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Full Moon Pale Rye Ale - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Ratings: 564
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 19
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-12-2001)
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a goblet.

A - Beer is a rich gold-to-amber color with lots of orange. Slightly hazy. Head is off-white and not very thick on the pour. It fades to just a wisp on the surface but thick, creamy lace on the glass.

S - Strong NW US hops aroma, as you'd expect for an IPA. But there is also an earthy, spicy note that must be the rye. Sharp aroma in the finish that seems medicinal.

T - Initial flavor is of grassy, spicy hops. This is followed by bready malt that balances the hops burn. Some spiciness from the rye adds complexity.

M - Medium body. Medium to high hops bitterness. Very slight alcohol presence. Low to medium carbonation that still comes across as creamy.

O - This is a decent and enjoyable IPA with a little added complexity from the rye flavors and aromas.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle served into a kitchen glass. Reviewed as a pale rye ale because it identifies as such in its name. Review is truncated as I wasn't in an ideal environment. Reviewed from notes.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a three finger wide head of white colour. Fluffy complexion. Above average thickness and creaminess. Scattered lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is above average (about 3-4 minutes).

Body colour is a quasitransparrent copper of above average vibrance. Translucent. Supple.

Sm: Nice floral and herbal hop character with a bit of pine in there too. Spicy rye. Pale malts. Some caramalt. Has a nice balance of aromatic malts and hops. A pleasant aroma of mild strength.

T: Pale malts and a dash of rye comprise the bulk fo the body. Floral hops dominate the hop profile with a hint of piney character. Nicely balanced, if simple. No complexity here, but maybe a bit of subtlety with the rye. A bit too bitter. Somewhat soapy - this may have spent too long in primary fermentation. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

Mf: Soft, smooth, and wet. Slightly overcarbonated. Not oily. Decent thickness and body.

Dr: Drinkable but far from great. A pretty average pale ale from Real Ale at a fair price point. I doubt I'd get it again. Pretty unremarkable overall. I'd like to see a bit more rye in the grain bill.


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Full Moon Pale Rye Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.