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RATINGS: 235   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kassner (1372) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5870) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6807) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Taster at the brewery- thanks! Think Iíd had this one back in the day, spring of 2009, so itís 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5065) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5100) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear russet with a creamy head. Some bready malts in here with light pine, grains, orangey citrus. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly toasted bread to finish, moderate sweetness, some pine and ripe citrus. OK. Tasty but simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4204) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
22oz bomber and XL yellow T-shirt purchased during RBWG 2014. Poured a clear slightly orange but mostly brown body with a smaller foamy super light beige foamy head. Aroma of rye, spice, toast. Body is nice with a full feel overall combined from a medium to stronger body and a supporting carbonation that never goes above average but that is always there throughout the entire sip. Flavor of rye, drak breads, some older fruits, touch of earth and maybe even a kiss of chocolate and a finish of distant citrus rind bitterness. Itís okay but I wish this beer was as good as the brewery itself or even the T-shirt I bought, I look great in yellow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2255) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
On tap at French Broad. Pours a copper color with white head. Hoppy, grassy, spicy, rye flavors. Pretty damn nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is rye malt, earthy, pine, and resin hops with biscuit malt and pear esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with spicy rye malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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