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Old 10-25-2007, 01:16 AM   #11
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The yellow label! I love that stuff. I always have it on hand for those "rough" nights.

! word I'd use to describe is "spicy". It adds a bite that I kind of like.

If you are looking for a great rye beer and you are a hophead, get Hop Rod Rye. This is still my all-time favorite beer, and it is VERY hard to find here.
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:36 AM   #12
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My Rye IPA is distinctly spicy, with a bready (but not rye bread, i.e., caraway) taste. I think it's great.

It was based on Terrapin's recipes. Check my recipe, just added it today.

 
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:41 AM   #13
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I love Rye in beer. I am starting to add it to just about every beer I make.

 
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:44 AM   #14
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Interesting about the caraway seeds -- and I originally thought it was the rye I disliked!

I'll have to look for one of those beers with rye in them during my travels.

Yup, the yellow labeled Jim Beam is the rye -- it does have a touch of harshness to it as described in Yuri's link above, but I find something about the flavor very enticing and I'm thinking that I'm going to want to keep some Rye Whiskey in stock in the liquor cabinet from here out. Maybe I'll get lucky and find a few other brands around!
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:51 AM   #15
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If you ever get a chance to try Cane and Ebel, Two Brother's Hopped up Red Rye, you won't be disappointed. I tried it two weeks ago at a local restaurant and I was amazed. It has a nice hop character and a clean finish with a subtle matly hit from the rye. I need to drink a few more pints before I can really issolate the how rye influences the taste overall however I know I like it.
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I just went to an awesome beer & wine store in Wells, Maine today -- called Tully's Beer & Wine. They had tons of different kinds of beers, but some that I'd like to find weren't available at all. Specifically I was looking for anything with Rye in it, and they had none. I also noticed they didn't have Fat Tire, or Stone, or Avery products.
But... I got some Rogue Dead Guy Ale, some Dogfish 60 minute IPA, some Hobgoblin, some Dogfish Punkinhead, and some Loose Cannon IPA. Spent too much on commercial beer! Could've used that money for ingredients or equipment!

I bought another fifth of Rye Whiskey, at the NH state liquor store, but didn't get to try it yet (have to pickup my brother at the airport) - called Old Overholt straight rye whiskey. I'll try it out this weekend, though!
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Quote:
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My Rye IPA is distinctly spicy, with a bready (but not rye bread, i.e., caraway) taste. I think it's great.

It was based on Terrapin's recipes. Check my recipe, just added it today.
Double posting, but WTF! That recipe looks NICE! Have you been drinking it yet?
Terrapin, I'm guessing from MD -- maybe I can find that one around here somewhere...
The HopRod Rye, I wonder where that's from, the lady at Tully's wasn't familiar with it.
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:47 AM   #18
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Terrapin is from Athens, GA but, used to be contract brewed and bottled by Frederick brewing company. I know they were working on building their own facility in Athens, looks like it is up and running according to their website. Oh, and the name comes from Terrapin Station a Grateful Dead album.

 
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Quote:
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My Rye IPA is distinctly spicy, with a bready (but not rye bread, i.e., caraway) taste. I think it's great.

It was based on Terrapin's recipes. Check my recipe, just added it today.
I just have to try this recipe! If you've completed it, please post up your results/tasting/critique, too!
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:14 AM   #20
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I know nothing about rye beer, but Jim Beam's Rye is great. Back in my whiskey drinking days, it was my signature drink.

 
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