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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 173   ABV: 5.76%
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Bristol’s RyePA: With its rich copper color & exquisitely hoppy nose, Bristol’s RyePA impresses at the very start. From there, bright, citrusy hop flavor takes center stage, set against a more subtle but solid malt profile. The rye malt lends its characteristic crispness, making this a highly refreshing addition to our Brewhouse Series. Availability- Very Limited Jugs To Go Pints at the brewery Beer Specifications: Style: RyePA Color: Copper Body: Light-Medium Malts: 2-Row, Rye Malt,Honey Malt, Crystal Malt, Black Malt Hops: Nugget, Goldings, Willamette, Centennial, Citra, Cascade Alcohol: 5.76% IBUs: (est.): 35


0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Alexnbaum (13) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
This was not a good beer. I don't know if I had a bad bottle, but the three of us splitting it gave it three sips each and through it down the drain.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle into a glass. Pours murky, dark amber with a thin head. Aroma is sweet malt, a bit of spice, and candi sugar. Taste is syrupy. A bit of pine, spice, and grass. But mostly a sticky sweet mess.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hansenkw (12) - - OCT 21, 2012
22oz bottle. Pours a surprisingly dark copper, with nearly no head, even when poured aggressively, which leaves a slight lace. Has a lightly hoppy nose with a notable rye backbone. Flavor is the typical rye matly bitterness and an astringent citrus hop finale.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6356) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, grain, husks), moderately hoppy (resin), with notes of soap, apples, and vegetables. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Clumsy, syrupy, vegetal, sour, and dirty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Sampled on 9/28/2012. This Rye Beer pours a deep amber brown color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet, with a definite rye character as well. A medium bodied Rye beer. The malts are caramel, toffee, bready, fruity and sweet. Nice rye spiciness. The hops are herbal. Nice carbonation. Much more in the British Style of Pale Ale, much more on the malt side. The rye kind of highlights the malts instead of the hops. Decent carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drjay44 (2740) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear, copper (SRM 15) body.......nose is light pine, light citrus, toffee/caramel, light rye.......taste is light rye spice, light toffee/caramel, hints of pine, citrus, finishing with a light bitterness......mouth feel light of medium, very mild astringency, carbonation adds a medium foam. This is a light take on the style of a Rye IPA. There are others, more complex,available. On the other hand, this is a pleasant session beer which would not challenge a new sampler of craft beer overly much. BJCP 7/3/12/3/6

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours a dark amber color with a khaki head. A fairly strong rye aroma with some toffee malt notes. There’s a good citrus peel and pine hop aroma, some floral hop notes, too. Tastes of toasted malt, rye, toffee, and sweet malt. There is a bit of pine bitterness. Some citrus peel, and a decent floral hop note as well. Not bad, but not all that good, either.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleKorm (898) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2012
22oz Bomber poured amber with a mostly lingering off-white head. Aroma consisted of rye, grapefruit and a hint of earthiness. It is a medium bodied brew with a crisp if not a dry finish. Flavors were subtle with surprising little hop; most notable was rye, earthiness, and pink grapefruit with a dry bitter lingering rye finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish pour with nice fluffy off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, earth, some nuts, nice spice, lemon, grainy notes with a hint of floral and grassy notes coming in as well. Taste is a mix of caramel and toffee, some nice spicy and slightly lemon rye, mainly spice, yeast, some floral notes, finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet and dries out well. Pretty tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
22oz bottle poured into a Tulip at 44°. Color is a deep dark amber with mellow carbonation and a small off white head. Aroma of spicy hops and peppery rye. It has a medium body with a crisp mouth feel. The rye comes out up front with pepper, then a touch of toffee, the hops give spice and a nice citrus. In the after taste a mild bitterness comes in and the spice lingers. Overall its a great brew with an easy drinking complex flavor palate.


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