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Belching Beaver Rabid Beaver Bite Rye IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This is brewed with a variety of specialty hops that are hard to find with today’s shortages, including the evasive Simcoe. This beer is clean, brisk and lighter than some with just the right amount of residual hops. The rye adds a spicyness to its malt flavor. Awesome!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Poured into a pint glass. 3.0 A: Nearly clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of foamy white head. Retention is about average and a few wisps of lacing are left. 3.5 S: Spicy earthy rye. Floral and citrusy hops with an emphasis on orange and grapefruit. Touch of caramel maltiness with a strong yeasty breadiness. 3.5 T: Tastes like it smells. Spicy earthy rye. Floral and citrus hops per above. Moderate bitterness. Lots of yeasty bread. 3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderately creamy and chewy. 3.25 D: Decent beer overall. No real problems, but doesn’t stand out either. ★ 621 characters DavoleBomb, Jun 18, 2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (15802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Draught at the taproom in Vista, California. Clear golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Hoppy pine aroma, citrus, orange zest, peach notes. Hoppy pine flavor, peach, passion fruit, caramel notes, pine apples, some lychee. Fresh complex IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9503) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2015
22 oz bottle. In Hawaii Tasting with IslandHaole. Thanks Dan! Slightly cloudy golden color with a small white head. Fruity hops, sweetness, mild hops and caramel malt in the aroma. The flavor is fruity and resiny hops, fruity sweetness, moderate bitterness and some maltiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1312) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2015
November 13th, 2013 - I’m seeing Rye IPAs here and there, and I like what they do. The rusty, dry touch hugs the hop bitterness well, but balance is still key. That means quality varies. Belching Beaver’s interpretation of the style, however, is quite lovely. The aroma is traditionally hoppy, but circled by fruity scents like sweet, ripe pineapple, orange, and flowers. The flavor is similarly on the sweeter side. Meanwhile, the palate is smooth, almost flat, delivering a slow, serpentine brew. The touch of rye doesn’t manifest as rye, though it might be playing with the other flavors in subtler ways. Even so, this is a lovely drink, even though the unctuous mouthfeel is, at first, somewhat unexpected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1042) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2015 Enticing tropical fruit citrus pine aroma in a hazy light amber pour. Delicious hop forward balance with a tangy spicy body and sustained spicy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Draft at the North Park tasting room. Pours golden orange with a white head. Fruity hoppy base, mild rye notes, moderate bitterness, and a pithy citric hoppy finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Light grapefruit aroma. Caramel and spice flavor with grapefruit and light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Caramel and grapefruit linger with light pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (2743) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2015
bottle sample from a bomber bottle, poured a clear golden colour with a slight white head on top. nose of crisp malts, citrus, grapefruit, resin notes, pine hop bitterness, tangerine sweetness, orange, caramel sweetness, spicy rye notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2221) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2015
On tap at taphouse . this shits amazing.....clear orangish pour with white head. .nice hoppy clean crisp joy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Has a malty and earthy flavor. Dirt. Tropical and citrus. Good. Rye for sure dominates but in a good way. Had this poured from tap at Belching Beaver in San Diego.

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