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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The harvest lingers on, the blade still sharp. Weathered and beaten through seasons of wear, the Scythe has our trust when the field grows high. The beacon of utility, our rye india pale ale touches across the vital tenets of beer balance not by muting flavors, but by elevating them. A European crystal malt backbone is lifted by the drying herbal pop of Riverbend Malt’s Wrens Abruzzi Rye. “C” hops provide a grapefruit finish that remains curtained by the powerful aroma of blueberry & fresh pineapple, thanks to an exclusive Mosaic dry-hopping. Finish your work, wipe your brow, and reap this delicious reward.

NOTE: All beers labeled as Scythe go under this name.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6039) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Draught at brewery. Hoppy in aroma and in body. Some rye in taste. Slightly malty. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3335) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Can from Potent Potables. Spicy bitter hop presence. Smooth malt body with a medium presence. A little sweet a little bitter on the finish. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Keg at the brewpub, 17/02/15. Lightly hazed orange amber with a light beige covering. Nose is bitter citric peel, orange, tangerine, toasted bread, grain. Taste comprises skunky hops, Mosaic evident, tangerine, orange pith, mandarin. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (365) - seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Can from tasty beverage Raleigh. Pretty large head when poured. Light copper color. Nice beer but a bit different than expected. More of a melon hop forward taste with just a hint of rye on the very backend. As an IPA it is quite good. Tasted of melon, Meyer lemons and a bit of an herb somewhere in there. Tasty for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (917) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2015
can poured into a snifter..amber/copper pour with a fluffy white head..aroma of citrus,pine,spices..tastes of grapefruit,pine,resin,spices..medium bodied.. solid.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1609) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2015
A decent rye, nothing to write home about. Pours a nice red with a white head. Smells of rye and grapefruit. Taste is mostly rye, with a bit of orange. Had on tap at the brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (2038) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2015
16 oz. can, consumed on 10-24-15. Pours a clear (although with haze in the final pour), dark amber with a large amount of thick, creamy, uneven, taupe head. Produces good, long-lasting, thick lacing. Has a leather-like appearance. Very good looking beer. Powerful, herbal, gym bag aroma from the hops (in a good way). Scents of blueberry, pine, weed, lemon rind, and dirt. Fresh smell. Flavor matches the aroma but more subdued. Cracker, soft pretzel, and rye bread flavors from the malt. Rye earthiness in the taste: Dirt, rocks, mud. Mint (think mint toothpaste). Dry, lightly spicy, ryed finish and aftertaste. In the aroma, the hops are first and foremost. In the flavor, the rye malt dominates. I’ve noticed that North Carolina brewers love their “West Coast” IPAs, but this one adds an Appalachian earthiness that combines with the West Coast pine and weed that make this beer fit the Asheville stereotype well. Medium body. Soft in the palate. I think a crisper, sharper palate would have better suited the flavors of this beer, but I can’t complain about the palate in its own right. Overall, a good, likable, and even memorable although not special beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kathouse (1509) - Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Deep Amber and a cream colored foam. Rye in this beer is very aggressive. Spice is overpowering and throws off balance. Not a favorite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4243) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Dark brown appearance. Smells nice, juicy citrus hop presence, oatmeal, rye and honey. high bitterness, dense and oily with some sugary finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2015
In the can @ home, thanks to jcnielsen for sending! Pours a touch hazy, burnt orange appearance with a big cream colored head. The aroma is herbal, spicy, has some grapefruit and some dankness. A little bit of candy and tropical fruit in the nose. Medium body. Fairly low sweetness. Moderately low bitterness. Quite spicy from the rye and hops. Dank and peppery. Clean and easy to drink. Solid brew.


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