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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brown ale with 27% flaked rye. After fermentation, is dry hopped and coriander is added.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Caytinator (894) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pint on tap. Cloudy bastard, brown delta, no lacing, small head fades off to a collar, wow thereís some unexplained sediment in it, tasterís crystals. Rye bread taste, definitely bitter middle and aftertaste, but rounded taste overall with just a tad bit if fizzines, which isnít unexpected in the rye.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1364) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On tap @ the Domain. The nose is bready with suggestions of chocolate. Pours a cloudy brown with ruby highlights and a mostly diminishing off- white head. The taste is follows the nose - touches of rye spice, toasted malt, and chocolate notes. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a nice example of a brown ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
On tap at the old grove location, a very nice surprise. Dark brown with an off white head. Mild aroma and flavor, could taste the rye big time, very smooth, pretty decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4218) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - 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 thatís what it smells like). Taste big rich medium fruit and roasty chocolate malt. OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmc619 (386) - California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
At Ballast Point tasting room (Old Grove). Deep brown pour. Malt, earth, delicious balance in aroma and flavor. Dirt in a glass--so earthy. Good palate, muted hops. Nice session offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6715) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mensch (246) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Memory of taster @ the brewery. I wanted more rye character, or any flavor out of this one. Smooth and drinkable for sure. Low ABV, low IBU, low flavor, so low rating.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Dark brown-amber with a decent head. Nice Centennial hoppy nose with some rounded chocolate notes massaged in and then flecks of rye on the end. The body has some leafy bite to it with a strong rye presence. Sourish chocolate malt notes. Medium to full-bodied with a lingering floral hop and rye aftertaste rounded out by some dry, sweet chocolate dust.


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