Permagrin Rye Pale Ale - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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Reviews by ffejherb:
4/5 rDev -1%
Shared a 22oz. bomber with dpuia and Josh on 10/2/11. Procured this at the Warren General Store during a recent trip to VT.
A - Poured a very hazy reddish orange liquid with a bubbly rim and patchy film that produced lots of spots and streaks of lace.
S - Spicy rye with an herbal sharpness and lots of leafy, green hop character. Think earthy herbs, grass and tea - even weed - giving the aroma a moderate dankness. There is also some fleshy and citrus fruit notes in the background.
T - Opens with grainy malt paired with an assertive hop profile combining grass, herbs and notes of spicy pear and apple, as well as citrus rind. Finish is quite spicy with a linger hop bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with a somewhat chewy texture and moderate carbonation. Finishes spicy and hoppy with plenty of lingering bitterness on the palate.
D - This sucker is brimming with hops and bordering IPA territory. I wish I would have cracked this open in June or July, because this has a really complex hop character for a pale ale. The addition of the rye really spiced things up too.
10-04-2011 01:17:38 | More by ffejherb
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev -0.2%
First of a few of Lawson's beers I have gotten my hands on.Poured into an imperial nonic a clear rich copper/bronze with a large two finger white head that left broken chuks of lace as it settled into a frothy mass.Fruity esters,citric hops,and light sharpness from the rye in the nose,flavors are crisp with herbal and citric hops dominating but not overpowering,a decent shot of lactic-sharp rye in the finish.A nice hop driven rye ale like I like them,a good introduction to Lawson's for me.
04-06-2012 20:32:07 | More by oberon
3/5 rDev -25.7%
Had on tap @ the Common Man in Warren after alot of fussing around trying to acquire a Lawson's beer - not worth the fuss IMO.
Small pour for the price in a branded Lawson's glass, which set me in a bad mood to start. Dark golden look with a good head that stayed for a while.
Aroma was very pine-ey...not really my bag.
Pine flavor dominated the taste...though the malt and hops managed to wipe it away at the end of the sip (thankfully) to finish clean.
Disappointing given all the hype surrounding the elusive beer from this brewer.
06-11-2011 19:52:41 | More by SunDevilBeer
4.45/5 rDev +10.1%
Appearance: clear, gold in color, 1/2 inch head
Smell: citrus hops and rye
Taste: citrus hops and rye with some honey
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, light bodied, slightly bitter with a very bitter aftertaste
Drinkability: An excellent rye beer where the rye is pronounced. It mixes beautifully with the hops. I could drink this all day and am thrilled my buddy let me split his bomber. One of the best in this style.
03-19-2010 18:35:37 | More by tigg924
3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
Had on tap at American Flat Bread.
Pours a deep golden amber with a small sticky white head with a lot of nice lacing. Has a nice bitter nose, a bit hoppy.
Taste is very bitter! A nice combo from both the hops and the rye bitterness. A Hint of maltiness brings it all together. An awesome Rye beer, keep um comin' Sean!
11-12-2009 01:30:49 | More by kingcrowing
4.05/5 rDev +0.2%
22 oz gold foil topped bomber into a tulip glass. Rare Batch # 220. Bottle # 40.
Pours a deep clear copper, with several fingers of foamy off-white head. This settles down into a creamy ½ finger, which soaps the sides of the glass with rich sticky lacing. The aroma is fresh, leafy, piney, and a bit earthy in the nose, with underlying notes of rye, toasted grains, caramel, and citric fruit all combining to give this a ripe and spicy tanginess in the nostrils. This definitely has some aromatic flavor to it.
The taste brings it as well, with the dry grainy spiciness of the rye and the fresh green citric bite of the hops bouncing off of each other beautifully. Sweeter notes of caramel, bread, and even some light tropical fruit notes offer up some good underlying balance to the more assertive character of the rye and hops. The finish is very dry on this, with earthy pith and pine mingling with more rye, which is probably coming out the strongest here than it does in any other aspect of the profile. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp prickly feel to the carbonation that is undercut by a smooth creaminess that keeps this flowing nicely in the mouth. This combines with a well hid 6% ABV to really make this much more quaffable than I initially thought it was going to be.
This is another well done beer from the LFL, with a great balance of aggressive flavors from the rye and hops here, yet this was still very smooth and approachable as a whole, to point where I would almost call this borderline refreshing on the palate. Sign me up for a bottle of this anytime.
07-22-2011 14:49:52 | More by Kegatron
4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
Bomber picked up at the Warren General store this afternoon. Poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip.
A: It pours a deep amber color with burnt orange/red hues, magnificent. There is a thick two finger off white head that displays good retention and coats the sides of the glass in sticky lacing.
S: The nose is full of citrusy american hops. There are notes of oranges, grapefruit, and some pine needles to round it out. The Rye is also detectable with a dough-like spiciness wafting from the glass.
T: The hops assert themselves first in a pleasant bouquet of citric fruit. Mid-palate the beer shifts gears and the malt takes over; spicy rye, and carmel toasted grains. It finishes dry with a healthy kick of earthy pine cone hops.
M: Medium to thick in feel, the rye gives the beer a hefty body. There is a good level of carbonation as well.
O: Great rye beer in my opinion. The hops manage to balance the spiciness of the rye and the dry finish keeps me coming back for more. My travels through Vermont are only re-enforcing what I already thought about the beer scene here. Great, creative brewers putting out some high quality stuff.
07-15-2011 20:29:06 | More by Neffbeer
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
Poured into an imperial pint. Color was a nice darker medium amber, slight reddish hue. A nice 2 finger creamy slightly off white head formed, didn't last long, but stuck a bit to the sides. After the initial pour, next to no carbonation rose from the depths. Aroma was nicely hoppy, with a small hint of sugary sweetness. Flavor was spicy hoppy, not overly so, and was well balanced. Felt good in the mouth. Slightly over tingly, but coated nicely. Overall a respectable beer. Well balanced and pleasant.
07-02-2012 22:36:43 | More by mountdew1
Permagrin Rye Pale Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
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