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Ballast Point Reef Rye Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brown ale with 27% flaked rye. After fermentation, is dry hopped and coriander is added.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Pours a dark brown. Nice grain taste with a little bit of spice to it taste really lingers too

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2011 Pint glass at Urge. Pours a translucent roan brown color with a medium beige head that has fair retention and ample lacing. The aroma is mild with spicy grains and sweet malts. The flavor is big with sweet and spicy grains, molasses, pecans and toffee. The palate is full and malty with soft carbonation. Finishes short and clean. Overall: very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
On tap at the Old Grove location. Copper red pour with tan head. Nose sharp malt and rye(presumably that’s what it smells like). Taste big rich medium fruit and roasty chocolate malt. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6073) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Draft at Churchill’s in San Marcos with Linh. Pours a dark, hazy amber body. Aroma is very sweet malt. Mouthfeel is slick and smooth with notes of sweet malt, fruit, and rye.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4824) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Sample at the Home Brew Mart location. Clear, dark amber pour, medium sized off-white head. Lots of rye malts, sweetness, bread, and light hops. Slight amounts of coriander are hard to notice. Decent.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Poured a murky pale brown color, nose was strange, hints of spice i couldnt decipher, tasted weirder, something left a very artificial taste on my pallet, the spicing is too much for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Draft at Obriens. Dark amber hue with ruby highlights, thin white ring of head, good lacing. Nose is huge rye notes, pumpernickel, spices. Flavor follows suit with big rye and deli breads, medium bitterness and earthy-grassy hops, finishes dry. Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth texture. An uber rye beer with smooth texture and fair drinkability for those fans of the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - AUG 24, 2009
on tap at homebrew mart. pours a dark brown with light body and small head. great flavors almost tasted a little smokey to me yet had a great hop aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Growler from the Home Brew Mart. Man I wish I lived in SD. Nose if nice and roasty with notes of chocolate and spicy rye. Nice hoppy notes as well. Citrus and floral hops are present. Brown pour with a beige head, some reddish undertones. The flavor starts with a little roast and chocolate and is followed by citrus and floral hops - a nice medium bitterness on the finish and a rye note that is noticeable throughout and compliments the primary malt base very well. Easy drinking tasty stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 7, 2009
On tap@Ballast Points Linda Vista brewery: Dark brown, root beer like color with a medium beige head. Aroma is malty sweet and rather hoppy. Flavor starts kinda porter like followed by a citrusy hop bitterness. Medium body is smooth with moderate carbonation.


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