New Beer Blog Arbor Brewing RyeClops Imperial Rye PA


In this beer blog, we are going to same RyeClops Imperial Rye PA from Arbor Brewing.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts from Arbor Brewing, you know the history of this southeast Michigan craft brewery.  If you have not read those posts, please, do so to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into this Imperial Rye IPA.

It has a cloudy copper color with a constant white head on this Rye IPA. The aroma has a slight malty notes. The taste has a sweet malty notes with a spicy and rye notes for an aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer box:

Arbor Brewing Company has been a pioneer in the craft beer industry since opening our Ann Arbor brewpub in 1995.  Our passion for handcrafted beer, local courcing, community involvement, and environmental stewardship has been our foundation for nearly two decades.  In 2006 we opened our microbrewery in Ypsilanti to brew and package our award-winning beers for distribution.  In 2012 we expanded our operation and became the first solar brewery in Michigan and also became the first American craft brewery in India with the opening of an Arbor Brewing Company pub in downtown Bangalore.  We hope you’ll pop in next time you find yourself in southeast Michigan (or southern India).  Cheers!

Here is a description from their website (


Ryeclops is dominated with a mouthful of distinct rye malt character complimented by the spicy fruity hoppiness of American high-alpha simcoe hops.

Use caution when confronted with the Ryeclops, as it’s delightful aroma and complex flavor camouflage a might, boozy-backboned single-hopped monster of a brew!

Here is their website and twitter addresses:


Twitter:  @ArborBrew and @ArborBrewYpsi

In the end, I had many Rye IPA or Rye PA’s.  There are not too many Imperial Rye IPA’s.  Maybe I am missing them in the market or did not realize how many are out there.  This brewery might be a head of the curb as far as the Imperial Rye IPA side of things.  Anyways, back to this review, I can always search out and see if there are other Imperial Rye IPA’s on the market later.  I really enjoyed the hop character and the build up on the malty backbone in the beer.  This is an excite beer and Arbor Brewing did a great job like the norm on it.  I highly recommend this beer while it is still in season.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/


Bill DJ Wieser


Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

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