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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear copper color. There isnít much head - not even a fingerís worth of white-shaded head - but whatís there tries its best to retain well. Some lacing is left behind. S: A good amount of rye malt on the nose, with just a kiss of sugar cookie sweetness. An herbal touch of hop bitterness blends beautifully with the rye aroma. Perhaps too well, though: itís a bit one note aromatically. T: This has a nice rye-forward nature. A pleasant spiciness opens the flavor profile nicely, with the earthier rye tones closing it well. All of this is accentuated by subtle hopping that provides a good flavor with low bitterness. Some of the fruity sweetness in the middle goes away once it warms up. This is exactly what I expected it to be, and thatís a good thing. M: Most rye beers seem to prick the tongue slightly, but this does a good job of retaining a smooth texture, partly thanks to restrained (if not low) carbonation. The finish isnít really that dry, so itís not amazingly drinkable. Itís not suffocatingly sweet either, so itís not hard to drink, either. Basically, itís about as drinkable as youíd expect a good 8.1% brew to be. O: If the whole modus operandi was to showcase the rye flavors first and foremost, Iíd definitely say they succeeded. While not the most complex, itís definitely a very good rye ale, and one where I wouldnít have regretted picking up a 6-pack of this.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (987) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2015
On tap at WOB. pours brownish red with a strong boozy aroma. Flavor is sharp bitter and grainy, finished surprisingly clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (333) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
12oz bottle poured into tulip glass. The 2X Rye pours a mostly clear copper with a one finger champaign like head that lasts about 30 seconds. The aroma is rye, caramel, floral and pine hops and bread. The flavor is floral and pine hops initially with rye and caramel as well. Overall this is a nice brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
umich03jm (2234) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a small rocky head that fades to a nice ring and leaves great webbing. Aroma is sugary caramel malt, rye, herbal hops, and citrus juice. Tastes weird. Very sugary, lots of rye bread, lots of herbal hops. Not a combo I enjoy very much. Not my thing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (546) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Good. Rye beers take some getting used to for me. This one grew on me quickly. like it

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pailhead (5210) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle: The aroma moderate caramel, light-moderate rye, aged citrus hops, and faint herbal notes. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thick soapy ring. There are some thin sticky rings of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy caramel and lighter toffee. The finish has aged citrus hops, light-moderate rye, and some light earthy/herbal. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, the more of these I try, the more it becomes obvious that barring a ton of hops, I just donít dig rye beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (925) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Hazy amber with a thin egg-shell head that disappears immediately, even though effervescence is visible. Aroma is orange, grapefruit, rosemary, flowers, some light yet rich earthy notes. Body is syrupy, moderate heaviness with light carbonation that dusts the palate. Flavor is a touch of dark caramel, grapenuts, touch of sap, green tea, and a bitterness with an almost salty sensation in the finish. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
fattybladdy (626) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle, medium copper appearance. Rye and bready malt in aroma. Taste is big on rye, with bready malt and grapefruit.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (290) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Pours a reddy Amber just slightly hazy but mostly clear. Wonderfully malty with a little spice. Just a solid Christmas beer loved it

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33066) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity, toasted malty to breadish. Bitter, pine and light grapefruity hoppy. Bitter and crisp hoppy into the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1632) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Sweeter, rye-dominant IPA. Spicy, a bit citrusy, a touch of caramel malts. Pretty solid and exactly what the label would lead you to believe.


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