RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Rye Imperial Pale Lager
Redefining the American Lager
Stalking through the aisles, here you are hunting for your next 22oz trophy. The shelves are littered with herds of IPAs, double and triple hop bombs aplenty. Your gaze is drawn to this bottle and you pounce to snag your prey. Youve discovered a rare breed, a Rye Imperial Pale Lager. This is the needle in the shelf stack youve been searching for. Crisp and refined. Subtle yet powerful.

Brewed with:
Mosaic
Simcoe
Amarillo
Heirloom Rye


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydslip (378) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Amber beer with a medium light tan head that lasts a while. Nose of pine resin, orange pith, and caramel. Flavor is more of the same with a light caramel base overlaid with a resinous bitterness and some citrus notes. Although the hops stand out, the beer is not overly bitter and a bit of spice comes through at the end. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1814) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Beer of the Month Club selection. Clear copper with a one-finger bright white head that left very nice lacing. Light citrus aromas, mostly grapefruit, with hints of lemon and bread. Light hop bitterness up front offset by a caramel bready maltiness and a gentle spice kick. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy sticky prickly mouthfeel and a crisp clean finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (7005) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2017
12oz bottle thanks to Eric. Pours out a crisp copper topped with a sand head. Nose is rye malts sweet toffee and a light earthy grassy hop. Taste is more of the nice rye sweet malts and a nice crisp hop.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (991) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Sweet and tasty. Very drinkable for the ABV. Crisp and heavy and sweet together.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4232) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2017
Pour is a clear copper with a large white head. Aroma is a nice pine a floral hop with some green onion in there. Flavor is more pine hops with a bitter bite. Finish has a little caramel malt but it just gives the beer body not sweetness. Pretty decent hopped up lager. Think Sam Adams Boston lager but on steroids.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badhack (550) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Bright west coast hops, clean lager, strong full rye flavor. Not without balance and subtlety. Medium body. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewhemia (293) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2016
Slightly hazy amber with off white head. Aroma of bread and grass. Very nice and subtle but clearly defined aroma. The taste is really nice as well. Semi malty sweet and nicely hopped with grassy and piney notes. The finish has a little roasted malt like taste and bitterness (the rye?) along with the hoppy bitterness. Very nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (1099) - truckee, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Mellow scents of rye grains and hops. Super clear light Amber lasting light tan head. Awesome growing rye bread and mellow hop grow and wash nice and clean good mediums body for a lager.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6545) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle. Havent had a beer from this brewer in years. Surprise find in STL! Big and muscular, this carries many of the characteristics of big American ales. But underneath its a sweet, malty monster. Interesting hybrid. (#6259, 8/6/2016)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1156) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is earthy hops. Taste is a unique hop profile... earthy, peppery, spiced breads. Definitely a standout and a memorable IPL.


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