Goodgrief (1795) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber looking pour with decent head and lacing. Grainy, but lacking a distinctive rye presence. Lots of caramel and toasty flavors bit surprisingly not very sweet. Okay, but not great.
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Clear, deep amber color with a good sized off-white head, leaves sheets and rings of lace, fully lasting. Aroma is caramel malt, musk, rye. Body is medium-light, a bit syrupy/wet on the finish, lightly carbonated. Flavor is caramel sweet, some rye, some hops, alcohol doesnít go in well. Unpleasant aftertaste. Sticky on the lips. Well, it looks really good.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red and copper hue with a frothy beige head and plenty of carbonation adds to a good looking ale. Predominately hop based aroma with aclover and mint tingles over a slight green apple smell and finally a mild malt wheat. The taste displays a highly malted taste mixture that is well hopped and combined with pine. I also taste the mint that is noticed in the aroma. We have a heavy sided palate to the malty ale. A well balanced and somewhat unusual mint type beer, kind of like a menthol beer.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours with clear copper hued body with a large, creamy, off-white head. Aromas of rye, esters, molasses, bready, lemon, spicy. Light hop notes (pine & noble). Flavors of iced tea, bready, grainy, dry. Malty, lightly spice, a hint of esters. Pretty basic/bland. Lively bubbles, thin and dry.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 5/12/2011. This rye beer pours a medium copper color from a 12oz bottle. Medium to large sized beige foamy head, with nice lacing and good retention. The aroma is grapefruity, spicy, cereal and grassy. A medium bodied rye beer. The malts are grassy and grainy, caramel and fruity. The hops are earthy and spicy. Nice carbonation. You can really taste the rye in this one. Clean and crisp. Light and refreshing, with a nice crisp dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: ambers and oranges. Nice lace of foam crawls up side of glass. Clarity reflects and she swirls lovely.
Nose: generally faint. Red apple skins, rye bread crust. Tangerine and apricot skins. Crunch underneath.
Palate: medium body and mouthfeel, soft and frothy. Typical Samuel Adams malty sweet profile undercurrent. Apricots and tangerine underneath, faintly mouthcoating. Spice of rye isnít there. Growing sweetness of apples and generic canned fruit.
Final Thoughts: overall nothing special for a rye ale. Underwhelming and once more that Samuel Adams malt character. Even for a beginner rye beer Iíd have to say not really because how is one going to savor appreciatively the unique character rye adds to beer when itís not there to appreciate.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Samuel Adams Revolutionary Rye Ale is a very clear and very sparkling amber ale with a foamy, yellowish, off white head that has excellent retention and lacing. It has an aroma of rye, lemon, grapefruit and grass. It has a smooth, lively, medium-light body with a crisp, dry finish. Itís a simple, well balanced flavor thatís pretty dry with rye flavor throughout. It seems like there are American hops complementing the rye, but thereís also something pretty grassy going on in there. Itís amply bitter and it leaves me thirsty enough to need another sip. This is really easy to drink. I could have a few of these and not blow my palate.
Nickls (1863) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Nice slightly off-white head with great lacing, on a mostly clear orange brown body. Hoppy aroma with some floral and spice, and a touch of toffee. Hoppier in the flavor, with some grapefruit notes, but a good deal of sweetness and heavier malts show up. Slick, lighter to medium body with soft carbonation.
DocLock (7913) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours medium copper with off-white head. Nose is caramel malts, dark fruit, spice. Tastes medium bodied, not terribly complex, with caramel, mild spicy and fruity notes.
Dragonfly1 (494) - Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Just ok, odd mix of everything... sweet malt, spicy, hops. Wouldnít be able to describe this as a rye without having known up-front.