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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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The Ryehopper began as a fall seasonal and has now found itís 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 Richardsí 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1282) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 4, 2014
French Broad Rye Hopper has a thin, off-white head, a brilliant orange, bubbly, mostly opaque appearance with some noticeable sediment chunks roiling about and a bit of a lacing sheen left behind on the glass. The aroma is odd- sharp, intense, acidic citrus and even an almost turned orange juice smell. Hop resin, sweetness, pepper, and bread are also detected. Taste is unusual, too- sharp, sweet, acidic citrus, peppery rye, white bread, and a bitterness that grows as one drinks through the bomber bottle. Mouthfeel is medium, and French Broad Rye Hopper finishes dry and tart. RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (357) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2014
It pours a light amber with a large off white head. The head does disappear fairly quickly in which there is a fair amount of lacing. The is an aroma of rye and hops. The taste is dominated by the rye with a pleasant bitter blend of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (389) - - JUL 12, 2014
On draft at brewery. Definitely one of the better ones in their lineup. Another example of these guys being pretty bold with the flavors- spice, rye, malt and hops all strong presence here. Nicely balanced. Refreshing to find a rye beer that actually is not afraid to be what it claims- love the way the rye is at the forefront of the palate. Pours a warm amber/ orange color- decent head. Average carbonation. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13883) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle at Casper is back tasting. Toffee spicy rye. Itís likeable decent. Sweet. Nice enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (7079) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to ChrisO. It pours clear amber with a thick yellow-white head. The nose is pine, varnish, spiced, lemon meringue pie, citrus peel and earth. The taste is bitter, pine needles, soapy, lemon peel, mild caramel, light spice and resin with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhp40219 (309) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4672) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (338) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3201) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle picked up in Knoxville on the way to Tyndall. Overall itís okay. Medium bitterness, a little spice and some lingering resin. Okay but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kassner (1354) - 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.

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