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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an amazingly full flavored Rye Ale featuring two types of Rye in the mash and dry hopped with Centennial and Cascade hops.  This ale features a ridiculously creamy mouthfeel and amazingly balanced hop and chocolate rye notes.

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3.8
Leighton (21551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Growler at RBwG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours clear brown with a fine, foamy white head. Nice piney hop nose, some ripe citrus. Medium sweet flavor, light dry pine, toasty bread, orange and grapefruit, hints of spicy rye. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, light piney resins, ripe orange and grapefruit. Really tasty stuff.

3.8
hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Growler... Blazer’s low-key O-Town Throwdown 2012… Pours clear, deep and dark with shimmers of burnt-orange and a mid-sized white head. The fragrant highlights here are darker chocolate malts and spicy rye malt. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. The flavor is spicy, hoppy and roasty. Finishes chocolaty, modestly bitter and grassy.

3.8
drowland (8831) - Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2013
1/7/12. On tap at Proof. Deep brown pour with a nice khaki head. Fresh citrus and pine hoppiness, lots of citrus, in the aroma. Rich flavor of sweet hops and caramel with lots of citrus. Nice.

3.8
JBVatkeens (48) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Had this on tap, decent head, body dark in color, smells fruity, and tastes somewhat piney.

3.7
DialSquare (5071) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2012
From an old note: Version two: growler -- malty citrus, caramel, cereal action with a solid hop bite. This batch seems a little bigger than first. 7.4
Earlier Rating: 8/10/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Version one: tap at Proof. "Larry’s Rye" -- brown pour with orange tint. Nice sudsy lacing in light tan head. Rye and citrus in the aroma. Tastes are grain, citrus, floral hops. Nice medium texture - creamy with light tingly carbonation. Good stuff.

3.9
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
On draft at Proof. Pours a clear brown with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, spicy rye, and some nice citrus hops. Flavor follows with big citrus, nice dry-hop presence, and rye with mild chocolate. Medium in body and a very nice rye overall.

3.5
OmegaX (1375) - Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Growler share, thanks Mark!! Nose is rye, bready malt, and tons of pine aroma. Pour is a clear brown with a subdued white head. Easy to drink, with a nice rye and bread flavor up front with a hop bitterness to balance it out. Very nice.

3.4
lb4lb (2613) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Had this on tap at proof. Nice and hoppy with a rye zinginess and sharpness to it. Decent beer

3.7
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Tap at Proof. Nice dark brown pour, light head. Good hoppy aroma up front, some good rye notes, roasted nuts, dark bready aromas as well. Nice full bodied beer with roasted malt, nutiness, and rye. Nice!

3.9
jbruner (4865) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 The second version, with more hops, a better balance, and a bit more alcohol - abv is 7% now. Pours a dark murky brown on tap with nice frothy off-white head and great lacing. Aroma heavy on the chocolate malt, a hint of the rye, a hint of pine and earth. Taste follows suit, but the hops come in big on the finish. Clean and well balanced, with a full, creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff.


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