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Red Rye Returning - Carton Brewing Company

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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 8.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bonbini26 on 03-27-2012

There is no doubt variety is the spice of life and we love going off in all kinds of directions looking for new flavors. Like all travel though at some point your heart turns back toward home. Home, robust American ales. This route travels along a path of piney American hops, Simcoe, Cluster, and Horizon their natural course coaxed toward spicy by a touch of rye. Drink Red Rye Returning because home is where the hops is.

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Ratings: 150 | Reviews: 19
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3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Carton

Reddish-brown pour, with a lasting white head that left some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted bread, caramel malts, citrus pith and piney hops. More of the same in the taste, toasted bread and grains, malty, with notes of citrus and pine, dash of cracked pepper, and a notable apple skin finish. Mouthfeel was crisp and quite drying, body was medium. Decent beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 07/13/12 notes. Had on tap at The Gate in Brooklyn, NY.

a - Pours a deep reddish mahogany color, with one to two inches of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of rye, sweet dark fruits, bready malts, citrus hops, and light pine hopes. Rye is strong up front, and a nice mix of hops and malts in the nose.

t - Tastes of rye, strawberries, sweet dark fruity malts, citrus hops, grapefruits, pine hops, bready malts, grains. Berry flavor is nice, and a lotof rye again, but it works well together.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink, no bitterness from the hops.

o - Overall a very good rye beer. Reminds me a lot of Founder's Red's Rye PA, though I like that one a bit better as it is a bit hoppier than this one. This one has more sweet dark fruits, which is a nice touch though. Would certainly have it again.

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3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at the bar in the Renaissance Hotel in Iselin, NJ:

Pours reddish copper with a thin head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel, rye and alcohol.

The taste is sweet and minty with balancing hops. Strong on rye and caramel. It has a boozy finish.

An interesting red rye. Not bad.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: mahagony red in color with a 1/2" head that slowly falls to a thick surface covering.

Smell: malt sweetness is what you can detect with the nose.

Taste: light grainy malt profile with toffee, soft spiciness from the rye, dark fruit sweetness, some mild nuttiness, and a moderate bitterness which brings it into balance.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Light crispness to start, smoother and a bit dry at the finish.

Overall: for those that enjoy red ales, the rye kicks it up a notch and creates an enjoyable beer.

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3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a very dark amber/chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a 1.5 finger frothy off-white head.  Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick, lasting cap/ring.  Glass is left coated with sheets of soapy lacing. Looks great.

Slightly spicy sweet malt aroma with hints of caramel, toffee, bread and biscuit.  Subtle hops and strong spicy rye character after it warms up a bit.  Still a little bland smelling though.

Medium bodied with a prominent rye spiciness that adds another dimension to the slightly roasted and sweet malt flavors.  Peppery and spicy with nice rye flavor countered by sweet caramel malt, toffee, hazelnut and slightly roasted coffee.  Subtle hop bitterness compliments the rye before a dry finish.  Not overly complex but there's a nice spicy rue presence that's stronger than most beers in the style.

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3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY.

Poured a slightly murky burnt copper hue with a half finger foamy off white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured an earthy burnt caramel with moderate esters.

The taste offered an earthy and slightly sweet toasted malt, with a potent rye spice and herbal hop.

The mouthfeel was found and full with a dry finish.

Overall a tasty rye driven ale.

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3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler fill from Whole Foods. Another nice brew from the guys at Carton. Pours a murky reddish-brown with a finger of quickly falling cream-colored head and some light lacing. Aroma well balanced between assertive hops both piney and citrusy and a big malty note; rye is faintly detected underneath, and there’s a suggestion of sweet and syrupy fruits as well.

Taste follows the nose, but the spicy rye flavor comes to the fore a bit more. Otherwise it’s a blend of the pineapple, grapefruit, and resinous hops and a walloping caramel malt body. Sweet and fruity as implied by the aroma. The hops are bright and fresh but don’t provide a lot of bitterness or a long aftertaste. Rather, the malty sweetness lingers in the finish so this isn’t the one for you if you’re looking for something dry. Bears a passing resemblance to both Founder’s Red’s Rye and Nugget Nectar but is maltier and sweeter than both and has a heftier body. Medium carbonation.

Overall a pretty tasty rye beer, although something of a stylistic hybrid.

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Red Rye Returning from Carton Brewing Company
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