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RATINGS: 233   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?


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Pours from the bomber to a hazy copper-orange with thin off-white head that lingers well and leaves okay lacing. Aroma is mostly hoppy citrus and floral, with a hint of malty caramel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly tingly and just a shade bitter. Taste picks up the fruits of the nose and throws in a little toffee sweet malt. Finish is a fairly long, well rounded blend of the hops and malts. A nice from a new (for me) brewer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (324) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (349) - - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13599) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle at Casper is back tasting. Toffee spicy rye. It’s likeable decent. Sweet. Nice enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6718) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhp40219 (303) - 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 (4567) - 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 (294) - - 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 (3138) - 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 (1349) - 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 (5363) - 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.


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