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Sassy Rabbit Rye Ale - The Tap Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Tap Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The second we looked at the grain bill and said “That’s enough rye” -- we immediately doubled the amount. A peppery bite from the malt, and plenty of alpha acid from the Chinook and Glacier hops. They all come together into a brew that we’re ecstatic to share with a certain type of people; people who love things that are awesome.

(Beer added by: smcolw on 07-14-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

bgrosenberg, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Rekrule, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

braican, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

cavemanlawyer1999, Feb 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Axnjxn, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jim_carignan, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ColdOneKev, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Durge, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

paresis, Oct 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

HattedClassic, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

raythealeman, Sep 09, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at The Tap, the beer was served in a nonic pint. The beer is a ruby-brown coloring with a filmy, cream colored head. Clingy all over the glass. Nose of toasted grains, tangy caramel, and subtle, bitter hops. Flavors of roasted caramel and toffee sweetness forward, with a bready undertone and bitter highlights of hops and chocolate. Booze highlights, with tangy sweet notes into the aftertaste. Smooth, full bodied, with a bitter, dry, smooth finish. Very layered and dynamic.

GarthDanielson, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

WanderingFool, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

trevorpost, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

AJ01923, Jul 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

EtOHMD, Jun 22, 2013
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3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice hazy brownish color to it. It has almost no head, just a thin layer of off-white bubbles witch leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of spicy rye malts, sweet caramel, citrus and floral hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some rye malts, sweet caramel, citrus and floral hops with a decent bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

SebD, Jun 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

taez555, Jun 17, 2013
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2.98/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a stemmed goblet.

Appearance: ruddy medium-brown hue with just a little touch of haze and a moderate effervescence. Head formation was minimal.

Smell: rich cereal aroma with plenty of spicy rye character. It's got a definite sweet rye bread thing going on, not unlike a kvass, really. It may not be for everyone, but I happen to rather like it.

Taste: plenty of rye bread character with a fair bit of bitterness at the end, although not overly hoppy as the "Spicy and Hoppy" label suggest. Sweetness is surprisingly low; this is a dry ride to bitter ryetown. An interesting take on the style.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with an exceedingly low level of carbonation. I don't know if this is intentional; I can only speak to the bottle I purchased. Creaminess is nil, although it's not entirely insipid. Disappointing.

Overall: there are some interesting flavors going on here, but overall it's not much to write home about. I may or may not finish the bottle.

flagmantho, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Janeinma, Jun 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

tsmiller7, May 31, 2013
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Sassy Rabbit Rye Ale from The Tap Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.