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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Ticket to Rye is a Rye IPA that offers the imbiber an opening act of rye spice, nicely woven into a hearty, bitter backup from an entire band of Nugget hops. The harmony created by these ingredients is just what any epic show calls for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Appearance: Orange/brown in color, with three fingers of a creamy, sand colored head. Lacingís quite nice on this one as well. Smell: Really a lot like an IPA with a burst of floral sorts of hops, but thereís certainly a rye aroma, which should be expected (given the name), as well as some sweet smelling malts. A very nice smelling beer. Allís good so far. Taste/feel: I havenít had many ryes, so Iíll throw that out there right away... but itís quite an intriguing beer. I get a lot of sweetness on the front, with a lot of rye bitterness on the finish. Thereís a very nice balance here though, which really makes this beer quite drinkable. The finish is not for the faint of heart, but Ticket to Rye is tasty. It smells and drinks like a sweet-ish IPA, but the rye makes things interesting. After having their #9 as my first beer by them, things have really only gone up from there. I like Ticket to Rye more than I thought I would.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Pretty good looking, coppery and clear, good head and lacing. I thought the aroma was a bit odd, kinda like some hoppy lagers that Iíve had. Sweet, spicy, quite floral, a bit malty. Taste is somewhat different to the aroma, very spicy, mildly sweet, rye-forward malt backbone, a fair degree of hoppiness. Itís actually a bit slick and sweet on the finish, with a lingering spicy bitterness and a medium body, medium carbonation. Itís a very tasty beer. Good thing I got six of them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Soapy aroma with some rye and pine. Toasted malt and earthy flavor with some spiciness from the rye and pine hops. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
henryfdez (4) - PUERTO RICO - MAR 15, 2013 does not count
Aroma is dank, earthy,. Taste is pretty good when cold but once it starts to warm up the malty notes start to overwhelm the hops. Good looking beer, really nice head, good lacing but overall not my kind of IPA...I prefer a more West coast style beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (1998) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2013
12 oz bottle. Aroma and flavor is pine, hops, spices, light rye and sweet malts. Smooth and semi-creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1713) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
12 oz bottle from IPA mix pack. Pour is lightly hazy, deep reddish-brown in color, and covered with a large and very durable tan head. The glass remains coated with sticky lacing long after the beer is gone. Smells as expected -- like rye + IPA -- but with a better and more appetizing aroma, probably due in part to a proper dose of sweet malts. Very nice flavor with spicy rye, sweet and toasted malts, and hops in good proportioned. I see some rather low ratings for this beer which I suspect are due mainly to a less aggressive hop profile than some prefer. Medium body and medium+ carbonation with a lively feel and a unusually dry finish. Recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Poured a cloudy mahogany with a decently thick light tan head. Aroma is pepper, spruce, resin, and a very faint caramel. Taste is pepper, chocolate, citrus, and pine with a slightly metallic and bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (1975) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Clear copper with a big cream colored head and a little lacing. Mild aroma of rye bread, toffee and grassy hops. Taste is malty and a little sweet with a very mild bitterness. Medium bodied. Good beer, but weak IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a nice frothy off-white head that left some nice sticky lacing. The nose is a pretty nice balance between the rye and hoppy qualities, not overwhelmingly bright or intense, but solid. The flavor is pretty nice as well, one of the better Magic Hat beers Iíve had. Thereís a nice subtle earthy rye base with enough bright hops and bitterness to get your attention. The citrusy hop finish really works well with the lingering spicy rye finish. Medium bodied with bright fizzy carbonation, not sticky or overly sweet like many Magic Hat beers. I could drink a few of these guys.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thornecb (4315) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours deep amber gold into a shaker. Off-white head with medium retention recedes leaving trailing sheets to coat surface. Stale burnt toast and vegamite aromas. Thick with bitter botanicals upfront turning to nasty earthy resin in the lasting finish. Not good.

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