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Vintage Square Pig
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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How do you fit a square peg into a round hole? Our hop-heavy golden rye ale thumbs its piggy nose at the style guidelines. It boasts a lavish Pacific Northwest hop bouquet of nectarine, grapefruit and wood, and a lopsided bitterness accented by spicy rustic rye malts. Dry, crisp and unabashededly hoppy, who wouldn’t love a Square Pig?


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9115) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Tap @ Vintage with nuplastikk. Pours a golden orange appearance with an off white head. A bit floral, spicy, grapefriuty citrusy aroma. A bit dank, piney hoppy, moderately fruity citrus hoppy, lightly toasted malty, earthy flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a hazy bronze color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and biscuit malt. Light to medium body with flavors of spiced hops, citrus and grainy malt. The finish is mildly spicy rye and citrusy hops. Decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Not super hopy but very pleasant aromatics of tropical and citrus. Flavor follows with a bit extra maltiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6421) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3oz on tap at the brewpub. Listed on the menu as a "hop-heavy golden rye ale", listed as 5.2$ ABV, 52 IBU. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head Leaves good thicker splotches of lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly soft. Light slick texture, light dry finish. Bready malt aroma, good light spicy tingly rye aroma, and some grapefruit fruitiness. Moderate sweet taste, moderate bitter. Light dry finish. Solid golden rye ale. Pretty solid stuff. I dig it.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5748) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Bright yellow, fizzy and hazy. This drinks with a sharp and citric character with a bit of a gristy feel, the rye definitely take a front seat. (#5127, 7/3/2013)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Madison, WI). Stop in for lunch on the way home from Decorah. Pours a nice orange golden hue, nice haziness, brighter yet dulled glowing edges. A frothy whitish head dies to a firm layer, laces ok. A thicker ring. Aromas are firmly hoppy, fresh lemon and floral hops, medium bitterness with gentle grapefruit, gumball, and mellow tropical fruit. A bit of rye, bread, and pale malts give some sweetness, but a firmly hopped nose is what I get. Initial is lighter end of the fold, firm bitter hopping shows grapefruit rind and jjuice, florals, and medium bitterness. Dry, florals, and earthy bitter hops strike up front. Some tangerine, more grapefruit juice and rind as we round the corner. Mellow rye and bready malts stay behind. A firm and flavorful hoppin offers a good dose of fresh grapefruit and florals. Firm bitterness, touch cereal and mellow fruity elements work well. Fresh and quite drinkable, dry and bitter with some good flavors. Tasty one here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Tap at Vintage. Golden hop-heavy rye ale. Unfiltered, hazy golden tan. Steady creamy white head. Astringent citrus rind dryness coupled with sweet Rye tones. Fresh and quite enjoyable. Well balanced, comes together well. Coop and crisp, mild tropical tones. A bit sugary at times with the rye, I’d love to taste this beer without the rye addition. The hops carry this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On tap at Vintage Brewpub. Golden yellow with at thin white head. Aroma is dank with pine, rye, noble hops and a touch of bready malt. Taste of rye, noble hops, mild woodsy notes, faint citrus and finishes with moderate bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3384) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Pour at the brew pub. You know a Rye IPA always gets my attention. Pours a nice golden color with an offwhite head. Aroma of nice, citrus hops, with touches of spicy rye. Lots of grapefruit and peach, slight woody and bready notes. Flavor is spicy, bitter, with lots of hop bitterness and nice meaty umami notes. Somewhat salty, medium bodied. Finishes bitter. This is a nice Rye IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2985) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap at the brewpub (Madison)
This is an excellent mid-level IPA that brings a Wisconsin touch to the West Coast IPA approach. Drinkable with a nice finish that does not crush the palate it is one example of why I keep coming back to this place every year.

Aroma / Appearance - A cloudy golden base is hazy with a light film of white powder for decoration. Hints of carbonation are present. Mango, rye, and fresh citrus create this bright aroma that sticks in the air without being unbalanced or over the top.

Flavor / Palate - The bitterness is immediate from the second the first drop hits the tongue. Oak, citrus, and grapefruit appear soon after. The transitional rye flavor sweeps the excellent balance into the robust finish. With everything that is going on it is hard to pin this down exactly but whatever you call it the outcome is great.


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