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Surf County Line Rye Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed as an American Pale Ale with a twist, a healthy dose of rye adds a subtle spiciness and frothy white head while generous amounts of pleasantly spicy and floral American hops compliment the gentle rye character.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Sample at the taproom. Pours a slightly hazy copper-orange color with a medium foamy white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of floral hops, fruit and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of herbal hops, mildly spicy rye malt and fruit. The finish is mildly bitter with a rye and hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8329) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Fergus. It pours hazy orange-amber with a decent white head. The nose is prickly spice, stewed orange, juicy, tango, tangerine, earth and candy. The taste is bitter, spicy, rye bread, earth, toasty, wood, resin and some orange citrus with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Tasty and drinkable. Good stuff. Surprisingly good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (4734) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle share at Bruce’s birthday drinks craft beer co. Aroma is nice sweet sticky tropical fruit, passion fruit, pollen floral lemon. Little spicy rye note on the nose. Flavour is composed of tropical fruit, passion fruit mango, straw, slight biscuit and spicy rye. Tasting pretty fresh, palate is semi sticky, moderate carbonation. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13270) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle shared during Bruce’s birthday in London - big thanks to Fergus. Pours mostly clear, amber-gold with a frothy, off-white head. The aroma holds some pithy orange, rind, slight grainy bread. Light-medium sweet flavor with nice citrus fruit hop character, some further grains, mandating orange, pale bread, light pine. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Pretty nicely balanced on the finish, more orange, tangerine, pale bread, rind. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - JAN 31, 2015
Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a reddish amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head of the brew has a moderate level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave some streaks of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is of a somewhat sweeter aroma overall being a mix of some lighter fruits of apricot and peach as well as having a showing of some caramel. Along with these aromas comes a light toasted malt as well as a hint of rye and some hop of ca citrus and pine nature. Taste – The taste begins with a mix some of the sweeter fruits that were present in the nose. These tastes are mixed with a doughy and light rye taste upfront, which give it a nice smooth feel. The sweeter fades just a hint, but remains rather strong and is joined by some hop of a citrus nature toward the middle of the taste. These flavors take the taste to its end, where they are joined by a bit of pine and some caramel to leave a rather smooth and somewhat more sweet but balanced taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer on the slightly chewier side with a carbonation level that was on the more slightly higher side. For the mix of rye, fruit and lighter hop the chewiness was rather nice as it accentuated the lighter hop and rye rather nicely all while the carbonation was nice for the fruitier taste of the beer. Overall – This was a brew I rather enjoyed. While somewhat fruitier then I would have anticipated, it was balanced nicely by some hop and a doughy rye taste. A good one to give a go to.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9618) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Hazy orange color, medium to full sized white head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, hops, light to moderately orange peel. Taste malts, hops, orange peel again, overripe fruits, old hops maybe, average bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4515) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy orange colour with a medium to large off-white head. Smells hoppy, apricot, fruity, slightly pine. Tastes hops, fruity, slightly overripe fruits.. Nice beer. Medium body, nice carbo.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4157) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Bronze with a very clear appearance. Spicy and powerful but not to the point of being overpowering. The spices do not take just blend very well with the hops and other flavours. Seriously impressive.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9588) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner stabilen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig malzig, fruchtig, hopfig, Aprikosen. Geschmack sehr hopfig fruchtig, Aprikosen, Dörrobst, sehr malzig, gut!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6770) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a copper colour with a small head. Aroma of floral hops, grapefruit and some pine. Flavour of sweet malts, grapefruit, some gooseberries and grass. Medium bodied and soft mouthfeel. Refreshing.


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