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The Civil Life Rye Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (5328) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Sample at Waldo Hopfest 2016. Comes a mostly clear reddish brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is malt, rye, caramel, and some citrus. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Tap at brewery Pours mild amber hue with a small soapy white head and great lacing. Flavors are bright citrus and herbal hops big rye dryness. Nice little session pale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1606) - Nevada, USA - APR 11, 2016
Cloudy brown with a thick coarse head. Rye is very pronounced in the aroma. Good balance of bitterness and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (1033) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2016
I had this at Global Brew. Pours Amber with a white head. Taste lightly spices, caramel, citrus. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (2003) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2015
On tap. Served a nice reddish Amber color with a nice foamy head. Aroma of grains, rye and malt sweetness. Taste of rye and malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth with a nice malty feel. Enjoyable beer that is good for a few.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6042) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2015
On draft at Spacebar. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Grainy nose. Flavors of toast and dank grass. Very bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1992) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Chestnut brown pour with two finger frothy head. Cereal grainy aroma. Man, this is grainy. Tons of sweet rye, lots of piney and earthy hops. Moderate bitterness. Thick on the tongue. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ContemplateBeer (1989) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2015
12 oz. pour at Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar. Aroma: Light to moderate rye; nice English malt nuttiness and a hint of citrus. Appearance: Mostly clear and still copper pour with a handsome tan cap. Flavor: Rye driven, but not rye dominated; nuttiness comes in a bit more mid-game, and finishes with a squeeze of bitter orange. Palate: Light body, creamy texture, very soft carbonation, lightly bitter finish. Overall: Excellent RPA; really a nice integrated feel to this beer; a shame I was only able to try one beer from this brewer on this trip.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerdedDave (1321) - Beckley, USA - JUN 2, 2015
on tap at Burgers, Taps, and Shakes in Washington DC; deep amber color; floral hop and rye malt aroma; very bready, rye flavor with bitter, floral hops and pine and citrus notes

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2947) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2015 Casked at evening star. Red brown pour. Chewy malt and clean rye. Very pleasant overall.


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