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Rapscallion Honey | Rapscallion

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rapscallion
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Extra pale style ale infused with native wildflower honey.

Added by Todd on 12-01-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
82
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
25.14%
 
 
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 82
Reviews by Duhast500:
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4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at a tasting. Pretty good. I will be picking up a few to get a more extensive tasting of this beer.

Poured into a small tasting glass from the tap.

The color is a pale yellow, slightly brownish with a white head. Not too foamy.

The smell was sweet. Honey with an almost butterscotch flavor to it.

The Taste is honey with a little hop flavor, some butterscotch very smooth and sweet but not too sweet.

This beer was really a nice surprise. I wasn't expecting a beer that had a honey flavor to be so good but this worked out to be something I will keep in my list of good session beers.

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Photo of MikeC144
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tigg924
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, moderate carbonation, light gold in color

Smell: honey, flowers, a bit of earth

Taste: honey, earth, and wheat

Mouthfeel: slightly sweet, moderate to low carbonation, light bodied

Drinkability: This one has a nice mix of honey and wheat. It is a decent beer, but noting that I would rush out for again.

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Photo of standardcherry
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of mutterfudder
3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Strange Brew.

A - Straw colored with no discernible head. Constantly carbonating bubbles failed to produce even a thin rim around the glass.

S - Nutty nose with no hop or malt smell to it. There was a mild sweetness that I wouldn't have placed as honey unless I had known.

T - Nuttiness comes through again. The beer is neither heavy on malts or hops. There is again, a mild sweet character to the beer. There is nothing that stands out as impressive, but there's nothing notably lacking either.

M/D - The beer was quite refreshing in the mouthfeel department, and was likewise very drinkable. It went down quick but I didn't feel like having another right away.

Rapscallion is an interesting light-flavored beer. It is neither outstanding or revolting, and as such, it's just a slightly above average pale ale.

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Photo of Mongeri04
5/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I loved this beer! It is and has been my go to beer for a while now. I'm very happy anytime that I can find it on draft. Very cool!! I always recommend it to my friends and drink it at every chance I get. That's why I gave it such a high rating. I truly absolutely enjoy this beer

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of beerman999999
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Sailracer
3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of dan4th
2.87/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lovely clear pour, almost no head. Honey much more apparen in the nose than the taste. Crisp, light tasting, but falls flat after first sip. Note: I had a cold on the day I tried this, so when I make an effort to smell it, it had a tantalizing nose, but the taste is uninspiring. Tempted not to finish.

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Photo of Marccregan
3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasty. Like this as a casual beer

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of dreis
3.6/5  rDev +4%

Photo of Dewback4
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of CJRubes
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of gonzo000
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of jneiswender
4.42/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Squealing Pig in Providencetown, MA. Served in a pint glass, cool.

A-dark gold body and a thick creamy white head.

S-sweet wildflower honey smell, faint grain and honey.

T-honey front and strong, grainy finish.

M-light.

D-very nice and sessionable. Nice to taste a flavored beer that is balanced between flavoring and beer. I would drink this again.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 6/20/09 at The Penalty Box in Providence, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a decent lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of citrus, honey, light caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste is decently balanced with sweet flavors of citrus, caramel and just a touch of honey. There's a nice hops bitterness that follows and isn't over-powering. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, although it might not be the best pale ale out there, this is a good milder beer to drink for a long time.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of predikit
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Kretschmann Brewing Company.


Pours a pale yellow, foamy white head that left a ring of lacing on the glass.

Has little to no aroma to speak of, minor malts, no honey.

Very lightly sweet, a lightly toasted malt flavor gives way to a medicinal hop bite. No taste of honey whatsoever, which is disappointing for a beer with honey as the selling point.

Light bodied, a little chewy with the residue it leaves behind which carries the bitter through the finish.

Subtle and straight forward, but I would prefer a large portion of other sessions that just have a generally more pleasing flavor.

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