Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by jettjon:
3.73/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
From a 22 oz. bomber with no obvious freshness markings into a pint glass. Coppery clear color with slim threads of carbonation. One finger tan head fades to half and holds; good lacing. Nose is sweet with a hint of hops and not much else. Rye? Perhaps something grainy/grassy is there. In the mouth, surprisingly tasty compared to nose. Malt up front, slightly bready, with a definite spiciness. A friend said it tasted of unprocessed wheat but I didn’t get much “rye.” Definitely a pleasant, semi-sweet spiced flavor that is enjoyable. Moderate hops presence evens things out. Mouth his smooth and viscous, fitting to this beer’s character. Overall, pretty tasty in its own right. This is my first “rye” ale so I’m not sure what to make of it. It’s spicy and malty yet with a nice hops bite. Good; recommended.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2011 22:25:46 | More by jettjon
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3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.
A: Golden in color with orange hues. Mild haze. Bone white head settle eventually but remains as a thin cap. Sparse, spotty lacing.
S: Acute tropical hop aromas come readily to the nose. Lots of fresh pineapple juice. Tangerine and kiwi. Honeydew melon. Perhaps a hint of mint and pine. Rather clean. Grain base is earthy and honeyed.
T: Tropical hops lay down a lot of pineapple juice and earthy pine. Tangerine, passion fruit, melon. Oily and green. Biscuit and honey. Rye owns the palate's attention from the mid-palate on, but stays tame enough. Earthy, spicy, and a bit rough (as is the nature of the grain). Touch of alcohol. Quick, clean finish has the rye tail off abruptly and oily hops flash briefly back to the forefront.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied. Scrubbing, seltzery carbonation provides crispness. Somewhat creamy. Simple mouthfeel, but it adds to the drinkability.
O: The rye treads a little more lightly in this beer than it does in many others. Playful tropical hops go a long way to temper it. A more easygoing beer, and even quaffable. Love the price point and easy availability too. Perhaps not everything I was expecting, given that this was a Gold medal winner at this year's GABF, but it's a pleasant enough drink.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2013 22:35:24 | More by ryan1788a5
Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
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