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Bristol RyePA
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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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1342) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours cola colored with red notes and a smallish off white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet cola and caramel malts and some rye.

The flavor is sweet nutty caramel malts with some rye and fruit with a resiny bitterness. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and fairly watery.

Overall, a decent rye pale ale.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bomber poured a hazy ambe with a small lingering creamy amber head. Aromas of rye, mustiness, earthiness, grapefruit and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, earthiness, mustiness, pink grapefruit and a hint of pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering rye finish.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2012
bottle. cola brown pour with a small and quickly subsiding tan head. faint nose of american hop grass / citrus swimming in an ocean of crystal and roast malt caramel / chocolate / toffee. small bit of honey and gum noticed as well. medium body is chewy and goopy while the carbonation is light and the acid mild; all-together it’s flabby and syrupy and falls apart as it moves across the middle. small touch of rye seed / bread character is overpowered by the gritty, earthy hop flavor and moderate bitterness. too many ingredients and none with any direction.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, fizzy and bubbly light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is spicy and earthy rye malt, toast and nutty notes, dates and plums with pine and herbal hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle @ home. Pours a hazy, reddish brown appearance with a bubbly, light brown head. Very piney and especially floral hoppy, spicy, mild citrusy, herbal, toasty, rye malty aroma. Toasty, slightly caramelized, mild rye malty, herbal/soapy/floral hoppy flavor with mild citrus and pine notes. Somewhat spicy, floral finish. A touch chewy. Not bad but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4602) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Tap at Brewery. Clear nutty red, small but laceful head. Smells remarkably just like rye bread, slightly toasted. Taste was toasty and bready with loads of rye tones, very not-subtle but that’s ok. Quiet bitterness until the finish when it becomes a little bigger, but the hoppiness isn’t very pronounced. It seems that all the bitterness comes from the rye, and there is much of it. It’s like the liquid version of toasted rye bread.


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