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Raleigh House of Clay Rye IPA
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our tribute to the original buildings of Raleighís own Shaw University, built with red clay bricks that students made by hand. Our handcrafted House of Clay IPA is robust as they come. Four different hops are front and center with the rye bringing it all home in a clean, slightly spicy finish. Dry hopped for 5 days for a nice hoppy nose.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lutz2jm (90) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Out of a bottle poured to a hazy orange color with a 1/2in white head. Complex flavor that gives you different hop tastes up front and at the back. Very good beer from a great NC brewery!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle from Samís Quik Shop. Pours orange with an inch of white foam. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Has a fair amount of rye on the nose. Some solid citrus notes on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but not amazing for style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1716) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle from JCB. The pour is a muddy light brown color with a thin head on top. At first I did think of pond water but itís more inviting than that. Rye is certainly noted in the scent right away along with grass, caramel, and resinous hops. Tastes good; definitely a pretty strong spiciness to this, as evident in the aroma. Dry and bitter in the finish. Lightly sweetened by some caramel malt but thatís trumped by the spicy bitterness. Citrusy hops with also some resin flavor too. This flirts with being too heavy, for a non-Double IPA, but never seems to get there. Good but not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6288) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
22oz bottle, shared by b3shine. Hazy orange color. Thin rocky khaki off-white head. Splotches and dots of lace. Medium to bigger body. Pretty full, with a soft carbonation. Lightly dry. Grapefruit, spicy hop / malt, some metallic. Big bitterness. Maybe a hint of tartness? Taste like this might be an older bottle with a possible super-mild brett thing happening, but still I enjoyed this. Nice big rye component, good big bitterness. Some more sweet comes out as it goes..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5319) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bomber to tulip (shared by me; thanks Geoff). Looks good; a translucent burnt orange with foamy off-white head. Smells of hops, spice, and pale malt, but blandly so. I get a touch of iron too. Tastes like it smells with a bit of a rye presence on the tongue. Alright.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
On tap at Tylerís, Durham. Bright orange pour, healthily carbonated, slight sedimental haze which appealed in the sunshine. Very bright and fruity nose, not the modest spice I expected but that suits me just fine. Some hints of grass and spice in the taste, but dominated by elegant, well-realized fruit notes. Enjoyed it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimsRatings (415) - - AUG 9, 2013
In tap at Raleigh Brewing. Cloudy orange color. Hoppy attack with citrus overtones. Stats on tongue for a while Would be a great one to have sitting on a deck basking in 95degree summer weather ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rrauth (1185) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2013
draft at sawmill. This was a great nightcap beer. The rye has some initial bite as usual but once your palate becomes accustomed to it, it gets better with each sip.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Draught. Pours a hazy oragngey amber color with a moderate white head on it. Nose has some floral elements to it with a light bit of pine coming through. Taste is slightly better, but felt cloudy and slightly muddled, like some of the balance was off in it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzombie (325) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Light head and rich and cloudy orange gold in color. Faint aroma has hints of spice. A touch of orange on the front and a rich palate. The hops come towards the finish along with the bitter. Too bitter an exit for my taste but there is some craftsmanship here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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