RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This American pale ale was brewed with 20% malted rye in addition to barley for a complex spicy malt haracter. It is hopped exclusively with tomahawk for bittering, flavor and aroma.

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3.8
savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 15, 2011
On tap @ Goose Island Clybourn. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of zesty citrus, spicy rye and some toasty malt. Flavor is bitter up front with the malt and rye adding a balance. Medium body with average carbonation and a clean, crisp finish. Good Pale Ale, the rye adds a nice touch.

3.7
Nuffield (4195) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Golden with very rich clinging head. I mean, completely coating the sides of the glass. Wow. Bubblegum aroma seemed to come out when fresh-from-the-tap cold, but then more rye when it warmed. Very nice flavor, big IPA quality with the grapefruit, though clearly a good malt base. Also very smooth, but not pulling up limp. Very nice. (on tap at Clybourn location)

3.7
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Growler sample: didn’t get the best seal on this growler, so the head and body suffered a bit...dark bronzed body that screams hops into the nose: the aroma is almost palpable pine and fresh bark. Long lingering bitter flavour with lots of sap, caramel, and honey. Even with the big hop flavour and bitternes there was enough malt to make this one drinkable throughout the growler...

3.6
JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Tap at Clybourn: dark golden with nice thick head. Very hoppy nose with notes of pine and hay (as this warms the rye is in the nose as well). Body is very creamy and the malts are sweet and caramelly. Bitterness throughout, the end is especially hoppy. Very well balanced and hides the 6%+ very well.

3.6
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2006
On tap: I’m surprised to see this classified as an APA, although, considering the last ratings were from a year ago, the ’06 version may have an altered recipe. What this came across as, as the name "cleverly" implies when you read it as it was on the brewpub’s chalkboard, RyePA, is an IPA with the addition of rye for spiciness. Pouring a hazy copper/amber body, it has an off-white head that laces with arachnid webs. Nice sturdy PNW hop aroma over a base of caramel and peppery spicing. Tastes like that, too, with a prolonged, lingering, bitter finish that cheered this hophead. Whatever it is, it’s a darned fine drink.

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3.6
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2006
From an Old growler from Librarybrewer.No head to speak of isince it’s age has depleted what carbonation it had.Nice dark amber color.Aroma was light malt with some hints of rye and a decent showing of fruit.The flavor was actually not bad for being over 5 weeks old.Malty and rye taste with some nice hints of fruit as well as a nice citrusy side and a good hop showing in the back ground.I have to say that this is or was a good brew and a fresher sample would probably render a larger rating but,from what i can see sofar it still ranks up there pretty high despite it’s flat feel and appearance.If i can get a fresher sample i rerate this tastey brew.

3.6
MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Thanks to Ugsmash for sharing from a growler. cloudy off orange color w/ a nice white head and some decent lacing. Great hoppy aroma lots of tropical fruits very fruity... num num some sweet hop flowers as well and a good amount of oranges and carmel. Palate is fairly avg. flavor is surprisingly more bitter than i expected some pine and carmels some light tropical fruits. Pretty good stuff, could use a little more sweet.

3.6
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2007
growler via myself. i didn’t realize this is so well rated. definitely not worth $16 for a growler refill, where does GI get off? there really wasn’t any rye in the flavor it all. it was pretty hoppy all around, pretty IPAish with a bit of a lager taste as well. reasonably drinkable, but probably would have started to get kinda heavy after 3 pints of it. so not a session by any means. in retrospect i wish i’d paid more attention to the hops so i’d be able to identify tomahawk in the future. but instead i was at a party. oh well.

3.6
wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2007
On tap at Clybourn location. Coudy light color with small white head. Grassy aroma. Very hoppy, fairly bitter, lots of pine and citrus. A little too woody to be extremely drinkable, but overall excellent beer.

3.6
antzman (325) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Draft @GTMW. Pours a light amber with a full white head. The aroma is very hoppy, grassy. The flavor is full of hops, with just a touch of the malt coming through, but that is quickly covered up by the hoppy finish. Very well made.


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