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Ballast Point Reef Rye Brown Ale
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Brown ale with 27% flaked rye. After fermentation, is dry hopped and coriander is added.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted grain, pine, and coriander. Flavor of cocoa, roasted rye, coriander, bread, and light citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10359) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a beige head and orange glints. Aroma is uncertain. Near med body. Flavor is mostly roast malt with rye spice. Finishes decently bitter. Certainly a very good brown.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7899) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Tap at Urban Solace in San Diego. Pours a clear amber. Thicker tan foam. Stickier lace. Nose is moderate cherry dessert. Taste is typical ballast Point vegetal oddities at the beginning moving to sweet dark cherry dessert. Silkier palate than expected from the rye. Great palate. Malt forward but not really sweet. Appearance is dull. Nose muted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 On tap. Pours with a clear brown body with a tan head. Aromas are very spicy, coriander, mild phenol, earthy, fruity esters, pine and cola. Dry. Flavors area spicy, dry, phenol, coriander, dusty, chocolate, eucalyptus, nutty, rye. Medium bubbles, dry and crisp. Pretty good.

On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear brown-bronze hued body with a small, off-white head. Aromas are rustic and toasty, rye, leather and crisp. Flavors are rye, crisp, biscuit, malty caramel, medium carbonation, crisp, spicy and nutty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7722) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2012
Draught Very thick creamy, cream-coloured head over almost black red-brown beer. USA hops and chocolate, nearly black IPA-like, bit of charcoal. Dry, but quite malty flavour; hops in retreat compared to the nose. "Charcoal" here seems to translate into rye. Mineral water quality, yet some body; slighlty slick. Refreshing brown ale - quite rare, certainly seen the coriander addition.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream head. Light cocoa and light darker malt aroma. Malt and light darker malt flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Malt and light darker malts linger with light citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (5940) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Draft at ncbc. Pours a murky dark brown with a loose tan head. Mild bready rye nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Nice toasty dark brown bread mid palate. Bread crusts on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
In short: Rye beer crosses Brown Ale crosses IPA. Good beer.
How: Tap at La Taberna Lupulo, San Juan, PR.
The look: Clear light brown body topped by a large off-white head with good retention.
In long: Nose has a lot of spicy rye, toasted tobacco leafs, a light smoky character bordering burning cigarette. Taste has a good mix of caramel and spicy rye, toasted peanuts, generous leafy and citrusy hopping. The clean and sharp bitterness is quite assertive. This is a bastard beer that is as much a rye beer as it is a brown ale as it is an IPA. I liked it. And btw, I don’t know if soberphobia is actually a thing, but if it is not a thing yet then guess what guys, I have invented soberphobia!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5560) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
Nice copper brown with a fizzy off white head. Crisp citrus aroma and taste with some subtle nutty notes.


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