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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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 Malts 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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1874) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2015
A decent rye, nothing to write home about. Pours a nice red with a white head. Smells of rye and grapefruit. Taste is mostly rye, with a bit of orange. Had on tap at the brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (2365) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2015
16 oz. can, consumed on 10-24-15. Pours a clear (although with haze in the final pour), dark amber with a large amount of thick, creamy, uneven, taupe head. Produces good, long-lasting, thick lacing. Has a leather-like appearance. Very good looking beer. Powerful, herbal, gym bag aroma from the hops (in a good way). Scents of blueberry, pine, weed, lemon rind, and dirt. Fresh smell. Flavor matches the aroma but more subdued. Cracker, soft pretzel, and rye bread flavors from the malt. Rye earthiness in the taste: Dirt, rocks, mud. Mint (think mint toothpaste). Dry, lightly spicy, ryed finish and aftertaste. In the aroma, the hops are first and foremost. In the flavor, the rye malt dominates. Ive noticed that North Carolina brewers love their West Coast IPAs, but this one adds an Appalachian earthiness that combines with the West Coast pine and weed that make this beer fit the Asheville stereotype well. Medium body. Soft in the palate. I think a crisper, sharper palate would have better suited the flavors of this beer, but I cant complain about the palate in its own right. Overall, a good, likable, and even memorable although not special beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kathouse (1736) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Deep Amber and a cream colored foam. Rye in this beer is very aggressive. Spice is overpowering and throws off balance. Not a favorite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4756) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Dark brown appearance. Smells nice, juicy citrus hop presence, oatmeal, rye and honey. high bitterness, dense and oily with some sugary finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2015
In the can @ home, thanks to jcnielsen for sending! Pours a touch hazy, burnt orange appearance with a big cream colored head. The aroma is herbal, spicy, has some grapefruit and some dankness. A little bit of candy and tropical fruit in the nose. Medium body. Fairly low sweetness. Moderately low bitterness. Quite spicy from the rye and hops. Dank and peppery. Clean and easy to drink. Solid brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12233) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Sample at the taproom. Clear copper-gold color with a medium off-white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Piney hops, citrus and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, citrus and rye malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a piney hops and rye aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13891) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Tap. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus and rye aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy rye and herbal hop flavor with a medium rye bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (5322) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2016 Pours clear golden with a thin ivory head. Malty aroma has a hoppy overtone. Flavor is hoppy and malty with a hint of rye, not much else. Mouthfeel has average body and fizz. Go ahead, harvest one on a hot day. Trying again from a can that I brought from Asheville. Aroma has more rye to it, and as much resiny hops. It pours dark, hazy copper with a thick and frothy buff head. Maybe they revised the formula, or the process, or both?Flavor presents hoppy and lively rye notes, better than last time. Glad I decided to give it a second chance! Mouthfeel still has average body, but fizz is better and finish delivers plenty of bready rye. Take another swing at it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4652) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Clean copper orange pour with one finger of tan head. Resinous and juicy nose with a grainy spice and bready note. Resinous and spicy in the mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (22434) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Draft at the source. Clear deep golden amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of dusty and lightly spiced pine. Taste is earth pine resin, rye bread. Very tasty.


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