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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Black-Eye Rye is an American-style India Black Ale brewed with rye. Inspired by the popularity of this unique and interesting style, it pours midnight black and features a fluffy cappuccino colored head. Don’t let the dark color fool you though, because this is Red Brick’s hoppiest beer yet! The aroma features complex tropical fruit notes of mango and peach intermingling with classic citrus and pine, as well as a slight hint of cocoa. The flavor is resinous and piney, complimented by a velvety mouth-feel, and finishes with lingering notes of grapefruit and bittersweet chocolate. It’s sure to keep you coming back round after round!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21428) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2013
My 100th rate from the State of Georgia. Black color, brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is dark roasted cocoa, bitter cocoa finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
12oz can, thanks nmann08. Small tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some grapefruit, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast/caramel, some orange. Medium body, light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear black with a small, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, earthy and spicy hops, prunes and figs. Flavor is dark malt, moderate hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10609) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle... Pours dark brown (nearly black) with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Excellent retention. The aroma is a mixture of caramel, dark chocolate, toasted nuts and restrained, earthy hops. The flavor is burnt and carbonic with a lengthy, roasty, moderately bitter finish. This is more malty and stout-like than the average black IPA and that works out really well for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8399) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a jet black color with a medium beige head. A really nice aroma of rye and spicy hops. Reminds me of Dubhe a bit. The flavor is great: charred wood, smoke, rye, tropical fruit, light bitterness. Big milky chocolates. Very smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
5/21/13. 12oz bottle thanks to a rep! Dark brown pour, almost black, with a small tan head. Dank hops and a touch of roast on the nose, some soft wheat, and a tiny bready rye spice kick. Nice roasted malt flavor, some coffee and dryness, dank hops, light bitterness, and lingering coffee/roast. Tasty enough!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7330) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Beer Stop - 12 oz bottle. Inky black pour, soft, khaki colored head that clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma has some creosote accents, a touch of licorice, some bittersweet chocolate. Flavor has some licorice accents, some oily chocolate accents, a touch of prune-like fruitiness, Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Broken apart, it rates high in all the areas, but overall, it is a bit heavy-handed. Not a bad winter warmer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7313) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Poured a mostly opaque brown color with a small, but lasting wispy white head. Aroma was chocolate malts, roast notes, earthy spice. Flavor was some dried fruits, chocolate, dark malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12 ounce thanks to James. Black with strong roast and coffee. Nice overall hop presence. Good hop aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5681) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Deep dark brown coloured body with a single centimetre tall tan head - about 80% opaque. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, nuts, earth, vanilla, caramel and some decently strong pine and hop notes. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich hop character with pine and resin the strongest, all with a large malt backbone with raisins, molasses and a touch of chocolate running through the mix. Aftertaste shows a nice rounded and relatively mellow characteristic with some figs, earth, vanilla, pine, resin and of course - hop note all noticeable. Overall, a nicely done and well layered Black IPA with a rich hop quality along with a good sweet finish - great to sample and definitely worth trying if you can find it. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on 30-December-2013 for US$2,79 sampled at home in Washington on 10-February-2015 while getting ready for a trip to the South again in two weeks. Total Wine Date on Bottle: 11-October-2013 // Purchased: 30-December-2013 // Sampled: 10-February-2015

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