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Reef Rye Brown Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Reef Rye Brown Ale
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BA SCORE
86
very good

70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 04-13-2009)
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malfunxion

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-21-2014 14:17:40 | More by malfunxion
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davegray

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-09-2014 07:56:32 | More by davegray
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Austin_M

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-25-2014 21:35:30 | More by Austin_M
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-21-2014 01:07:15 | More by curlybird
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Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-20-2014 00:09:56 | More by Nightrain87
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stumac

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-03-2014 00:51:27 | More by stumac
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -1%

On tap at the Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen.

Clear, dark red-brown with a good tan head. Decent lacing

Feel: near medium body; Soft, medium carbonation.

Smell: Nice mix of hops that is about equally fruity and herbal.

Taste: this is a rathe hoppy brown ale, although some of the spicines no doubt comes from the "rye and coriander".

O: a refined spiced brown.

06-28-2014 23:00:24 | More by chinchill
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-18-2014 03:06:36 | More by Smarty_Pints
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-16-2014 12:29:08 | More by garuda
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jwswigs

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-15-2014 02:25:59 | More by jwswigs
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jlisuk

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-11-2014 04:47:34 | More by jlisuk
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Evan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-08-2014 21:24:05 | More by Evan
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-08-2014 02:47:06 | More by wrightst
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-07-2014 00:26:48 | More by salthemonster
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KidsDoc

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-31-2014 05:07:51 | More by KidsDoc
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BltByKrmn

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-26-2014 21:08:25 | More by BltByKrmn
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robear

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-24-2014 19:40:54 | More by robear
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Brenden

Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +12.7%

Looking very much a rich cherry wood sort of color, it's about medium brown but definitely so along with deep, shining red highlights. The head is creamy, a light brown cap just taller than one finger that remains that way for a good while. The lacing shows impressive stick and high volume on the walls of the glass.
The rye impresses early, right out in the aroma with earthy spiciness beneath a heavy, bready malt strong enough to hold it. There's a hint of roast and a bit of a leafy hops addition for good balance.
Rye comes up front and stays the main event for the long haul, and this beer has me thinking maybe a brown ale is the perfect base beer to showcase what rye has to offer. Along with earth and spice, it gets a bit nutty and has a light sweetness of cocoa. A hint of caramel joins the bready malt base on the tongue. All in all it's delicious, really drinkable, and easy to put back.
The body is medium with a low to moderate carbonation holding steady. Smoothness and crispness are even, both working well in the feel of this beer.

04-25-2014 20:37:20 | More by Brenden
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g_jenkins

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-20-2014 23:20:04 | More by g_jenkins
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-14-2014 17:31:31 | More by DeanMoriarty
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-15-2014 23:00:21 | More by kjkinsey
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wtkphoto

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-13-2013 02:43:02 | More by wtkphoto
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sisterthelonious

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-02-2013 21:58:39 | More by sisterthelonious
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-15-2013 23:37:29 | More by dvmin98
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Rosquin

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-06-2013 01:02:47 | More by Rosquin
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Reef Rye Brown Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.