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Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale - Blue Point Brewing Company

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475 Ratings
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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 17
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
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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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Gobzilla

California

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured a copperish amber brown with yellow highlights with a thin head a left a little lacing sticking to the glass. The aroma did have spice from the rye with malty sweetness, slight bready, citrusy, hoppy, and grainy notes. The taste also had the grain character with sweet malts, spice, rye, citrus, and mild hop accents. The brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, spice, citrusy, and slight hoppy finish. Actually drank very good but was just an average beer. Still glad I got the chance to try this beer since we don't get it on the WEST COAST.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 10:07:36 | More by Gobzilla
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a reddish-brown body w/ 2-finger head that died slow and left lace. A musty malt aroma; dry, roasted malts give the aroma an edge along w/ sweet malt smells like caramel for a balanced aroma; piques of bread and dryness arise from rye. A plain and basic but still enjoyable brew; a good hoppy bite in a light-to-medium body that retains a dry, roasted malt edge. Some sweet caramel or light honey malts are there for balance and noticeable as well. A good but not standout brew that is a good dry and sweet ale that finishes a little crisp.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 13:08:02 | More by clayrock81
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womencantsail

California

3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing this one, Drew.

A: The pour is a cloudy dark copper color with a finger or so worth of off-white head.

S: Starts off with sweet caramel and brown sugar with a bit of an oxidation note to it. Definitely some rye notes as well as citrus peel to it. Some noticeable alcohol at the back end.

T: There's a nice breadiness to the beer along with some caramel and even some hints of spice. A mild to moderate hop flavor, but there is a substantial bitterness. The rye gives this beer an almost pumpernickel flavor.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation.

D: Not a bad rye beer. Sort of all over the place and not super well integrated. It's easy enough to drink, but I don't really feel like I'd want to come back to this.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 21:13:57 | More by womencantsail
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bomber to tulip. $4.25 for the bottle. Aged 1 year plus.

A: Pours with 3 fingers of foamy/creamy head, eggshell white in color and very long lasting. Sheets of BB shot lacing surround the glass. The body is a dark mix of amber and copper colors.

S: Big malts with a dominating spicy rye aroma. Heavily toasted bread, caramel and grains provide the backdrop. The hops have faded at this point, or at the very least, have taken on a resiny aroma that blends nicely with the malty foundation. Yeast contribution is light, but scents of leather, wood, peat and soil come to mind. Rastafa Rye Ale comes close to a dank and earthy barleywine with more than a year on it.

T & M: A light alcoholic presence is noticeable on the palate as well as a little honey-like sweetness up front which dries out on the finish. The duration of the flavor is short and maybe somewhat lacking in dimensionality. Medium body, approaching luscious in texture and a suitably lively effervesence.

D: Average drinkability. For my tastes, this brew performs better out of a bottle (preferably with age) than it does on draft. Overall, a pretty impressive brew that should appeal to any rye lover.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 13:50:51 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22oz bomber in a trade with Dawson's Liquor in Severna Park, MD and poured it into an Anchor Steam pint glass - thanks fellas!

A: Pours a golden/copper hue with a two-finger head that sticks around for a few sips, leaving solid lacing in my glass from start to finish.

S: Too much sweet malt and grain - some bitter hop comes through in the mix, but not what it should be - smells like a good pale ale, not an IPA.

T: On point with the nose, but the hop and rye unite for a good IPA flavor upfront, but the hop runs out of steam at the end and is dominated by the sweet malt and grainy flavor, leaving it tasting more like a good pale ale, but nowhere near a true IPA (especially by West Coast standards).

M: Medium-bodied, dry and smooth, with mellow carbonation that lends to the body quite well.

D: As far as a pale ale goes, I could crush these all night long. Very drinkable, but not in the class of many West Coast IPA's out there - more on point with a good pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2010 05:54:35 | More by DeanMoriarty
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maximum12

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 02:44:35 | More by maximum12
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SkunkWorks

New York

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Bench Bar and Grill in Stony Brook, NY. Served in a pint glass.

Look: rich amber color, thin white head with decent retention and decent lacing.

Smell: light malty aroma with hints of hops. Not a whole lot going on here.

Taste: follows the nose in that there are hints of hops, some spiciness, a little maltiness and some hints of rye. Not a whole lot of complexity

Feel: medium bodied. Nicely carbonated. Alcohol is well hidden.

Drink: probably the high point of the beer. I guess the intent was to make a beer that is easily sessioned and this is a beer I could drink all night, in that its complex enough to where I enjoy it but not so complex as to tire out my palate.

Overall, not the best Blue Point beer and not the worst. Its worth a try but nothing to write home about. Its something you can drink if you want to have a night of drinking but not really something to drink if you want to sit and enjoy a beer and analyze the complexities of it. Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2010 02:23:08 | More by SkunkWorks
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lovindahops

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a lil' Jamaica taste for the Cowboys game today...

Poured into a pint

A- a light copper look with a minimal head that tends to linger on at the. The brew screams of a malt bomb on the way

S- no question the spice and malt are stars of the show. There is a complete biscuity type malt theme that is exemplified by the rye component. A slight grassy and citric hop presense shows up stress balance of the brew

T- malt nation! Great flavor with some spices on top. Just a good example of the style. Bitter at the end. I do wish there was a bit more hop presence

M- good carbonation with a spike of flavor

D- Rastafa Rye is a good malt bomb that truly depicts the style. Please just sip it because of the alcohol!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 19:28:07 | More by lovindahops
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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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sfsean28

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent brew. Deep amber color, nice frothy head from a growler pour. Carbonation was just right. Aromas of rye are present and a bit noticeable in the taste. This brew goes down very nicely and be careful of the 7.5 abv. I saved some for the next day and the brew stayed fresh in the growler. A small bit of carbonation was lost but still a pleasant drink.

Serving type: growler

11-03-2010 14:58:35 | More by sfsean28
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Misconduct in Philadelphia.

Pours a slightly hazy dark copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of moderately dry caramel and pale malts with solid amounts of spicy rye. Also present are leafy and citrus hop aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Grainy caramel malt flavors with hints of lighter pale malts. Joining in shortly thereafter are moderate amounts of citrus hop flavors with slight hints of pine and earthy notes. Midway through the sip the flavor profile dries out further with the addition of spicy rye. The rye and caramel malt flavors carry through to a solidly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without any problems and could have another.

Overall there wasn't a single aspect of this beer that stood out but everything was done well. Not worth seeking out but worth a shot if you see it around.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2010 00:27:29 | More by glid02
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ism

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Moderately hazy light brown/dark orange body with a two-finger head with little lacing. Wonderful aromas in the nose, bright floral hops on top of sweet malt, with a touch of spice. Complex yet subtle flavors on top of a sweet malt backbone, the rye is almost indistinct until its spice emerges in the finish. The rye is present enough to balance the sweetness, which I think is just right. The body is thin, with moderate carbonation, and a slight slickness.

A solid offering and good value, just not quite in the top tier. Unique and a good way to break out of a beer rut.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 23:48:00 | More by ism
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wahhmaster

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 mL bottle into a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass.

Appearance: Pours a light brown, almost peachy color. Has a large, foamy head that dissipates quickly and leaves some decent lacing.

Smell: Smells of spices, hops, and a bit of dry malt.

Taste: Starts off with an assertive hop bitterness that is deftly balanced as it progresses by a biscuity malt and dry rye. Hops certainly stand out here but the malt and rye go a long way toward mellowing them.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: A great beer and a great introduction to rye beers. While the rye is certainly not as assertive as in others of the style, this is a well-balanced beer that goes down easily and is a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 01:49:54 | More by wahhmaster
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bruachan

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

amber-colored beer with exuberant carbonation that races to buttress a billowy merengue head

butterscotchy sweet aromas and sweet NW hops

good interplay between sweetness and the rye dryishness. the rye effect is tasteful, it should be said, and appears only within the context of greater caramel sweetness--not despite it. it is to be noticed that the sweetness would be intolerable without the rye's intervention...even so, it's sweet. creamy. low bitterness. butterscotch

here's my problem: this beer would be uninteresting without rye. maybe a touch of toast, but otherwise too sweet (i suppose i could be used to a more robust hop presence to keep such in check)

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 02:26:17 | More by bruachan
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 10/9/2010 at Mews Tavern in Wakefield, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, citrus and caramelized rye malts.

T: The taste starts out burst of hops bitterness that remains dominant. Then a hearty malt character comes in. there's very little sweetness but still a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, light carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid beer that is worth drinking for a long time.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2010 16:10:07 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Zodijackyl

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Medium amber with variance in the color towards the edges of the glass, rich white head that sits thin on top of the beer. Aroma of sweet rye with a light biscuit touch from the yeast, as well as citrus and mild bitter hops and a bit of apricot. Taste is balanced between the sweet rye malt with a bit of complimentary yeast flavor, floral and citrus hops, and a bit of fruit/spice flavor (cloves, perhaps?). Mouthfeel is very smooth, unique due to the rye malt. Extremely drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 04:22:12 | More by Zodijackyl
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Mosstrooper

California

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep orange color with a very large off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind large, fluffy spots of lace.

Smell: Spicy rye, medium bitter hop aromas, and slight biscuity malt.

Taste: Begins with a bready, biscuity flavor that is a bit spicy, finishing with a strong rye note and medium piney hop flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation and a dry, slightly alcoholic finish.

Drinkability: A good beer, and one that's thoroughly enjoyable. It's hop and rye flavors and relatively high alcohol make this one less sessionable, but this can be good for a sitting or two of beer. Definitely something worth having, and a brew I would be happy to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 23:45:59 | More by Mosstrooper
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a nonic glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a lightly hazed reddish bronze with an almost 1/8" off-white head that recedes slowly. Sipping leaves some scattered speckles of lacing.

Smell: The aroma has light, floral and grassy components mingled in with some rye bread.

Taste: The flavors are a blend of some light caramel sweetness along with some citrus fruit, some rye bread and some gentle hop bitterness. To sum this beer up in one word, think "balance." The rye, the malt, and the hops are all intertwingled in a way that makes each of them seem a natural compliment to the others.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied with light soft carbonation and has a smooth, slightly creamy feeling. The finish is medium length and slides smoothly into a light touch of bitterness and dryness.

Drinkability: I found this one very drinkable with each sip easily following the last and I'd be happy to have another. This one is now on my shopping list, especially if I can find it on cask again.

Serving type: cask

09-20-2010 17:44:00 | More by drtth
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muscleonthewolf

New York

4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden and thick looking, nothing like anything having to do with rasta, curiously enough.
Smells like a loaf of bread from the grocery store. Some healthy variety.
I mean, really, the more I smell of this, the more I think of the bread aisle at Vons supermarket. With a slight alcohol tinge. Mmm smells like home. Wait, some scent of scotch here...Laphroaig, my favorite. Peety! Maybe I'll drink some scotch after this.
A honey-ish taste, besides the whole beer thing. Some decent carbonation. Some hops for you too. Pretty sweet to balance the thickness and the carbonation helps drinkability. No real bitterness in the after taste. A bit deceiving at 7.5% abv. Not too heavy, not too light. Sad it's all gone now. :-(
Wish I had bought one more of those. But the label is so dumb looking I didn't think I should. Well, I guess I was intrigued at what a rye ale had to do with rasta. So maybe I'm the dumb one. Pretty good beer, definitely better than this brewery's flagship beer, the mediocre Toasted Lager. I mean, it's worthwhile, definitely.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 03:33:52 | More by muscleonthewolf
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours from a 22oz bottle adorned with a cartoon-like rastafarian dude with dreads. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a perfectly taut, white head. Head is about two fingers in size and remains in tact for nearly thirty minutes. Tons of lacing down the sides of the glass.

Aroma is malty and bready with a bit of fresh hop aroma. Rye is more detectable in flavor than aroma. Actually smells quite bready with tons of great caramel aromas with piney hops. The piney hops and rye bitterness and flavor go very well together.

Flavor is quite nice as well. I was expecting more malt but there is quite a bit of bitterness due to the rye and the great hop bitterness. Certainly bitter and has a great bite, but the malt lends a nice sweetness to the tongue on the front and the finish is bitter. Medium bodied and chewy.

This one is like a heavy beer but not really. The medium body and chewy mouthfeel make this one seem big, but the mostly clean finish makes this one crisp and delicious. I was pleasantly surprised with this one and could my top rye beer. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 18:39:18 | More by SaCkErZ9
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BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got a bomber of this brew for $4.98 at Johnstown Beverage in Johnstown NY. Label claims 1.070 OG, 48 IBU, 7.5% ABV. Served cold in a chilled tulip.

This thick cloudy honey-colored brew gives a thick cake of light tan foam. Smell is sweet and tropical- pineapple, mango, rye, honey. Hops and rye spice blend seemlessly together for a tasty bite. Carbonation is very bright and rigorous, this impression is probably enhanced by the hop/rye double whammy bite. Great appearance and thick lace on the glass.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 15:32:35 | More by BeerNinja007
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oberon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in G-boro.Poured into a standard pint a hazed amber/bronze with thinner but well retained soapy-like white head,aromas of citrus and caramel mainly,there is a soft spiciness to the nose as it warms as well.Citrus fruit and spice on the palate upfront,a bit of caramel and dough holds up well to the hops and sharpness of the rye.A solid brew its easy going down for the abv. and is even somewhat refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2010 19:54:41 | More by oberon
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StephenRich

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Honestly, I am 50/50 with corny play-on-names beer labels. Its totally a personal thing, and in absolutely no way reflects how I actually feel about the beer which it represents. So when a friend of mine brought over a bottle of Blue Point's RastafaRye Ale I was conflicted between excitement for an exciting rye beer, and mixed feelings over its obvious cartooned Rastafarian logo.

Really though, I am just being stupid. The label looks great; its fun, the name is entertaining, and really, isn't that what it is all about? So this beer was a bit of a turning point for me - no longer would I judge a bottle by its label; I will look deep into the soul and heart of the beer before passing any sort of judgement on it. Yes, I have been saved.

When it really comes down to it, this was a new Rye Ale that I have not tried before, so I should have just shut up and been excited. But no matter, after some inner soul searching and self-reflection I have rid my old ways and become a better beer aficionado because of it. Thank you RastafaRye!

The RastafaRye came in a 650ml bottle at 7.5% abv with a totally colorful label - a great label... Anyways. The RastafaRye was created by Blue Point to honor Rastafari way of life, promoting true identity, heaven on earth, equality and love. It is brewed with malted rye and west coast hops.

I opened this Rye beer cool around 8C (45F) and poured it into a tall and slender gold rimmed tulip glass. It built a very dense and richly colored pale creamy head that stood firmly two and a bit inches above the beer's surface. It had exceptional retention and really showed great strength and exceptional body (learning opportunity: two factors that can profoundly affect a beers head quality are fat and protein content. Fat diminishes and ruins head, protein build and develops it).

The beer itself was a gently transparent amber orange with golden browns and touches of red oak and golden yellow brimming in the light. It really was a perfect contrast, and minutes later the head was still a castle of foam on top this richly colored beer.

The nose was sweet and doughy with soft biscuit, rye malt, earth, fresh spice and hints of zesty hops. Overall it is not very strong, but the flavors here are quite distinct - the rye has obvious presence and has contributed a delightful aroma of mulled spices and bread. The hops show mild strength and very herbal, floral aromas. A very appealing and appetizing beer so far.

I opened up for a big taste and this RastafaRye did not disappoint. Superbly refreshing and ultimately delicious, this rye beer came in with smooth yet crisp malted rye sweetness and a soft wave of clean spice, hop zest, hints of citrus and juicy flavors. Soft but distinct bread and dough flows throughout your palate with a gentle soft bitterness, herbs and floral earth.

A hint of yeast shines though aiding the spices overall presence and the beer's mouthfeel. It is soft and creamy with smooth carbonation create a very refined crispness that both quenches and sooths at the same time. A dry and slightly sweet finish matches the overall experience perfectly create an supremely appetizing beer. I have heard that it nears rediculous stature when served on cask.

I would be massively happy with this beer any day of the summer, or paired with anything than came off the grill. But also shellfish, lamb or pork would be great. Anything with a savory and soft sweetness will be complimented and cleanly eventuated by this softly sweet, and appetizingly crisp rye ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 20:01:52 | More by StephenRich
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tchenery

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a deep orange, has a thin lacing head, but very bubbly. Smells of that rye 'funkiness' that I love thanks to Terrapin. Has an interesting chocolatey but not chocolatey smell to it - hard to explain, maybe it's raisins.

Smooth mouthfeel, almost too silky. Malt flavor is wholly the smell that I was getting, very raisiny and marshmallowy. It's probably all the rye. It's not that bitter.

I'm not crazy about this beer. It's different, but it's nothing wild and it's not straight good enough for me to go crazy about. Tasty though.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 01:03:24 | More by tchenery
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Mancer

New York

3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a copper color with a one finger high off-white head. The head stuck for the life of the beer and was one of the most impressive beers found at Blue Point. The initial smell of the beer was citrus hops with a light rye malt backbone. Similar to the smell, the initial taste of the beer was citrus hops (grapefruit flavor) with a rye malt finish. The brew was slightly bitter and had a medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall, I think this is a pretty good beer. The flavors seem well rounded and not overly complex. I will definitely buy this beer when the opportunity arises. This is a Blue Point beer worth trying, and it won't let you down.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2010 04:09:36 | More by Mancer
Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
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