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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arjoseph (642) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (4056) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Golden with very rich clinging head. I mean, completely coating the sides of the glass. Wow. Bubblegum aroma seemed to come out when fresh-from-the-tap cold, but then more rye when it warmed. Very nice flavor, big IPA quality with the grapefruit, though clearly a good malt base. Also very smooth, but not pulling up limp. Very nice. (on tap at Clybourn location)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Growler sample: didnít get the best seal on this growler, so the head and body suffered a bit...dark bronzed body that screams hops into the nose: the aroma is almost palpable pine and fresh bark. Long lingering bitter flavour with lots of sap, caramel, and honey. Even with the big hop flavour and bitternes there was enough malt to make this one drinkable throughout the growler...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Tap at Clybourn: dark golden with nice thick head. Very hoppy nose with notes of pine and hay (as this warms the rye is in the nose as well). Body is very creamy and the malts are sweet and caramelly. Bitterness throughout, the end is especially hoppy. Very well balanced and hides the 6%+ very well.

   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: Iím surprised to see this classified as an APA, although, considering the last ratings were from a year ago, the í06 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 brewpubís 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, itís a darned fine drink.

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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1020) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (695) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
antzman (316) - 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.

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