tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014 Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Super hazy orange color. The beer simply glows when held up to light due to the amount of haze.
Aroma: Citrus-y rye, and that’s pretty much the best way to describe it.
Taste: Most definitely a rye beer. It should sound absolutely disturbing, but since the beer as a whole is quality it forgives it, but the initial taste reminds me of vomit -- very acidic. After that, tropical hops mix with the rye to make for a pleasant-to-drink rye.
Feel: Decent amount of carbonation here, and a nice, smooth feel to it. Nothing too spectacular, but it works very well with this particular rye.
Overall: Rye Not? is a beer that I’m glad to have tried. I’m not a HUGE fan of rye beers, but I like to try them every now and again. This beer looks good, smells good, and tastes pretty decent. Not the best rye beer in the world, but no doubt one that’s drinkable.
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 Bottle: Solid amber with golden highlights; muddled, capped with a huge, frothy, slowly forming eggshell-white foam. Sticky lacing all over. Lightly leafy & mildly citric hops on the nose with some pepper orange & citrus peel. Spicy & moderately herbal profile from the rye which blunts the hops quite & bit, adding plenty of dryness. Mellow flavor; lots of white pepper covered citrus peel with a mid-palate full of spicy & toasted rye bread, grain, & semi-sweet malt that leadings into a dry finish as the rye gains some steam. A little caramel? Some piny & oily hops show themselves again in the aftertaste, but this beer’s latter half is dominated by the aggressive rye. Decent "rye" IPA, but I typically don’t favor the heavy addition of rye into beers. This one was alright, though. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold/orange, with a white head. Aroma is citrusy hops and sugar. Flavor is hops, rye, sugar. Medium to thin body. charule (2297) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle from mikem, thanks. Poured cloudy amber with minimal light foam. Aroma of rye and light resin. Light carb med bod. Grapefruit bready taste. esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Hazy apricot with a quickly fading white topper. Aroma of rye, citrus, caramel, pale malts and mild noble hops. Taste is on the grainy side with rye, caramel and pale malts, Kinda bland with a middle of the road bitter finale. koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft at HopCat in East Lansing. The pour is a medium gold, no real head or lacing. The smell is very hoppy and with quite a bit of hops. The rye comes through on the end of the nose and I’d very prominent in the taste. The hoppyness contributes to the dry finish, and it lingers a tad, just like what I’d want
tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Nice aroma of citrus, rye bread. The appearance is slightly cloudy orange, white head. The flavor is orange peel, grapefruit, rye bread. The finish is citrus, spicy. Slightly thicker than medium in body, creamy mouthfeel. Nicely done. BigBeer45 (1564) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2013
this ale had a burnt orange-red pour with a little haze, and made a white and faint off-white cover that receded to a thin layer of orange-yellow tinted bubbles and ring, the glass had a slow moving center stream of bubbles, it left small spots and fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass, the bottle had a thin layer of medium to dark colored sediment,
it had aromas of citrus and grass hops with orange fruit and pith, a little guava fruit, rye spice, light toasted malt, and a little citrus fruit sweetness,
there were flavors of toasted malt, spice, lemon and guava citrus fruit, lemon, grapefruit citrus and grass hops, it had a little fruit and malt sweetness, the finish had citrus and bitter hops,
the mouth feel was light and creamy on the palate and had average carbonation,
this beer had a nice nose and flavor, there was a lot of citrus in this beer, and it was easy to drink, I enjoyed this drink. mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Intriguing hoppy aroma with a strong rye backbone and complex, lingering mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Pour is hazy copper orange with an off white head. Nose is pungent, tons of orange citrus hops and some floral notes with faint rye backbone. Taste is much spicier, hops are a bit more subdued, notes of grain and some malt underneath. Bitterness lingers through a moderately carbonated finish on a light body. marv3mania (195) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Appearance is golden amber with an orange hue. There is a paper-thin white head. The aroma is rich grapefruit, other citrus, light pine, and bit of rye spiciness. The taste is similar. However, the rye is more prominent, and there is some bitter hops taste. Very smooth, lightly crisp feel. A very high quality beer.