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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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We Cranked up a fermentation Tank for this Knobby Rye’d Ale. Geared up with 25% Rye Malt and Dry Hopped to the spokes with Mt. Hood and Centennial Hops.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4059) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2011
22 ounce thanks to Debi. Sweet malty and a bit orange. Orange body. Hops are there, but in that orange way.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4247) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2011
This is my 3000th rating! The rating comes on the wrong end of a back-to-back with Stone Anise Imperial Stout -- I hope the Sweetwater folks have done their homework. Fresh IPA aroma, which puts me in the mind of baby powder and pineapple. Good painted label on the bomber. Clear, bright gold beer with a thin, webby white head. Not bad. Overall, this gave me the impression of grapefruit zest. Clear, sweet gel flavors, not overly bitter, just a bit of rye twang. A little woody. Medium body. A good summer beer, drinkable. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2775) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bomber from Liquor Loft. Small white head with spotty lacing. Pleasent aroma of floral pine, citrus and light spice. Tastes are odd - not what I was expecting for some reason: yeast, rye, tropical fruit, earthy leaves and grain. Strong hop profile backing it all up. Finish is short and dry with little lingering spice. Nice light to medium texture. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (786) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2011
22 oz bomber pours a amber orange color with a small white head., Aromas of pine, grapefruit, and rye malt. Nicely balanced, medium body, very nice

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (369) - Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2011
This beer did not have the tang that I look for in rye beers. Decent hop character, but a little dry and in need of some more sweet malt presence. Not my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2090) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle shared w/ Amanda. Pours out an orange color with a white head on it. Smell is hoppy and has a good bit of rye in the nose. Pretty smooth drinking, slight bitterness but not too much. An easy to drink beer that really shouldn’t cost $6. Worth production in a sixer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlruthven (552) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours deep red-orange, slightly hazy with minimal white head. Nose is heavy on the rye malts, slight piny hops and grapefruit. Taste is slightly sweeter than I’d have expected; more big rye up front, cut by some nice caramel malts. Resiny, crisp mouthfeel, a bit nutty on the finish. Cool brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Aroma: spicy rye, slight sweetness, floral and spicy hops. Pours a slightly hazy golden, white head with average retention and spotty lacing. Flavor follows the nose; spicy rye and hops, some citrus, slight sweetness and resin. Medium body and carbonation. Solid brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
raradel (342) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Another great beer from Sweetwater! Balanced, hoppy with zero bitter because the light sweetness of the rye is done perfectly. I almost get a tangy, citrus after taste, maybe grapefruit, that is so subtle. Nothing is over powering in this beer, this is a solid one (should have bought more!) RAR

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Pours hazy golden copper with a about 1" white head - good lacing. Plenty of citrus zest and some floral notes here. Lt - med body. Smooth, clean palate some dryness. Rye flavor is definitely present. Good bit of bittering hoppiness - Orange zest. Some mal sweetness on the finish. A good, balanced brew, but didn’t really ezcite me.


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