India Red Rye Ale
Stoneface Brewing Co.

India Red Rye AleIndia Red Rye Ale
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Rye Beer
Ranked #15
Ranked #4,647
4.08 | pDev: 9.31%
Stoneface Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
India Red Rye AleIndia Red Rye Ale
Notes: Our most complex grain bill and moderate bitterness join forces to produce this bold, malty and spicy IPA. Dry hopped with a blend of American aroma hop varietals this is best consumed fresh.
Fun Fact: Originally brewed with Tyler Jones of Black Hog Brewing Co.
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Reviews by hudsonvalleyslim:
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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampled at the brewery, now a growler poured into a Foolproof tulip glass.

Amber, okay red enough. Earthy aroma and taste. I love this makeup. Full-bodied and balanced, rye-bitter hoppy. Delicious!

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep dark, reddish amber color. Enough carbonation to create a a very thick and chunky, khaki colored foam cap.

A spicy rye scented malt, very spicy and earthy. Roasted nuts, dark chocolate and spicy hops.

The flavor is very malt forward with a big, spicy rye taste. Earthy and spicy all over the place! Very heady malt forward and just enough earthy hops to make a decent balance with interesting depth. A very full bodied feel, pretty malty heavy feel, smooth finish. I like it when the Rye is big and spicy!

Pretty high quality stuff, excellent rye effect.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 1/29/15

A: Lightly hazy burnt orange to medium amber - pours with a large, fluffy off-white head, fades to a wispy cap and leaves plenty of lacing

S: Nicely hoppy with a nice malt profile and a nice amount of rye - similar citrus profile to other hoppy Stoneface beers, with some bright orange and grapefruit flesh, peach - some pine and herbal notes - pale and caramel notes, toasted malts and some biscuits - an undercurrent of rye, which is more subtle than potent

T: Unexpectedly balanced - moderately hoppy with some orange and ruby red grapefruit flesh, and some citrus zest - pine, leafy hops - caramel malts, toasted grain, toasted biscuits, toasted rye bread - earthy with some spiciness from the rye that seems to grow the more I drink - medium level of bitterness, clean overall even with the inherent weirdness of rye

M: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth with the exception of the spicy rye character

O: Rye, right?

This is an interesting take on a rye ale, and I like it. Rye can be quite a big flavor, and some rye beers attempt to combat this with bigger malt profiles. Here, the rye is very subtle and the malt profile is actually pretty average, balanced with some nice hoppiness. Stoneface apparently really knows what they are doing.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

On tap at the source
Reddish brown color. Earthy spicy pine aroma with bits of bread and caramel to counter. Spicy earthy bite in the flavor with just enough malt to balance. Nice rye beer.

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Photo of Rainintheface
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.24/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jlindros
3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Second from the brewery, want to try more at some point. Bottle code but no date.

Pours a nice creamy large 2 finger head that fades very slowly, nice messy lacing, semi hazy ruby red color.

Nose brings fruity rye out front, big fruity rye, a little spicy rye, with orange zest hops, candied orange peel, a little sweet reddish candy malt, little earthy spicy hop.

Taste brings a sweet caramel like candy malt out front, reddish toasty malt, candy like, with big fruity rye flavors, fruity yeast esters as well, into a big spicy rye, spicy earthy hops, caramel rye, a mild citrus candied orange peel note, hops are pretty bitter with that spicy character. Finish brings a hint of booze warmth, with big spicy rye, spicy chewy hops, mild sticky caramel and toffee lingering.

Mouth is med bod, a little heavier sticky, over carbonated surprisingly.

Overall pretty nice, nice hops that blend nicely with the rye, nice fruitiness all around, pretty tasty, but not amazing.

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Photo of mattycasey
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tpauer
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Smakawhat
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Deep chestnut brown and red body. An almost ruby like quality but a shiny brown that glows nicely before the dregs hit that make a nice chocolate paste. Fine and light khaki top, fluffy and an easy two to three fingers. Island retention and light top with big amounts of lacing.

Delicious aroma for rye and hop mix. Chewy and spicy mix on the nose for the malt, with a soft sweetness. Hop dense quality with a mild dank sweetness and earthy quality. Real nice complimenting malt and hop character.

Palate takes things down a bit. Light slightly wet body, with a washing spicy malt mix. Hop angle provides a much more unique angle bringing the dense character and making for a larger flavor of almost smoke and sweet dirt. Palate is a bit prickly and makes for a slightly distracting experience.

A much more decent rye brew than I've had before that's for sure.

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Photo of billab914
3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gameface23
3.51/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the 1 pint bottle. Sampled on January 18, 2015.

The pour is an unfiltered or at least hazy reddish-brown color under a long-lasting tremendous off-white head.

The aroma has a nice rye grain malt note following immediately by earth and pine hops, yeast, and a slight meaty fruit character.

The body is medium or better and smooth.

The rye begins the tasting experience and then there is a boastful earthy and pine bitter bite lingering at the end.

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Photo of trevorpost
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strengthdoc
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bilco
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of larryrestuccia
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbertsch
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle with no bottling date. Purchased from the brewery 1 week ago.

Dark amber in color. Half finger off-white head.

Aroma is faint. Some earth, slightly sweeat and bready malt, faint hint of pine.

Taste is malty. Hops only aim to balance. Not a hop-forward beer. Rye malt is unnoticeable.

Mouthfeel is fine. Full.

Overall this beer fails on 2 fronts: I get no rye in the flavor department or on the nose. It also fails on the hops front. If the beer is called "India Red Rye" that tells me it should be hoppy - but it's not. Outside of those 2 fails, the beer is totally fine, and enjoyable enough - albeit unexciting - if you forget its faults.

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkermitj
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of smutty33
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

India Red Rye Ale from Stoneface Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 202 ratings