Full Moon Rye IPA | Real Ale Brewing Company

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3.97/5
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95 Ratings
Full Moon Rye IPAFull Moon Rye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tpgraham on 03-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,044
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
95
pDev:
9.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Jasoncpace
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of abethegreat
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First time drinking a Rye IPA
Look: Poured from a bottle into a stein. Pours a dark gold color.
Smell: Oregano, rosemary, and lawn clippings. Very herbaceous.
Taste: Taste mostly follows the nose. I'm a bourbon enthusiast, so I know that rye adds spice to bourbon, but no spice in this brew. This beer is very herby and it is different, and I like it.
Feel: Mouthfeel is dry like a typical IPA
Overall: 90/100 A very good brew. Not really my personal taste, but I can definitely appreciate this beer. I would love to have a few of these every now and then.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip
(best before May 18, 2017 printed on label)

L: almost copper, dark amber-gold, crystal clear and showing a lot of activity in the glass; pushes up about 4/5-inch of offwhite foam for the head and keeps a thick collar and most of a skin of offwhite/beige foam; not much sticking or lacing but still a beautiful brew

S: candied orange, sweet grapefruit, pineapple ... citrusy but quite sweet; malt has a donuty pop underneath, again quite sweet

T: much more bitter than the nose, pine and some orange peel and grapefruit peel mixing in with the same notes from the nose (sweeter citrus); aftertaste is bitter with the donuty malt again underneath; perhaps a pinch of rye flavor in the aftertaste, but if it's there, it's no more than a tiny pinch

F: light-to-midweight, well filled out by carbonation ... has some depth, even a pinch of ale slickness

O: while it's hard for me to pick up much rye, there's nothing wrong with this brew at all ... lots of hop and malt character with a good blend of notes; I could see it being a grapefruit bomb super fresh, but here as it nears its best-by date, the malt is adding a lot of sweetness without masking all of the hop flavor

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Photo of Casey_L
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of tprinzing
4.71/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. The bottle says best before 8/16/16 so it could have been a little more fresh. I would prefer to see bottled on dates instead of best before. Looks like the bottled on date is coded below the best before date.

L: pours a two finger head with medium lacing. A very dark amber
S: strong citrus heavily orange
T: very delicious citrus with a dominate orange flavor as hinted by the smell. The rye is hard to pick up for me as is seems to be well blended into a complex background of supporting flavors. I absolutely love this one and its my favorite of the rye IPA style that isn't a black IPA.
F: solid bubbly medium mouth feel.
O: This beer convinced me the RealAle brewery was worth trying their full line of beer after a heavy disappoint by Fireman's 4 which apparently makes up most of their sales. This is one of my favorite IPA's and I've become really impressed with the brewery. The distribution could be better as I would buy this on a weekly basis but I have to drive about 60% of the way to the brewery to get a store that carries it.

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Photo of dasotelo50
3.49/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Tracker83
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TTUCKF
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber in color, fruity smell, especially of orange. Smooth fruity taste, large orange aftertaste. Smooth feel, non alcoholic aftertaste, only orange. A lot of head, took a couple of pours to fill the glass. Very foamy, but overall a good beer!

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Photo of cducap
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of valkyre65
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabre311
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Junichi
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aknalley
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Full Moon Rye IPA from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 95 ratings