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RATINGS: 1033   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We Consider this an extreme version of an American Pale Ale. It has a very up front floral and citrus aroma from a late cascade addition and dry hopping with Amarillo. This beer also has a big malt background to balance the bitterness of the hops. The rye malt cleans up your palette after you swallow so the hop flavor does not stick in your mouth too long.
Now available in bottles.

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4.2
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2006
This is a perfect summer beer. Light golden in color, slight haze. Nice frothy head. Much mustiness in the aroma, along with some citrus. Lots of apricots, lemons and tangerines in the flavor, solid malt backbone and the slight spiciness of the rye malts. Finishes very crisp. Really a nice pale ale. I bet the Rye2 is tasty. Thanks to J-Rob and Larry for the brews!

3.8
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 12, 2006
12oz bottle from Goldtwins. Pours a light orange color with a small white foamy head. Nose is wonderful piney, grapefruity at first, but settles down as the beer breathes a bit. Taste is nice and bitey, fizzy, with big notes or apricot that I normally shun, but love here! Also some very nice peach, rye of course is heavily present, a very smooth finish and a wonderful hopy burp just now. I could drink this every day.

3.3
Nuffield (4187) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Cute cartoon label. Clear golden/amber, moderate to significant head of irregular form. Beautifully hopped nose. Pine, candy, and just a little dusty. The flavor was not nearly so welcoming as the aroma. (bottle at Brick Store, Decatur)

3.8
shrubber85 (11508) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Bottle. Extremely strong aroma - peach, orange, apple. malt, and hops. Hazy amber color with small head. Sweet fruity flavor up front - orange/apple with a moderate hoppy finish. Well-blended with neither the fruit or hops coming out too strong. Very nice.

3.9
maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Bottle. Almost-clear pale orange; dense head has a short half-life. Sparse cobwebby lace. Signature Amarillo nose of succulent pineapple, orange, sauvignon blanc, white cherry, and bubblegum wrapper. A strong raspberry component emerges as the beer warms. Spicy, crackery flavor augmented by a dash of caramel. Unmistakeable citric Cascade taste. The hop varietals are excetionally well-showcased... I actually identified them before reading the commercial description above. Pretty geeky, huh? A pleasant touch of oily slickness contributes to the fullish mouthfeel. Lingering aftertaste is grassy, lemon peppery, and cleanly bitter; rye is more evident after the swallow. Excellent beer with perfect balance.

3.4
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Copper Coloring ith White Frothy Head. Rye and Hops on the Nose and Tongue. Pretty Simple and Straightforward but in This Case, a Good Thing.

3.5
badgerben (5254) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Copper color with a thin head. Slightly bitter hops in the aroma without being very floral or citrusy. The rye didn’t stand out at all in the flavor, but the dry hops were very nicely done. Not overpowering, not crazy in any fashion. Just nice, dry, bitter, hops.

3.5
walleye (1101) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2005
got this in a trade with TheBeerCellar2. poured dark orange, with a white head, that left a little lacing. aroma, hops, citrus leaning towards the lemon side, fruity, some malts. flavor, hops, malts a touch of honey, citrus, a combination of lemon and orange. not to bad

3.1
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Golden color out of the bottle with a fizzy white head and a hoppy nose with lemons in it. Dark caramel sweetness with a rye grain flavor and a strong hop/lemon citrus finish. Nice beer.

3.1
Aurelius (5436) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Very disappointed in this beer. I’ve been looking forward to this for some time, but it came off tasting like a chemistry experiment gone awry. Color was light hazy orange-gold. The aroma was very appealing -- fruity and yeasty. The actual beer flavor was where this blew the shift - phenols were too prominent, diacetyls were strong, apricots were the best part. The body came off as medium-heavy - not what I expect out of a rye. On tap at 5 Seasons, maybe I’ll give it another shot in the bottle.


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