Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

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512 Ratings
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Ratings: 512
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 17
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
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Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Biggness on 01-25-2009)
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Reviews by Zodijackyl:
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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Medium amber with variance in the color towards the edges of the glass, rich white head that sits thin on top of the beer. Aroma of sweet rye with a light biscuit touch from the yeast, as well as citrus and mild bitter hops and a bit of apricot. Taste is balanced between the sweet rye malt with a bit of complimentary yeast flavor, floral and citrus hops, and a bit of fruit/spice flavor (cloves, perhaps?). Mouthfeel is very smooth, unique due to the rye malt. Extremely drinkable.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in G-boro.Poured into a standard pint a hazed amber/bronze with thinner but well retained soapy-like white head,aromas of citrus and caramel mainly,there is a soft spiciness to the nose as it warms as well.Citrus fruit and spice on the palate upfront,a bit of caramel and dough holds up well to the hops and sharpness of the rye.A solid brew its easy going down for the abv. and is even somewhat refreshing.

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Zakk
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of brownbeer
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's a coppery amber color with great clearity and a long lasting head.

The nose makes me anticipate chewy malts of the spicy bread variety with a nice hop kick in the finish.

The flavor lives up to that for the most part. The rye dominates the flavor until the forever lasting finish, which kind of turns chocolaty. Medium bodied, a tad watery would be my only complaint.

If you like rye beers this is worth a shot. Plus, some of the proceeds go to charity. win-win

Photo of npala86
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of weatherdog
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to brewdogmrb for this.

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a large weiss glass.

Poured a brilliantly clear orange with a one finger white head. A constant stream of tiny bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass

Aroma is has some crystal malt sweetness to it with just a faint amount of floral type hops.

Taste has this nice rye quality to it and compliments the balanced floral type hopping. The rye taste sticks with it til the end and is enjoyable.

Carbonation is just a tad high for me but is still very drinkable. This bottle went down smooth and fast. No hint of the 7.5% ABV, drinks like it is in the mid 4's

Photo of SuomiHobbit
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of kevrob802
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a growler purchased at DeCiccio's in Ardsley, NY. Pours clear, fairly typical amber, under a long lasting khaki head, then leaving a better then average sheeting/fine coating of lacing on the glass. Malty nose w/o much rye character. Pleasant enough ale, malty, rye character is certaintly muted to nonexistant. Even w/o da rye shinin' tru this one remains tasty and enjoyable, basically comes off like a decent craft amber ale.

Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: orange/brown in color, 1/3 inch head, cloudy, moderate carbonation

Smell: floral and citrus hops, little toasted malt

Taste: bread, some citrus hops towards the end, small rye taste

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, slightly bitter end, medium bodied

Drinkability: To me this tastes like a slightly above average pale ale. The rye is not overly pronounced. Not a bad beer, but I have had better ryes. Could have two max.

Photo of Lgrec8
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of jiffymon
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Tabni
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Milkysunshine
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of far333
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazed apricot colored with a thick two-finger off-white head that sits up tall and hangs out for a while. Oily legs and ringlets rise up the sides of the glass.

Aroma of bright citrusy hops and honey malt.

Malty upfront, biscuity and yeasty, slight metallic notes. Even balance of malt and citrusy hops, some lemon and orange peel. Rye spice emerges in the finish, and a peppery bite lingers.

Full and rich mouthfeel, moderate carbonation with a tingly finish. Above average drinkability, but not earthshaking.

Photo of whoneeds8
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Recieved via JoeyBeerBelly for winning the Sunday Night Football Squares LIF week 17. A Big Thanks to the most loyal SNFS LIF participant!!!

Poured into a New Belgium glass a transparent golden burnt orange with a one finger white foam head. Great lacing all the way down.

I have to admit, I have no freaking idea what rye smells like. That being said, when I smell this beer the first word that comes to mind is dry. I don't really know what that means but that's the sense I get.

The taste has the sour that I know Rye tastes like. There's a hint of hoppy bitterness mixed in that works rather nicely. The palette ends with a dry finish, kinda what my nose predicted.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served up at the Trivia Pub in Moon. Love the tap handle, a Rastafari smokin' a dubee. I love reggae music, this beer does some justice to the vibrations that the riddim brings. Appears a clear caramel copper hue in my glass with a bright white head. Nice even layers of lace line my pint glass. Aromatics offer up spice layers of hops and rye, with a carmel malt base. Pretty straight forward creation blended nicely with a biscuit dough yeast note. Flavor wasn't as rye spice as the nose but did contain some grassy herbal citric hops with the caramel malt and bread dough finish. A nice pale ale with a creative name, try it if your out there sipping on some fine brews at a microbrew bar. Mouthfeel was medium bodied slick but not oily with hops, carbonation moderate. Definitely carried it well. Overall a beer that was somewhat interesting and strayed from the norm, did a good job of being refreshing and flavorful...a combination that is hard to pass up.

Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served in a Sierra Nevada pint glass.

It pours a hazy reddish amber with a rather thin but durable off-white head. Ample, mostly fine carbonation can be seen.

Aroma: plenty of caramel with some baked bread, light toasted grains, and hints of hops and rye. Nice if rather subdued.

The taste is pretty balanced between sweet and bitter, with a good amount of hop flavor mid-taste, and leaving a mildly bitter and hoppy aftertaste. Rye is evident too. Not too complex but well done and with more than adequately rich flavor for style and some light fruitiness.

Medium bodied; excellent carbonation; rather smooth with a hint of dryness. Mouthfeel is the only dimension where the higher ABV is evident.

O - a fine session beer. Easily recommended to fans of rye beers. ... wait, I see the ABV is 7.5; it is well hidden in both aroma and taste, so be careful.

Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Misconduct in Philadelphia.

Pours a slightly hazy dark copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of moderately dry caramel and pale malts with solid amounts of spicy rye. Also present are leafy and citrus hop aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Grainy caramel malt flavors with hints of lighter pale malts. Joining in shortly thereafter are moderate amounts of citrus hop flavors with slight hints of pine and earthy notes. Midway through the sip the flavor profile dries out further with the addition of spicy rye. The rye and caramel malt flavors carry through to a solidly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall there wasn't a single aspect of this beer that stood out but everything was done well. Not worth seeking out but worth a shot if you see it around.

Photo of OBIrish24
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blue Point- Rasta Rye

A- Bright clear amber with a thick head and big ringed lacing.
S- very grainy malty. Bread crust, caramel, and fresh dough.
T- Big crusty malt, toffee, bitter woodsy pine hops, slight rye detected.
M- Sweet and grainy. Dry body with a slight hoppy bitter finish.

Overall- Very little rye here. Malty but needs more rye.

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Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
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