Double Rye IPA
Brouwerij Kees

Double Rye IPADouble Rye IPA
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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,787
Ranked #15,860
3.97 | pDev: 7.3%
Brouwerij Kees
Very Good
Double Rye IPADouble Rye IPA
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Photo of Zet
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange haze with a lot of steady foam and nice lacing on the glassware. Had this beer in the storage cabinet for a year now, and I'm surprised how strong and fresh the hop aroma has been perserved. Lots of grapefruit, pine, orange, flowers, pepper and rye in the nose. Same flavours in the taste, very intense. Rye tends to dominate more when you're reaching the bottom, which is fine. Mildly sweet in the mouth, dry and bitter in the finish. Body and smoothness make it deviously easy to drink for a 8.5 abv, though the flavours can make it an 'acquired taste' thing.

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Photo of chinchill
3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle.
Amber/apricot colored body with a towering, creamy, off-white head.
Floral, fruity and herbal aromatics along with spicy rye.
Strong, hoppy flavor is moderately bitter. A good measure of rye spicing given the generous hop load.
Lightly prickly carbonation in a medium body.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into pint.
Hazy copper/amber with 2-finger beige head, moderate retention, sediment.
Smell - creamy, tropical fruits, peppery.
Taste - rye bread, toasted, spicy, prominent hop bitterness, really high level.
Full body, soft carbonation. Severe and austere beer.

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Photo of Tone
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, maize color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of citrus hops, alcohol, rye, sweet malt, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of pine. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a strong bitterness level. Tastes of citrus hops, alcohol, rye, slight alcohol, sweet malt, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of pine. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of Lunruj
3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: Hazy, amber, good head.
Smell: Pine, raisin, I tend to spot hints of chili.
Taste: Pretty sweet and bitter, rye spiciness.
Feel: Rye bread.
Overall: This doesn't fit me well. Heavy stuff, quite hard to drink. I guess some people will love it, some people will hate it.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a straight sided wine glass.

Look is a clear orange color with a half inch white head.

Lots of spicy peppery rye notes on the aroma. Strong citrus at the end.

Very sweet rye molasses very dry spicy rye and hops.

Delicious sipper.

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass, sure why not. (Copied from Dec 16 2015 duplicate entry review)

Unfiltered looking appearance for the body at a simple orange amber, with fine light colored carbonation coming through to the top. Head is a big four fingers frothing and creamy disposition. Big tall head billows and just doesn't kick at all. Eventually some swiss cheese bubbles cut in the mix and a small island is left on top. Aggressive looking IPA.

This beer stinks. Big dank stinky notes of weed and earth. Spicy malt notes and some dry grain senses coming off the rye. Dry bread, slight caraway qualities, and big earth and soil tones.

Palate sort of doesn't quite measure up. Lightly wet bodied and fleeting palate. Washing strong dry grains and slightly watery mouthfeel give only just a hint of depth to the beer. Aftertaste really lacks as everything is in the front of the palate. Front palate washes with a little bit of dank earth, the aroma really seemed to hit of a bigger beer coming. Slightly peppery finish, and warms with just a touch of caramel.

Starts off pretty good but lacks in the palate making for a bit of disappointment. Things could be worse.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark amber colour with a white head with lacing. Aromas of citrus, fruits & pine. Tastes of citrus, peach & pine with a spicey hopped bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy hazel color with 1 finger tall thick head. Smells pines, honey, strawberry jam, tobacco. The taste is dry, spicy but faint. Bitter finish with a hint of sunflower seeds. Medium-bodied, medium-carbonated. All in all I can't say I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows pineapple, peach, graprefruit and resinous hops with soft clean malt underneath.
Falvours include piny, resinous and pineapple-like hops along with some syrupy malt and an aggressive, slightly metallic bitterness.

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Photo of Jeffo
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one at the Duvel guy.

From a bottle into a snifter
EBC: 16
EBU: 120
Malt: Pale ale and munich
Hop: Simcoe and Summit

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium-thicker, off-white head with good retention. Hazy dark gamboge orange with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a good wisp and ring. A swirly wisp remains until the end with some dots of lacing falling down the glass as it empties.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel notes, melon, mango and bubble gum aromas. Good stuff.

TASTE: Mango, melon and caramel sweetness up front. Some bubble gum at the swallow, moving into a bold and lingering finish of mango, melon, spicy pine and rye, bubble gum sweetness and a good dose of hop bitterness. Solid.

PALATE: Medium body and slightly higher levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth with a bit of a scratch at the swallow and finishes somewhat mouth-coating. Some spicy bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: Definitely right up my alley. This is my style of DIPA and the rye addition adds a nice layer of spicy complexity to the mix. Quite bitter for the style but it works well with the strong malt profile and spicy rye notes. Worth checking out if you enjoy the style. Recommended.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy, medium golden amber with a fine two finger white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of bready and caramel malt, noble hops with citrus and tropical fruit, mild rye. Flavor is caramel malt, citrus rind and light pine hops, mild rye tartness and flavor; developing resinous pine and grapefruit in a drier, quite bitter finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nice, well hopped rye IPA with diverse hop flavors and an interesting flavor progression. I actually liked the slightly sweeter malty start, but the drier finish really brought out the hop bitterness. Lots of alpha oils. Nicely done. My bottle labelled "Double Rye Pale Ale", but same ABV, green label and mentions "IPA" in small print underneath, so the same ale with a somewhat different label name for some reason.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/1/2016. Pours hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a small dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, spicy rye bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, spicy rye bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Large amount of piney/spicy/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no hop astringency after the finish. Good amount of dryness after the finish from high bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent rye DIPA style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy dark orange brew, with a nice head that gives way to a beautiful lacing. Pine and citrus in the aroma, pine and citrus in the taste, complimented by a sweet caramel sensation. Bitter and refreshing aftertaste.

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Photo of safaricook
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear presence of the spicyness delivered by the rye once you have tracked it down. Hop bitterness very aparant. Little from the crystal malt sweetness otherwise found in double IPAs. Nice one

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Double Rye IPA from Brouwerij Kees
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