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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
There is no doubt variety is the spice of life and we love going off in all kinds of directions looking for new flavors. Like all travel though at some point your heart turns back toward home. Home, robust American ales. This route travels along a path of piney American hops, Simcoe, Cluster, and Horizon their natural course coaxed toward spicy by a touch of rye. Drink Red Rye Returning because home is where the hops is.

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3.8
ben4321 (6773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2017
Draft at Beer Culture.
Reddish-amber, beige head, lots of lacing. Bitter earth. Bready spice. Drinks clean, fairly dry. Pretty good stuff.

3.6
ganache (6071) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2017
Pint can from WW. Pour dulled copper-brown with ruby highlights and a dense beige head, some good lace. Sweet nose with red berry and rye, splash of citrus. Taste Medium-sweet with light-medium bitterness, rye berries, resin and grit, wood, low but firm chocolate and toffee, finishes more like a trail mix brown ale with some stout character. Medium body not too carbonated but not smooth either, lightly tart, good above-average malt substance but doesn't weigh on the tongue. Clean and professional, mild alcohol but I have to look for it. Some nice roast and scorch in the finish, never too sweet, good balance and honestly one of the better Carton beers I've had (which are almost always overrated). Still don't think I'd buy it again. [2017.10.30: 3.6]

4.3
NJBarstool (38) - Rockaway, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2017
Smells like a cross between an Oktoberfest lager and a classic earthy east coast IPA. Caramel and pine resin a plenty. The pour is somewhat clear medium brown with blood red sneaking through in the light. The head is a soda/ macro-brew, soapy foam. Larger bubbles, less opaque, pale and certainly not creamy. Don't expect any lacing. The taste is quite refreshing. It's a little sweet, a little dry, and a little bitter, with a pleasant rye aftertaste. This is not the boldest beer Carton produces, but it may be their best balanced. A great and drinkable beer, that tastes like a beer!

3.3
Leafs93 (2343) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2017
Canned version which list sABV at 5.3%. Pours copper red with a slightly off white head. Aroma is rye, spice, citrus and caramel. Taste is acidic tartness and sweet. Medium bodied with a crisp finish.

3.9
gripweed57 (2921) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Growler from Super Buy-Rite in Monroe, NJ. Pours a deep copper color topped by a small creamy beige head. Toasted malt nose touches on earthy rye and faint caramel. First sip is tangy, nutty toasted malt with light bitter notes. Tastes like taking a walk in the woods in the fall as the leaves are starting to drop and the pine needles are drying out. Warming alcohol in midtaste. Spicy hop finish is appreciated. Toasty, piney, woody and definitely Cartonic.

3.5
jflopsu (1842) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2017
Pours a dark amber with light head. A caramel and malt aroma. A caramel malt, fruit, rye, and grain taste. A lingering grain and rye aftertaste.

3.8
dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2017
growler from Canal’s West Deptford, NJ. Pours a nice reddish hue with lots of sticky lacing. Spicy floral aroma. Mouthfeel is actually kind of light. Taste is pine hops with spicy rye. Rye is fairly mild but there’s no mistaking it. Solid beer, but not mind blowing. I’m a fan of rye beers and this did not disappoint at all. I’d buy a few cans of it if it were reasonably priced.

3.6
trapped (3672) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 21, 2017
Draught @ Shannon Rose. Slightly cloudy reddish amber with small foamy beige head, faint floral aroma, medium carbonation, bitter taste on smooth caramel-rye base, thin body, long bitter caramel finish. Quite smooth and tasty.

3.5
NikkTwist (3370) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2017 Draft at Khyber Pass. Cloudy deep amber pour with off-white foam. Fairly malty IPA with complex hops and dark citrus flavors. Blood oranges. Tangelos. Caramel dipped pine needles. Sweetish but well balanced. Some peppery spice on the end.

4
DocLock (11112) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2016
Draft at Whole Foods PM. Poured hazy ruby-orangy with off-white head. Nose was resiny hops, caramel malt, vinous fruit. Tasted very resiny, with pronounced citrus fruity notes, pine, and a smooth and intense finishing flavor.


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