Captain Smith's Rye Ale | Titanic Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Titanic Brewing Company
Florida, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jasonm on 04-28-2006

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 12
Photo of FrancisSmooth
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Out of the tap at Titanic. Nice change up from the typical hop bombs ive been drinking. Has a slight dry sweetness. Nice amber color, light head. Would have afew.

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Photo of jucifer1818
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

another beer that I had high hopes for, this Rye ale is, if anything, very refreshing. A good reasonable hopey flavor and a semi sweet body, this beer felt far more drinkable than the bitters or the IPA, a good in-between for anyone coming here who is getting tired of sweeter flavored beer. Despite that, it really didn't feel that Special to me.

A 7/10. I do not know if I would ever have this one again.

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Photo of Sammy
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. Decent appearance, a little head and amber colour, a bit of lace. On the sweet side, with some fruitiness. Average mouthfeel, suitably carbonated. Just boring as sweet malty without an edge.Saved room for the IPA and DIPA.

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Photo of brentk56
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a slightly hazy amber color and a modest head that quickly disappears after leaving some perfunctory lace

Smell: Not much aroma until it warmed and, then, the rye was readily apparent, with its peppery, slightly sour character

Taste: Opens with a Germanic crackery malt flavor that, introduces an English fruit aspect before moving on to an American peppery, sour rye mid-palate flavor that builds, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low carbonation

Drinkability: More interesting than enjoyable but kudos to the brewer for the experimentally complex style

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Photo of Patrick999
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - A clear reddish gold, not too much head, but then again the bartender filled this to the very brim for me.

S - Not too much going on in the nose. Some fruity esters noted along with a light hop, kinda has the smell of an American Pale Ale.

T - Definitely makes up for the relative lack of aroma. This is one of those German liquid sustenance beers; it's literally like ripping into a loaf of quality German rye bread that happens to be spiced with some hop. Pretty strong bitter rye taste going on. Very dry and crisp.

F - A good carbonated bite only aids the drying sensation.

D - An excellent beer, though seems like more of a meal replacement than a session beer; hearty and filling. I don't know of too many other rye beers; it's a cool style and the Titanic executes it well.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A visually pretty beer with lots of fluffy head and a cyclone of gripping lace. Yet somehow all these suds emerge from a body with little carbonation. Yellow-gold color and very clear, with a plump body and yeasted nose. The taste is biscuity with yeasted overtures. It's not exactly crisp and dry as I expect rye ales to be, but the drinkability is intact. Very nice.

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Captain Smith's Rye Ale from Titanic Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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