Ticket To Rye IPA | Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Ticket To Rye IPATicket To Rye IPA
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Ticket To Rye IPATicket To Rye IPA

Brewed by:
Magic Hat Brewing Company
Vermont, United States

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

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Photo of CloudStrife
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled Jan 07 2013.

A: Pours an opaque ruby orangish amber with a 1 finger off white head. Can barely make out any visible carbonation, quite a hazy brew. Lacing is pretty good on the glass.

S: Aroma is almost like being in a brewery. Heavy wet grain sort of aroma with a touch of sweetness. Also a citrusy hops bring up the tail end

T: Rye comes through with a bold assertion. Not as hoppy as most IPA, perhaps due to its age. Reminds me of a west coast amber ale with loads of rye. The hops that are present are citrusy and earthy with a touch of spiciness.

M: Medium to full body with decent carbonation. A bit sticky on the finish but nothing too bad.

Overall wouldnt mind trying a fresher one next year but isnt something to go on a hunt for. I've always been partial to Rye beers and this is a nice example.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a hazy reddish brown, inch of pillowy white head dissipates slowly.

Smells of mildly fruity hops, hemp and rye.

Bready malts, some mild hop bitterness and rye in the flavor.

Medium body with a sting of carbonation on the roof of the mouth and the back of the tongue.

A pretty good rye ale, good pronounced rye flavor without being overbearing, one of the better rye beers I've had to be honest. Would definitely have this again.

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Photo of AndyP612
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz. bottle into Leyereth tulip.

A- Dark copper color with fluffy off white head. Slightly hazy and pretty inviting.

S- I am quite underwhelmed on the nose of this ale. Nothing really stand out as there is a slight hops aroma and some rye.

T- The rye takes over right off the bat with a sweet malt finish and hops present throughout yet not overpowering the other layers of flavor. There is a certain richness to this ale I really like.

M- Medium bodied with a slight dry finish.

O- Overall I actually really like this ale. I am not sure why I am not detecting much of a nose on it as the flavors are quite nice and balanced. A good incorporation of rye into an IPA. Cheers.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of wingman14
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an orangish brown with very little off white head. The rye and hops dominate the smell with some malt and sweet notes in there as well. Starts with a subtle sweet that moves into the rye and the hops come in towards the end of the sip, and a slight bitter stays throughout the aftertaste. I am surprised that this one isn't more bitter, but it still has a pretty big flavor. The rye is the most prominent, and the hops are as strong as I would have thought. The sweetness is the only part that suggests a higher ABV, but you still cannot tell. The malty sweet in the beginning of the sip is unique, and is a nice flavor. A smooth medium mouthfeel, not harsh for having rye and hops, good flavors. Overall a good beer, good flavors, not as powerful as others that use rye, but still a tasty brew.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good looking, coppery and clear, good head and lacing.

I thought the aroma was a bit odd, kinda like some hoppy lagers that I've had. Sweet, spicy, quite floral, a bit malty.

Taste is somewhat different to the aroma, very spicy, mildly sweet, rye-forward malt backbone, a fair degree of hoppiness.

It's actually a bit slick and sweet on the finish, with a lingering spicy bitterness and a medium body, medium carbonation.

It's a very tasty beer. Good thing I got six of them.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of SerialTicker
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Orange/brown in color, with three fingers of a creamy, sand colored head. Lacing's quite nice on this one as well.

Smell: Really a lot like an IPA with a burst of floral sorts of hops, but there's certainly a rye aroma, which should be expected (given the name), as well as some sweet smelling malts. A very nice smelling beer. All's good so far.

Taste/feel: I haven't had many ryes, so I'll throw that out there right away... but it's quite an intriguing beer. I get a lot of sweetness on the front, with a lot of rye bitterness on the finish. There's a very nice balance here though, which really makes this beer quite drinkable. The finish is not for the faint of heart, but Ticket to Rye is tasty. It smells and drinks like a sweet-ish IPA, but the rye makes things interesting. After having their #9 as my first beer by them, things have really only gone up from there. I like Ticket to Rye more than I thought I would.

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Photo of chinchill
4.01/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from IPA mix pack (thanks BH).

Pour is lightly hazy, deep reddish-brown in color, and covered with a large and very durable tan head. The glass remains coated with sticky lacing long after the beer is gone.

Smells as expected -- like rye + IPA -- but with a better and more appetizing aroma, probably due in part to a proper dose of sweet malts.

Very nice flavor with spicy rye, sweet and toasted malts, and hops in good proportioned.
I see some rather low ratings for this beer which I suspect are due mainly to a less aggressive hop profile than some prefer.

Medium body and medium+ carbonation with a lively feel and a unusually dry finish.

O: One of the best I've had from Magic Hat. Recommended, and highly recommended at this price point.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love the color of this beer. And the head is a nice accent. Nose is a bit chalky, which strikes me as odd. Flavor is robust, yet minimalized in a way. Almost like it's toned down so as to not be too boisterous, but still bringing some nice hearty character.

The name of this beer is Ticket to Rye. I think that is appropriate. It strikes me as a good gateway beer. It's mild enough for the noobs, but brings a heartier profile that can showcase greater potential for beer.

I wonder if this should be classified as a rye beer.

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Photo of jwc215
3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours dark copper with a thin off-white head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of mild citrus and pine with caramel and minty rye.

The taste is of burnt caramel and rye, with a touch of resin. The minty rye shows itself strongly. Some alcohol warmth shows, especially as it progresses, but is not raw. Dry finish.

The feel is medium-bodied with ample, but not too strong, carbonation.

The pieces are here, though hops are rather mild, for a rye IPA. The rye certainly shows. But, there is a burnt touch, it becomes sour as it progresses, and the pieces don't mesh well enough to make this one more than average-ish. Still, not bad.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of hosehead83
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dirty penny copper in color, with a big head of bone-white foam.
Aroma-Faint herbal hop note
Taste-Spicy rye,toasted malt, foloral/herbal hops. Nicely balanced with a drying finish. A nice match for spicy fare or a pastrami sandwich.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a dark copper color. Body is mostly clear. Head is thick and full. Head leaves rings like the innards of a tree.

S-Buttery rye bread combined with some earthy and piney hoppiness. Caramel and hints of chocolate. Rye is spicy and zesty.

T-The rye really jumps here. Good doses of pine and earthen hops. There is some metal. Battery rye bread and some citrus (bright candied orange) with molasses and caramel. Boasts great balance.

M-Creamy and semi-full. Solid, lingering bitterness.

O/D-Pretty nice RIPA. Definitely one of the better rotating Magic Hat IPAs.

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Photo of Omnium
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Regular pint
A - Pours a nice light brown/amber color, less than head that goes away instantly, thin lacing.
S - Bitter and dark malts, decent rye aroma here, pine hops.
T - This is actually pretty darn good, bitter flavor, you really get the rye in this, dank biterness and the hops pack a good bite to them, earthy quality to it as well.
M - Good carbonization, well bodied, crisp
O - I'm actually really surprised by how good this is. Not the best Rye-flavored IPA, but definitely a good go to if this is a flavor you're searching for.

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Photo of cmeinz
3/5  rDev -16%

Ticket To Rye IPA from Magic Hat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 409 ratings