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Groupe G Belgian RyePA | Headlands Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Headlands Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by elNopalero on 10-07-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
40
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
19.02%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Photo of legalag11
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samtrillo
2.76/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A - Two finger foamy white head that dissipates in a few minutes. Translucent orangish appearance.

S - Smells mostly like a belgian with cereal malt characteristics. Can't find much hop in the aroma.

T - The belgian yeast completely dominates this flavour profile. Sour rye aftertaste is unpleasant and lingers. I was wishing for more IPA attributes from this one but something's just not working here. A bit of spiciness on the end.

M - Smooth upfront and a crisp carbonation at the back end. Pretty nice actually. The can helps it keep the smoothness.

O - The flavour doesn't do it for me on this combo. I like trying new things and new combos but the aftertaste on this will keep me from trying it again.

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Photo of Bieniek30
2.7/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not a fan of this beer.

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Photo of mc4z
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of SierraJosh
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of largadeer
2.5/5  rDev -28%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick778
3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JackDempsy
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can received in trade from MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity Mike!
Deep golden color with a huge frothy off white head that persists forever. Spicy earthy herbal notes with a bit of honey like malt sweetness to back it up. The flavor follows but adds a whole lot of peppery notes and a fair amount of hop bitterness. Medium body, moderate to high level of carbonation. I enjoyed the heck out of this beer!

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of mactrail
2.82/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Handsome clear amber with ample suds in the tall tumbler. A little dank hop aroma.

The first sip is pretty good. Then it turns quite raspy and yeasty. It's like the dregs of a Saison plus the medicinal bitterness of a soapy IPA. This is clean and seemingly well-made, but the yeast and hop combination is a choke hold.

This is certainly one of the worst alleged Belgian IPAs I've ever had. From the 16 oz can purchased at Healthy Spirits in San Francisco.

January 26, 2015 update: Somehow I got hold of more of this stuff. It's just as bad as last year. Revolting medicinal bitter herbal taste.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.17/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thenick80
2.79/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Great color and aroma, Belgian yeast is very present. Bright and sweet on the front of the palate. but rye kicks in at the end and leaves a funky after taste.

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Photo of JohnParadee
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dbauer
3.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Papa_Lafayette
1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
3.34/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, rye, earth, slight herbal hop, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with rye, herbal hop, and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop and yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with strong rye and Belgian yeast qualities in the aroma and flavor.

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2.39/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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Groupe G Belgian RyePA from Headlands Brewing Co.
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