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Ticket To Rye IPA | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Ticket To Rye IPATicket To Rye IPA
BA SCORE
3.57/5
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408 Ratings
Ticket To Rye IPATicket To Rye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States
magichat.net

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ticket to Rye is a Rye IPA that offers the imbiber an opening act of rye spice, nicely woven into a hearty, bitter backup from an entire band of Nugget hops. The harmony created by these ingredients is just what any epic show calls for.

Added by tone77 on 01-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,988
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
408
pDev:
12.32%
Bros Score:
3.79
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
43
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 408 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.54/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ticket to Rye has a thin, beige head, a murky, light brown, bubbly appearance, with lots of powdery sediment and some glass lacing. Aroma is of twangy, rye bread crust, strong malt, and odd, but not unpleasant funk. Taste is of all that, with strong rye spice, heavy medium & dark malts, and building hop bitterness (but, this sample is almost seven months old). Mouthfeel is high medium, and Ticket to Rye finishes medium dry.

RJT

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Photo of T-34-85
3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of benloho
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gregu2
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nater919
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I tried this at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Pittsburgh. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of pine and malt. The taste was nicely balanced and easy with enough pine bitterness to make it interesting. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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

Photo of DareOfTheHog
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 bottle imperial pint glass

A deep amber with light red highlights. A very full, creamy and bubbly, dirty white foam cover. 2" high. Big lace leftovers.

Rye malt and herbal but fruity hops pop out of the nose. Creamy caramel, earthy-dried out leaves and a slight alcohol heat tingle. A rather potent aroma.

Dry, earthy, grassy hops and spicy rye dominates the flavor. The Rye malt and slightly bitter, dry and earthy hop flavor is spot on for this style ( Ryepa) The malt is rather toasty and void of any of the sweetness displayed in the nose. The malt comes over very much like an old-school English IPA with a big rye kick.

The mouthfeel is straight medium, dry, bitter pucker but a bit light in the middle (watery) with a very dry finish.

Overall, the flavor is good but certainly not hugr. The rye malt and barley are such a nice compliment to the high alpha, earthy, bitter and tangy hops.

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johnnnniee
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from the mix a six at Hannaford.
Deep amber light copper in color with a good sized long lasting frothy off white head. Malty bready caramel on the nose with bits of earth and spice. Fruity earthy bready caramel malty flavor. Not much spice or hops in the flavor. Middle of the road at best like just about everything else from this brewery.

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Photo of Winzlow
1.56/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

Not spicey, not hoppy, not an IPA.
What else is this "beer" not?
Drinkable. Down the sink after two sips.
This sucks. Save your money. Horrible and sickly sweet...shut this place down now - either that or at least write them a citation for impersonating a brewery and put them on brewing probation!
Bought their Mix2 12 pack - with this and three other beers and they all are horrible.
Blind Faith - yuck!
Electric Peel - barf!
Low Key - the only one I could finish...the least offensive brew out of this cocaphany of horrible brewing. Proceed at your own peril.

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Photo of harsley
3.14/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kendo
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bottle (single purchase at Price Chopper) into a Palm tulip. Body is coppery-amber with a 1-finger ecru-colored head on top that leaves a bit of lacing behind.

S: Definitely a bit of rye spiciness over spent brewer's grains and some earthiness. Hops not really noted.

T: Toasted multigrain bread foundation, then rye spice. "Grainy" keeps coming to mind. Finishes with lingering spice and a touch of bitterness.

M: A bit creamy in feel. Medium in heft.

O: OK. Better than expected, to be honest, but far from impressive.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
2.99/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Ob512316
4.12/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into glass.
Look: cloudy amber with a medium white head.
Smell: floral, pepper, and caramel.
Taste: floral, black pepper, and citrus first, then the caramel and roasted barely.
Feel: easy to drink, considering the abv.
Overall: I had this beer before, and will have it again.

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Photo of omahawk
3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AGoodStout
4.01/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Maillard
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy deep chocolate-colored body, solid light tan head with plenty of lace, moderate sediment and fine streams of carbonation rise. Nose offers warm malt and raisin, a bit of sweet spice, mild hop bitterness. The flavor is predominantly malty, like caramel and toasty malt, with a bit of spice and tea-like bitterness on the finish. Body is medium-full, fine and assertive carbonation, great weight, and slightly astringent, letting me know that this is in fact an IPA
This is not a bold, spicy, bitter beer; rather it is like an English IPA performed with rye. Wonderful balance, although I think the emphasis (malt) was on the wrong side of the equation. Although the label/style was misleading, this was still a tasty, satisfying brew.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Opaque amber with a fine head of off-white suds. Solid wall of lace.

Aroma: Grains and malts over hops. Maybe an older bottle with muted hops?

Taste: Sharp grains/rye up front, with a kick of bitterness that ramps up near the finish. Overall, a solid rye-PA easy enough to drink.

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Photo of zotzot
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Ticket To Rye IPA from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 408 ratings
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