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Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

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85
very good

509 Ratings
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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 17
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Biggness on 01-25-2009)
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5/5  rDev +34%

JDWEX1117, Dec 08, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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Photo of travduke
4.7/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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?

travduke, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of CharlatanSin
4.65/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

CharlatanSin, Jan 15, 2010
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4.63/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Awesome beer...

ADWnyc, Jan 25, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Boitnott, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of maximum12
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

maximum12, Nov 27, 2010
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4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

CampusCrew, Jan 28, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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...

Hopdaemon39, Sep 26, 2012
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Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
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