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RATINGS: 238   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?


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4337) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2362) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10359) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6070) - Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft to taster at French Broad during RBWG. Looks good; a transparent copperish orange with fomy off-white head and lively carbonation. Smells of bitter hops and rye spice with a fairly sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1320) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft at brew pub copper gold. Nose spicy pungent grassy hop. Taste hop comes through mid as bitter,not as aromatic. Mid palate sweet and then spicy malt finish

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9607) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap @ French Broad. Pours a dark orange appearance with a dark golden appearance with a white head. Light citrus and spicy rye in the nose. High bitterness. Lots of rye and grainy notes. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7655) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Taster on tap at the brewery. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head, decent dots of lace. Good, citrusy hop, and bigger spicy rye notes. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Medium to bigger body. Moderate bitter taste, a hint of citrus zest, light sweet. Very nice rye pale ale. Great, smooth, crisp texture to it. Easy drinking stuff, but satisfyingly flavorful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (629) - - JAN 24, 2014
amber color; grassy, citrus, and rye aroma; a dry, crisp, hoppy beer; grassy, citrusy hops and dry rye on a bready malt base with a dry, bitter finish bitter

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2014
It poured a dark orange color with a small white head. The aroma was of rye, spiciness, tart grapefruit and caramel malt. The taste was of rye bread throughout with malts and grapefruit hops. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bomber->tumbler. Dark copper with a medium offwhite head. Spicy/peppery hops and grains over a malt and bread base. Moderate bitterness. Pretty good.


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