Rye Pale Ale | Bold City Brewery

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Bold City Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cbak999 on 10-04-2008

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Photo of azorie
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Starting to add in my old reviews and other reviews from notes.
From 10/12/2008

A: served in pint glass, about 36f, too cold, but hey its at the brew house. Reddish to golden pale yellow in color, moderate head.

S: nice spicy malty , some hops, seems like a mild PA to me.

T: ahh nice blend here, very tasty, nice solid malt background, and spicy rye bread notes, and balanced hops as a Pale should be. Only knock on these beers, is the yeast makes them all have the same background aftertaste. had to describe, their not bad beers, just not great beers? oh well perfect for the bud drinker in this town and the market he is trying to sell too, I.E. jaguars fans.

m: medium carbonation, smooth and lite hops its not too bitter.

D: very good, easy to drink quite a few, as most of his beer have low sugar and are also low ABV, who knows how low it is. it could even be a true session beer. good flavors still.

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Photo of brentk56
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a clear golden color and a modest cap that leaves a persistent webbing of lace

Smell: Smells like a brewery, with a clean, malty aroma

Taste: Opens with a biscuity malt flavor, with the rye contributing a somewhat sour-nuanced bitterness by mid-palate; the finish is crisp, with a lingering aspirin-like sour bitterness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A very crisp, refreshing beer, although I am not crazy about the aftertaste; I would like to see a fruitier character from the yeast to better balance the sour rye

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Photo of boldcity2008
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at brewery tasting room.

A: nice golden red color but not much head.

S: nice malty smell, some hop smell but its very much in the background, overall quite nice

T: very nice balance for the style, I think its a nice beer in between a terrapin rye PA and a Sn PA. Nice and smooth, not to piney in hops area, quite refreshing, all in all a damn decent PA.

M: Medium carbonation, no aftertaste

D: very good, I drank 3 more quite happy with it, its the best of Jacksonville area brewery's PA I had.

Also drank this at euro street cafe, for the same price as at the tasting room, which is kind if strange. Anyway You can get a gallon growler refilled for 10 bucks, 20 to get the first 1 gallon jug. Nice.

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Photo of CampusCrew
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow, I have never had a rye beer, so I have nothing to compare it to, but man it was good. It's goes great with slaty snacks like pretels and chips. I think they may make this there signature beer and I can see why. I can't wait to see this on tap around town. Great beer and this brewery has a bright future.

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Photo of beeroclock
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light copper/gold with some haze. Pillow topped head. Served in a 22 oz tall glass.

S - Smelled like wheat and slightly floral. Some citrus scent as well.

T - Nice, slightly biscuit-esque with enough bitter bite to not disappoint.

M&D - You could make this a dinner, easy to drink but has the filling and alcohol to get you where you need to be. Holds the tongue well and when finished you want another.

Bold City Brewery is doing a good thing here in Jax, their beers are not going to disappoint.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head with very thick nice lacing on a cloudy crimson with amber hues body. Aroma is light with mild sweet caramel malt and breads. Flavor is more sweet caramel And bready malts with a nice rye note. Thicker beer than I expected with moderate carbonation. The pale ale aspect is weak though the re comes trough well enough. Pretty drInkable

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Photo of cbak999
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This rye pale is is very flavorful and spicy. Some ryes are mild and you can barely tell they have rye in the grain bill. Not this one. I really like it. It's got a great, deep, yellow color. The glass is laced as you drink. Check this beer out, and check out Bold City. You won't be disappointed.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a near clear, copper-toned body with a smallish, scant, white head.

Smell: Sweetish, lightly grainy pale maltiness with a hint of the spicy rye and mild notes from the leafy, earthy hops. Also, I gotta say, there's a little whisper of buttery diacetyl to be found in the distant background.

Taste: Lightly sweet pale malts with a touch of oven-toasted grain husks. Spicy tones from the rye malt. There's a very faint, very tucked away butteriness hidden amongst the maltiness, but nothing to get upset and kick a chair over. Mildy earthy, leafy hops with a medium amount of bitterness. Finishes bittersweet with some lingering grainy qualities.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-low carbonation.

Drinkability: Acceptable. It's just a simple, honest rye pale ale that I've paired pours from the growler with everything from a single (Shape Shifter) from the upcoming Systems Officer album to a Chicken 'n' Rice 'n' Veggies soup to a season four episode of House.

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Photo of nickfl
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a slightly hazy, golden copper colored body. The head settles slowly and leaves moderate lace.

S - Spicy rye with just a hint of grassy hop character.

T - Thick, bready malt notes with a distinct rye twist. Some toasted character in the middle and lingering rye and musty hops in the finish.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Fairly drinkable, this seems to be an English pale ale brewed with a good dose of rye and in that context it is pretty successful. The rye comes out very well and adds a lot of character to a beer that doesn't have a whole lot else going on. I had hoped that it would have a more American pale ale character to the hop profile, but that isn't what it turned out to be. It would be kind of nice to see an APA version of this beer at some point, I think that this malt profile would go nicely with C hops.

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Rye Pale Ale from Bold City Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 9 ratings