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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Cascade, Cluster and Simcoe hops marry perfectly with rye malt to create this unique and crisp Rye I.P.A. “Rocket Dog to save the day!” This is the local’s tap room favorite. Available year-round in 22oz. bottles and kegs.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Gold pour, rocky, lasting white head that sticks to the glass. Very citrusy hop aroma, kind of lemony. This stuff is rather dry and citrus forward. Sweetness is pretty minimal with a slightly grainy, crackery rye flavor. Moderately bitter, but there is more citrus fruitiness than resin. Really enjoyable and dangerously drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle:   Golden amber, slight haze, strong carbonation, large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Looks pretty good.   Husky nose, hoppy, slight musty barnishness.   The husky aspect must be the Rye.   Rye, mild hoppiness, a smidgen of citrus rind sweetness on the tongue.   Smooth, light bitterness on the exit.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Has a slight citrus twang on the backside.   Not overly bitter, nice malt backing, Rye adds a little flair.   Tasty stuff!   I would certainly reach for another.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear golden orange with a good sized off white head. Nose held a ton of citrus with hints of rye malt. Medium bodied with a nice bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1859) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Clear honey colored, with a half cm of dimpled white head. Aroma is citrusy and sweet, like a creamsicle. Taste is the same, but thinner, and more lemony acidic than expected. $7/22oz

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11865) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2010
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, pineapple, some grapefruit, light rye. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some pineapple, rye. Somewhat dry finish. Medium body, some resin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2010
thin amber gold, frothy white head with spidery lacing. Nose has a bit of rye spice, pine, grapefruit. Flavor has a lot of sugar, caramel malt, bit of pine and grapefruit, slick body with a bit too much creaminess and not enough bitterness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bradytim (1) - USA - DEC 13, 2010 does not count
A very very good beer. If you are an IPA fan then this beer is a must try. Fantastic on draft and still very good out if the bottle. Impressed with this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Rocket Dog. Interesting name. Pours a bright golden straw, with a nice amount of clarity. It’s lighter and more yellow than I was expecting, as I typically expect beers brewed with rye to be more red in color. Nice fizzy half inch head crowns the glass. Prodigious amount of hop aroma hits the nose first, with waves of grassy and spicy notes piercing the nostrils. First taste hints at the nice carbonation and a smooth bitterness that coats the palate. Taste is very hop forward, with a freshly mown grass character hitting the palate first. Grapefruit is up next, with some honey sweetness in the middle rounding things out there’s also a nice and sweet, almost like bell pepper, spiciness that finishes the beer. The rye takes a back seat in this beer, as it offers a solid pillar in the background. This beer is all about hops, and I can appreciate that in an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Bomber poured a hazy golden amber with a lating amber head. Aromas of biscuit, rye, earthines, pine and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, rye, earthiness, pine and a hint of citrus with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2010
In short: A very nice grapefruity IPA with a moderate rye character
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a month after purchase
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose is a fun mix of grapefruits, rye and bananas (really). Taste starts with honey over white bread, fruity notes of pineapples and bananas and some rye. This is far from an intensely-rye beer, this is no Founders Reds Rye. The rye is there but doesn’t steal the show. The hopping is really grapefruity with all that comes with grapefruity IPAs (very sharp and biting short bitterness, a bit dry). After-taste has the grapefruity hops and bananas. Body is a bit fluffy and the carbonation is very lively giving the beer a Belgium style mouthfeel. I was getting a lot of Belgian style yeast flavors such as bananas. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear this beer does use Belgian yeast. Dogs don’t laugh. Dogs don’t even have facial expressions. I wish they did because I’d kind of like to know their opinion when they sniff and check out my junk.


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