Jacobus RPA | Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by doopiedoopiedoo on 01-29-2012

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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of rekel
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Erwin_Sakkers
4.41/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ricardo_hippert
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Saind
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of schuim
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The aroma of this beer is fruity from the used USA hops with just some rye braking through.

The beer is unfiltered and is therefore slight hazy, the color is amber.

the taste is fruity and bitter with a dry finish and then a slight hoppy fruitiness returns. The rye also gives it some spicy and oily taste, in wine you would call it petrol like, but i have not seen that by beer reviews?

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Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of safaricook
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Whether this beer got much better over the years or I just happened to get a fresh one, I really enjoyed it this time. Sweet fruity aroma, nice rye spyciness and a well balanced bitterness. Very well developed rye pale ale that brings it all home in an unexited way.

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Photo of Zet
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drmeto
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

-pours a clear dark amber with a medium to big,frothy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
-Follows the nose plus herbs with a prominent rye bread note at the end
-medium to high bitterniss for the style
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
A great Rye Pale Ale.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: Amber honey color, fat nice foamy head, good lacing
S: Bready, yeasty, malty, slightly bitter hops, piney, dandelions, dried flowers
T: Toasted malt, honey, nice rye flavor to smooth things out
F: Good feel, very smooth, good carb level
O: Enjoyable RPA, definitely worth a try

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Photo of djura
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Found it here in Serbia, bottle 0,33 l

A - Brandy mahogany amber color, excellent creamy foam, medium carbonation. Love on first sign.
S - Refreshing and nice. Hops and fresh malt. Some caramel in it.
T/M - Creamy with warm aftertaste, also bitterness in the back. Malty and spicey.

O - Except that warm alcohol taste in the back i do not like, everything else is very good.

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Photo of Aethien
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice orange brown colour with a small cream coloured head.

It smells like an American style IPA over rye bread with some lovely tropical fruits and pine smells supported by a good solid backbone of rye and herbal notes.

Flavours follow the nose with rye all around but not dominating the taste but more accommodating and supporting the fresher, lighter fruity tastes. Herbs and pine come through a little later with a dry pine and rye finish. absolutely lovely and perfectly balanced.

Mouthfeel is a little aggressively carbonated at first but smoothing out along the way and finishing on the dry side, it feels a little thin at times though which is my biggest complaint about this beer.

I've added some points on the overall because this beer is refreshing, solid, easily drinkable and just all around balanced and good. I could definitely see myself going back to this all year round. This is a beer that makes me happy and that makes me want to get another one and then maybe another one.

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Photo of chinchill
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle at 2014 Atlanta Winter Beer Carnival.

Excellent appearance with great clarity very durable head, and a tan foam that leaves a well coated glass.
Great balance with a spicy front end and finish.
Crisp, medium body. Lively.

O: Strong recommendation for fans of rye ales.

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Photo of life_of_agony
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Poured into a Duvel tulip. The liquid is a cloudy dark amber/caramel and the pour kicks up a nice-sized tan head that fades fairly quickly to a film and doesn't leave much in the way of lace. There is visible carbonation as well as a good bit of yeast/hop sediment floating around.

Aroma is a little bit of citrus and a little bit of toasted malts, but neither one comes across very strong. Swirling it around gives me a bit of dried fruit and maybe black pepper, but even that I have to reach for.

Well the flavor definitely comes through on the palate! It starts off with major rye - nice and spicy with its own bit of distinct bitterness. For a second it seems undiluted by hops or anything else, but mid-palate a kiss of citrusy and almost tropical hops comes through, adding
some oranges and dried tangerine into the mix. Towards the end I really start tasting a nice malt backbone with caramel and a surprising, but pleasant, amount of dark fruit. On the finish I get raisins and plums. Aftertaste goes back to the hops though, with citrus fruits being the parting impression. Really nice journey of flavors from the sip through the aftertaste!

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a medium amount of prickly carbonation.

Overall, really nice rye flavor that's allowed to shine past the restrained hop character. And, as a bonus, the malt flavors are really nice and remarkable as well - something I wasn't expecting from the style! It's really surprisingly complex, and does a great job bringing together disparate flavors while maintaining balance. After a disappointing nose, it definitely came through with the flavor.

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Photo of leitmotif
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vermilcj
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Absumaster
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark copper beer with a settling head.

Smell of citric hops with notes of red fruit, mango, grapefruit. A nice hoppy smell backed up by a full malty smell which is a bit dextrinous.

Taste is balanced between the hops and malt. The bitterness is not too high, but enough to balance the beer. The hops offer red fruit, grapefruit, mango and give the beer a nice citric hoppy taste. The rye adds a slightly nutty and fullness to the beer.

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Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Jopenkerk, Haarlem, Netherlands

A: The beer is very dark yellowish brown in color and somewhat resembles apple cider. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of subdued citrusy hops are present in the nose - oranges and grapefruit seem to stand out in particular.
T: Te taste is very much similar to the smell and is citrusy and only has a faint hint of bitterness and slight hints of spices from the rye.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is really enjoyable - it's like drinking a maltier version of an Americn West Coast IPA without any of the bitterness.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very very light brown body with huge foaming thick white head that stays
Big rye & hops aroma
The hoppiest rye beer I've had and I think that creates a unbalanced conflictin flavour that is certainly interesting
Slightly to much fizz tbh

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Photo of Oleg85
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doopiedoopiedoo
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought from the local Mitra.

12.oz bottle into a snifter.

A honey orange color with a large fluffy white head. A bit hazy and little bit of carbonation.

Spicey smells of honeydew-melon, a bit of pine on what's clearly a rye base. American West Coast IPA Hop Aroma.

Flavors are right on par with nose. They Rye is the big backbone of this and the hops stay nicely in the background. And the herbal/ spice flavors are surprisingly well done.

Mouthfeel is light to medium with a dry bitter finish.

Finally a rye beer readily available to me. I really enjoyed drinking a few of these. Makes for a great all night session beer.

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Photo of Marius
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33cl bottle. Clear orange pour with a medium height white head with good retention. Smells like honey, citrus and pineapple. The taste is more bitter and dry than the aroma suggested. Herbal hops, some honey and citrus.

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Photo of BdM
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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