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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The harvest lingers on, the blade still sharp. Weathered and beaten through seasons of wear, the Scythe has our trust when the field grows high. The beacon of utility, our rye india pale ale touches across the vital tenets of beer balance not by muting flavors, but by elevating them. A European crystal malt backbone is lifted by the drying herbal pop of Riverbend Malt’s Wrens Abruzzi Rye. “C” hops provide a grapefruit finish that remains curtained by the powerful aroma of blueberry & fresh pineapple, thanks to an exclusive Mosaic dry-hopping. Finish your work, wipe your brow, and reap this delicious reward.

NOTE: All beers labeled as Scythe go under this name.

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marcus (10680) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Can shared by bhensonb. Pours amber with a thick beige head and a fruity rye aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a bitter earthy finish. Nicely constructed.

3.5
onceblind (10589) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Clear deep amber under a foamy sticky ivory head. Grainy doughy and earthy bitter nose with a bright leafy hop background. Big rye and leafy hoppy resiny flavor that’s got a load of earthy and leafy American hop bitterness with a stern rye spicy touch and a bready background. Just kinda okay. Definitely not bad, it’s full and flavorful but it’s just a bit forgettable and not up my alley.

3.9
thepatrickman (1502) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Can from Michael (misterburd); cheers, buddy! This is exactly what I want in my Rye IPAs -- it’s spicey, bitter, and with a great balance between the earthiness from the malts and a pine flavor from the hops.

2.3
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $? ][ Schnapps snifter ][ 03.25.16 ]
hazy orange-amber, thin oily cap with ample lacing. Light cotton candy with faintly orange and resin nose. Thin oily coin palate, plenty of orange and resin mid palate before the short soapy end, more orange and sugar in full palate finish.

3.4
nimbleprop (8761) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2016
16oz can pours a dark orange with some clumpy, white head. Nose has malt, orange, mild pepper. Flavor is better, orange, malt, cracker, pepper, some soap. Dry finish. A bit muddled.

3.7
radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2016
From a 16oz can at the DC tasting on March 25, 2016. Poured a slightly golden orange color with a light off-white head. Aroma was lots of light spice notes. Flavor had some mild spicy hop notes, earthy notes. Citrus, tasty.

3.6
GenDV138 (7705) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Can shared at the DC Tasting on 3/25/2016. Thanks SlopeSurfer! Slightly hazy golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, citrus, light spice. Tastes of floral notes, citrus, spices, bitter notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.3
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Citrus and some peel. Amber pour with ok head and lacing. Bitter finish. Golden pour. Bottle shared at tasting.

3.7
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2016
16oz can. Hazy amber body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit rind, some tangerine/grapefruit. Light-medium body, light acidity.

4.1
kevinsenn (2289) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2016
Can from Bruisin’ Ales. Spicy resin and caramel aroma. Tasty citrus and resin taste with a spicy bitter finish. Very good.


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