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Grapevine Lakefire Rye Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Summer is a special time in Grapevine, Texas filled with fun and family activities, festivals and all around good times. Every Friday night over the calm of Lake Grapevine, we celebrate the summer with fireworks and with our friends. The parks surrounding the lake are filled with onlookers and the lake strewn with boats and kayaks affording a breathtaking view of the fire-lit sky. And nothing hits the spot like Lakefire, a refreshingly hoppy American rye pale ale, spicy with a slightly sweet maltiness balanced by a smooth hop finish and subtle fruit aroma. The Lakefire is a unique pale ale and a GCB crowd favorite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (909) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Decent little pale ale. Aroma of hops and rye. Light golden color with a bubbly appearance and fizzy white head. Light and watery palate with a clean finish. Piney bitterness up front with a lingering peppery rye flavor. Finishes somewhat dry. Good summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (175) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Underrated charmer. Pours a slightly opaque light copper with abundant head. Nose is pleasant florals notably bereft of the spice the rye moniker promises. Medium body brings in sweet malts maybe a bit too much in balance with the still dominant floral hop character. Rye input is mild but helps create a brew that is both clean on the palate and full of character. Finishes an appropriate clean for a hot summer evening on the lake. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gringo332 (539) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Deep amber pour, white head from the can. Heavy malts, rye, bread, and dough. Easy palate, dough, toffee, rye, faint hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammer (1036) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Can. Taste is rye, wheat, grain, orange juice and hay. Gentle booze finish. Man, it is great to see quality craft beer come out of North Texas. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Draught. Pours a mostly clear deep amber/orange color, off white head. Very light sweet malt aroma, rye is notable, piney, earthy hop aroma. Flavor is rye, piney hops, moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Pours a clear dark gold. Small offwhite head. Smell is subtle and balanced but not much is detectable. grain and faint hops i guess. Taste is similar to the smell. Just not a lot going on. Pretty bland and balanced. Very subtle hop presence both flavor and bitterness wise. Very smooth, almost creamy and somewhat drinkable. Decent, but with a slight almost alcoholic finish to it that kind of detracts. Kind of thin bodied and soft carbonation that is almost like a nitro beer. Drinkable, but I wouldnt get this again. The alcohol like flavor peeks through more as it sits.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Can shared by rightcros55. Aroma is very malty with some dates and rye. Pours hazy orange with a huge frothy head. Taste is malty with orange peel, dates, and rye. Real thick and creamy mouthfeel. Overall malty and forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (954) - Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours clear burnt orange with a large yellowish white head. Smells a little of hops and has hints of rye spiciness. Taste is mild bitterness and a subtle rye kiss, very balanced. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Grapevine Lakefire Rye Pale Ale finishes with a lingering rye bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2560) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Spicey rye but not a bit of a hop profile. Dark orange color. Aroma is tea and herbs. Very faint and light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (967) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Can, aroma is spicy and floral. Taste is similar with a nice medium body and bitter dry finish

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