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

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


piscator34's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2127) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - FEB 2, 2013
Growler sample via BreWedge. Gold in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of orange peel, vanilla, caramel, and spicy grain. Interesting contrast in the mouth between creamy and peppery malts, along with some sweet orange, spruce, herbal hop notes. Firm bitterness. Solid overall.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlennHendry (116) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Plenty of pine on the nose with some citrus notes. Tastes of pine, orange peel and rye spiciness. Sweet bitter finish but overall light in body. Tasty

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (662) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Growler. Pours pale gold with a thick head of white foam that laces nice. Aromas of gently spicy rye, toasty grain, big citrus zest, pine and some minor perfumey, floral tones. Bone dry, verging on thin, with a lasting bitter backbone. Moderate to full bodied with average carbonation. Leaves me wanting something a little more, but I can’t pinpoint what.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3529) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Great citrus punch from the hops with a great subtle spiciness I love from the rye. Lots of candied citrus peel, semi sweet malts, and spicy rye. A great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
[5901-20131006] Growler. Herbal grainy aroma. Slightly hazy, light brown body with a quick foamy white head. Grainy herbal hops continues in the flavour. Medium body. Good, easy to drink. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
Overheard: "Logistically, you make a lot of sense."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3889) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Un cruchon avec Simon. Merci! Cuivrée est la robe. Belle mousse et dentelle assez fine mais bien présente. Le nez est granuleux, fruité par ses houblons, aromatisé par le seigle, doux avec ses notes caramélisés et piqué par des aiguilles de pin. Le goût est l’affaire des houblons et du seigle. Les saveurs d’agrumes et de conifères sont aussi poivrées par les céréales. C’est bien bon. Au palais, le corps est huileux tandis que les bulles sont fines et explosives. La finale est poivrée et amère comme le seigle peut si bien le faire. Facile à boire. IPA de seigle bien exécutée.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (445) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
On tap at Lieutenant’s Pump. Pour is cloudy dark gold with a finger of creamy cap. Good retention but not much lacing. Nose is tons of fresh hops: tropical fruit, citrus, a bit of pine, along with a bit of bready malt. Taste follows perfectly, with a really nice pine/bitter grapefruit finish. I didn’t pick up as much rye flavour/spice as I would’ve liked, but it’s still got a solid malt character, with a great hop profile. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1234) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Howler to tulip Apricot, grapefruit, flowers, a little booze, and celery. Light amber, creamy bright white head. Hops, spruce, a little pine and pepper.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (7655) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Growler - Grapefruit, nectarine and a nice fruity sweetness. Clearish gold with a decent white head. Huge pithy bitterness, leafy hope and refine. Pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (884) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Growler from Pushkinwow, thanks bud. Golden amber pour, with light white head. Aroma, tropical fruit, lemon citrus, lots of fruit. Taste is citrus up front, light grassy tones, mild spice from the rye finish, crisp clean finish. Really solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2341) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Thanks cfrancis food this one. Pours a hazy dull orange. Beautiful aromas and flavors of bright citrus. Nice spicy rye malt bill. This is one of the best rye ales I’ve had.


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