The Civil Life Rye Pale Ale
     click to upload
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Share this beer with friends!
This isnít the littlest Pale Ale and it isnít the biggest Pale Ale but itís OUR Pale Ale and itís supported by a strong malt backbone. Familiar pale ale traits plus rich graininess, subtle spice and crisp mouthfeel from the rye, lots of caramel, black pepper, pine cones, and grapefruit zest with a well-rounded bittersweet finish. Pick it up and run with it, act like you stole it...as long as you paid for it we donít care. Best yet, our Rye Pale Ale won Gold at the Great American Beer Festival!

ABV: 4.6%
IBU: 50
COLOUR: clear deep amber with fluffy white foam and lace
BJCP STYLE: 6D. American Wheat or Rye Beer or 23. Specialty ®C American Pale Ale with Rye Malt, although more pronounced colour and flavour than normal
NOTABLE INGREDIENTS: English Golden Promise and Maris Otter pale malts, caramel malt, °÷20% malted and unmalted rye, American C-hops and yeast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3395) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Pour is a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is spicy rye with a nice grain. Flavor is all spicy rye with a minimal hoppy backbone. This is all about the rye with the hops thrown in there to spice things up a bit more. A solid tasting low alcohol beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1223) - Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Very bready. Lots of white lacing. Crusty. Bitter. Grapefruity hops. Strong pacific northwest feel to this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 21, 2014
A really nice,really smooth beer. Light orange with a frothy head. Mellow citrus, some dirt and trace amounts of honey. Tried with Jess in KC at the Alamo drafthouse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5334) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Copper pour with white head and lace. Aroma is rye malt with nice earthy hop notes. Flavor is medium malt with a good earthy bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2822) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draft at RBSG. From notes. Citrus and grassy hops with a strong biscuit backbone and prominent spicy rye. Another winner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18351) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy rye hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy rye hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2580) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Draft during RBSG 2014 Bus Tour at The Civil Life. Hazy caramel brown with off-white head. Aromas of rye, citrus fruit and peel. Tastes of rye, citrus, bitter hops. Medium body with a dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7778) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Taster on tap at the brewery during RBSG. Mostly clear orange amber color. Thin white head. Some loose bits of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly spicy rye grains, some citrus. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter. Decent rye pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3494) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2014
On draught at the brewery.
Pours a deep golden color with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is nicely herbal with some citrus like and leafy hops. The malt displays some nice marmalade character.

The flavor is lightly sweet & really nicely hoppy. Itís clean with a nice fruity character all around.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (9986) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Draft. Pours cloudy gold. White head. Nose/taste of rye, toasted malt, lemon and biscuit. Medium body.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50