O'Ryely IPA | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

O'Ryely IPAO'Ryely IPA
328 Ratings
O'Ryely IPAO'Ryely IPA

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Availability: October - January
Bitterness: 50.0 IBU
Alcohol by Volume: 6.4%

Original Gravity: 15 Plato
Malts : Pale, Carapils, Caramel 10, Rye, Caramel Rye
Hops: Alchemy, Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy

Added by OBeerMeGreatOne on 12-15-2011

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of LordChesterfield
4.74/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It seems like every year somebody releases a Rye IPA that I just fall in love with and can't stop drinking. Last year it was Sierra Nevad's Ruthless. This year it's Widmer's O'ryely. The hop aroma is intoxicatingly spicy. The taste is spicy, somewhat fruity and refreshing. The hop flavor is tropical tasting that's the only way I can describe it. I know that the hops are from New Zealand and considered tropical. Maybe knowing that results in a placebo effect, but the end result is the same. This beer is absurdly drinkable. This is a unique beer and it has become the only one that I want to drink as of late. It is also reasonably priced at Fred Meyer and Safeway. I was surprised that such a fine beer came from Widmer. They usually have solid beers, not transcendent ones such as this. I think this speaks to the competition among breweries in the Portland area. 'Nuff said hands down 'nuff said (Requisite moronic internet catch phrases)

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4.73/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful dark golden amber with a fine white head that gently laces the glass as the beer is consumed.
Not overly fruity but with a BRILLIANT bold hop character.
One of the nicest IPA's I've experienced.
This is definitely a buy again beer.
Goes down very well as an after work beer.

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4.72/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

These Rotator IPA's kick serious ass. This is another dandy. I'm a sucker for Rye PA's and IPA's and this is a standout. The aroma is big and spicy with the rye...the rye definitely leads the way but there is a fresh floral hop aroma that mixes in.

The taste is a little more balanced...bright citrus hops...oranges...tangerines...and then the spicy rye is also well evident.

Body are spot on....

Awesome beer! Dang close to giving this all 5's....have a few more to drink and may upgrade it in the future....rye IPA's don't get much better than this. My first impression is this is a better beer than Red's Rye (pale ale I think but in the same area)..

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4.71/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75


So smooth

Draught, two finger off-white head, moderate carbonation.

Smells of rye whiskey, hop, and rope

Tastes: Rye, floral hops, citrus, and bitter finish

Mouthfeel: Perfect

Overall, this is as good as Ruthless Rye, bring on the Rye IPAs! I would commit to a six pack.

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4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The O'Ryely poured a clear amber color with a good 1-2 finger head. Lacing crept down the glass throughout the beer. The smell was a citrus bomb with grapefruit and a slight spicy note. The rye came through with a tiny kick but was complemented by the sweet malt taste. A lot of tropical fruit and citrus came with the taste. The hop profile balanced and left a mark on the top plate of the mouth. Overall this is one of my favorite of the Rye beers as brewers have been rushing to get this category to market.

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very good beer. Really needed to pour hard to get about an inch of head, which disappeared rather quickly, leaving a nice lacing on the glass.
Smell was fantastic, very strong grapefruit.
Taste was similar, strong citrus notes, especially grapefruit which lasted all the way thru.
Slight malty, sticky finish. Somewhat similar to Drifter.

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4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up at wegman's in the mixed sixpack cooler -enjoyed chilled from a willybecker.

The color is deep copper bordering on bronze with good clarity and white cap of thick cream with lace sticking well. The bead is tiny and carbonation is visible and rapidly moving. The smell is good with a lot of floral hop and citrus esters with a slight rye fruitiness mixed with light juicy yeast ester which adds to the spice tinges and mild citrus rind - a nice hint of tropical fruit from the hops is detected.

The feel is very good with a nice spice and slight hint of tangy citrus with mild bitterness and sweetness in balance with the light fruity tinged tart elements. There is a semi-dry quality to the finish with enough juicy tang to let you know what you are drinking.

The taste of this rye is pleasant with a nice citrus and slight tangy combo of flavors from the hops and yeast which are in synergy, no clashing-just a good fruity and slightly citrusy flavor which has accents of spice but a subtle grapefruit like taste emerges mid taste and herbal grassy elements are noted as it gradually warms. The hop flavors meld well with the rye which gives a slight impression of pepper combined with the hops. The taste has a slight caramel accent which doesn't get too sweet just nice addition to the grapefruit-like bitterness and slight dank herbal elements at play. The flavor has a lasting acidity as it finishes sem-dry.

Overall a decent rye IPA, I was pleasantly surprised with how the tropical elements tend to come forward with slight mango and hint of grapefruit which actually works with the rye malt well. I recommend this as the blend of flavors is quaffable and there is nothing sharp or harsh even though there is plenty of hop flavor.

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4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up two singles, one for me & one for my wife, always up for a new rye, especially one that shows up locally. Date of 10/31/11 on the 12 oz. bottle.

Poured into my favorite & only chalice, a very clear amber, readily evident carbonation. Nose bounces all over creation, from baked sugar bread to slight spiciness to earthy hops. Plenty going on in the olfactory department.

O'Ryely IPA is hard rye, just like I enjoy. The rye shows as a cinnamon spiced breadiness that arches up & over everything else in the beer: more rye beer than IPA, certainly. Surprising amount of citrus & earthy hops for its ancientness. Floral notes. Plenty of zing & zest on the end, more & different rye notes. Lovely to drink, this one glides down like raw egg (except it tastes better).

This is one damn fine example of a rye beer. The hops are still purty after three plus months, & the rye is flexed like that guy who grunts at Bally's Fitness. I hope this one Rotates back around. I'd love to try it fresher. Again & again. This one might be a staple if it were available frequently.

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4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i think the beer community got this one wrong, this is (pardon my french) fucking sensational! pours a sturdy medium amber color with an expansive foamy cream colored head over an inch tall. smells luscious! earthy hop aroma with some english malt types. flavor is a shocker, much more fruity/citrus hops than the smell indicated to me. only very late in the palate does the excited rye complex enter the picture. a bit of cracked pepper and warmth comes through there, only to be tempered by a round grassy hop bouquet in the finish. this is one of the most complex and best balanced india pale ales i have tasted, and it ranks in the rye beers. this is easily the best widmer brew ive come across. mouthfeel is great, creamy rich feel over a medium plus body and perfect carbonation. this one goes down easy and is fairly strong, a lovely session if you want to tie one on. i could see this going well with food from the grill and plenty of herbs. really nice beer, solid, refreshing, addicting. ahhh

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4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into a pint glass

appearance - pours amber, clear, white head, not much lacing

smell - floral hop profile

taste - floral and citrus hops up front with some rye and malt to round things out, but hop forward

mouthfeel - medium body and average/good carbonation

overall - nice work by Widmer, with this and the X-114 IPA i've been enjoying the series, worth a try

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