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Sassy Rabbit Rye Ale - The Tap Brewing Company

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Sassy Rabbit Rye AleSassy Rabbit Rye Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

48 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.05%
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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Reviews by jacksback:
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jacksback

Massachusetts

2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

For no real reason, I was expecting something like a rye IPA. Doesn't look that way...

pours reminiscent of hop rod rye- deep, dark amber. Nice color, not much head.

nose shows a lot of dirty, earthy pepper notes. A good deal of sweet notes as well- dark fruity bits and a decent bit of chewy caramel. Muddled.

flavor doesn't really improve on the nose. Big malty sweetness without much weight. Peppery rye spice is certainly noticeable- but hop character...isn't. So you've got the rye- but that sits on an overly sweet yet still thin malt body with little to no hop character for balance.

mouthfeel is on the thin and weak side, with minimal carbonation to help liven things up.

overall, a rather disappointing beer. It's got the rye, but the rest seems confused ill-formulated.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 03:12:49 | More by jacksback
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3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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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.

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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.

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Sassy Rabbit Rye Ale from The Tap Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.