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India Red Rye Ale - Stoneface Brewing Co.

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India Red Rye AleIndia Red Rye Ale

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BA SCORE
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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stoneface Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RoninTK3 on 04-23-2014

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Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 14
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The pour is an unfiltered or at least hazy reddish-brown color under a long-lasting tremendous off-white head.

The aroma has a nice rye grain malt note following immediately by earth and pine hops, yeast, and a slight meaty fruit character.

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The rye begins the tasting experience and then there is a boastful earthy and pine bitter bite lingering at the end.

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A: Lightly hazy burnt orange to medium amber - pours with a large, fluffy off-white head, fades to a wispy cap and leaves plenty of lacing

S: Nicely hoppy with a nice malt profile and a nice amount of rye - similar citrus profile to other hoppy Stoneface beers, with some bright orange and grapefruit flesh, peach - some pine and herbal notes - pale and caramel notes, toasted malts and some biscuits - an undercurrent of rye, which is more subtle than potent

T: Unexpectedly balanced - moderately hoppy with some orange and ruby red grapefruit flesh, and some citrus zest - pine, leafy hops - caramel malts, toasted grain, toasted biscuits, toasted rye bread - earthy with some spiciness from the rye that seems to grow the more I drink - medium level of bitterness, clean overall even with the inherent weirdness of rye

M: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth with the exception of the spicy rye character

O: Rye, right?

This is an interesting take on a rye ale, and I like it. Rye can be quite a big flavor, and some rye beers attempt to combat this with bigger malt profiles. Here, the rye is very subtle and the malt profile is actually pretty average, balanced with some nice hoppiness. Stoneface apparently really knows what they are doing.

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India Red Rye Ale from Stoneface Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.