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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Ratings: 328 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of doughanson78
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of rms61moparman
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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Photo of Jeffreywhite22
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Beaver13
3.11/5  rDev -16.4%
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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Photo of Edgewater
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of barczar
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliantly clear copper color with a solid 2 finger cream head that lingers, leaving lots of lacing as it eventually dissipates.

Floral hop, grapefruit, and dank marijuana resin comprise the initial aroma, followed by onion. A supporting caramel malt character is somewhat hidden.

Caramel malt sweetness opens the flavor profile, with lemon and grapefruit pith lingering far beyond mid palate. A pine resin character surfaces late, rounded out by a peppery rye flavor and a fairly bitter herbal hop/rye finish.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation.

Overall, the aroma was phenomenal, but the malt was a bit overbearing in the flavor. Would definitely try again.

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Photo of kickerofelves
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of womencantsail
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
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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Photo of gkunkle
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color with a two finger cream head. Small traces of carbonation are visible rising in the body. Head recedes to a thick film across the surface, slight lacing. Smell is of floral hops, rye malts, and toast. Edit: drinking another warmer bottle and i am getting some chocolatey scents. Taste starts with spicy rye malts, then I get a touch of floral hops and a bit of pine. The taste is sort of dry. Mouthfeel is just under average, with pleasant carbonation. Overall the rye makes this is a fun and different IPA. As usual the Rotator series gives us another enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Pfejeran
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +7.5%
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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Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of virinow
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Bockrules
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a nice mildly hazy coppery orange. A few bubbles rise to the dense, off-white, two finger head. Head stays intact all the way down the glass. Leaves behind several large splotches of lacing.

S - A fair amount of pine and grapefruit notes.

T - Grape fruit upfront. The body has an array of pine and grapefruit hop flavors with plenty of peppy bitterness. Caramel and rye malt struggle to keep up and end up being a foot note in the flavor profile. Flash of hop bitterness as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to a bitter grapefruit with a hint of rye spices.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Has the requisite chewyness I expect from a solid IPA.

I don't really notice the rye until the finish on this one. The idea of rye-PA's always me excited because I love both rye and IPAs, but none to date have met my admittedly high expectations. Nonetheless O'Reilly IPA is a solid beer that I probably wouldn't seek out alone, but would welcome in a Widmer brothers variety pack.

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Photo of maximum12
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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Photo of EinWeizenbitte
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Jason
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
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 hopfacebrew
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another Rotator IPA from Widmer? Hell yes. Poured from bottle to pint glass. The beer pours a slightly hazy amber orange color with a finger's width off-white head. Some retention and nice lacing. The aroma is a pleasant blend of rye spiciness and citrusy lemon character together with a floral essence at the end. The taste is very similar with an initial rush of rye with a more subdued floral citrus hops with a medium bitterness. Very dry. Little malt character. Finishes with a lingering rye and a hint of lemon. Somewhat watered down in a sense. Makes for a drinkable beer, but not my favorite for the style.

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Photo of morimech
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of cestlavie
4.5/5  rDev +21%

O'Ryely IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 328 ratings
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