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Easy Rye'Da IPA | Black Hog Brewing Co.

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Easy Rye'Da IPAEasy Rye'Da IPA

Brewed by:
Black Hog Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by tylerjonz on 07-04-2014

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of brians52
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbakondi
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of MichaelT86
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ajwii33
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.14/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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2.37/5  rDev -38%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jusstin02
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MrMustard2012
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dd43
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
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!

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a cold 6 pk of cans from local package store- $12 for a 6pk- I am a lover of all things rye and especially love a good dose of rye in my beer. This one had a soft citrus aroma, poured a nice orange color. Very little head, probably about 1/10 of an inch and it faded quick. Pretty highly carbonated with a great rye punch. But the overall taste, IMO, was a little watered down and a little too carbonated. You don't get much of the hop flavor on the palate. Not my favorite by any means, I would drink it at a restaurant of there weren't any better options and I would suggest that the Brewers up the grain bill slightly to get a little more solid background to avoid the watered down Taste is currently has.

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Easy Rye'Da IPA from Black Hog Brewing Co.
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