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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Gobs of Riverbend Malt House’s rye, paired with heaps of Simcoe, Galaxy, Cascade, and Mosaic hops, make for one great RYE IPA. Expect some nice spicy notes and aromas to take flight.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gururyan (606) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 3, 2014
From bomber into snifter, pours your traditional rich amber IPA with a thick and frothy vanilla head and a solid curtain of lacing. Malty yet bright rye nose. Mamma Mia that's smoove, better balanced and professionally polished as compared to Green Flash Road Warrior which can leave a touch of road rash...could be the lower ABV. Reminds of the initial batch of SN's Ruthless Rye a few years ago. The Hop Kitchen cooked up a winner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3870) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Aroma is fruit, citrus, mild Cascade tea and a hint of spice. The flavor is Cascade tea, rye, citrus, light grapefruit, fruit/blackberry, mild earthiness and a bit of hop resin/bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (376) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with minimal head. Some spice and grassy hops in the nose. Lots of rye spice and of course the earthy hops are dominant. A decent drinker from NB. Hope to see more of these around instead of the Lips of faith series.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Copper brown pour with minimal white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, spices, and tropical fruit. Taste is light malty sweetness up front, followed by citrus and pine, finishes crisp, with nice rye spice. very refereshing brew!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
backdaft (219) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bomber. Pours a clear brownish copper color. Big 2 finger tan heads leaves some decent lacing. Aromas are toasty rye malt and earthy hops. Taste is rather dry, a bit sweet, and bready. Some light spice from the rye and a touch of alcohol round this out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1067) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Clear copper with off white head. Aroma is hoppy, malty and grainy. Taste is sweet and bitter balance. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1857) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2014
On tap at the Cork & Tap (SC). Clear medium amber with a decent head that leaves little lacing. Feel: Medium-light body with near medium carbonation; seems too thin. Aroma: herbal/floral hops with faint malts. Flavor: hops, floral and herbal, with well proportioned spicy notes from the rye. O: a good version of style, but not quite up to New Belgium’s standard.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (907) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bomber purchased at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa ($4.97). Pours a cloudy dark amber hue with two fingers of off-white foam leaving some good lacing. AROMA of quite spicy rye bread with lesser notes of citrus, pine, cedar, earthy hops, and caramel malts. FLAVOR similarly has some sharp spicy rye notes, resinous hops, honey/caramel malts, pine needles, and fruit. Finishes moderately bitter with a nice balancing slightly sweet maltiness. Rather full bodied. I like the fact that the rye is really big and noticeable here, unlike some of the other RyePA’s that I have tried. (74, 885)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
J_man (699) - Tustin, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Very earthy, malty aroma with a slight vegetal component, but no big hop nose. Clear, medium copper/amber with a fluffy eggshell head. There is a distinct hop bite and dryness in the flavor which is mellowed by a creamy, bready body. The alcohol while not huge here definitely shows through with a drying bite. There’s also a noticeable spiciness present which could be rye or hops (or both). Finishes lightly sweet with a lastly dry burn in the back of the throat. This is definitely more in the English style of IPAs with a stronger malt presence. Interesting and tasty.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4565) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2014
A dark orange almost brown, this was really quite good. Has a certain heaviness you don’t usually find in IPAs. The flavor is hoppy, grainy and very tasty. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle:   Nice head, sticky lacing.   Amberish in color.   Soft pithy start, moderate hoppiness.   A little bit of citrus peel.   Faint Rye.   Not real bright.   Softer IPA, or is the RyePA.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Decent, wished it were a bit brighter tho.



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