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Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Rastafa Rye AleBlue Point Rastafa Rye Ale

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529 Ratings
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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 18
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 529 | Reviews: 215
Photo of elNopalero
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have a known rye-bias (ry-as?) that made me like this beer from the get go. Although I also have an aversion to names too clever for their own good. So I’m starting this review off on a clean slate.

This is a copper-amber colored beer with light foam. Good spicy hop aroma—the rye spice/zest coming across? It’s an easy drinker with a pretty mellow bitterness. Given the name I was expecting some over the top resiny hops—seems like the novelty name approach. But, to their credit, it’s just an all-around enjoyable brew.

Photo of Jamstone714
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Photo of whartontallboy
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of OBIrish24
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of phishinNYC
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.01/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Single finger head with a lot of lacing on a slightly hazy golden with crimson hues body. Aroma is very light and in comparison to others it is subpar. Mostly consists of citrus hops. For taste, there are more citrus hop flavors but also light. Licorice notes as well but no rye to speak of. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Drinkable overall and not a bad beer, just not one of my favorite rye beers.

Photo of AwesomeSara
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of alamode
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Tabni
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Hatshep18
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of JDWEX1117
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jnice1984
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a crystal clear copper/red color from a 1pt 6 fl oz bottle.
The ABV is printed on the label, but couldn't see a freshness date. Cool label though.
Nice one finger foamy head that dissipates very slowly and leaves some really nice lacing on it's way out. Very good carbonation.
Aroma upfront was more of the hoppier side (as soon as the bottle was cracked, that is), but slowly gives way to more maltier notes. Hints of spice coming through between the malt notes.
Taste upfront is very malty, giving way to bitter, hoppier notes in the middle and the spicy kick is felt in the finish. The presence of rye is not very overpowering, but there is just a hint of the rye spiciness that lingers in the aftertaste.
This is a very crisp and refreshing beer. Not a hop or a rye bomb by any means, but still quite flavorful. The alcohol is also masked very well. Easy drinking for a 7.5% ABV beer.
Overall, I think this is a good beer and I'm glad I gave it a try.
Definitely worth trying at least once.

Photo of RockinRob925
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of keanex
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 650ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy pumpkin colored beer with carbonation bubbles rising to a very thin tan head.

S: Faint rye bread with a hint of a piney/tropical hops blend.

T: Clean but bland flavor overall, has a weak slight hops bite. As it warms up some sweetness comes out through the malts.

M: Medium body and fizzy carbonation.

O: I was expecting a lot more after this being recommended from me liking Hop Rod. I won't buy this again.

Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served into a flute.

Appearance: Pours a very clear amber, Almost a 1" head was quite bubbly but settles down within a minute of the pour.

Smell: Piney, almost floral like. Not bad at all but not the sticky type of smell which I like. I love inhaling a great beer...Rasta is good but little short form the best.

Taste: Slightly spicy just slightly like a touch of black peppers rubbing your tongue but very easy to drink. I love the piney feel to the beer kind of like your light IPA not lacking the alcohol.

Mouth: Easy and absolutely almost perfect texture, Medium+ carbonation which compliments is floral taste.

Overall: I really really like Rastafa Rye, definitely not tough to drink and a steady to keep in your fridge. Rastafa Rye has it's own identity you have the pine with a little spice and nothing to complain about. Cheers to all!

Photo of BrewerB
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sidebordz hooked me up with this beer some time ago. It was his first trade here on BA and he was quite generous. This arrived as an extra. Thanks again, Blake!

Pouring into a small Firestone Walker pint glass. Excellent clarity, orange in color with a thin, off-white foam that.s retaining well and leaving some lacing behind.

Spicy, inviting nose includes notes of pumpernickel, cracked black pepper, and a dash of oregano. Brief flash of a citrus hop didn't stick around long.

Forward spiciness includes a touch of clove. Floral hops help balance out the spicy, slightly sweet malt. Finishes dry with a longer lingering lavender-like floral essence.

Medium-light in body with a moderate level of carbonation.

This beer's got some character and a refreshing floral/spicy combo. That said, I'm not a repeat buyer. Glad I got a chance to sample it, none the less.

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a bright orange-copper with a full creamy beige head. head lasts well and leaves a bit of spotty lacing. The taste is very citrusy as is the aroma; an orange/malt scent. The taste starts out mildly sweet with a bitter dry finish.

This is my first tasting of a rye beer, very nice, but absolutely not what I expected!

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of SlipperySean
5/5  rDev +33.7%

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Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.