O'Ryely IPA | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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328 Ratings
O'Ryely IPAO'Ryely IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
328
Reviews:
88
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.8%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 12/19/12.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, rye, citrus fruit, and earthy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with spicy rye and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a spicy presence from the interaction of the rye and hops used.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a really nice clear looking copper color. The head was fluffy and white. The lacing on the glass wasn't too bad and neither was the retention. The smell of the beer gives of a really nice balanced aroma of rye and hops. The taste of the beer does the same, it's hoppy upfront then fades into a really nice rye finish. The mouthfeel has a good medium body to it with a pleasant carbonation. Overall this beer was really enjoyable, I would drink this one again for sure.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin dense head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of passionfruit hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the passionfruit flavors from the Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin hops are much stronger and there are also some hints of gooseberries. A moderate amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is very flavorful and quite easy to drink. I really enjoyed the taste of the New Zealand hops.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

With a plethora of beers utilizing the often disregarded rye grain, many of the best complement of its use is with highly hopped beers. Widmer Bros. puts hops on display but also with the sweet and spicy support to give a uniqueness to their roggen-influenced ale.

Pouring a very bright, yet deep amber color- the beer shows great clarity and an almost bronze hue. Carbonation is pulled from the bottom of the glass to build a creamy off white head of moderate structure, formidable staying power, and sticky lace upon the glass. A classy look throughout.

Sweet molasses, brown sugar, and savory bread crust flavor and aroma from malt share the stage and work toward providing a firm base to support hops and earthy rye spice. Sweetness is balanced by citursy American hops that provide flavors of white grapefruit, orange peel, and mild pine resin especially as the beer develops it's spicy bitterness heading into finish. The sweetness is also accompanied by the flavor of rye that carries a mild tobacco-like flavor. But as the beer's sweetness evades and the bitterness sets in, the earthiness turns spicy in a mild peppery, grassy, and earthy taste similar to English hops.

Medium bodied throughout, the beer starts with a creamy sweetness of carbonation and unresolved sweetness. As the beer develops, any transition to dryness and fleeting maltiness is hindered by the barley sweetness and milder hopping rates. Still a mildly dry finish is provided by the supple warmth of alcohol.

O'Ryely IPA is a more balanced IPA, in a style where hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness should dominate, and accented by rye earthy spice. The one-dimensional and lingering sweetness along with the timid hopping rates restrict the base beer and prevent the earthy rye spice to add the complexities that are intended. Still, a tasty beer that's sure to appease many a beer lover.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of LXIXME
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bit above the glass give this beer a big off white to light tan head above a clear honey amber colored beer that settles into a bisquity small mound in the middle of the glass with an average sized lacing lining the edges of the glass.

A light mixed aroma of toasted caramel malts, sour fruits, grains, light hops, and maybe even a little sugar added.

A dry rye grain taste is blended well with a slight bitterness from the hops and the citrus notes from those. The citrus hops and the rye taste seem to be tied together my a slight caramel malt taste.

Quite dry is the aftertaste with some of the rye taste staying around for more scrutiny.

A beer I think I could drink a few of, would lie to try this with quite of few different kinds of food. Umm, Mahi Mahi and O'ryely IPA?

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of oberon
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on Dec.19 2012.Pours a copper brass color with a lacey half finger white head atop.Floral and tropical fruit hop aromas over top of sweet biscuit malts.Flavors are quite fruity with the Selson Sauvin hops shining through,the rye imparts a decent sharpness with the malt profile being pretty dry gining off some grainy notes.A solid beer,it won't knock your socks off but it's flavorful enough.

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Photo of russpowell
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled date of 4 Oct 11

Pours an effervescent caramel with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Stellar lacing & average head retention

S: Peppery & lemony hops

T: Orange peel, piney & woody hops, a touch of peppery rye & a touch of grainyness up front. More peppery rye notes as this warms, a touch of green apple & caramel too. Finishes dry, crisp with a hint of caramel, grassy hops & apple skin, almost pulled a 4.0, a little boozeyness at the end didn't help the cause

MF: Medium bodied, subtle carbonation, pretty nice balance

Drinks pretty easy, not bad at all despite this being over 5 months old. The rye is fairly dominant, would like to try fresher just to see how the hops presented when younger, the perils of waiting for beers to move to the mixer sixer aisle..

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Slatetank
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
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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Photo of Jason
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Faint hazed, orange amber. Thick layer of lace.

SMELL: Spicy, citric rind, faintly catty, toasted bread, grassy, mild tropical fruit

TASTE: Ultra smooth, bready, spicy rye, orangey hops, ripe persimmons, warming alcohol, dried hay, biscuity, drying finish

A solid IPA with a few twists, the hops right away I could tell that it was an unusual blend and the obvious use of rye ... both of which make this beer very interested and more drinkable.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rather dark for an IPA; a dark shade of amber with an off-white head. Spicy hops and rye with some citrus notes. Grapefruit and orange peel with a hint of pine. Sweet caramel malt in there as well. The flavor is a bit sweeter/maltier than I'd like. Quite a bit of rye character to it. Spicy hops and rye with bitter pine and a bit of orange peel and grapefruit on the finish.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of tdm168
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sawmill Tap Room 12/17/11

Pours a dark copper/amber with a thin lacing of white head. The nose features spicy rye and a nice, balanced floral aroma. The flavor is spicy rye up front with earthy, floral, spicy hop notes. The rye is potent, but the hop character blends so well with it. The flavors mesh to make a phenomenal flavor. It's medium bodied and well carbonated.

I'm very impressed with this beer. Most rye beers don't offer enough rye to really get the spicy, intense rye flavors. This one does. The hop character was also impressive. I'll definitely be getting more of this!

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA Series, Profile: "O'Ryely IPA". "A wry take on IPA. Rye spiciness, distinctly hopped."

Clear, dark amber coloring, off-white cloud of foam. Looks nice.

Aroma: spicy, bready malt notes, herbal/mineral, tropical fruits. Fruit salad on rye bread, heavy on the rye. Hops are kind of hidden, but they're there.

Taste: Hop bitterness starts it off, warm, even hot, matched well with spicy malt. A friendly tug of war. Here's a little bitter, here's a bit of spicy/ sweet (small on the sweet). Toasty. Certainly unlike anything you'd expect from an IPA. In fact, I wouldn't call this an IPA, if they hadn't already established it as one. I'd be hard pressed to categorize it, and since I don't have to, I won't. But they did.

However, to really call it an IPA, I've got to be able to feel the hops more than the malt. For an IPA, the hop presence is rather mild.

Other than that, I like it. Drinks down nice and easy, provides plenty of pleasure. Decent sessioner. Good for that. And that is all.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Chris (spycow) for indulging my curiosity with this one. Served in a Cigar City snifter. Dated October 31st, 2011.

A - A quarter-finger of white foam settles to a thin skim cap, some big-bubbled patches, medium collar, and spotty lacing. Transparent golden body with a few streams of tiny bubbles.

S - Yep, it's a RyePA. Plenty of rye malt mingles with sugar cookie, and perhaps a light touch of earthy and fruity hops. It has been nearly 3 months since this was bottled so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that it's mostly malt at this stage.

T - Taste is again rye-forward, with some light tropical fruit sweetness, as well as a shot of sugary and bready malts. But yeah, mostly rye flavor and some mild hop bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium body, lower carbonation, chewy and very dry. No alcohol presence is detectable.

D - Perhaps this was better back in November when it was fresh, but it's currently a fairly middling rye beer with a mild hop presence. I woudn't bother with this again unless it was right off the truck.

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O'Ryely IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 328 ratings.
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