I Wanna Rye-It | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States | website

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the “old days” (days you may recall from movies like “High Noon” and “True Grit”), when people drank whiskey, it was almost always rye whiskey. And in the “old country” (which you may remember from countries like “Estonia” and “Germany”), when people ate bread, it was often rye bread.

So what’s so great about rye? Look at it this way: rye is the bad-boy cousin to those two better-known grains, barley and wheat. There’s nothing delicate about it; it’s tough and it grows where it wants, when it wants. Rye is fun, but it has an edge to it, like a gruff antihero riding into town. It’s got complex spicy, nutty flavors, and that makes it exciting, but it sometimes gets a little out of hand, especially when it hangs out with equally edgy American hops.

Don’t get us wrong, rye can be silky smooth and seductive when it wants to be, making it pretty irresistible at times. Brooklyn I Wanna Rye-It takes that wayward grain on a little joy ride through spicy flavors, a light smack of caramel, an explosive pop of hops and a sharp dry finish. And when your pint is finished, we
think you’ll pick yourself up, dust off your jacket, smile and ask us for another one. You’d better ask quick, though—rye doesn’t like to be kept waiting.
Brooklyn I Wanna Rye-It is pretty awesome with pastrami, ham, barbecue, burgers, steaks and hard cheeses. The rye is pretty loud, and all this attention is likely to rile it up even further. Actually, this beer sorta reminds us of our Production Manager, Jimmy Valm. Hmmm… must be a mysterious backstory there somewhere.

Added by Knapp85 on 07-28-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
81
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
21.43%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 81
Reviews by tobelerone:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Photo of tigg924
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Taste is rye, earthy hops, and husk. A pleasant sipper that I am glad I had the chance to have. Not sure if I would rush to get this again, but very nice beer.

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Photo of joe_sf
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tikiri
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

An excellent amber rye beer. A decent yellowish eggshell colored head.Some light lace. Nose has both caramel sweetness and rye spice masquerading as hops. Taste follows the nose.Sweet and spicy front flows to a large hop content that will please IPA lovers while not quite going there. Feel is a well bodied , low carbonation every day ale that makes for easy and satisfying drinking. Very nice!

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Photo of deakin
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dgeebs07
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LittleMurphyDog
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Half Pint Pub in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a tawny dark-ish brown, with a half inch foamy head, and very uniform rings of lacing down the glass.

This smells like rye, chocolate, and a bit of grassiness. Doesn't smell all that hoppy for a rye IPA.

This really feels more just like a rye brown ale, than a rye IPA, honestly. I get some spicy husky rye, with a bit of caramel, and chocolate, and just the slightest hint of grassy/piney hops, not a whole lot at all. I wish the rye character was bolder and a little more interesting to make up for the lack of hop character.

This is medium bodied, with a fairly creamy mouthfeel, and a moderate level of carbonation.

This one kind of failed, honestly. It seemed safe.

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Photo of NorseKaiser
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear dark amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short off white head that died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass. The head eventually completely faded away.
S: Moderate aromas of rye are present in the nose along with underlying hints of caramelized malts.
T: The taste starts off with initial bits of sweet caramel and quickly transitions into stronger flavors of spicy rye that linger into the finish. There is a light amount of bitterness, and both the rye and hops mask any apparent sweetness towards the back end. The hops also contribute some earthiness as the beer begins to warm up.
M: It feels medium-bodied, slightly smooth, and a little dry on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation. The spiciness from the rye prickles your tongue a little bit.
O: The taste of this beer is rather complex, having interesting flavors of malts and spicy rye along with some hints of hops.

Serving type: growler

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of david18
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stumac
4.29/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jobin_24
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tylertut
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sachie23
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 8/2/2015 at Natty Greene’s Tavern, in North Attleboro, MA served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep reddish amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, citrus, earthy hops and some spice.

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

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are better beers available in the style.

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Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phishcj
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpd026
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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