bhensonb (10206) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the home brew mart. Nice, dry, flavors of spice and a little rye and some corriander. Interesting and very tasty. Sort of unique and unlike anything I have had lately.
StefanSD (1990) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
emacgee (3797) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Milltown. Pour a soft copper brown with one finger of sandstone tan head. Nose shows rye upfront, spicy and bready for sure with hints of spice and citrus. Lightly sprucy/piney and medicinal. Bready and spicy flavor, coriander, rye, and citrusy hops play well of one another. Very well defined rye character in here. Medium body and spicy palate.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 donít know if soberphobia is actually a thing, but if it is not a thing yet then guess what guys, I have invented soberphobia!!!
ansermadide (1430) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve been looking forward to a rye from Ballast Point, and am very pleased that this is a rye brown... what a great idea! Itís pretty dark brown in color with garnet hues and a thin, off-white head. It looks deep, complex, like a very private person completely unwilling to share anything about themselves to the outside world. But then you smell them... I mean, it. And itís surprisingly refreshing! A bright, rye-ridden sweetness shows a little robust chocolate in the nose. Itís really damn-good in the nose for as (relatively) unattractive as it is.
Itís more of the same in the mouth, with chocolate and roasted (but not bitter) malts ruling. There is an herbal, rustic spiciness about it that really brightens the palate. Itís effective similar to how coffee grounds would be, but not. Good job, coriander! Thereís a slight mintiness to it, especially in the finish. Itís light on the tongue, but thick on the mouth, heavier on the palate, and full in the gut, despite its light, inviting nose. Wow... itís different and wonderful. The best brown ale ever. Itís closer to a porter in flavor. Love it! Coriander + rye = happiness.
Mora2000 (5309) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Untapped Dallas. Brown with a tan head. The aroma has some toffee and chocolate notes as well as some rye. The flavor is more of the same. The spicy rye notes in the flavor complement the chocolate, toffee and caramel. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Home Brew Mart Location with dalekliz. Pours light brown with a 2 finger tan head. Nose has some rye, sweet and some weird spice. Taste is sweet and rich with rye, and spiced. This brew grows on you, not my thing at first gets better.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
jredmond (4882) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchillís 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.