Rye beers: what's good?

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  1. OobyDoobyLou

    OobyDoobyLou Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012

    Hey everybody,

    So i recently tried FW Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA and loved it! I'm new to the style and wanted to know what other rye beers I should try. Black IPAs? Any suggestions?

    Thanks! :slight_smile:
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  2. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (979) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    Drinking a Ruthless Rye now :slight_smile: I'm sure everyone else will suggest the same although there are other good ones out there.

  3. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Initiate (36) Oct 26, 2012 Colorado

    If Boulevard is distributed where you are, Rye On Rye is excellent and out now.
  4. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (979) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    Boulevard Rye on Rye if you want to drink liquid Rye bread.
  5. OobyDoobyLou

    OobyDoobyLou Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012

    Awesome! Cheers, brother!

    Im picking up a six pack today. Thanks again!

    ps. Boulevard? Im in LA and i havent seen it but it might be around somewhere. ill check it out.:slight_smile:
  6. mtkennyp

    mtkennyp Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2011 North Carolina

    Bell's Smitten Golden Rye Ale
  7. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    GD Hoss
    Ommegang Scythe n Sickle
    Hop Rod Rye

    Ruthless, IMHO, is the worst
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  8. Loganyoung

    Loganyoung Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 Georgia
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    The bruerys rugbrod is one of my favorite rye beers.
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  9. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Aspirant (232) Sep 29, 2012 Iowa
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    Boulevard Rye On Rye
    Founder's Red's Rye
    Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye

    I haven't had it yet but I'm wondering how the new Bell's rye beer compares to these?
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  10. Chaney

    Chaney Poo-Bah (2,035) Apr 20, 2006 District of Columbia

    FFF's "Rye'da Tiger" is one of the best I've had in a while.
  11. HardyA

    HardyA Zealot (544) Jan 26, 2013 Michigan

    I second Founder's Red's Rye. One of my favorites
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  12. Hawkharvs

    Hawkharvs Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2012 Iowa

    Reds Rye by Founders...you will thank me.
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  13. seeswo

    seeswo Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Ohio
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    Lock this one down folks.
  14. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Jack's Abby RIPL
  15. philbe311

    philbe311 Poo-Bah (2,005) Jan 21, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I'll second Foudners, Hop Rod Rye, and Ruthless... Two Brothers Cane & Ebel and Sixpoint Righteous are two excellent examples not previously mentioned for a very underrated style...
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  16. 2GOOFY

    2GOOFY Crusader (797) Aug 19, 2012 California
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    I would second Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
  17. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Aspirant (233) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois
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    Two Brothers Cane & Ebel is the best.
  18. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Are you looking for rye ipas/BIPAs? Or any beer with rye?

    Bruery- Smoking Wood or RugBrod
  19. frogfan

    frogfan Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2009 Texas

    Lazy Magnolia Timber Beast hasn't been mentioned and its a pretty damn good rye IIPA.
  20. mdmusch

    mdmusch Initiate (0) May 5, 2012 Minnesota
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    Surlyfest is my favorite, but it's ridiculous how low of quantity is produced. Rye Wyne Ale is another great one from the good ol' state of Minnesota
  21. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    I just got one of these. Is it good?

  22. Spaghett

    Spaghett Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2011 California

    I personally like:

    -Lenny's Bittersweet R.I.P.A.- Shmaltz Brewing Co.
    -Hop Rod Rye- Bear Republic
    -Rutheless Rye- Sierra Nevada
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  23. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,698) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    He'Brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA and Two Brothers Cane & Ebel are probably my faves since Red's Rye PA is no longer year-round..

    Just tried Bell's Smitten the other day, and they nailed the rye aspect.

    Look out for Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger, which should hit shelves this spring, it's great..

    Tommyknocker Hop Strike Black Rye IPA isn't bad if you can get it fresh..
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  24. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (849) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Hop Rod Rye is my favorite. Two Brothers Cane and Ebel is pretty good too. Oh and Founders Reds Rye is awesome! Still waiting to try Boulevard Rye on Rye
  25. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    WOOKEY JACK! Not much of a rye character, but still...

    Also, Ruthless Rye.
  26. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,761) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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  27. huysmans

    huysmans Disciple (351) Dec 5, 2007 New Jersey

    Sixpoint Righteous - don't think I saw it mentioned. Rye'd Da Lighting is the best I have ever had, but it is no longer available. I have not had Rye'da Tiger yet, sadly.
  28. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,761) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    And if you checked the list of Rye beers on BA, you wouldn't find it. Rye in the name but entered by a BA as a DIPA. Btw, I thought it was awesome and yeah, I did say this in my review: " Man, that rye really adds a great dimension to a DIPA.".
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  29. Droogins

    Droogins Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    rye-on-rye, rugbrod, hop rod, ruthless, Jack's RIPL, red's rye and sixpoint righteous in that order. RIPL and Righteous are on the more sessionable end of the spectrum; hop rod and rugbrod are feasts for the senses (and rugbrod is just a sweet beer to have displayed on your shelf. That label rules). Ruthless is somewhere in the middle. And rye-on-rye... good lord.

    For some reason, Red's Rye did not do it for me. When I want to taste rye I go for a great big hoppy bomb like Hop Rod or a hearty one like rugbrod. Red's does not assert itself enough in either direction, IMO.
  30. Chaney

    Chaney Poo-Bah (2,035) Apr 20, 2006 District of Columbia

    Yeah man, I thought the rye was very pronounced in that one. Kinda surprised it's not in the rye category.
  31. ggwheeler

    ggwheeler Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 California

    I'm also in la.

    No founders, no FFF, no jacks abbey, no bells. Those don't come out here.

    Boulevard distributes some of the smokestack series out here, but not the Rye on Rye. But find the smokestack series anyway, they are killer.

    And track down hop rod rye from bear republic. It rules.

    Also a local brewery in Temecula called Black Market makes a killer Rye Ipa just called Rye Ipa. It's one of the best beers that no one knows about, and a remarkably good rye ipa.

    A great bottle shop should have all of those. The one I frequent does.

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  32. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (326) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Two classics, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye and Founders Red Rye P.A.. Enjoy!
  33. JimKal

    JimKal Zealot (512) Jul 31, 2011 North Carolina

    I do like Red's Rye. I just had my homebrew version of it - nice and spicy.
  34. Loganyoung

    Loganyoung Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 Georgia
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    Totally forgot but sweetwaters new rye ipa is damn tasty. It's calld lowryeder.
  35. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Aspirant (205) Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    I also like Founder's Red's Rye. I've got a Wookey Jack sitting in the fridge. I can't wait to try it but I'm keeping it for the Super Bowl on Sunday.
  36. BlueOkie

    BlueOkie Initiate (150) Jun 19, 2008 Oklahoma
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    I've been curious to know exactly which Boulevard beers are distributed in CA, and (more importantly) which ones aren't.
  37. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Ok so lets split this puppy up:
    Bells Smitten Rye
    Founders Red's Rye
    Bull City Rattelade RyePA
    Ruthless Rye
    Terrapin Rye PA
    Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger

    Black IPA:
    Hoppin Frog Hop Heathen
    New Glarus Black Top
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  38. ggwheeler

    ggwheeler Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 California

    Double wide ipa
    Sixth glass quad
    Dark truth stout
    Tank 7 farmhouse
    Long strange triple

    That's all. And they just started about two months ago. But certainly better than nothing.
  39. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    Ry(e)an Ale
  40. Dope

    Dope Poo-Bah (2,384) Oct 5, 2010 Massachusetts

    Smuttynose Ry(e)an. Awwww yeah. Similar to Boulevard rye-on-rye, it's a rye whiskey barrel aged rye beer. I think it's actually multiple barrel-aged if I remember.

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