SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2015
I’m starting to wonder where all the love for this brewery comes from, outside of sip of sunshine, i haven’t had a really good beer from them .. . soggy rye and old cereal .. very mild mouth and a bitter grungy aftertaste .. not very good .. . . you can order a birthday cake even if it’s no one’s birthday. they won’t know you ate the whole thing bytemesis (8970) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear red amber, large puffy beige head, long lasting but not really creamy, nice lacing. Aroma is quite rye forward, along with bread, pine, some citrus. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter, rye and pine forward once again, quite spicy and rich malty. Medium plus body. Interesting beer, but not really my wheelhouse. Too much body (which is not something I say often), and the hops add a lot of bitterness, but not a lot of aromatics or juicy character. Bacterial (3040) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2015
Hazy reddish pour with a slight head. Slight citrus and malty sweet nose. Nice hop character in the taste. Earthy, herbal, astringent, biscuit. Interesting. davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2015
22 oz bomber. April 2015 release. Pours a dark clear red with a finger of lazy off white foam. Nose is a lot of rye spice, floral hops, and some caramel. Taste is caramel with a nice rye kick. Floral and resinous hops in the background with a lingering bitterness. Not as dirty or harsh as other rye pales. One of the best ones I’ve had to style, but it’s not overly exciting. PhillyCraft (7714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle shared by Barry or Billy Dregs, pours golden shade with average head. Tasting like old man chair, rye, orange pine, and other super dry notes. A little sweet and ashy especially as it warmed. Thin bodied. Not their best work at Lawson’s which is commonplace these days,
tom10101 (6225) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
Tap @ Lawson’s Farmer Market. Hazy orange copper with a medium off-white head and some lacing. Nice mix of rye spiciness and hops, pine citrus, leafy notes and grains. Moderate sweetness, rye spiciness, pine, a good malt backbone and moderate bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Moderate rye spiciness finish. Moderately dry. Very good rye pale ale. Nice balance between hops and rye. Tasty. djd07 (15341) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Steven. Pours a cloudy orange with a small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong rye, cascade, simcoe. Medium mouthfeel with nice rye, rich malt, bitter finish, very nice. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Serving: Bottle. Dark tea-like color with a small off white head. Plenty of hops in the nose with citrus and rye. Light fruitiness on the palate with a touch of sweetness up front transitioning into a nice citrusy hop bite and finishing with spicy rye notes. Medium bodied with a lingering finish. Tasty brew. orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Thanks to FooFaa aka Dan for bringing this one to Ffej of July IX
Advocate_Ames (635) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2014
A - Pours copper orange with a nice one finger tall white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.
S - Smells of spicy rye, slightly dulled citric hops, pine, and biscuit malt. I can already tell this is going to be one chewy beer.
T - Starts off with a nice citric hop kick quickly giving way to a mix of chewy malt, spicy rye, and some pine tree. It isn’t as chewy as I was expecting, a welcome surprise. The finish is mostly chewy with a tiny bit of hop bitterness, lingering for some time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Chewy feel with plenty of it lingering through the finish.
O - I liked this one. I am not the biggest fan of overly chewy beers and I was afraid this one might go along those lines but I am glad it didn’t. Can’t wait to try some of the other Lawson’s offerings.
Pours with a sticky foam head and has a light reddish amber color to it. The aroma is rather hoppy of citrus and pine. There is also the blended scents of rye and semi sweet malts. The flavor is of sugar, crystal malts, in addition there is a defined rye flavor that adds a crisp and dry quality. The booze is mildly hidden by a grainy rye, bitter, and sweet taste. In the finish the bitterness lingers pleasantly. Overall this is a very interesting beverage with the pale ale and rye combination.