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Ray Ray's Pale Ale - Center of the Universe Brewing Company

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Ray Ray's Pale AleRay Ray's Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

68 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Center of the Universe Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Huhzubendah on 03-06-2013)
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bigbutter

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

08-25-2014 11:48:49 | More by bigbutter
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

08-15-2014 23:48:49 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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droomyster

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +5.6%

Can pours a hazy, glowing amber body with a small white head with decent retention; little lacing. Fantastic aromas: bursting with orange peel and pineapple almost as much as an IPA, with equally potent notes of caramel malts suggesting lots of sweetness to come. This promise, however, isn't quite fulfilled; the flavors are hop-dominated with just a hint of caramel malts that don't even begin to balance the orange zest and resinous hop notes. This is by no means a bad beer, but the label "pale ale" sets up an expectation of an even match between hops and malts that isn't quite achieved here. Still, an enjoyable brew for those who prefer bitter-leaning pale ales.

08-05-2014 11:54:14 | More by droomyster
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mkirkland80

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10%

08-05-2014 09:45:32 | More by mkirkland80
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MaltBiggins1

Virginia

5/5  rDev +46.6%

08-01-2014 23:13:00 | More by MaltBiggins1
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thenapster7

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -41.3%

07-27-2014 18:36:43 | More by thenapster7
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jetjmu

Virginia

5/5  rDev +46.6%

07-22-2014 23:35:44 | More by jetjmu
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webweb2

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-11-2014 03:14:57 | More by webweb2
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joegard

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-09-2014 19:08:57 | More by joegard
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Bitzer

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

06-29-2014 22:40:12 | More by Bitzer
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Browaar


2/5  rDev -41.3%

06-28-2014 16:27:27 | More by Browaar
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +10%

06-22-2014 01:40:31 | More by wrightst
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

A dull orange and apricot body, slightly cloudy a bit with minimal carbonation. Minimal retention on a big off white head that forms three to nearly four fingers tall. Soapy retention, and settles to a big bubbled puck and eventually a thin bubbled collar.

Grainy nose with a bit of mild acridity. Very quiet down here, not much else to detect either, malt or hop wise. Not awful, but noting worth getting excited about either.

Palate matches some of the subtlety and quiet character of the nose. Small grainy finish, with a minimal depth of malt character even for a pale ale. Slight juiced orange character with a bit of good stinging carbonation on the tongue.

Comes across as a decent basic everyday American pale ale.

06-21-2014 19:32:10 | More by smakawhat
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CreoleWilliams

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

06-16-2014 17:03:05 | More by CreoleWilliams
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ThickNStout

Georgia

2.7/5  rDev -20.8%

12oz can from ThatCracker (thanks man). Canned 2/14/14. Served in a Terrapin goblet.

Pours hazy amber with two fingers of pale head. A frothy cap lingers, leaving a good bit of lace.

Smells of floral hops, spice and a little bread. Meh.

I get a strange combination of flavors. Earthy hops, an almost nutmeg-like spice, bready malt, hay and vague citrus zest.

Fairly thin body with plenty of carbonation. Old hops, citrus pith and bread linger in the finish.

This was not at all what I look for in a pale ale. The earthy spice and iverly floral notes just turned me off. This was brewed for someone else.

06-11-2014 03:46:37 | More by ThickNStout
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.3%

06-10-2014 01:51:52 | More by victory4me
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beernads

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

06-07-2014 18:24:40 | More by beernads
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delta490

Virginia

3.41/5  rDev 0%

Poured out somewhere between gold and amber, clear, with a creamy-ish white head that has moderate retention. Light lacing. Hard to judge the aroma since there isn't any once the head dissipates. The taste is mild but decent, with some light carmel malt notes and little bit of hops. Nothing really distinct or memorable about it, though. There is a decent weight to the body but a little bit of fizz from the carbonation. It's not terrible, but it's nothing to get excited about, either.

06-05-2014 20:51:27 | More by delta490
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-02-2014 22:18:35 | More by DavidHume
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tclipse

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-30-2014 18:48:41 | More by tclipse
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Kaiyotee

Virginia

4/5  rDev +17.3%

05-30-2014 18:32:30 | More by Kaiyotee
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IvoryFoxhole

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10%

05-24-2014 17:20:47 | More by IvoryFoxhole
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BeastLU

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-05-2014 18:03:51 | More by BeastLU
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

04-20-2014 05:31:13 | More by ygtbsm94
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yammy

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

04-04-2014 00:23:20 | More by yammy
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Ray Ray's Pale Ale from Center of the Universe Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.