callmemickey (2265) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review from notes 2010.
A: Pale golden-amber body. Two to three finger white head. Tight bubbles. Nice and creamy. Good retention and rather nice lacing left on the glass.
S: Bright grapefruit, orange, and pine. Aggressively hopped for a "rye pale ale." Slightly grainy/rye undercurrent.
T: The hops from the nose are mellowed out... which is nice. Loses a little complexity though. Getting more grapefruit and orange and less pine and floral notes. Rye comes to life here as well.
M: Smooth. Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Clean, refreshing finish which has a lingering bitterness.
O: Really enjoyable. This is now the second lawson’s I’ve had in as many days. I like what Sean is doing. Keep it up.
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 6/26/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle, "Rare Batch #213" Bottle #17, thanks to Ryan. Pours murky burnt orange with an average beige head that slowly recedes to spotty lace, leaving a light trace amount of residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is malty with brown sugar and caramel along with very dank, herbal, and citrus peel bitter hop aromas. The flavor is fairly light up front moving to the brown sugar malt along with herbal, dank, and citrus peel hops and some nice spicy rye notes. The body is fairly light with average carbonation and a long spicy rye and herbal bitter hops finish.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to a good sir for the chance to try this brew. Served in a tulip.
Pours a nice, clear copper color with a thin white head and a good dosing of spotty lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward some light bready malt along with some spicy rye. Following that, there’s a pretty good amount of hops, mostly citrus and pine. Orange and grapefruit standout, and there are some slight floral hops there as well. The flavor bumps this up and offers a nice experience, combining the rye and hops quite well. Medium body and moderate to heavy bitterness. Solid brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-10-2011
pepsican (1419) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy gold pour with a small white head. Aroma is up front spicy rye and quite a bit of earthy and pine hops. Flavor is up front spice in the form of rye and earthy bitterness. A bit of fruit shines through from the hops as well. Dry, refreshing finish. Nice!
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Bottle thanks to Ruth
Aroma : Malty and a bit sulfuric with some crisps hops.
Taste : Some rye with lots of hops ans malt. Notes of grapefruit. Citrusy hops.
Overall : Nice malty nose with a nice rye profile. I liked the grapefruiy hops profile. Very neat brew. Another awesome beer from Sean Lawson !!
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2012 My Bottom Line:
The seamless union of pink grapefruit, flowers, grassy hop resins and multi-cereal lightly caramelized biscuits only begins to describe this Rye Pale Ale’s intricate array of aromas and flavors.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the misty amber.
-The mouthfeel is rather healthy, with a few caramelized sugars and rye showing their muscles as well as their flexibility.
-The aroma is not as hoppy as the flavor profile and the finish, mostly focusing on the cereals.
-The rye spiciness is quite subtle throughout, adding a smidgen of complexity without most of the usual accompanying heft.
-Marijuana angles add even more merriment to the already svelte and super clean mouthfeel.
-The finishing bitterness is piney, earthy and quite long, but never brash.
Bottles and on tap at BlackBack Pub, in Waterbury, VT.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicate aroma - a good dose of lemon and grasses from the hops with light rye spiciness. In the flavor the hops and rye come out swinging, just the slightest bit off dry, superb balance. This is delicious beer.
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale yellow/gold with a large frothy white head. The aroma is spicy, grainy with some fresh baked bread and a nice citrusy hop character. Like fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. The flavor is the same with a touch of caramel sweetness and a very medicinal bitter finish. The mouthfeel is very soft. A pretty potent hop blend.
VTHopHead (1503) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Three Penny Taproom - Poured a orangish-amber in color with a small whitish head. Aroma is heavy with plenty of grapefruit/citrus hops and a hint of spiciness from the rye. Flavor is heavy with citrus and grapefruit hops and very little else except for that hint of spiciness that the rye brings. Medium bitter with a lingering finish. Another good one from this fine brewer...
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Glouglouburp. Arôme: Légère odeur de sucre d’érable. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’une mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de sucre d’érable mou dilué. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’érable en arrière goût. (Rating #2631)