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Arbor Ryeclops Imperial Rye
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ryeclops is dominated with a mouthful of distinct rye malt character complimented by the spicy fruity hoppiness of American high-alpha simcoe hops. Use caution when confronted with the Ryeclops, as itís delightful aroma and complex flavor camouflage a might, boozy-backboned single-hopped monster of a brew!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2863) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
bottle. amber orange with small head. quite a bit of rye. big hops. sweet and a bit boozy, especially for the abv.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle... Pours cloudy and burnt-orange with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The bouquet features a swirl of caramel, fruitcake, spicy grains and cotton candy. Full-bodied and creamy with lazy carbonation. The flavor is lightly bitter, spicy, malty and fruity. Finishes mildly raspy with an aftertaste of caramelized rye malt. Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1092) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2014
way too sweet and malty for a "RyePA" despite the spice and flavor it offers. kind of messy and overly orchestrated. somehow finishes bitter with some alcohol heat - not a remarkable brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1599) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a dark amber with a thin off white head that lingers. Aroma is slight toffee and citrus flavor follows with moderate bitterness. Some alcohol is noticeable. Overall a very enjoyable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4292) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
pours hazy golden orange with a small light beige orange head showing some retention and lacing. spicy caramel, sweet grains, pepper, piney and boozy, citrus, awkward fruitiness - berries and curacao orange peel perhaps, coffee grinds, spicy cís, hint of sweetness - barley sugar. average carbonation, light body - oily and a bit sticky, slightly harsh spicycitrusy-piney finish. o-k.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1153) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Extra from flandersned-thanks, Steve! Amber orange. Big malt driven nose with rye bread, rich citrus hops. Some rye spice, light yeast, pine, lingering bitterness, slightly warming. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (233) - Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Ryeclops pours a mostly cloudy burnt orange with a nice light tan head that lasts a good while and is easily provoked. The aroma is rye bread, caramel and citrus. The flavor is rye bread, caramel, spices and citrus. Overall this is a pretty decent beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pailhead (4778) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of fruit, rye, citrus, and a touch of caramel. It pours a hazy/cloudy dark amber with a two finger orange-tinged off-white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is some thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose a fruit that disappears behind moderate caramel and light toffee. The finish has has some aged citrus hops and light rye. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, maybe this is past itís prime. I donít see a date on the bottle, but it tastes like and old Rye IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6318) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to umich03jm. Shared with caterwaul and kammeraj. Mostly clear red color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good spread of bits of lace. Looks solid. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. More creamy texture, pretty nice. Lightly dry finish. Great spicy rye malt, some bready biscuity malt. Good spicy earthy lightly citrusy hop. Moderate sweet taste, good light to moderate bitter. Nice balance in the taste, and a balance in the malts and the hops. Very nice rye beer. Very smooth and easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (456) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours a bright orange-red with a long-lasting foamy white head. Has a spicy, fruity hops aroma. Flavor is also marked by a spice character, along with a sweet fruit, malts, and some light hops. Has a medium body feel. Pretty good, though itís light for an imperial ipa.


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