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The Resident Spike’s Red Rye Ale
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Brewed by Independent Breweries NZ (Boundary Road)
Style: Specialty Grain
Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A smooth red ale infused with Nelson-grown hops and some good old fashioned rye, giving it nutty and spicy notes. Very popular Stateside, it’s right up there with baseball and Tom Selleck’s moustache.


BeerGeekconz's rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerGeekconz (22) - Auckland, - JAN 8, 2013
Pours copper with a short lived head and some lacing. Aroma is malt, rye and a decent punch of citric hops. Flavour is mellow malt and rye grist wit some spice from the rye and a dry minerally character. Body is quite thin. Finish is dry and bittersweet. A nice beer for the price.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
330ml bottle consumed in Christchurch NZ. Pours an attractive red-amber color with a decent cone-colored head. Excellent clarity. Aroma: an enticing smell of sweet varamel malts and some medium roast grains. The hops, which come out clearly upon tasting, are largely hidden in the aroma. Flavor: A finely crafted mix of a sweet malty ale with a zesty touch of spicy rye and enough NZ hops to lend a mildly bitter herbal hop presence. O: complex and flavorful but easy drinking. Recommended. Goes well with spicy Thai food.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pictish (10) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
Reddy amber colour with a thin head. Aroma is fruity hop with bitter taste. Consistency is a bit thin but I do like to drink this ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle at Endo’s house, 25/05/13, thanks to DW. Clear reddish amber with a thin off white head. Nose is caramel, sugars, light spice, rye. Taste comprises toasted malt, rye, biscuit, toffee, sugars. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish with a little bitterness. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DylansDad (316) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 11, 2013
Good hoppy bitterness, which returns as a grapefriut/marmalade finish. Maybe it’s the style, but I’d prefer a bit more fat around the middle of this one. Nice, though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29802) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2012
Bottled. A brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel, bread, citrus fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, bread, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
brew_man (1) - - DEC 24, 2012 does not count
For the price ($14 a six pack) packs plenty of flavor , i like the amount of rye as not over powering. bitter is nice quite balanced overall if not a huge amount of aroma but it is there.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012
Abmbere red in colour with big white head. Fruity hop aroma. Grassy hop flavour with nutty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1788) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2012
This review may just be a touch biased as there’s a warm Westerly wafting through the window, I have a ham and three mustard sandwich with mayo and a glass of this beer. In terms of a time and place, lunchtime in this setting will take some beating. This beer is a gorgeous red amber with a skin of off-white head with a greenish tinge. Aromas of resinous hops, cracked amber malt, poached apricots and a dusting of nutmeg. Flavours of dehydrated papaya and apricot, grassy herbaceous malt and even a peppery note along with excellent puckering bitterness. A lengthy fruit finish that has really hit the spot. Pecans? Anyway, this is a winner in my book.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (721) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2012
Of all the Spike’s range this to me is the most drinkable of the range. More balanced and not as bitter as the other two. No doubt it will also be the worst seller as we can’t comprehend "Red Rye Ale" as a style.


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