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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #23 - Old Rustys Red Rye Ale

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed by Harpoon’s original head brewer, this rye beer features a bready, complex texture and a subtly spicy, rich flavor. ibu 38 og 15.8

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1673) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Amber color, light cream colored foamy head. Yeast and hops aroma. Bready flavor with hops finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Harpoon Old Rusty’s Red Rye Ale is a cloudy amber ale with particles floating in it. The off-white head exhibits good retention. There is rye in the aroma, along with pine and citrus. It smells slightly sweet. It has a medium, maybe medium-light, body that’s smooth with a crisp finish. It tastes balanced-- slightly sweet with a little grassy bitterness. There is a sharp, almost metallic, flavor at the finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Tasting @ argo0’s place. Bomber. Clear amber with an off white head. Nose is sweet caramel, lightly toasty. Toasted caramel flavor, rye is very strong. One of the more drinkable of the 100Bbl series.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2009
22oz bottle pours light copper color with alot of carbonation and very clear. Some caramel and a bit of spice in the aroma but I expected more with rye in its name. Big rye in the beginning with nothing to back it up. Flavor fades quickly with the dryness up front. Also a bit thin for 6.5 ABV. But easy to drink. Will try another bottle in the summer. Probably great after mowing the lawn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boto (2078) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2009
22oz. bomber: This one pours a crystal clear amber color. There is a bit of bubbles clinging to the walls of the glass. There was a small off-white head on it that doesn’t linger long. It still leaves a little lacing. Malts, gains and breadiness to the nose. Taste is a touch bitter, with some rye evident. The aftertaste has similarities of commercial lagers. Not bad, but not special either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11164) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2009
On draught at Bodega, thanks to JaBier for sharing. This beer is a reddish-orange color with a thin white head that fizzes away steadily. Thin rings of lacing. Grainy malt and hops in the nose. Medium body with a moderately hoppy character. Some doughy malt flavor and very little rye is evident. The finish is malty with a light bitterness on the back end. Just averaage overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (6773) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2009
On tap at Bodega. Pours a clear light brown, amber with a minimal white head. Sweet and malty aroma with some bread. Hop flavor up front with malt after. Strange flavor almost like lager yeast and a thin finish. Was pretty good until the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kamish (93) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2008
another fair beer from harpoon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7134) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2008
<i>My bottle (22oz) shared with GregClow, HogTownHarry & garthicus.</i> Pours a slightly hazy, bubbly orange-amber with an average size lasting off-white head. Mild, bready and fruity aroma. Flavour of sweet malt, hops, sweet fruit, a touch of alcohol and some rye shows in the lightly bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not bad, I expected better from a "limited release" but I found it simply average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2008
A nice drinking ale, reddish in colour. Malty aroma, and the taste- well,complex malty, some bitterness, a bit of rye, no taste overpowering. Nothing too edgy, just nice with lunch, the moderate bitterness comes through in the aftertaste.

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