Goose Island Rye Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2006 On tap at Goose Island Clybourne. Nice PA look with pleasant hop aroma. Sweet rye flavor upront with a nice hoppy finish. This seems to be one that straddles the APA/IPA line. I hope they continue to offer this one on a consistent basis!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Sampled at GI Clybourn location. Pours clear golden with a white head. Great Columbus hop nose - piney/citrusy. Flavor has notes of sweet pale malt, spicy rye, grapefruit, citrus and piney Pac NW hops. Well-balanced, ends with a bitter hop finish - very drinkable. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2008 On tap at the brewery (not cask): Poured an amber gold with a small head. Light hoppy aroma and rye, the flavors are grapefruit, peppery, citrus, and wow a lot of rye. Rye comes on surpsingly heavy but still pretty enjoyable. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Draught. Served a mid-hazed amber with a thin skin and halo. Fruity tangerine and other citric aromas alongside a larger presence of pine and peppered with... pepper. Mild stickiness to an otherwise thick and creamy-smooth body. Rye bitterness balances thick and sweet honey while the character of the single hop is sharp and flavorful. Very good! (Note to self: Stop taking beer notes on the backs of business cards.)

<font size=-4>On tap at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Island Beer Company (Clybourn), Chicago, IL 60614</font>

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Cask Conditioned hand pull at Clybourn: Brilliant sunset hue with a long lasting frothy head and excellent lace. The aroma screams RYE as well as grapefruit, pepper, bready malts, and earthy yeast esters. The flavor profile starts with a nice citric bite supported by spicy rye character and a biscuity dry finish. The bitterness last a long time on the aftertaste. The mouth feel is so smooth and creamy balanced by the hop and rye bite, nice! The Tomahawk hop shines as does the Rye addition, a beautiful handcrafted brew, get ya some!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2006
On tap at the Clybourn brewpub. Pours a hazy orange with a rocky white head. Plenty of hop presence rounded out with spicy rye. Nice lingering bitterness. A fine effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2006
On tap: I’m surprised to see this classified as an APA, although, considering the last ratings were from a year ago, the ’06 version may have an altered recipe. What this came across as, as the name "cleverly" implies when you read it as it was on the brewpub’s chalkboard, RyePA, is an IPA with the addition of rye for spiciness. Pouring a hazy copper/amber body, it has an off-white head that laces with arachnid webs. Nice sturdy PNW hop aroma over a base of caramel and peppery spicing. Tastes like that, too, with a prolonged, lingering, bitter finish that cheered this hophead. Whatever it is, it’s a darned fine drink.

<font size=-4><a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Island - Clybourn, Chicago, IL<font size=-1>

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2005
Clear medium-golden pour with a light white head. Pretty dense and intricate white lacing as this one went down. Spices and bread complemented the strong citrus hops very well in the aroma. Mouthfeel was slightly oily, well-carbonated, and had some very fine bitterness on the finish. Flavor was well-balanced with the spices and the citrus hops. There was also some sticky caramel malt. Very tasty and appealing brew all around!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 27, 2005
cask / wrigleyville / mmm mmm good! very smooth. bready, spicy rye bite; peachy, refreshing summer citrus. tomahawk, egh? tomahawk me over and over and over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2005
On tap at G.I. Clybourn: Brown/orange with a smallish off white head. Fruity and bready aromas. Flavor is much more spicy and tart than the nose leads on, finishes more toned down and smooth with breads and hops.

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