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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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This American pale ale was brewed with 20% malted rye in addition to barley for a complex spicy malt haracter. It is hopped exclusively with tomahawk for bittering, flavor and aroma.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 15, 2011
On tap @ Goose Island Clybourn. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of zesty citrus, spicy rye and some toasty malt. Flavor is bitter up front with the malt and rye adding a balance. Medium body with average carbonation and a clean, crisp finish. Good Pale Ale, the rye adds a nice touch.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Draft @GTMW. Pours a light amber with a full white head. The aroma is very hoppy, grassy. The flavor is full of hops, with just a touch of the malt coming through, but that is quickly covered up by the hoppy finish. Very well made.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (611) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2007
On tap at Clybourn location. Coudy light color with small white head. Grassy aroma. Very hoppy, fairly bitter, lots of pine and citrus. A little too woody to be extremely drinkable, but overall excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2007
growler via myself. i didnít realize this is so well rated. definitely not worth $16 for a growler refill, where does GI get off? there really wasnít any rye in the flavor it all. it was pretty hoppy all around, pretty IPAish with a bit of a lager taste as well. reasonably drinkable, but probably would have started to get kinda heavy after 3 pints of it. so not a session by any means. in retrospect i wish iíd paid more attention to the hops so iíd be able to identify tomahawk in the future. but instead i was at a party. oh well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Growler via Jason. The beer pours to a hazy straw/amber body with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet pineapple and pine and some sweet malts. The flavor is pine and spruce everywhere. Rye is there, but not overly intense. The palate is bitter and medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Thanks to Ugsmash for sharing from a growler. cloudy off orange color w/ a nice white head and some decent lacing. Great hoppy aroma lots of tropical fruits very fruity... num num some sweet hop flowers as well and a good amount of oranges and carmel. Palate is fairly avg. flavor is surprisingly more bitter than i expected some pine and carmels some light tropical fruits. Pretty good stuff, could use a little more sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Pint on tap at Clybourn brewpub. Light orange and pretty much opaque in the pint with a feathery, soapy-looking dusting of head that leaves a big doily (sp?) lace half an inch up the side (nice). Smells of flowery hops and musty sugars. A bit watery at the very first, it settles into a warm medium-bodied feel. Sweetish, with the malts very nicely defined and somewhat dry, cracker and fruitcake. Flowery hops lilt over the top of the malts, and get delicately bitter and dry in the end, with a little bit of lingering citrus. Well crafted beer, great session ale.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2006
GTM í06 draught. Nice hempish, hop aroma. Wet hop. Hazy orange, not much head, not much lace, thinring of large bubble, off-white head. I donít like the hop variety which is why I gave this brew a relatively low rating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2006
From an Old growler from Librarybrewer.No head to speak of isince itís age has depleted what carbonation it had.Nice dark amber color.Aroma was light malt with some hints of rye and a decent showing of fruit.The flavor was actually not bad for being over 5 weeks old.Malty and rye taste with some nice hints of fruit as well as a nice citrusy side and a good hop showing in the back ground.I have to say that this is or was a good brew and a fresher sample would probably render a larger rating but,from what i can see sofar it still ranks up there pretty high despite itís flat feel and appearance.If i can get a fresher sample i rerate this tastey brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Growler from BBB63. Darker golden color with a good looking white head. Strong hop aroma followed by a bit of the rye spice character. Flip flopped in the flavor. The rye takes charge, yet the hop flavor manages not to be an afterthought. Solid mouthfeel. Good carbonation for sitting in a growler for a couple of weeks. Really good stuff.


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