hops way.

t Toasted malt on the ascent, hops floral at the crest and a rye mealy aftertaste in the trough.

m Heavy on the tip of the tongue and ends smooth and starts to thin out as it rolls back of the mouth.

o The hemp seeds play no part in the final taste of this brew. Whatever nutty sweetness they may impart is lost to the hops and the malt. The rye is second and the hops first. As an amber ale it is mediocre and only the rye notes at the end of the taste give it a unique quality worth trying.

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3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange amber with blonde highlights and a pretty looking creamy eggshell colored foam that leaves some craggy lace on the glass. Citrus and piney hops with some toasty grain and butterscotch in the nose. The flavors are nice and mostly harmonious with toast, spicy rye and citrusy hops with the hemp flavor becoming more evident in the finish. Medium bodied with smooth, full carbonation. A pretty good, solid amber.

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3.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks to aguirre for this one!

A - copper red with a thin white head that stays well and laces nicely.

S - rye, grain, corn husk and a strange hop smell which im assuming is hemp?

T - big malt hits up front with caramel toffee. some rye in there as well as it leads to a subdued grass hop finish.

M - light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - not a bad beer not really what i was expecting but still good.

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3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Murky orange color, hazed over somewhat brown, with a wispy but somewhat sticky tan head. Not much lacing, but a bit stays around.

Nose is sweet, with a nicely toasted and citric aroma. Victory and crystal malts lend a sweetness, peppery rye in the back.

C-hops lend a crisp edge of hop bitterness to the flavor which is rounded off by a buttery malt texture. Toasted malts, peppery hop and rye content. Hemp seems like a reasonable addition, doesn't do much to the flavor all around, but there's a nuttiness and complexity to the flavor.

Bubbly but not too overcooked, nice size for the style. There may be too many cooks in this fire to really forge something great, but it's an interesting take on a banal and overdone style. Worth trying but probably not a repeat for me.

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