Remy's Double India Pale Ale
Rockingham Brewing Company

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From:
Rockingham Brewing Company
 
New Hampshire, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
9%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 5.88%
Ratings:
13
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 11, 2020
Added:
Jan 29, 2016
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  1
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: Formerly Remy's Rye
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Photo of vikta6
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by vikta6

Looks like a dark Amber color, taste is slightly fruity with more of a kick coming from hops but not overly whelming hoppy or bitter. Feel is pretty good.

Mar 11, 2020
 
3.75 by Dakin from Utah on Feb 20, 2020
 
4.1 by ddoyle23 from New Hampshire on Feb 12, 2020
 
3.62 by Noelito76 from New York on Mar 27, 2018
Photo of Bierman9
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

Sampling a snifter-full from a recently purchased growler.

Remy is a clear, rich apricot-hued brew. Has very little in the way of carbo, with a thin, fine, creamy layer of off-white foam. Lacing really coats the glass nicely. Nose has a pleasing mix of rindy citrus, some caramel and a hint of spicy rye. The feel is exceedingly smooth, and the body is easily medium, bordering on medium-plus.

Flavor? Start with some nice caramel and toasty malt action. Has some nice residual sweetness to lead things off. Soon after things go hoppy... has some sweeter fruit (tangerine and apricot) melding with some citrus that's more on the bitter side (grapefruit and lemon). All the while there is the presence of the spicy rye, along with some dank, earthy notes. Quite drinkable, especially at 9% ABV... Rock on!!

4.04/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1987

Dec 30, 2017
Photo of Dope
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Dope from Massachusetts

Bottled 1/18/17, whoops shoulda have checked the date

A: Pours a clear dark amber with a huge frothy tan head. Great head retention that refuses to fade.

S: Nice spicy rye on the nose, backed with some citrusy hops. Plenty of caramel malt too.

T: Spicy pine up front with a citrus backing. Hop flavor tastes a bit bland and stale, likely due to the age. Rye malt is apparent with a nice spicy kick. Tons of spicy pine on the back end, doubling up on the spiciness/sharpness.

M: Medium bodied, sharp.

O: A nice rye IPA. I hedged my scores a bit knowing that this beer is 7 months old and the hops have obviously faded. Even in this condition it's still quite good so I feel confident in my scoring regardless. Tasty and enjoyable.

Aug 06, 2017
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

22 oz bomber Bottled on 1/18/17 Opened on 7/12/17

A golden hued amber color, hefty and solid off-white foam top. Holds on tight, spreads out slow.

A very intense, sweet,tropical hop aroma. Sweet, caramel ish malt and subtle spicy rye, sweet and tart strawberry thing.... A very sweet overall nose.

The flavor is very unlike the nose, with a big , earthy, spicy rye and hop bite upfront. A mix of herbs, and earthiness, wet grass, fresh, wild strawberries with a kick of big, bitterness. Big Earthy bitterness that has been missing since the New England Style IPA took over with juicy hop effect. The Rye is amped up! And makes for one helluva earthy bite.

Mouthfeel is crispy and lively the entire time. Medium overall with some big malty thickness and earthy dryness to finish.

A strange DIPA for the times,a bit of a West coast style throwback with a major dose of Rye and bitter hops. A goid, local choice.

Jul 12, 2017
 
4.03 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Apr 15, 2017
 
4.15 by PatGreer from Massachusetts on Mar 13, 2016
Photo of ichorNet
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by ichorNet from Massachusetts

I've been championing Rockingham as a New Hampshire underdog (ha, get it? The beer's named after a dog!... hah...) brewery for a while, and to see them putting out a double IPA with a rye malt focus was enough to get me interested. The only other hoppy beer I've had from these guys has been Javelina which was quite nice, so I'm interested in what they do with a bigger style using the spicy-earthiness of rye to back up the hops.

Poured into a tulip glass, the beer builds and builds with a huge, dense and foamy off-white head which eventually settles on top of a slightly-amber colored beer. Pretty nice looking and sits in the glass well. Lace is intense; it's chunky and somewhat all over the place, but nice overall. Speaks to a sticky, dank hop presence, anyway. And that's definitely what I get in the nose with big hits of spicy rye bread along with notes of pine resin, damp earth and white grapefruit. Wow, this is aromatic! Reminds me of some other bigger, darker/amber-er "IPA"s that strike a malt/hop balance on the nose that nevertheless don't fall into the strong ale/barleywine realm of things. Namely, this is instantly bringing to mind Oskar Blues' G'Knight, which is good company to be in for sure.

On the tongue, this beer is initially fairly bruising with a harsh, oily bitterness upfront melding into a chalky, earthy and crackery malt bent toward the middle. This actually works quite well with the slight black pepper spice towards the finish, where piney and slightly citrus-y hops pop out as well, covering a lot of bases with each sip and making for a well-rounded experience overall. There's a slight plastic-y note here and there, but it seems to transition to fruity, estery flavors very quickly, almost as if it were a transient property of the yeast used, or perhaps it has to do with whatever hops were used interacting with rye strangely. Not sure, but it's notable... however, I wouldn't say it detracts from the experience.

Though fairly sweet for the majority of the palate, this beer finishes resinous and sticky with a huge amount of oily slickness closing out each sip. 9%? Damn, this drinks like a borderline DIPA (maybe like a 7-7.5% beer I guess), not a full fledged nine-percenter! That said, there are some ethanol whiffs here and there to let you know, but I feel like you'd have to really be tipped off to notice them, as they're fairly hidden by the complexity of both the malts and the hops going on. Carbonation is low-medium even at cellar temp. This is good stuff. Hope Rockingham brews it again, as it's deserving of praise.

Feb 20, 2016
Photo of johnnnniee
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

Bottle from a Lazy Dog
Hazy deep copper bordering on amber with a decent sized frothy white head. Spicy earthy tropical fruity nose with bits of sugary malt at the edges. The flavor is quite sweet with a touch of alcohol warmth. Resinous hop and spicy rye flavor. This is a big sweet beer, a bit too sweet for a big IPA

Jan 31, 2016
 
3.69 by kdivers from New Hampshire on Jan 30, 2016
Photo of SawDog505
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass bottled 1/15/16. Pours a dark orange with a 3 inch off white sticky head that leaves behind plenty of lace.

Smell caramel, apricot, toffee, pine, and grapefruit.

Taste is bigger and bolder caramel, toffe, and upfront before grapefruit and alcohol slaps you the beak and it lingers on the tongue awhile after.

Body is massive for the style, loads of life, a little dry in the finish, and crazy drinkable considering all that.

Overall this really nice and very aggressive. Well done!

Jan 29, 2016
Remy's Double India Pale Ale from Rockingham Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 13 ratings