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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (18608) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Draft at the source. Clear deep golden amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of dusty and lightly spiced pine. Taste is earth pine resin, rye bread. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (16259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear orange-gold with a creamy white head. The nose holds citrus fruits and dried bread. Medium sweet flavor with notes of orange, grainy bread, light sticky pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately resinous on the finish, with notes of sweet bready malts, rye grains, pine and ripe orange. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14958) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12725) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Tap. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus and rye aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy rye and herbal hop flavor with a medium rye bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (12131) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Draft at brewery. RBWG. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of rye, resin, light pine and citrus. Medium body. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11460) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, spicy and earthy rye malt with citrus and herbal hops and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with spicy rye malt, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11410) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #80. Draft at the brewery. Thanks to a fellow Ratebeerian for the assist! Pours a hazy copper color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of strong rye and herbal hops. The taste is rye, toasted malts and an herbal hop finish. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Sample at the taproom. Clear copper-gold color with a medium off-white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Piney hops, citrus and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, citrus and rye malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a piney hops and rye aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10310) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (9620) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
Draft - Floral spicy pine hops. Clear orange with a thin white head. Nice piney bitterness with a a light malt backbone. Big flavors yet sessionable.


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