O'Ryely IPA | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

very good
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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Photo of hopwave
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz. Bottle poured into my large Duvel goblet... pours a bright amber/orange colour with a thin white head.

Smell is straight up blood orange... Very nice.

Taste follows the nose again, blood orange... No rye... A little strange... Reminds me a bit of V8 Fusion.

Overall a nice IPA worth picing up a Sixer if you see it around.

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Photo of tuckermen
4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
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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Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of StaveHooks
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours a brilliant amber body with crystal clear clarity. 2 fingers of moundy off-white foam slowly sinks leaving heavy patterns of lacing.

S - Sweet grapefruit right off the top. Some rye and sweet malt malt in the background.

T - Sweet malt blankets over the tongue before citrus hops comes in right along with a spicy lavender rye, wicking most of the sweetness away. The hops are slow to build and seem to get stronger all the way through to the aftertaste. The caramel malt blends very well and holds it's ground. Finishes with a spicy bite.

M - Heavier body, low to medium carbonation.

Good flavor combinations that were layered very well. The flavors change nicely throughout the drink. Great usage of sweet and rye malts and a nice hop profile as well. This would go great with Pad Thai or Panang.

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Photo of mbarnes0
4.5/5  rDev +20%

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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Photo of Vancoubeer
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is awesome but it has its flaws.

It looks above average. Its a caramel / burnt orange color with a sticky white head. Its filtered and not bottle conditioned. Its not see through but as see though as a darker orange looking IPA can get. It has a sweet caramel note in the smell with the hops. Not able to tell what hops they are but I am thinking Nelson and Alchemy...that seems to be the hops of choice at Widmer at the moment. The taste is amazingly good. the best of the rotator. The rye is not strong but its there. The hops are well blended with the malt, which gives off a sweet caramel flavor. Very nice beer. The hops are citrus and no pine or bitterness. A very citrusy fruity IPA...awesome taste. Its got a flavor like no other IPA I have had. I have had rye IPAs but this is different in a very good way. Its got a decent mouthfeel that is medium. Its sticky but does not coat the mouth like others. Overall I would give it this a 4. Is a great beer but this is not bottle conditioned, its filtered and with the ingredients, it could be at least 7% or more. I looked into it. It has the alchemy, Nelson and Galaxy hops and like 5 different malts...so this could be more robust but in its final stage, the way they produced it this is great and I am glad I grabbed one at my local shop. I gotta find this on draft.

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Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ExtraStout
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This selection is in the Widmer Brothers Rotator Series. The beer pours a nice, hazy orange/amber into a pint. The head is small and off-white. Low carbonation.

Rye and lemon rind lead off the smell, a nice floral prefume at the finish. Floral hops, fresh cut grass and lemon start the taste. The rye spice shows up around the middle, not as noticable as the smell.

Very dry, balanced, but the malt profile is slight and in the background. Very smooth going down, a little watery.

A better offering than their Drifter IPA.

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Photo of mettkea
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of jaidenjb
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of coldriver
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a deep amber. Head dissapates rather quickly but good lacing. Aroma is fruity hops with biscuity malt. I like the hops, rye, and malt blend here, a bit on the sweet side, but interesting and flavorful profile. Mouthfeel has medium carbonation with fairly dry finish. Widmer Bros has a ways to go to get up to the best of the West Coast level, but it's great to see them experimenting with the rotator series.

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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 Tagsg
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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 HopHeadRyan
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Crystal clear, decent head, and great lacing

S - Awesome dank-citrus-pine aroma with a little spice and bready malt grain

T - Clean and crisp spice from the rye, mild-balanced citrus bitterness, all balanced by the malt

M - medium-light body, good smooth carbonation, clean and crisp

Overall - A very nice rye ipa...each rye IPA I've had is a little bit different and therefore difficult to compare...and that's what I love about them...every brewery has its own take. I would definitely love to have this on draft...maybe even on cask. I'm a big fan of Widmer Bros beer...but so far they have always tasted best from the tap. Give this one a try.


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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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Photo of missdawn
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Beerme09
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of sparx1100
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of kew
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of TrojanWheels
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of HalfFull
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a 12 oz. bottle of this seasonal and poured into a pint glass. Pours a deep golden/light orange with a firm pour and offers a one finger slightly off white cap. Moderate retention and lacing.

Citric hops on the nose are dominant and decent. Touch of pine as well. Rye notes are absent.

Pleasant flavor and with a touch of spice and bittermess vs. the X114 which this seems to be a slight derivative of. Bit more bready and with a whole grain spicy depth to it, but otherwise exhibiting similar citric malt notes and with a bit more of a lightly harsh bitter character. particularly with a bit of warming.

Still a bit sweet on the tongue and with a viscous feel. Pleasant though a bit too candied in sweetness, and with a rather unilateral approach of hops. Bitterness is present though light. A seqeue IPA. Or more accurately, a citrusy APA.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of flexabull
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another rye IPA, a new trend?

Pours a dark amber color with a pretty nice white head, good lacing too.

Aromas are spicy, with some earthiness, nectarines, and resin hops. This smells pretty nice.

Taste is pretty rye forward, grainy and spicy up front. Light creaminess, some subtle sweetness, and an earthy and citrus hoppiness on the finish,

Mouthfeel is smooth, a touch light though.

Overall this is another nice offering from Widmer, in general they seem to be putting out some above average offerings lately.

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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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