The Civil Life Rye Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Tasted 10/29/11. Pint from the Brewpub. Pours filtered with a caramel brown hue. Bubbled, bone white head. Aromas of caramel and brown sugar. Medium bodied with a solid malt bill. Medium roasted and toasty malts. Mildly burnt with a tasty rye bitterness. Mildly tart and tangy. Tastes very fresh and crisp. The finish is sticky and cloying to offset the dry malt flavors. Subtle cinnamon and peppery note. Mild cola sweetness and faint hops. Solid drinker!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4878) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2015
Malty pale ale closer to the English tradition. Pours hazy amber with good head and lacing. Light bitter finish. A hint of citrus. Tap at scion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14694) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2015
Draft at Scion. Hazy golden color, white head. Aroma of toasted brown bread. Taste is lightly spiced fruit. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (1575) - Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2015
Tap - small foamy head, very dark Amber/brown color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, fair hop balance, mild rye spice, pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3417) - 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 (1239) - 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 (3251) - 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 (5342) - 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 (2823) - 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 (18639) - 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 (2734) - 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.

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