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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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The Ryehopper began as a fall seasonal and has now found it’s way into our regular line-up. The brewers noticed a lack of rye beers in the Asheville area and wanted to fill that gap. This beer represents assistant brewer Chris Richards’ first recipe released by the brewery. The malted rye contributes both a rounded maltines and a sharp earthy flavor, bridging the maltiness of the barley and the bitterness of the hops. In essence, the Ryehopper is a hoppy rye beer. Seriously, what else did you expect?


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhp40219 (295) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bomber. Pours a clear amber with a fluffy, creamy white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma of caramel malts, rye, white bread and wheat. Taste is slightly spicy rye, malty caramel, biscuits, white bread and wheat. Nice bitter earth hops in the finish. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation. Very well balanced and very tasty!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4291) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sample @ French Broad during RBWG. Amber with a small head. Earthy rye toast nose. A bit of spruce tree and polished wood. The taste has that characteristic spicy rye accent. Some lighter honeyed spruce hops. Toffee. Medium body, active carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (265) - - MAY 24, 2014
On draft. Rye bread aroma. Flavors are spicy rye with a bit of grapefruit. One of the spicier rye PAs. Really super.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle picked up in Knoxville on the way to Tyndall. Overall it’s okay. Medium bitterness, a little spice and some lingering resin. Okay but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
Nice beer with a significant malt backbone, but nice notes of rye as well. amber color and a nice head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5234) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2014
Draft taster at the brewery during RBWG. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malt, spicy rye notes, resiny and earthy hops that lead to a moderately bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Taster at the brewery- thanks! Think I’d had this one back in the day, spring of 2009, so it’s nice to revist it. Pours a clear gold color with a small off-white head. Notes of toast, earth, grains, florals, light citrus, and rye. Not as hoppy and rye-forward as advertised. Very subdued. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2014
On tap at the tasting room. Orange pour with rich rocky off white head. Nose is immediate fresh, clean flowery and clean citrus bursts with a touch of spicy hops and bready malts. Flavor is floral and light clean citrusy hops. well blended with bready and slightly toasted malt qualities. Pretty nice. Head really lingers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Bomber bought at the brewery. Clear and amber with a big beige head that has good retention. Tangerine fruit and light caramel in the aroma and a bit later rye is noted. Rye is definitely the lead flavor. It brings spice and some stickiness. Fruit behind that along with caramel and bread. That rye leaves a long lasting spicy bitter aftertaste. This is all about the rye and it is nicely done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at the brewery during a RBWG stop
Clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma is floral, tastes is floral, citrus and rye
Decent


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