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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.3
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
pours clear deep yellow, respectable off white head, quite a bit of lace. nose of grain, rye, trace of hops. flvor is grainy rye, cirtric hops, quite bitter. medium bodied, bitter finish. nice grainy backbone with an enjoyably bitter finish.

2.4
robgibbens (432) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Color is an opaque golden amber. The head was short but lacing coats the glass. The aroma is citrusy but there is some other spice in there that I can’t really identify. It smells off to me. This IPA is actually a little sweet and finishes clean. I am not sure if I am missing something here, but this brew seems a little off to me.

3.6
smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Pours hazy dark golden color with big off white head. Aromas of citrus and toasted malts and a hint of rye spiciness. Modertely sweet and bitter with a touch of rye. Medium body with average carbonation. Decent.

2.8
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 8, 2011
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a whitish, frothy head of acceptable size.

Smell: Pale, golden malts with a resinous hop scent, some light spice, and a vague suggestion of pithy citrus peels.

Taste: Relatively pale malted barley, a hint of dry, toasted grains, and a selfish, seedy whisper of golden syrup sweetness. Citrusy hops, some resinous pine, and just a small, telltale trace of a vegetal, weedy element that has you, at times, go "huh" and at other times, go "guh". Medium-high bitterness. A decidedly dry finish with that weedy hint still lurking around.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Yes, with some silken elements to the overall mouthfeel.

Overall: Pass. RDR-IPA is not entirely, totally undrinkable, but not nearly sufficient enough to compel one to drink it, either. And where was the rye? Laid off, perhaps. These are tough times, even for malt bill ingredients.

2.4
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
A: The pour is pale gold in color with a huge white head and some sticky lacing. S: I’d almost say this beer reeks of green apple. Not much in the way of pleasant hop aromas, but there is some grass and straw, maybe a few light floral notes. A touch of sweetness from cracker malts. T: A few light fruit notes, but other wise we’re back to the green apple. Despite being sub-7%, there is some perceptible alcohol flavor. A touch of toasted malt, a little bit of citrus peel, and some green melon. M: The body is medium and the carbonation is medium to high. O: Not sure what happened here, but I don’t like it.

2.4
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 5, 2011
22oz bottle. pours the glass entirely full of foam. subsides into a hazy gold. nose is mostly hops of the orange citrus variety. flavor is very very unsweet. bitter as expected and the rye shows up like baking soda. light and dry. not something i would drink again.

3.9
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2011
tasting on 8/20/11. light orange pour with thin white head. good citrus hop nose with spices and orange zest. medium body with sweet malts, citrus bitterness and bread. sweet, dry and bitter on the finish.

3.2
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bomber from Total Wine, Durham. Boy is this a shitty label. Beer is better, not surprisingly, and it’s basically another solid but not spectacular offering from LD. Hazy gold pour seems a bit indistinct, but the medium fluffy body is pleasant enough. Very understated nose with faint fruit and dry hops, almost no detectable rye. Flavors are fairly crisp and dry for the most part, with just a hint of the rye. Average.

2.7
sgallant (49) - USA - AUG 17, 2011
Bottle... had a rye taste from the beginning but taste didn’t change over palate nor did it seem to change as the temperature warmed. Single noted flavor

3.5
anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with piney hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of grapefruit. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.


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