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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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This beer is brewed with our proprietary yeast Ė the same yeast weíve used since first brewing Harpoon Ale Ė and some interesting hop varieties. The combination of Pale, Rye, Caramel 60, Flaked Rye, and Vienna yield a complex malt body that stands up to the spiciness of the rye and the pronounced hop flavor. The rye also adds a reddish hue to the beer. The kettle additions of Centennial, Apollo, and Chinook, and the dry hop addition of Falconerís Flight add a multidimensional hop character.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhillyCraft (3808) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
On tap at Grace tavern. Pours a copper color, white thin head with alright lacing. Aromas and taste of spicy rye bread, grapes, and mint spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1325) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Pours an amber orange with an off-white head. Spicy grainy aroma with peppery earthy quality. Taste is sweet and mellow with a peppery bite. Finish is dry and crisp with nice balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4452) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Aroma is rye, spices, yeast and hops. The flavor is rye, malts, citrus and a dry/bitter finish. Probably the best Harpoon brew Iíve had.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
rye is apparent with a spicy graininess in aroma, but hoppiness is more resin and pine and thereís a bit too much sweetness / caramel. flavor is sweet in front and slightly harsh and bitter in back. could really use some fruity hoppiness, but itís interesting and tasty. medium body, quite a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Pours hazy amber with a thick head. Aromas of grass pine some grain and citrus. Flavor is bitter with a touch of sour from the rye. Body is medium and finishes crisp

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2012
First and foremost this is my favorite style of beer...secondly this is a great beer... Aroma is well balanced hops are present and bright but the spiciness from the right malt is there Flavor showcases the spice and is matched nicely with the floral bitr from the hops this beer was a pleasant surprise

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3724) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting - Pours hazy golden with an aroma of citrus and mild malt. The flavor has good bitterness overlaying rye. Itís medium bodied and ends with a dry, crisp, bitter finish. Good.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2012
The first beer I tasted at the brewery, the rye for me over powered the beer, leaving a notable hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (883) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2012
32 oz growler pours and orange/amber color with a small white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, resin, tropical fruits. Medium bodied, with a bitter spicy finish. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Had on tap in a pint glass. Arrived with a thick, creamy two finger head and a slightly hazy light brown body. Aroma of piny hops with a little bit of caramel. Some rye spiciness was present as well. Floral and piny hops were up front in the taste along with some yeast. Spiciness was not as predominant as I was expecting. A little bit of pipe tobacco on the finish with a moderate to high bitterness. Mouthfeel was full and creamy. Being that I tend to love rye beers I was a little let down. Way too much yeast and not enough rye characteristics. Just an ok beer.


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