Easy Rye'Da
Black Hog Brewing Co.

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IPA - American
Ranked #4,530
Ranked #26,406
3.83 | pDev: 8.09%
Black Hog Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper made a movie about a man that went looking for America and couldn’t find it anywhere. our Rye IPA gets your motor runnin’, but won’t burn you out. We chopped down the ABV on our Session-style Rye so you can cruise on it all day long. Take it easy, have a few and remember - it’s all about freedom, man. Lean back and take a long slow sip paired up with an aged grassy cheddar from Carr Valley Creamery in Wisconsin, home of the Harley Davidson. Ride responsibly! A percent of proceeds from the sale of our Easy Rye’da IPA go to the National Motorcycle Safety Foundation.

Malt: 2-Row Pale, Aromatic, British Pale, CaraHell, Rye Malt
Hops: Bravo, Summit, 07270, Denali, Eureka
IBU: 20
Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 149 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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nhdjinn from New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

wow what wonderfully different ipa

From a 12 oz can
Golden amber with slight haze
Decent head that fades to a quarter inch
Smell malt and hops slight citrus with earth notes
Taste of slight sweetness then dry rye with piney hops
Feel decent mouth feel
Overall, at 5.5% ABV this taste much bolder
Definitely a keeper

Jan 11, 2019
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HellsRanger from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured can to glass...with nice golden/amber color, small foam with lil' lacing. Aroma was nice mild baked rye bread... and for the tatse it was a very nice rye with spicy notes and citrus undertones. It had nice carbination that gives it that extra spice kick and very good for a rye. All in all it was a surpising "rye" eye opener. A must try rye.

Apr 10, 2018
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is slightly hazy light copper; head presents about 1/2 inch thick and lingers well with at least 1/4 inch top with some good lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is earthy, herbal, bits toasted malt

Taste is similar with earthy rye, light biting pepper like flavor, some herbal like hops and basic malt.

Mouthfeel is crisp, moderate carbonation, stronger drying bitterness.

Overall an herbal toasty spin creates a solid lighter ipa with the rye twist.

Apr 06, 2018
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flgimp from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light honey Amber. Not much head or lacing. Smell is of rye bread, some citrus comes thru.
Taste is smooth, butter rye bread and pepper adds a crisp edge.
Finish is medium body and enough carbonation to add zest.

Mar 10, 2018
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

3.19/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

The rye expression on this beer is decent - a nice husky spice - but the hop element is a bit too bitter and has vague buttery qualities to it, just decent

Mar 06, 2018
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy; bronze colored; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly to a thin collar; sheets of lacing;

S: tropical fruit with rye spiciness;

T: tropical fruit up front, then pine to the end; mild bitterness at the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: a little heavy on the rye for my taste;

Jan 09, 2018
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-can to spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Dark rustic orange with a lively sense of carbonation. One inch bready, frothy head sticks nicely. Thick smothering vessel coating lace.

S: Freshly squeezed citrus-grapefruit aroma with a lively peppery flair. Bright oranges and lemons which are juicy. Toasted malt and grassy hops rounds things out on the fade. Nice level.

T: Nice peppery flair highlights a tart grapefruit and citrus hop flavored body. Some juicy tropical (pineapple) mixes with some dank orange and tart dryness of lemon peel. Pine hops are light and dry with complimentary notes of peppercorn and dry citrus. Really big spicy finish.

M: Spicy and lively carbonation, peppery warmth, with a good fulfilling malt body.

O: Overall labeled a session style ipa, you would never have guessed blind drinking. Nice big peppery flair from the rye, with juicy and tart hops, big citrusy love of grapefruit with a small mixture of tropical juice. Very strong spicy rye finish will make you keep on drinking.

Nov 29, 2017
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can 5.5 % abv.

A clear and lively golden color with a vety healthy, frosty, sea foamy white cap, bunches of lace, well retained.

The nose is full of fresh smelling, earthy and dense hops. Tangy citrus, pine, black pepper, dried golden wheat and assorted tropical fruity notes.

The mouth feel and body is light, crisp and dry in the finish. The hop flavor is mostly bitter, earthy notes of grains and a sour fruity tanginess. High-toned earthy flavor brings it all back home from the fields and farmhouse. Lush, smooth, earthy and bitter complexity from a session style IPA makes for some interesting discussion.

Dry, leafy, herbal and bitter hops abound from the otherwise crisp session brew.

Nov 01, 2017
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a can.

A hazy orange with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose has quite a bit of rye - grainy, spicy, bready, mildly caramelized - along with a moderate hop character. There's a blend of candied grapefruit pith and mandarin present. The palate opens with a rather delicious rye character - grainy with a spicy white pepper note, along with the earthy and mildly tannic notes that rye imparts. This grainy bitterness is complemented rather excellently by the citrus fruit and grapefruit bitterness. Drying on the finish, this beer has a mild rye oily fullness to the palate, allowing the hop oils to linger. Really good.

Sep 18, 2017
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Kayakguy from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into pint glass. Very large foamy head, unfiltered cloudy deep golden color.
Great smell of citris with crunchy mouth feel. Great taste for 4.8 ABV session IPA. This would make a great back yard summer beer or any occasion that you want to have several but not feel the effect .

Sep 12, 2017
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Starts with a four-finger snow white head. Slow to recede, leaving some chunky lace as it does. The color is golden and crystal clear. Some yeast cloudiness at the very end of the pour.

Fresh pale malt and light flowery hop nose. Appealing and subtle.

Short and nondescript pale malt beginning to the taste. The hop comes on strongly with a definitive earthiness. Very dry from the rye, making the overall taste pretty harsh. Body and carbonation are as expected. The aftertaste is long with notes of cantaloupe, ground flour, and white pepper.

Jun 17, 2017
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can from Kelly and Paul, thanks again.
Hazy light golden orange with a decent sized tightly bubbled frothy white head. Spicy rye and earthy grassy hops on the nose. More earthy grassy hop flavor with that tart spicy rye character and a hint of sweet bready malt. Medium to thin body moderate carbonation. Pretty tasty for a session IPA, not my favorite style, but the rye adds a nice kick to it.

Dec 07, 2016
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy, golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tangerines, hints of rye. Taste is tangerines, pine, light rye and spices, extremely refreshing. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Aug 31, 2016
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illpass78 from Maine

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange with a huge white head that has kind of a rocky complexion. Head retains for a long time.

Aroma: Some fruit along with rye bread and spicy hops.

Taste: Spicy, peppery note similar to a lot of rye beers. Nice grapefruit flavor. Fairly juicy for a "tame" IPA. Nice hop bitterness. A little malt sweetness. Balanced.

Mouthfeel: Good depth for a sessionable, summery ale with flavor.

Overall: Nice work. Good stuff coming out of Oxford. RIP Ottilie Lundgren - a shame she never got to try this beer.

Aug 02, 2016
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the can. Date smudged. Sampled on July 14, 2016.

It pours orange amber under a big cream colored head.

The aroma has a grainy character and sweet malt character along with a bit of fruit, spice, and a touch of pineapple.

Light to medium body.

The flavor also brings out the same mild fruity and sweet malt character but there is a definite dry bitterness at the end. Lingers.

Jul 14, 2016
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Kinger22 from Virginia

4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with a quickly dissipating head. The smell is very floral, and the taste is a balance of floral and citrusy. It's an easy-drinking beer, and tasty overall.

Jun 04, 2016
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elgringote from Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Deliciously well-balanced. Hops open up after two weeks in can. Very sessionable, with lots of flavor for the ABV.

Appearance: Some chill haze, golden orange hue, nice lacing, two finger head of carbonation.
Smell: Fresh piney hops. Reminiscent of the classic C's. Nice nod to the originals.
Taste: Perfectly balanced, plenty of body on this for the alcohol content -- yet dry on the finish. Nice biscuity burp on this one with some spice from the rye and pine hops trailing it all.
Feel: West-Coast bitterness, giving it a refreshing feel on the palate. It bites right where it should for the style.

Excellent beer. It's like comparing Pearl Jam Vitalogy on Vinyl to overcompressed Aviici on the iPhone. It has many layers and is worth trying.

Apr 24, 2016
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MichaelT86 from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A really pleasant, albeit light IPA. Not a high IBU/ABV drink, if you're looking to get dragged into a dark ally and assaulted by hops this isn't the beer for you. However, if you're looking for a more refreshing take on an IPA (especially on a hot day) I would sincerely recommend it. One of my favorite post-work/workout beers in the summer.

Apr 01, 2016
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drbenderdo from Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into Duvel glass. Hazy light orange color with a lingering 1 inch head. Smells of citrus peel. Taste is spicy, bitter and more citrus peel. Good carbonation, medium mouthfeel...nice for a session IPA. Overall, very enjoyable.

Mar 05, 2016
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 3/4/2016 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark gold color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains caramelized rye malts, floral hops, some spice and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering earthy hops bitterness comes in along with some spice. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

Mar 05, 2016
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dd43 from Connecticut

3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of the hazier session beers that I've seen. Would not have guessed the ABV just by looking at this copper colored IPA in the glass. Head is off white, light lacing, reforms readily with a swirl. Pretty big peppery quality in the flavor from the rye. Carbonation level is just right for a session beer, in which drinkability is paramount. Some hop bitterness in the finish, perhaps more than I was expecting. There's a graininess to the malts which I actually like, as compared to so many of the watery and thin session IPAs I've had before. This really doesn't drink like a lot of the other beers in this style, from the appearance to the mouthfeel to the malts actually expressing themselves. Well done!

Mar 04, 2016
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metter98 from New York

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense light beige colored head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a thin coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of spicy rye are present in the nose along with hints of citrusy hops.
T: The taste starts off with flavors of citrusy hops and finishes off with spicy notes from the rye. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a nice balance between the citrusy hops and spicy rye. It goes down easily can can be considered sessionable.

Serving type: can

Dec 15, 2015
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had at the stony creek brewery as a guest tap, poured into a pint glass. Cloudy and golden with a white head. Decent aroma of tart rye and a nice hop note. Flavor starts slightly sweet and a little tart, lemon flavors come from the hops at the end, finishes a bit bitter. Nice, easy drinking IPA.

Aug 28, 2015
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mike312 from New York

4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Firm, full body with a great citrus roundness and toasty Malt backbone. Perhaps one of the best session ipas I've had, though I'd call it a pale ale.

Jun 18, 2015
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mnrider from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours burnt auburn with small visible carbonation. Two fingers of off white
head. Good retention and above average lacing.

S: Sweet. Grains of Rye. Floral hops. Citrus. Grapefruit.

T/M: Spicy. Bitter hops. Floral. Grains. Rye. Malts. Rye. Light bodied with a
decent balance. Aftertaste is spicy and lingers as it turns to a grain flavor.

O: For a session IPA it does not lack in flavor. The inclusion of Rye grains is
nice and gives the beer a distinct flavor. The balance is nice and the beer is


Mar 06, 2015
Easy Rye'Da from Black Hog Brewing Co.
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