Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company
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4.7/5 rDev +26%
I've had this beer countless times and it still makes my mouth water every time I drink it.
Appearance: Copper/amber blend in body color. A finger of off-white foamy head with good retention, even better lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, citric hops. Nice and earthy aromas. Grainy, toasted malt.
Taste: I've always felt that this beer defines balanced. Very soft fruity, an d citrus hops blended extremely well with the sweet malt.
Feel/Drink: Nice medium-full bodied mouthfeel. Drinkablity is amazing. Another pint please?
04-23-2010 02:06:19 | More by travduke
4.65/5 rDev +24.7%
Poured on tap at Blue Point night at the Bronx Ale House. Reviewing from notes from last night.
I'm definitely falling in love with rye beers, after my dalliances with Hop Rod Rye and Cane and Ebel. Blue Point's a good, solid local brewery, though they've never really floored me. But I'm really looking forward to this one. The beer pours a dark reddish amber, pretty clear, with a big tan head that retains and laces nicely.
The aroma is grainy and grassy, with a little peppery spiciness and a big compliment of caramel malt. Pretty good. Then I taste it, and immediately fall head over heels. What rye contributes to a good beer can't be duplicated. It has a wonderful, earthy, spicy bitterness that seems to me completely different than what hops contribute. It's also got some toasted malt and an underlying fruitiness, but make no mistake, rye is the star.
I'm going to have to hold a rye beer tasting at some point to really nail down the style, but so far, I LOVE what I've had. The drinkability on this one is killer. No alcohol apparent. If I didn't know better, I'd session it and get in big trouble. Very well done, jumps to the top of my Blue Point list.
01-15-2010 13:21:30 | More by CharlatanSin
4.63/5 rDev +24.1%
Pretty easy to find at Whole Foods in New York City (or at least it as over the past couple years). Consumed from 22oz bottle.
This is much better than a "B" beer...
A - Pours a nice, rich amber color with modest amount of lacy head
S - Nice classic rye beer smell with definite presence of hops and malts. Hints of caramel too.
T - Wow. Malty, hoppy with some bitterness all at once. However, remained crisp and very drinkable throughout. This is an excellent rye beer. Alcohol deceptively more than taste would indicate.
D - Very easy to drink, much easier than ABV would lead on.
01-25-2011 21:29:43 | More by ADWnyc
4.45/5 rDev +19.3%
I sampled this at a tasting and picked up two 22 oz bottles because they were only $5 a piece. I saved them for a few days and then poured one into my DFH snifter. It pours excellent with about a small white head that persists and has excellent lacing. Overall color tone is deep copper with much transparency.
The scent combine sweet rye malt with floral hops, in which the former is the dominating scent. However it does not mask the smell of they rye, because the rye compliments the smell exceptionally. This smell translates well to the nose which tastes mostly of sweet rye malts and maybe some amber malt as well. Sweetness is not over powering. The finish expertly blends the rye with a floral hop finish that does not take over, but unites with the rye to create a near perfect unison of bitter and sweet.
The carbonation lasts throughout, and the small head does not die down. I hardly notice the 7.5% alcohol and the body is small to medium, leading to a brew that can be had over and over in a single night. With the excellent price I would highly recommend this for the rye lovers out there, as well as anyone else interested in this style. Excellent blend of hops and rye, and is a must try.
03-25-2011 04:17:52 | More by Boitnott
4.45/5 rDev +19.3%
RandomBattle. The name of a BA who sent me this tasty-looking brew as an extra. It's also two words strung together. Randomly? His avatar is unexplainable, too. Thanks for this beer, sir! Split the bomber with my wife, who just worked three twelve-hour shifts in a row. Suck!
Pours a gorgeous copper-blonde, clear, filtered, no acne at all. May be one of the prettiest beers ever, like Blue Point captured the essence of a campfire in liquid form. Nose is a jet-wash of spicy rye; any other hints are roadkill. Lucky for me I like rye, woo-hoo!
Rastafa Rye is a beautiful thing, like a rye-infused IPA. The spicy, Thai-like rye is set of nicely by the hop bitterness. Add in a bready, full, wheaty taste, & this bubby is like a meal in a bomber. The end is almost effervescent, with a light, tingly feeling that makes me want to don glass slippers & twirl around. That, uh, & the hops reassert themselves with a rousing citrus cry. Drinkable as cold-filtered water after a hot day in the Sahara.
Excellent beer. The rye is masterfully mingled with the brew's other characteristics to create a truly great beer. If this is what Blue Point can do, I'll be looking to add a few more to my fridge in the near future.
11-27-2010 02:44:35 | More by maximum12
4.4/5 rDev +18%
appearance: more on the golden apprearnce for an IPA
taste: if you are a fan of rye then this is the beer for you. It's loaded with spicy flavor and a good balance of hops to go with it.
mouthfeel: medium bodied
drinkability: New to Jax. had at Engine 15 at their tapping party. nice beer... This was the wild card of the night. Definitly my favorite, but not a sessionable as I though. fanatstic robust flavor though and the winner tonight
01-28-2011 15:19:39 | More by CampusCrew
4.38/5 rDev +17.4%
Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a nonic tumbler- pours a clear copper/mahogany color with two fingers of white head, modest retention, some nice lacing.
Definitely some rye in the nose along with a nice dose of resinous west coast hops, well balanced by caramel malt notes.
Taste is very nice- up front is the caramel malt and a little bit of the rye sharpness, then taken over by the hops (tastes kinda like simcoe), then the rye comes back in more pronounced, and it finishes kinda dry but floral.
Mouthfeel is also very nice- medium body, moderate carbonation, a little bit of resin. This is an excellent rye beer- everything is well balanced and the flavors are nice. My only real desire is for the nose to be bolder. Maybe have a little bit darker head but that's an aesthetic thing...
09-26-2012 21:35:31 | More by Hopdaemon39
4.38/5 rDev +17.4%
Bomber poured into a Glass
A- Golden orange with a thick 2 1/2 finger off white head with really nice lacing.
S- Good blend of a spicy rye malt and floral hops. Maybe some slight citrus in there
T- Great flavor coming from this beer, not at all what i expected but better. Rye malt almost bready haha with a sort of yeasty flavor with a bitter floral backround to leave you with a pleasent after taste. No citrus in the flavor
M- Real smooth medium body with a slight bitterness and dryness but not enough to turn me off to it. And despite the higher ABV there isn't a trace of alcohol in this brew. Being very well balanced and low carbonation makes this beer very easily drinkable.
This is IMO another amazing beer from Blue Point.
02-05-2010 20:06:17 | More by Arenbeer
4.33/5 rDev +16.1%
A- Pours a reddish copper color with an off-white head.
S- The aroma is packed with rye notes, almost like smelling a slice of rye bread. I love rye beers so I can't wait to try this one.
T- The taste starts out malty with some rye spiciness along with some hop bitterness in the finish.
M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
D- Overall, this is a very nice Rye Beer, definitely worth a try.
01-19-2010 03:20:24 | More by cjgator3
Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
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