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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This easy-drinking India pale ale is made up of just two malts and two hop varieties. Nearly 45% of the mash is made up of malted rye, in addition to imported German pilsner malt. Rye is a somewhat unusual brewing grain in today’s American beer culture, but has been used for centuries in Northern European brewing tradition. It has a slightly sweet, faintly nutty flavor, which is quite pleasant, but may be hard to discern amongst the intense hop flavor of this beer. Hop varieties utilized in this beer are English First Gold and U.S. Glacier in the kettle and in extensive dry-hopping. Easy Rider is a pale golden color, with a bit of haziness caused by the rye, much like the haze in a wheat beer. Crisp, clean, dry, refreshing, and VERY hoppy, with a nice sweet malty backbone to keep it all together.

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3.8
Ungstrup (38587) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2015
Draft. An amber beer with beige head. The aroma has notes of rye, caramel, barley, and citrusy fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of rye, barley, caramel, citrus fruis, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

3.7
SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
tap at CBC. spelled easy ryder where they are @. aroma of juicy orange and tangerine hops with a pleasant resiny bitterness. clean slightly rye spiced melon malt backing. nice balance. easy drinking. dry enough. good.

3.6
theisti (4221) - Kansas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Shaker pint cask pour at the brewpub in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Pour is hazed orange golden with a small off white head. Aroma is resin, soft muted citrus and mineral earthy maltiness. Nice expressive nose. Taste is softly bitter resin, followed close behind with the malty sweetness and light crystal malt. Finish is dry and bitter. Palate is medium, soft fine carbonation from the cask, clean finish. Nice one.

3.5
Lubiere (14182) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2009
A nice dark golden IPA with a thin off white head. Aroma of fragrant c-hops, honey and grapefruits, some orange pulp, nice and surprising. In mouth, a good intense hops with light funk, a bit of mentol. A good IPA, doem with originality. On tap at brewpub, July 1, 2009

3.7
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Hazy appearance provided by the unfiltered process, it has a light to medium amber body with creamy, off-white head with superb lacing. Aroma is well balanced, with equal notes of subtle hops and roasted malts. Initial taste is moderately bitter which carries right through to the finish with an average duration. Medium weight on the mouth, it has a creamy texture with soft carbonation.

Reviewed on January 20th, 2007.

3.6
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2006
@ brewpub. Good nose, sweet. Citrus Tangerine, orange. Toffee/honey. Hazy reddish orange color, small head with good lacing. Bittersweet flavor, like aroma, but grapefruit comes to the forefront with other citrus following. Malt is sweet and I got a little almond nut in there. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitterdry finish. Tasty. I had this before the barleywine night at Cambridge Brewing.

2.7
ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2005
On draught Feb 2005 at CBC. Deep pale-golden body, light yellow, oxidized copper tones and a big white head. Hmm, smells hoppy, leafy and very bitter. Upon first sip, all notions of this being an "easy drinking india pale ale" go out the window. This is brutally bitter and unbalanced by the hops. Intense biting bitterness with more resulting dryness from the rye. Whew, this needs a huge dose of malt. Unfortunately, all it gets is some sugary pils malt. Sweet honey cream and butter notes. The huge contrast of the sweet honey pils malt flavor to the intensely dry and bitter hops does not seem to work, not for me at least. Perhaps that’s why most brewers use caramel and base malts and not pils. Not saying they have to do like everyone else, but I’m just not a fan of this mix. Almost lightly sour/metallic on the finish. Unripe limes and lemons combine, as well, on the finish. Good body on it at least. . .

3.2
tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2005
Mild orange-citrus, herbal hop nose. Opaque orange-tan with decent off-white head that recedes to ring. Strong grapefruit-lemon-citrus hop flavour. Fair bitterness. Toasty, biscuity malt flavour peaks out from underneath. Engaging carbonation. Medium body. Sampled at the Extreme Beer Festival 2005.

3.9
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2005
XBF05: Cloudy orange with an average white head, heavy perfumy spicy orange aroma, full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a soft ending

3.6
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
Draft, EBF: Orange hue, light sticky white head. Caramelic malt a plenty blends with bold hops boasting a vegetal profile. Luckily for maltheads, a gentle toastiness is part of the game and balances this out nicely. In mouth though, the hops grow in apparent strength and develop a strong oiliness that morphs into a powerful bitterness, salty and spicy. Beautiful palate though, creamy body, mellow carbonation. Good IPA.


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