Topic Archives: Rye IPA

Posted in New Releases, Odell Brewing

Odell Fall Montage Variety Includes Rawah Rye IPA

Odell Fall Montage 2015

Odell Brewing has released its Fall-Winter Montage Variety 12-pack this month, featuring the experimental Rawah Rye IPA alongside year-round staples, IPA, Cutthroat Porter, and the seasonal Isolation Ale.

The exploratory beers are a part of the Odell  “Roots Release” series featuring rare seasonal brews. The newest addition to the Odell Roots Release, Rajah Rye IPA, is a blend of rye spice with peach, citrus and peppery flavors derived from the special hops.

The Odell seasonal 12-pack will include the Rawah Rye IPA, and can be found in any of the brewery’s 12-state distribution areas from now until the end of the year.

Style: Rye IPA
Availability: 12oz Bottles, September- December, Seasonal
Release: September, 2015

???% ABV 

Posted in Bootlegger's, New Beers
Posted in New Releases, Smuttynose Brewing

Smuttynose Announces Small Batch Rye IPA

Next up in Smuttynose Brewing’s Short Batch Series – Rye IPA.  A spice rye based IPA.  The Short Batch Series is usually limited to less than 30 barrels, and in limited supply.  If they are good/popular enough, a Short Batch Beer could get promoted to the Big Batch Beer Series (with the likes of Really Old Brown Dog, Wheatwine, and more.)

Style: IPA  (w/ rye)
Hops: Magnum, Amarillo, Simcoe
Malts: German Rye

Availability: Bottles (At the brewery), Limited Draft.

7% ABV, 65 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Taps Ruthless To Replace Glissade

Sierra Nevada Ruthless RyeSierra Nevada won’t be releasing Glissade this spring.  Instead, Ruthless Rye IPA will take it’s spot.  Why?  Sierra laments that the first release of the maibock was successful, but the second year wasn’t a great as they hoped.  The style is a hard sell for some.  In case you haven’t noticed, Sierra Nevada does really well with hoppy beers, so ruthless is sure to be a hit.

Ruthless IPA is brewed with this rustic grain for refined flavors – combining the peppery spice of rye and the bright citrusy flavors of whole-cone hops to create a complex ale for the tumultuous transition to Spring. 

Style: IPA, brewed with rye malt
Availability: 12oz bottles, draft
Arrival: Taps at Sierra Taproom – 12/20/11.  Early 2012 debut

6.6% ABV 

Posted in Cigar City Brewing

Cigar City Improv Hits Distro

No longer only at the taproom is Cigar City’s Improv.  The IPA/Rye/Oatmeal beer used to be called Improvisación.

CC has announced it’s return back to the tap room, and now into distribution.  Look for it in 750ml bottles…


Posted in Harpoon Brewing, New Releases

25 Years Of Harpoon Brewing

In celebrating 25 years of brewing Dan Kenary and Rich Doyle, founders of Harpoon Brewing bring you hoppy rye offering.  Rich & Dan’s IPA joins they brewery’s 100 Barrel series this month.  It is #37 in the series.  Harpoon was founded in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts.  In 2000, Harpoon purchased the Catamount Brewery and expanded to Winsor, Vermont.  Both locations have tap rooms & tours.

Brewing our Rye IPA has given us the opportunity to reflect on 25 years of Harpoon and yet another excuse to have a pint or two of beer together on the brewhouse floor.  As all good partnerships require give and take, we went back and forth on the specifics of this unfiltered Rye IPA. In choosing this style, we pooled our individual ideas and preferences to create something that we would both enjoy and, we hope, something that you will enjoy as well.


Style: Rye IPA
Hops: Centennial, Willamette, Chinook. Falconer’s Flight (dry hop.)
Malts: Pale, Marris Otter, Caramel 60, Flaked Rye, Vienna
Yeast: Harpoon House Strain
Taste Expectations: Fruity hop character, balanced with a spicy rye flavor.  The beer is full bodied, with a dry finish.
Availability: 22oz bombers. Draft. One time brew.
6.9% ABV, 54 IBUs


Posted in New Holland Brewing, Seasonal Return

New Holland’s Rye Hatter

New Holland Brewing (SOME WHERE) is releasing the rye variation of of their popular “Mad Hatter” IPA again in May, 2011.  Released just once before last year – Rye Hatter is choc full of rye malt.

From New Holland:
This beer showcases it’s grain-bill, made up of rye and barley malt. The rye adds a slight spiciness to the caramel-malt base, while also creating a creamy texture. Dry-hopping contributes a fresh citrus finish.

Availability: 22oz bombers. Draft. Vintage dated.  Late Spring seasonal.

Food Pairings: Blue cheese, blackened seafood, herb-roasted poultry.

Arrival: Late May, 2011.  (New Holland markets)

5.1% ABV
53 IBUs