Brewed by Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Style: Specialty Grain
Ottawa, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Rye Guy is a West Coast style IPA that uses a ton of rye malt as part of the all-Canadian grain bill. American hops give it distinctive citrus and pine notes. The result is a crisp, full-bodied beer that is surprisingly sessionable for 52 IBUs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (61) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
spiced rye and fruit in the nose. A medium-thin head with lacing. Very tasty rye IPA featuring grapefruit and lemon in the hops, a touch of pepper and other spices and the added punch of partial replacement of barley with rye. Really nice balance in the hops, with a little bite on top of the fruity aspects.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3896) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Nice rye pale ale. Nice tangerine scent on top here. Pours cloudy orange with decent head and lacing. Bitter finish. Nice underlying sweet malt. Good, well balanced package. Tap at brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
Growler. Pours a hazy copper-gold with an average size long-lasting frothy white head and some lacing on the glass. Nice aroma of rye malt, a good amount of hops, grain and some fruit. Flavour follows the aroma with rye malt, citrus hops, grain and fruit and finishes with a moderate to big bitter finish. Medium bodied. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
2013-10-06. Orange body with smallish white head. 3+ Pleasant hoppy aroma with notes of grassy mild citrus. Flavour is fairly bitter - more so than I expected - light grainy rye and mild citrus hops throughout. Finish is ever so slightly astringent at times. Average plus is suitably carbonated. Lacks the depth of some other IPAs but is quite flavorful and quaffable. Growler from the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2500) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
[on tap at brewery opening] Butterscotch caramel, sucre-creme aroma that develops into sweet citrus hops and fermentation esters. Almost clear dark gold under white wisps and a ring. Spicy and bitter rye flavour that develops into sweet caramel and then some diacetyl. Citrus hops. Dry with a balance on the bitter side, but not overly. Light body, medium carbonation, moderate to medium bitter finish. Clean and almost crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Clear orange pour with a white head. Aroma is resinous hops, spicy grain, maybe a bit of citrus. Flavor is a bit on the spicy dank side but this is a nice well balanced beer. Easy drinker and not overly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
sampled on tap at brewery. pale but bright golden pour with a frothy white head, good retention and lacing. grainy, lemony, citrusy, peppery, zesty and lightly piney and floral, lightly boozy, hint of toastiness. average carbonation - small bubbles, creamy mouthfeel, although light body. short to medium long citrusy and spicy finish. good balance. enjoyed it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2917) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Growler from the brewery. Dark hazy yellow, small white head. Fruity, grainy aroma - quite nice. Taste is terrific - a solid amount of citrus hops mixed perfectly with a ton of rye malt. I love these rye IPA’s when done this well. While not a rye beer specifically, this reminded me of Great Divide Hercules, which is a big compliment. Very sessionable. A great introduction to this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2969) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
Sample, 4-ounce, on the premise, savoured on November 29 2012; eye: golden amber, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head; nose: rye, spices, light soap-gum, light pine; mouth: rye, spices, light soap-gum, light pine, finale in soap-gum with presence of rye, medium body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly silky and lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, 4 onces, sur place, savourée le 29 novembre 2012; œil : ambré doré, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé; nez : seigle, épices, léger gomme-savon, léger pin; bouche : seigle, épices, léger gomme-savon, léger pin, finale en gomme-savon avec présence de seigle, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, texture légèrement soyeuse et légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nilz (382) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2013
Growler from the brewery, nice looking somewhat cloudy gold with a white foamy head. Aromas of hops and malt. Taste is an abundance of hops and citrus notes. I rather liked this Guy!

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