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Big Time Powderfinger Rye Ale
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This Gold Medal winner in the specialty beer category at the 1996 GABF is a popular brew among the rotating taps at Big Time. The addition of organic flaked rye to the grist results in a complex malt character that is smooth and satisfying. Three seperate Noble hop additions help balance out the flavor. OG 13.8 Plato


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2006
Cloudy orange-amber colour. Toasty with a big rye character and some pommelo hop notes as well. Medium body. Surprisingly rounded malt character with woody hops, abundant rye, slight yeasty earthiness and toasty. Very fresh-tasting. I’ve been a bit underwhelmed by Big Time’s more recent lineup additions, but this is an old (if seldom made) recipe and the balance and quality is indicative of what made Big Time great back in the day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
on tap-pours a white head and gold color. Aroma is medium malt-some bread. Taste is sweet medium malt-some bread/rye/caramel, faint hops. OK/mild carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours a clear dark amber color with a medium bone white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasty malt and mildly spiced hops. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character and notes of rye and toasted malt in the background. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness left behind. Decent brew overall.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (5940) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Draft at Brouwer’s. Pours cloudy medium amber with a light, thin tannish head that leaves nice sheets of lace on the way down. Floral, fruity hops on the nose (grapefruit). Tingly carb, medium body, hop-forward attack. Rye is quite understated in this one compared to some others. It’s a balanced and drinkable session beer for sure.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Was told this was a Rye IPA. Aroma is rather grainy with a touch of rye, and a little funky NW hops. Dark orange with a thin head. Alot of grain and rye in the flavor. Not a lot of bitterness, but a tad astringent. It does finish with a weird bitterness, but there is a lingering graininess that I didn’t like all that much. Not my favorite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Clear dark amber color/ lasting ivory sheen. Nice floral, spicy sweet rye, pale malt aromas. Smooth medium body. Rich malty sweet honey biscuit, toasted rye bread flavors with some floral hoppage--fruity finish--good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
GABF 2010. Pours a hazed copper with a thin lasting head. Aroma is spicy rye bread, toast, nutty, hints of light coffee, bread herbal leafy hops. Flavor is nutty earhty bread with rye malt, biscuit, burnt toast, light nutty chocolate with caramel malts and light herbal hops. Medium finish with light bitternes. Ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4536) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2005
Thin yellow. Lite hops, touch of bread in the aroma. Like an American Pale Ale made with Rye. Pretty hoppy start. Malty sweetness in the finish. A tale of two beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4366) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
(Draft) Sampled at the 2011 Great Canadian Beer Festival on September 9, 2011. Nice head and mahogany body. Good bitterness and the rye is very apparent in this beer. Nice, I should have stuck with this for the remaining few hours. Good fun!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3346) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2003
This beer was an orange color out of the tap with a white head that left a ring and strong lace all the way down. Citrus/orange flavors over a thin body. The finish is so dry that you get more thirsty as you drink it. Goes down easy and is good with a sandwich.


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