Vintage Square Pig
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Draft at the source. Hazy yellow color. Aroma of light citrus. Taste is bitter lemon and pineapple. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10145) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9812) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (9728) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Not super hopy but very pleasant aromatics of tropical and citrus. Flavor follows with a bit extra maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8868) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (8568) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice citrus note with a touch of pine and a rye backbone. Flavor a nice earthy citrus and light pine combination with rye and light grain combination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6428) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5168) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (4333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Orange with foamy head. Nice floral aroma. Citrus and peaches. Really tasty. This was poured from a keg at vintage brewing in Madison, WI.

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