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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Rye Not? Is a rye dominated India Pale Ale, with a radiant orange glow and a strong aroma. Floral hop qualities, amplified by notable rye characteristics, blend together to offer subtle pine fragrances. The rye based theme continues, as the distinctive flavors of this grain intensely stand out. The focus from rye to an intense bitterness happens quickly and lingers into the dry finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2846) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2013
bottle. amber with small head. big rye and even bigger hops. really excellent rye ipa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2540) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 2/18/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a small fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a tin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, pine, floral, spicy rye, honey, light caramel, and bread. Damn nice aromas with great complexity of hop notes with good malt balance. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, floral, light pine, spicy rye, honey, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, floral, light pine, spicy rye, honey, and bread on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice hop flavor complexity with a good malt balance; only a moderate rye presence that is nice; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent rye IPA. Very nice hop flavor complexity and balance of malt with moderate rye; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4741) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy citrus (orange and lemon), light-moderate herbal notes, rye, grass, and light woodiness. It pours a mostly transparent orange with a touch of haze. It has a one finger orange-tinged off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. There is some tiny dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate orange and light lemon. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, rye, herbal notes, and some light floral/grassiness. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. I’m generally not a huge rye IPA fan, but this one is pretty solid.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (476) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle pour to pint glass. Clean, medium gold; simple head. Aroma: big citrus nose. Taste: rye dominates, but not grainy tasting (but grainy on the palate); balanced by hoppiness. A nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1277) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Reddish caramel color with small white head. Floral, hops, citrus and rye aromas. Lots of grain and rye in the flavor. Muted hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1927) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange a small head that fades quickly. Aroma is very spicy and bready with some grapefruit and oranges too. The citrus comes out much more in the taste and matches really well with the spicy rye. This tastes a lot like Short’s Rich’s Rye, did they just change the name? Finish is very bitter and dry, a little too much. Really tasty rye beer that takes rye to the extreme.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1480) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2013
bottle. pours orange with almost no head. big spicy hop aroma. taste is very spicy from the rye lots of grass hops and some bread

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6569) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the 15th annual MBGSF. Pours a clear amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has bitter pine hops with a hint of grass and grapefruit backed by a nice rye note. Flavor has a nice combination of rye and grapefruit with some pine up front and more of the rye coming out in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Murky orange-brown body, medium-thin creamy buff head. Grapefruit and citrus nose. Malty, toasty body, rich with herbal and citrusy hops and a bitter leafy, somewhat catty finish. Fair complexity; tasty. Quite good.


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