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Carton Red Rye Returning

Carton Red Rye Returning
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
There is no doubt variety is the spice of life and we love going off in all kinds of directions looking for new flavors. Like all travel though at some point your heart turns back toward home. Home, robust American ales. This route travels along a path of piney American hops, Simcoe, Cluster, and Horizon their natural course coaxed toward spicy by a touch of rye. Drink Red Rye Returning because home is where the hops is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (10000) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2016
Draft at Whole Foods PM. Poured hazy ruby-orangy with off-white head. Nose was resiny hops, caramel malt, vinous fruit. Tasted very resiny, with pronounced citrus fruity notes, pine, and a smooth and intense finishing flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (863) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2016
UPDATED: APR 1, 2016 DATE: March 30, 2016... OCCASION: celebrating a gift card at the Tap House in Mansfield... GLASSWARE: 16 oz. pint... APPEARANCE: pours an off-white quarter-finger head that settles to a spongy resilience atop a dark maple brown... tracings are coral finger arcs... AROMA: pine and resin notes commandeer the senses... subdued pepper and licorice... caramel and bread dough.. PALATE:medium-bodied, textured at the start, and highly drinkable for an ale, even at 6.5% ...TASTE: the hop bomb explodes with resin and pine... some floral tones too, but the impressiveness of this beer is in its balance between spiciness and maltiness... malts provide a strong backbone to the hop-forward assault...actually, the spices are not so evident, which is part off what a rye is, no? OVERALL: slight loss of score comes when one realizes the rye is not the focal point--and returning home to read the brewer’s own deScription, I can see why... still, this is another celebration of the growing New Jersey brewing tradition...a spicy, strong, fulfilling ale... all the way to its bad-ass name....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (1438) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Very light on aroma but that is the only negative. Hazy red in color and the hops hit the roof of your mouth. A nice red. Tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (1378) - Beckley, USA - JAN 4, 2016
growler from the brewery; cloudy red color; citrusy, piney hop and bready malt aroma; lots of citrusy, piney hops on a bready, rye malt base with light caramel notes; very well balanced; dry, bitter, rye finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (757) - Delaware, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Growler sample..pours a brownish red like hue..nose does have that rye spiciness..taste follows suit..pretty interesting but not nearly as solid as most of cartons offerings

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours a very dark amber/chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a 1.5 finger frothy off-white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick, lasting cap/ring. Glass is left coated with sheets of soapy lacing. Looks great. Slightly spicy sweet malt aroma with hints of caramel, toffee, bread and biscuit. Subtle hops and strong spicy rye character after it warms up a bit. Still a little bland smelling though. Medium bodied with a prominent rye spiciness that adds another dimension to the slightly roasted and sweet malt flavors. Peppery and spicy with nice rye flavor countered by sweet caramel malt, toffee, hazelnut and slightly roasted coffee. Subtle hop bitterness compliments the rye before a dry finish. Not overly complex but there’s a nice spicy rue presence that’s stronger than most beers in the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (4285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2015
Dark amber body, medium sized off-white head, nice sheets of lacing. Pine, light orange rind, some resin, and spicy florals. Light crackery and grainy malt. Medium bodied with moderate to lively carbonation, assertive bitterness, semi-dry throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Tap at RnH, NYC. Deep amber color, medium-sized off-white head. Aroma has resin, pine and some caramel. Medium-bodied. Piney, resiny hoppyness with some earthy notes. Cant trace rye here, otherwise decent ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2015
32oz growler from Superstar Beverage Huntington pours a hazy amber with some frothy, white head. Nose has some sweetness, some apple/pear, some malt, some citrus, orange, pine. Flavor is the same, mild peppercorn, apple, some caramel, pine, soap, orange. Crisp finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2014
On tap. Poured a cloudy amberish color with an off white head. Rye/breadiness, some citrus, toasty, and pine.

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