Permagrin Rye Pale Ale | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Permagrin Rye Pale AlePermagrin Rye Pale Ale
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Permagrin Rye Pale AlePermagrin Rye Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This special brew incorporates malted rye in the grain bill lending a spicy character and complex flavors. Generously hopped with Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade and Centennial. This hoppy pale ale has a sneaky bite that will creep up and leave you smiling!

Added by kingcrowing on 11-12-2009

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Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of a few of Lawson's beers I have gotten my hands on.Poured into an imperial nonic a clear rich copper/bronze with a large two finger white head that left broken chuks of lace as it settled into a frothy mass.Fruity esters,citric hops,and light sharpness from the rye in the nose,flavors are crisp with herbal and citric hops dominating but not overpowering,a decent shot of lactic-sharp rye in the finish.A nice hop driven rye ale like I like them,a good introduction to Lawson's for me.

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Photo of DWolf
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.01/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap @ the Common Man in Warren after alot of fussing around trying to acquire a Lawson's beer - not worth the fuss IMO.

Small pour for the price in a branded Lawson's glass, which set me in a bad mood to start. Dark golden look with a good head that stayed for a while.

Aroma was very pine-ey...not really my bag.

Pine flavor dominated the taste...though the malt and hops managed to wipe it away at the end of the sip (thankfully) to finish clean.

Disappointing given all the hype surrounding the elusive beer from this brewer.

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of tigg924
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear, gold in color, 1/2 inch head

Smell: citrus hops and rye

Taste: citrus hops and rye with some honey

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, light bodied, slightly bitter with a very bitter aftertaste

Drinkability: An excellent rye beer where the rye is pronounced. It mixes beautifully with the hops. I could drink this all day and am thrilled my buddy let me split his bomber. One of the best in this style.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at American Flat Bread.

Pours a deep golden amber with a small sticky white head with a lot of nice lacing. Has a nice bitter nose, a bit hoppy.

Taste is very bitter! A nice combo from both the hops and the rye bitterness. A Hint of maltiness brings it all together. An awesome Rye beer, keep um comin' Sean!

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of brians52
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Kegatron
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz gold foil topped bomber into a tulip glass. Rare Batch # 220. Bottle # 40.

Pours a deep clear copper, with several fingers of foamy off-white head. This settles down into a creamy ½ finger, which soaps the sides of the glass with rich sticky lacing. The aroma is fresh, leafy, piney, and a bit earthy in the nose, with underlying notes of rye, toasted grains, caramel, and citric fruit all combining to give this a ripe and spicy tanginess in the nostrils. This definitely has some aromatic flavor to it.

The taste brings it as well, with the dry grainy spiciness of the rye and the fresh green citric bite of the hops bouncing off of each other beautifully. Sweeter notes of caramel, bread, and even some light tropical fruit notes offer up some good underlying balance to the more assertive character of the rye and hops. The finish is very dry on this, with earthy pith and pine mingling with more rye, which is probably coming out the strongest here than it does in any other aspect of the profile. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp prickly feel to the carbonation that is undercut by a smooth creaminess that keeps this flowing nicely in the mouth. This combines with a well hid 6% ABV to really make this much more quaffable than I initially thought it was going to be.

This is another well done beer from the LFL, with a great balance of aggressive flavors from the rye and hops here, yet this was still very smooth and approachable as a whole, to point where I would almost call this borderline refreshing on the palate. Sign me up for a bottle of this anytime.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Wolvesinthetaproom
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of Neffbeer
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber picked up at the Warren General store this afternoon. Poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A: It pours a deep amber color with burnt orange/red hues, magnificent. There is a thick two finger off white head that displays good retention and coats the sides of the glass in sticky lacing.

S: The nose is full of citrusy american hops. There are notes of oranges, grapefruit, and some pine needles to round it out. The Rye is also detectable with a dough-like spiciness wafting from the glass.

T: The hops assert themselves first in a pleasant bouquet of citric fruit. Mid-palate the beer shifts gears and the malt takes over; spicy rye, and carmel toasted grains. It finishes dry with a healthy kick of earthy pine cone hops.

M: Medium to thick in feel, the rye gives the beer a hefty body. There is a good level of carbonation as well.

O: Great rye beer in my opinion. The hops manage to balance the spiciness of the rye and the dry finish keeps me coming back for more. My travels through Vermont are only re-enforcing what I already thought about the beer scene here. Great, creative brewers putting out some high quality stuff.

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3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Permagrin Rye Pale Ale from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 221 ratings