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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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What is rye? Rye is a cereal grain historically grown in our region. It has been cultivated since the time of the early settlers due to the scrappy and hearty ability to withstand harsh climates and poor growing conditions. Did you know George Washington grew rye and used it to ferment whiskey? Were pretty sure that is a fact. You will notice the distinct notes of rye, a slightly spicy and grainy aroma not lost in the shuffle of hops and the four other malted grains we use in this fine seasonal addition to our 2X line.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Pour is clear and pale, like an orange honey. Aromas are dry and spicy, some pine notes. Rye definitely dominates the taste of this one, not so much balanced as intensified with spicy, herbal hops. Finish is bitter fruit rind. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Smell malt light sweet. Taste smooth fruity malt not overly sweet or hoppy. Mild fruity malt. Pretty tasty

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: It has a deep honey amber color with a very slight haze. There is some visible carbonation and a tall thick head on top. Head retention and lacing is very good.Smell: The nose is big has some solid malty sweetness along with some deep citrus hop notes.Taste / Palate: There is a big full bodied malty base with a good mix of bready sweetness and spice up front. This is quickly balanced with solid hop bitterness and orange like citrus hop flavor notes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (200) - - JUN 10, 2014
amber color; citrusy hop aroma with hints of rye; great rye and piney, citrusy hop flavor with mild alcohol notes; dry bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4027) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Clear, intense medium orange-amber beer. Filmy head. Nice citrusy malt aroma -- gel-like. Woody bitterness up front some vegetal notes, lightly sweet and toasty. Lingering bitter finish. Light but starchy-feeling body. Some off notes in the finish. Nice malting, generally. On tap, Baby Proof, upstairs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Ruddy brown pour. Aroma and flavor both have great toasty rye character. Really quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enwiebe (98) - - APR 17, 2014
3/17/14. Draft at Mateos. Pours with a nice two finger head. Wonderful hop nose with piney notes. As expected, nice thick mouthfeel with deep complex malts and hop profile. Finishes strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottled 8/21/13. Poured 3/21/13... yeah, thatís kinda old for my liking. $2.19 single bottle poured into a shaker pint. Appearance: Aggressive pour gave a "frothy" (mm.. lovely word) white/sandy colored head. Very slight haze. Copper color. Smell: Spicy hops and rye, but mostly rye. Maybe a little bit of caramel malt, but the rye dominates. Taste/feel: Hm. Gotta assume itís past its prime by a decent bit. Nice body with a slight carbonation. A slightly spicy sweet rye flavor. Then a caramel malt aftertaste. Somethingís weird/off about this beer though. Maybe itís the sweetness Iím getting? Itís a bit artificial or something. For some reason, a bit watery. Itís hard for me to explain. Itís definitely not bad, but it seems... light. 8% ABV isnít there in any way, so thatís a good plus. The rye profile is nice, but itís not completely coming together for me. Iíd try this again on draft or in a fresher bottle maybe, but Iím not all that impressed with this beer as it is now.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3954) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours a soft and clean golden amber with one finger of sudsy tan head. Nose shows woody hops and soft break malt with earthy notes and some citrusy character. Flavor is fine, kind of nondescript. Doesnít really fit into any style I know of. I get a moderate to heavy bitterness. Fine on the flavor, woody hop character and piney bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
[Tap] Pours a bright amber color with a half inch worth a creamy head. Grainy aroma includes some biscuit and rye bread. Taste is spicy and without too much bitterness. Toffee and rye bread round it out. I love the spicy rye here, since most rye beers are way to hop forward to appreciate the rye undertones. Solid beer. Tasting notes from 2/2014.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is a mix of spicy an earthy rye along a little caramel and crystal malts. Some light citrusy hops. The flavor is just lightly spicy from the rye, itís actually a bit thin and weak with a bit of grainy malt. Rather short and husky finish. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, not the biggest fan of this one. A little too thin and weak.


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