Alextricity (382) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Super hazy orange color. The beer simply glows when held up to light due to the amount of haze.
Aroma: Citrus-y rye, and thatís pretty much the best way to describe it.
Taste: Most definitely a rye beer. It should sound absolutely disturbing, but since the beer as a whole is quality it forgives it, but the initial taste reminds me of vomit -- very acidic. After that, tropical hops mix with the rye to make for a pleasant-to-drink rye.
Feel: Decent amount of carbonation here, and a nice, smooth feel to it. Nothing too spectacular, but it works very well with this particular rye.
Overall: Rye Not? is a beer that Iím glad to have tried. Iím not a HUGE fan of rye beers, but I like to try them every now and again. This beer looks good, smells good, and tastes pretty decent. Not the best rye beer in the world, but no doubt one thatís drinkable.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy apricot with a quickly fading white topper. Aroma of rye, citrus, caramel, pale malts and mild noble hops. Taste is on the grainy side with rye, caramel and pale malts, Kinda bland with a middle of the road bitter finale.
koleminer20 (193) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at HopCat in East Lansing. The pour is a medium gold, no real head or lacing. The smell is very hoppy and with quite a bit of hops. The rye comes through on the end of the nose and Iíd very prominent in the taste. The hoppyness contributes to the dry finish, and it lingers a tad, just like what Iíd want
tgncc (2508) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of citrus, rye bread. The appearance is slightly cloudy orange, white head. The flavor is orange peel, grapefruit, rye bread. The finish is citrus, spicy. Slightly thicker than medium in body, creamy mouthfeel. Nicely done.
BigBeer45 (1175) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this ale had a burnt orange-red pour with a little haze, and made a white and faint off-white cover that receded to a thin layer of orange-yellow tinted bubbles and ring, the glass had a slow moving center stream of bubbles, it left small spots and fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass, the bottle had a thin layer of medium to dark colored sediment,
it had aromas of citrus and grass hops with orange fruit and pith, a little guava fruit, rye spice, light toasted malt, and a little citrus fruit sweetness,
there were flavors of toasted malt, spice, lemon and guava citrus fruit, lemon, grapefruit citrus and grass hops, it had a little fruit and malt sweetness, the finish had citrus and bitter hops,
the mouth feel was light and creamy on the palate and had average carbonation,
this beer had a nice nose and flavor, there was a lot of citrus in this beer, and it was easy to drink, I enjoyed this drink.
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Intriguing hoppy aroma with a strong rye backbone and complex, lingering mouthfeel.
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cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is hazy copper orange with an off white head. Nose is pungent, tons of orange citrus hops and some floral notes with faint rye backbone. Taste is much spicier, hops are a bit more subdued, notes of grain and some malt underneath. Bitterness lingers through a moderately carbonated finish on a light body.
marv3mania (131) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Appearance is golden amber with an orange hue. There is a paper-thin white head. The aroma is rich grapefruit, other citrus, light pine, and bit of rye spiciness. The taste is similar. However, the rye is more prominent, and there is some bitter hops taste. Very smooth, lightly crisp feel. A very high quality beer.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is golden with clusters of carbonation bubbles. Thick off white head that leaves lace ringlets cascading down the pint glass. The aroma offers citrus, toasted grain, light pine & hops. The flavor is more aggressive / bold than the aroma. Nice showing from the rye malt. Well balanced and drinkable. Toasted grain with some bitter hops in the finish. A tad sweet. Overall, pretty good.
RespertFTW (355) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Reddish amber color. Small thin white head. Hop, citrus and rye aroma with a little citrus. Tastes much the same with bitterness that lingers a bit longer than I would have preferred.
Hophaze (133) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Wheatberry, Buchanan MI
Pours a gorgeous darker orange with medium head and thin lacing. Taste is very balanced with ample malt but the hop presence still rings through. Solid finish that does not linger too long