O'Ryely IPA | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
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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Ratings: 328 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of ZAP
4.72/5  rDev +25.9%
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of ccrida
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale burnt caramel color with an off-white head leaving nice lace.

Smell is lots of sweet malt, some rye spice, and some citrus hops. Earthier as it warms.

Taste is similar, a malt focus with a prominent rye spice, the hop flavor is pretty big and fruity, with modest bitterness.

Mouthfeel is on the drier side, medium light bodied, slick.

Drinkability is pretty good. A great showcase for rye, well complimented by the west coast hop profile.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with a bottled date of Oct 04 11. Pours a crystal clear copper color with a large, fluffy off-white head. Nice retention and lacing.

Nose is juicy, citric and tropical hops with a bready, biscuity grain aroma. Rye is not really all that noticeable, as the malt base smells very similar to most of the other Rotator offerings.

Theres the rye...zesty and bready on the flavor. Plenty of hops are there, from flavoring through to the bitterness. Not sweet at all and the lighter body shows it. Rye gives this one a little more balance than the other IPAs in this series, guess it depends on your preference whether that is a good thing or bad. For me, I think Id like to see a little touch of honey-sweetness and more flavoring hops. But overall this is another nice addition to the lineup, and showcases the rye pretty well. I think the Falconer's is still my favorite though.

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Photo of morimech
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear bronze color with two fingers of head that settled to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Nice combination of aromas. Grapefruit aroma from the hops that compliments the spice from the rye.

Happy to see that Widmer Brothers did not pussyfoot around the rye. If you are going to use rye, then bring it and this beer definately brought it. The citrus hops really compliments the rye. Slightly sweet malt base underlines the flavors. Bitterness comes off as being moderate.

A little bit of a lighter bodied IPA. Nice lively carbonation that is not harsh.

A really nice rye beer. It is better than Sierra Nevada's Ruthless. I would put it in the top 5 for rye IPAs.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of KTCamm
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours medium amber, thin foam, but some. Can see through a bit. Rye nose, moderately prominent. Bready too. Bitter open, light malt, minty close. On the lighter side. Caramel notes. Lighter carbonation. Smooth flavorful IPA, hints of rye.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice two fingers of head, good lacing; clear, copper colored body.
The aroma is mostly grapefruit with a touch of spice and lemon.
The taste is medium bitterness: moving from grapefruit to lemon with a little sweet note at the end. Smooth and flowing flavors.
A softer textured IPA with moderate carbonation and medium body.
A great IPA with more flavor and aroma than most.

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Photo of arizcards
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer at the Kapaa Foodland for $8.99. Bottled on 12-9-12.

Beer poured a reddish brown with a decent white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is of pine and citrus, quite nice!

Taste is of toasted malts, rye, tropical fruit, and pine.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and carbonated nicely.

Overall this is a pretty solid brew, right up there with SNBC Ruthless Rye!

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of CHickman
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold orange color with lively bubbles racing up the brew to a foamy 2 finger off while head that didn’t move, fading very slowly and then leaving very good foamy lacing.

Smells of piney hops, herbs, rye, citrus, biscuit and some fruit which resembles citrus like lemon zest and orange peel; the rye jumps out up front but then gets mixed in with the herbals notes. A soft aroma for an IPA and it almost seems like the rye tames the hops a bit.

Tastes of spicy rye and piney hops up front, followed by herbs, citrus hops, biscuit, lemon, orange peel , grains, dry grass, floral hops or flowers and some spices like pepper and coriander; the aftertaste has more malt presence mixed with rye, and the hops fade after the initial blast of flavor. Not very hoppy for an IPA, but flavorful enough that it keeps your interest, especially if you dig the rye influence.

Mouthfeel is light and zesty with high, fizzy carbonation, a light to medium body, and a semi-dry aftertaste that is a combo of grains, herbs and rye. After swallowing the beer it feels like everything evaporated in your mouth.

Overall it was a good beer, not one that stimulated my taste-buds, but definitely a beer that I’d have again. It’s light enough that people could session it, as it hides the 6.4% ABV completely. This lacks the hop punch that most West Coast IPA’s carry, so I consider this a light IPA and closer to an APA. I’d order it in a bar but doubt I’d bring a 6-pack home.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Beaver13
3.11/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, dated 9/27/11. Pours a slightly hazy copper amber with a medium creamy off white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is tropical fruits and rye with some bready malt.

The flavor is sweet tropical fruits and some cardboard notes with some slightly spicy rye and a medium grassy bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, an OK IPA. The flavors didn't mesh well to me and it seemed slightly off.

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

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Color was caramel amber. Had about ½ inch of head. Some circular lacing on the top. Healthy amount of sporadic film on the sides.

Lots of citrus hops up front on the smell. Grapefruit, tangerine and orange seemed to be the main notes.

Grapefruits just dominated the initial taste. Nothing but citrus in the taste. Tangerine and oranges still hanging on, but it was so much like a more potent grapefruit juice.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-lively (moderate) carbonation. Bitter, fruity finish.

A decent beer, but just a bit too grapefruitish for me. Nice to try, though.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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