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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 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?


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltdog (619) - Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Bottle. Oily-looking, hazy copper pour produces a steady ecru froth and seafoam lace. Attractive nose of sweet toasty malt, tart citric hops, oregano and parsley spiciness, and a touch of butter. It just keeps getting better… toasty malt and sharp lemony hops compliment the peppery rye flavor. Intense and perfectly balanced. Wow! Smooth, substantial mouthfeel, fruity finish, and a mild but deep bitter afterglow. Now this is beer, and probably the finest rye ale I’ve sampled. Very, very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Nice hoppy and fruity aroma. Great aroma. The palate is nice but doesn’t linger. This is a great tasting beer with a very dry finish. A good session choice. My favorite beer so far from French Broad River Brewing Co.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2013
From tap at Brewery. Pours hazy amber with nice head. Aroma was grassy but more on the floral/citrus side then pine. Taste followed. Had to double check this with an additional pint.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3813) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2012 650 ml. Clear copper-amber with a huge, sticky, Belgian-like head. Nutty, toasted whole grain aroma with a caramel undertone. Flavor is similar, with more caramel and the addition of peppery notes from the rye, light coffee roast, and some resin and citrus hop on the finish. Near-medium body has low, smooth carbonation and is very well balanced by a crispy, dry finish. One of my all time favorite session ales.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blukarma (17) - Rocky Face, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Awesome Rye Ale. Amazing head and lacing. Nice bitter Ale taste with enough malt to make it nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1936) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Hazy amber with modest, foamy beige head / Delicate, sour malt nose / Medium body, somewhat sour, very hoppy but with good malt balance and dry, bitter finish / Delicate, crisp flavors of sour malt, caramel, apple, cherries, chocolate, and spicy rye / Very nice with an appealing sour character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopInMeBeer (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Cloudy burnt orange/brown - nice head retention Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice hops, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg - similar to an American Wild Ale - very tannic My favorite part Very tannic, Smooth - the rye dries the palate out so you’re ready for another sip or another bite of food. The hops add a nice bitterness. Sipper by far, this beer has a lot hidden within. A stellar beer from a growing beer company. I highly recommend.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ketchepillar (1123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Thanks to CanIHave4Beers. Quite nice. Overcarbonated. Pine and citrus all the way through. Soap nuts. Summit?

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2010
On tap at the Tribeca Tavern. I knew I was going to like this because I’m a fan of RIPAs and French Broad brewery. The rye hopper was even better than I expected. Delicious malty flavors and a perfect hoppy aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1731) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Huge Head (growler), translucent light brown. Aroma is hops and toast. Flavor is like a spicy brown mustard, with a hop stinging palate. Crisp and easy to drink, but sweet and bready, too. On tap at J Barleycorn, Nashville.


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