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RATINGS: 1054   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
We Consider this an extreme version of an American Pale Ale. It has a very up front floral and citrus aroma from a late cascade addition and dry hopping with Amarillo. This beer also has a big malt background to balance the bitterness of the hops. The rye malt cleans up your palette after you swallow so the hop flavor does not stick in your mouth too long.
Now available in bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Clear, magnifying gold with saliva spackle for the head. Honey, whole wheat and pumpernickel dinner rolls drive the nose with cookie batter and a hint of spicy floral ness in pursuit. Dry, bitter tone. Liquid thirst salivater. Rye is pronounced in the form of salted pretzel rolls. Dry scratch with a staunch citric element but never sears. Papaya and starfruit provide most of the citrus flavoring with a formidable cascade presence, and caramel malt is only on hand to support from a distance. Briskly glides along the palate. A refreshing session ale that lets the rye shine. Thanks CaptainCougar!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2010 Pours a cloudy golden color with a small ring of white lace. Good aroma of rye and floral hops. Interesting flavor of rye and floral, resinous hops. The body is medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2006 The Lure:
Grainy rye girth forms an alluring biscuity maltiness. Softly integrated perfumes give expectations that this is well-made.

The Festivities:
A cushiony feel is created by biscuity rye pillows. Bitter and spicy hops delicately announce their presence. A beautifully crafted, mellow pale ale.

Laying back, a Sunday afternoon in spring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Draught. Copper-colored, medium white head. Hops and grain in aroma, slight citrus. Flavor is moderately hopped, and a bit malty. very decent flavor. Mild hop aftertaste, and I like the effect of rye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
Gently honeyed cookie maltiness leaves the necessary room for the toasty rye flavours to deploy. The pour is golden, hazy and forming a generous white foam. Light-medium bodied, excellent balance, not very complex, but appeasingly bready, gently hoppy and crafty. I could drink a lot of that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Aroma is not unlike lemon grass with a hint of rye and hops. Nice golden color with a thin head. Citrus flavor with plenty of hops and a dry finish. Not bad but the taste is a bit too lemony citrus for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Gold color white head well laced. Crisp hop aroma some weak carmel like a mile IPA. Well carbonated and coated palate. Flavor is a grassy hop fairly dry.. pretty plain. Like a boring IPA. sampled at GABF.. rerated bottled... smells much nicer more hop fresh sweeter. up to 8... flavor is a little plain but fresh up to 7 ovrl bumped

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 Pours a dark golden with orangish hues. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, citrus, and resinous hops. Taste is grassy, slightly bready/grainy, with spicy and sweet citric hops. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. This is improved recently, I raised my rating from 3.4 to 4.0. Well balanced with plenty of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Sampled from bottle, gift from Staley. Pours a copper orange with a sudsy, off-white head. Nice lacing adorns the glass. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit. Nicely bitter with an ejoyable piney, citrus hops flavor addition. The hops overpower the rye, so if you are drinking this for the rye character, you’ll miss out. Medium-bodied, moderately carbonated and zesty. A good, hoppy APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2005
My first time down to Atlanta, I was lucky enough to try this is both bottles and on tap. Apparently if you order a beer at a bar in Atlanta without specifying draught or bottled, they automatically will give you the bottled stuff.

The Bottled: Didn’t give me a glass so cannot comment on color or head. Difficult to smell the true aroma. It had a nice palate and was quite refreshing. Tasted the hops and malt but nothing really too interesting. It didn’t really stand out to me.

On Tap: Pours a nice caramel color with a quickly dissapating head with a slight lacing on top. You really taste the fresh malt and hops in this one. The rye flavors also really pulled through without being too overwhelming. Slightly dry fragrantly hoppy finish. Nice sweet fresh aroma and the beer is also nicely balanced.

This ended up being my favorite local beer during my trip. Make sure you get it on tap. The bottled version does not do it justice.

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