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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Rye beer, or Roggenbier is an ancient style of beer common in Germany until the 15th century. The signature ingredient is Rye malt, which is difficult to brew with but imparts an earthy ’spicy’ flavor to a brew that really can’t be gotten any other way. After extensive research, our brewers accepted the challenge to bring back this ancient style of beer. Loaded with Chinook and Saaz hops to complement the earthy and spicy flavors imparted by the rye malt, Ryan has a really complex body. Dry-hopping with Amarillo give this beer its American Pale Ale character. Love alone gives it its 8% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
12 oz bottle shared by pineypower. Poured an orange/amber with a slight foamy light beige head. Aroma of orange, chocolate, rye seeds, bread and a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied with average to softer carbonation and a lingering dry bitterness on the finish. Flavor of old orange slices, dark toast, rye seeds, bread crusts, grains and citrus rinds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (3093) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours out a moderate, attractive copper color with no real head. Aroma is of sweet caramel, light rye, some honey, light bitterness. taste is lots of rye, doughy bread, light spices, grain and a decent hop bite on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjplumer (1008) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2011
You can smell the spicy rye malts right away.Mild floral note. Has a solid one and a half finger head that settles to a thin film. Clear copper color. Has a medium sour taste but doesn’t linger too long. It is drinkable whereas others I’ve tried like this are not. Can’t tell it’s 8% by the taste. A drinkable brew but probably more for the beer enthusiast than "Joe six-pack".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (10221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle thanks to Sean. Pours a clear amber with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of bread and grain with a hint of rye. Flavor is similar with bream and grains with a decent amount of rye. Lacks hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10658) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle… Clear deep amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose is spicy and caramely with nice touches of rye malt and hops. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and zippy carbonation. The flavor is crisp and dry with a nice dose of spicy, grainy rye and spicy hop bitterness. Finishes short and clean. One of the better beers I’ve tasted from Coastal Extreme. Thanks so much to growler for providing the bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2011
12 oz. bottle at the brewery. Pours a hazy golden brown with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. The Amarillo hops fragrance hit you immediately as you inhale. The flavor is rich and malty with a bit of caramel sweetness as well as some nice spiciness from the rye. Moderate hops bitterness at the finish. This is a very enjoyable beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7392) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2011
6 pack brought back from RI by a family friend, had one bottle. Poured a copper color with a thick off-white head. Aroma was rye spices, earthy notes. Flavor was rye, sweet malts, earth notes. Pretty darn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2011 12oz Bottle, purchased at Charlestown Liquors - Charlestown, RI. Really nice juicy American hop aroma, fresh and enticing. Flavors are rich and rewarding, with nice rye spiciness and earth, complementing hop spice, with decent balance throughout. Fresh and fluffy. Hoppy rye beers are fun and this one is well done, which is nice to see. It’s not going to last long with all these hops, though, so drink up. P.S. The aroma hops are oxidized, taking something out of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6385) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle. Rusty, somber copper-bronze with a good APA head. This is a robust drink ... rich with a ruddy malt backdrop, given additional spine from the heaps of rye, I’d expect. As it warms, the woody bitterness really takes over, with a hint of spruce tips thrown in for good measure. What a great way to start opening Sunday of the NFL. (#4248, 9/11/2011)

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