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Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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475 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 17
Gots: 26 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Biggness on 01-25-2009)
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ThatsThatDude

New York

1/5  rDev -73.2%

01-06-2014 17:06:19 | More by ThatsThatDude
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cl3

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

08-16-2013 19:04:30 | More by cl3
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Gardmark59

Michigan

2/5  rDev -46.4%

01-19-2014 15:37:36 | More by Gardmark59
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Zbeetleman

California

2/5  rDev -46.4%

05-16-2013 03:02:31 | More by Zbeetleman
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

04-23-2012 01:32:12 | More by TheBigBoy
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DuffmanSaysALotOfThings

New York

2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

06-05-2013 18:17:31 | More by DuffmanSaysALotOfThings
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -33%

04-03-2012 10:05:07 | More by Mudawg
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Jamstone714

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -33%

12-30-2011 03:23:47 | More by Jamstone714
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Metz

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -33%

08-21-2013 20:28:16 | More by Metz
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chippo33

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -33%

03-13-2013 23:18:59 | More by chippo33
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halo913

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -33%

01-09-2012 21:36:27 | More by halo913
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bacasnax

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -33%

03-31-2013 01:33:10 | More by bacasnax
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claspada

New Jersey

2.58/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Aroma is farily floral and spicy from the hops and malt, respectively. SOme caramel and pale malt plays a small part as well.

The taste is all floral/earthy hops with a touch of citrus. Can get the rye in the middle and caramel malts at the end. It's somehow not balanced in my opinion. I would prefer more rye bitterness and less hop bitterness/flavor. Has a creaminess that helps but does not save completely; medium bodied. Taste lingers on the back of the tongue for a few minutes.

This tastes like a muted version of Bear Republic's Hop Rye which I also was not too fond of. My preference is a more balanced Rye style like from Terrapin or Sixpoint or The Bruery.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2010 02:51:48 | More by claspada
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goodshiz

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

07-04-2014 14:29:46 | More by goodshiz
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veryseldon

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

04-22-2014 03:30:32 | More by veryseldon
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Herky21

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

06-23-2013 15:18:52 | More by Herky21
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

11-03-2012 16:33:02 | More by RobertColianni
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

2.85/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Ok, so here it finally was: the golden moment where I got to try one of the "great" beers that some of my friends talked about ad nauseum. Let's see what happened at The Blind Tiger, NYC...

Poured an amber brownish color into an American pint glass, with nearly zero head or lacing. Smelled of sweet orange, very little malt, and very very feint caraway seeds. Tasted of syrupy sweet oranges and pineapples, with nearly no rye essence whatsoever, and no malt balance either. Medium-bodied, with a decent carbo presence. Drinkable? Not really, by my standards. One of the more overrated beers I've tried in a long time. If you want a truly superb 'rye beer', visit a Triumph Brewery (NJ/PA). Despite the chain association, that place's best beer hands down is their rye beer, and quite possibly it could be the best rye beer I've ever had.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2009 03:20:00 | More by donniecuffs
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jiffymon

New York

3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-31-2013 16:32:36 | More by jiffymon
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Hatshep18

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-10-2011 18:22:34 | More by Hatshep18
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broller


3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-23-2012 07:25:51 | More by broller
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LJWalker

Alabama

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-30-2014 03:43:09 | More by LJWalker
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phishinNYC

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-25-2011 20:15:52 | More by phishinNYC
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Brent

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer mever seemed to find a direction - started out a bit malty and sweet, closely followed by rather nondescript hops bittering, then a touch of spicy bite from the rye, but not reallly enought to make a statement that this is a rye beer. None of the flavors seemed to play well together, and the whole was not greater than the sum of the parts.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 16:07:19 | More by Brent
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CKav

New York

3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-03-2013 19:50:17 | More by CKav
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Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.