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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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This is a nicely balanced beer and at 72 IBU’s it has a nice mouthful of hops but they do not overpower the multiple layers of flavors. A perfect balance with a spicy rye backdrop, strands of caramel malt, floral and citrus hops & spicy rye flow through with a good dry bitterness. This is an unfiltered ale brewed with Rye malt (hence its reddish color, and its name). Cascade and Centennial hops were used for floral and citrus notes while Magnum hops were used for bittering. Enjoy!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (740) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
22oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Mild hops balanced well against the great malty flavors. A very mild and yet flavorful beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nike (965) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
draft, amber pour, white head. Aroma of hops, taste of hops and rye, nice combination. Hints of caramel malts, and citrus hops. Balanced brew, strong bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Pours cloudy, red-brown with a short, tan head. Bready, rye malt, aroma. Taste is lightly peppered rye, light fruits. Strong herbal bitter. Very solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7557) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle (courtesy of Ibrew2or3). Fruity rye malt aroma. Hazy copper with moderate head. Sweet apple/berry, rye malt, and lightly bitter herbal citrus peel flavor. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4320) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bomber. Red amber pour with an off white head. Musty malt, rye, earthy, sugar, stale fruit, and bitterness. I’m not liking it too much.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2221) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Poured at a good temperature with a massive, foamy, frothy, thick, slowly settling, cream-colored to light tan head and lots of lace. Color is a clear copper with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is an equal blend of malt and fresh hop. Flavor’s like nose, but much more complex - include a little roast, metallic, and medicine. Carbonic tang is very closely matched with hop bitter up front with the barest hint of sweet in the back. Body is good, ditto carbonation; although the bitterness is very close to clashing with the tang. Finish is like flavor; bitter is very long lived and twists into something not so pleasant. This brew is much better consumed without too much delay.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (628) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Toffee, toast, dark fruit, citrus aroma. Toasted/bread crust flavor; kind of sweet, and some raisin-y flavor. Centennial citrus hops. Maybe some really subtle roasted flavor (chocolate malt?).

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (998) - Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2013
My wife picked the rye out right away. I agree! Red and brown with a really nice foam. Lots of lacing. Aroma has caramel and toasted malt aromas, but a little tinny. Like the firm body, plenty of malt, and a fresh blend of rye spice. Finish has a good hop balance and more of that spice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Citrus hop notes on the nose. Has a bit of the rye on the tongue. The hops overpower them quite noticeably. Finishes clean. Not my favorite rye.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2593) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
7 June 2013, bottle. Copper/red, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is great! Maybe some rye malt, sugary bubble gum, resin notes, moderate alcohol. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Lots of resin, some faint sweet alcohol. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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