Sassy Rabbit Rye Ale - The Tap Brewing Company
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Reviews by jlindros:
3.88/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a light fizzy almost 1 finger head that fades fairly slowly, but leaves miles of lacing, a bit darker colored than I expected, but very clear coppery dark apple cider looking beer.
Nose starts with fruity aromas, the rye really gets fruity on this one and less spicy, light apple and pear like fruit, the kicks in the hops, a fresh hop but quite earthy and a bit spicy and a touch of a fruity hop, with a nice darker malt underneath light caramel and toasty sweet aromas, there's also a fresh mashed malt like aroma, and hint cereal.
Taste starts with plenty of malts, chewy caramel and a bit of a nutty toffee, and bit more brown sweet malts. Then cuts in with hops big time, not super bitter at first but plenty of spicy chewy hops, a bit earthy, etc. That fades back into the creamy malts, a light creamy caramel cookie like malt flavor. The rye is mostly background this time, with a light fruity flavor, and what could be spiciness that seems to be drowned out by the spicy chewy hops. Faint hint of baker's chocolate in the back as well. Finish gets a bit more bitter as it dries, mostly dry slightly sticky, lingering spicy chewy hops, little bit of the spicy rye in there that almost presents itself as booze and esters but I know better, as well as some lingering creamy brown malts with caramel and hint of mocha toffee flavors.
Mouth is med bodied, slightly creamy, decent carbonation but a bit lighter than I expected.
Overall an interesting beer, nothing done wrong, interesting flavors blended together to a nice flavorful beer, and balanced well. The hops drown the rye just a bit though so that could have been balanced a bit better.
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2013 03:17:20 | More by jlindros
More User Reviews:
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.
Serving type: on-tap
08-23-2013 04:07:41 | More by GarthDanielson
3.49/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2013 17:31:42 | More by SebD
2.98/5 rDev -17.7%
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2013 02:16:11 | More by flagmantho
Sassy Rabbit Rye Ale from The Tap Brewing Company
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