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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1786) - - MAY 17, 2014
Transfer from BA - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance - A very dark red color,almost brown. A off white head formed in pouring and faded fast giving way to some nice lacing. Smell - Hops hit you up front. Citrus and pine really take hold. Can pick up a faint hint of caramel, but the hops really dominate. Taste - Sweetness of caramel and malty bread like flavor hit the mouth right when the beer meets the tongue. This is quickly overshadowed (but in a pleasant way) by the hoppiness of the beer. The citrus hop flavor stands out, but a bit of the pine works in with the citrus. Very tasty. Mouthfeel - I would say just about a perfect level of carbonation and a nice smooth body. This is one beer that is both easy and enjoyable to drink. Overall - One of the best ryes I have ever had, and high on my overall list.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3520) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Big rye aroma in the nose along with some light hops. Flavor is a lot of rye with just a mild hop presence.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a slight brown head. Nice spicy rye/ hop nose. The flavor was an interestingly earthy, rye, spicy, dark fruit adventure. The hops only just come through in the beginning a bit. The rye presence if huge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dpjuart (1078) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
Pours brown red with white head out of bottle from brewpub. Butterscotch and grainy nose with some fruity hops. A bit sweeter than expected for a rye, but the rye bread presence is there, along with some brown sugar and mild hop flavor, mild bitter. Pretty tasty, but not at all what expected.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle from Otto’s. Pours chill hazy dark straw, looking ruddy medium brown through direct light, and a finger of uniform, creamy off-white head. Nose is heavy rye malt, caraway seed, brown sugar. The flavor is assertively, awesomely, and singularly rye, a lovely rye that permeates the palate and the senses. Some earthy and caraway seeds creep in at mid-palate, and late hops, but the rye rules here, and the rye rewards are ruthlessly refreshing, Ralphie.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2207) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Aroma: Grainy Malts, Rye Appearance: Dark Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Rye, Grainy Malts Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (533) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
DATE TASTED: October 18, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Howard’s Pub pint... OCCASION: another booty of beer for beating Ryan in fantasy baseball--prosit, friend!... APPEARANCE: medium-dark brown body that cascades upward thoroughly; head is almost as white as Santa’s beard-- thick and frothy with thick lacing... AROMA: bright rye scent reminiscent of vanilla and clove; some cinnamon and cookie dough as well; nicely complex..PALATE: full-bodied, big in the mouth and substantial in its aftertaste; nicely balanced...TASTE: an ale that retreats at its impact; actively citric at the throat but easy-drinking with a doughy exhale...OVERALL: a slap of something heavier hits at the glass’s bottom; a winner in the sense that most pales occupy the same space on the tongue, while this beer--and Otto’s is a great place to enjoy beer, BTW--engages in a slightly nuanced way with some extra ABV to boot...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5825) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle during a Jackie O’s bottle share (notes). Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma is spicy rye malts, crisp citrus with a hint of tropical fruit and some sweet notes. The flavor definitely favor the spicy rye, some sweetness early with more bitterness setting in late. Lightly toasted, caramel and some citrus hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (821) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours amber with short lived white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, fruit jam and caramel malt. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy hops, ripe fruit, caramel malt and spices fill the mouth. Finish is long and slightly bitter. Tasty, nicely balanced brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbaker67 (23) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Poured a clear dark amber with a two finger white head.Smells like citrus and aromatic hops. A little caramel malt comes throughCitrus and a little earthy pine in the taste. Perfectly balanced. Slightly bitter aftertasteLots of carbonation in this beer and lots of flavor.


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