Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This summer its called sunrye ale...Pale golden hue. Light grainy nose. Little white head which dissipates immediately. I can barely even taste any rye at all. I wasnt too impressed...But I suupose it would make a nice "lawnmower beer" haha
mop99 (2) - USA - DEC 20, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really miss this beer, as it was considerably better than most wheat beers. It had a pleasant flavor that didn’t disappear right away.
Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2003 Rerate June 3/03: Pale yellow with small white head. Lightly acidic nose. Not much here, the rye is undetectable, the only thing noticeable is a touch of hops.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating this totally from memory, as they stopped making it a long time ago. Just remember it was a nice, enjoyable drink, but had to be poured very carefully........
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 11, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite of the red hook line. Nice balance of hops. I wish they still made this.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2004 I had to re-rate this. When I first rated it, the link pointed to Redhook Rye, which used to be made in Seattle at the Redhook Brewery. It was not called Sunrye. This Sunrye is a completely different beer, it doesn't taste like rye at all and is not very good.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice full-flavored rye. I like the thought that you might be drinking a beer in one of it’s most primitive forms and that is what this tasted like.
sallyclub99 (54) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2001
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely was a mistake to take this one off the market. Redhook stopped producing this beer when brewery bought by major company. Rye beer not for all beer drinkers. Unfiltered, with nice crisp taste. I have been able to closely replicate brewing my own though, so I won’t go without!!
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 The beer pours a somewhat nebulous light yellow color with the head portly in size and bright white in color with a somewhat creamy texture, and the lace a thin curtain to obscure the glass. Nose is rich in malt, somewhat sweet, musky I guess from the Rye grain, a bit different than most, sweet at the start, top is middling in feel. Finish has a crisp acidic bite, the hops pleasing in their spicy presence, very dry aftertaste, a decent drinking beer one that would make a pleasant Arizona Summer beer, quite thirst quenching.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 23, 2001
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2003 Uh, okay...apparently the ratings for the old Redhook Rye have been morphed into ratings for this beer. They're not the same recipe, so I think that was a mistake. Anyway... Sweet, grainy, faintly spicy and yeasty aroma. Straw yellow color, lightly hazy, no head. Malty, lightly sweet flavor, very slight rye spiciness. Light bodied, watery, fizzy palate. Very boring and vastly inferior to the long-gone Rye.