Guinness Rye Pale Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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3.53/5
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209 Ratings
Guinness Rye Pale AleGuinness Rye Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Created by the brewers at The Open Gate Brewery as a holiday gift for their colleagues, friends and families, Guinness Rye Pale Ale proved so popular they had to share it with everyone. The rustic, spicy character of rye grain is balanced with citrus and grapefruit from the mosaic and cascade hops, making it a fine addition to the Guinness family.



BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,123
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
209
pDev:
13.6%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
48
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 209 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of louiebianchi
2.8/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Cocomojoe81
4.32/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SargeC
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at the brewery

Golden honey color, little creamy head

Nose big malt, toasted grainy spicy rye, malted barley raw wort, grassy hop

Taste mild sweet, nice bitter grassy herbal hop, spicy rye, fruity, mild sweet raw malt fair bitterness

Mouth med bod, nice carb

Overall nice

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Photo of DigitGrowler
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy, gold in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is mineral, wheat, and a touch of rye on the finish, Sweet, medium bodied, medium-low carbonation. Makes for a solid, above average rye beer. I prefer other rye beers, but this is worth a shot.

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Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nvrmind16
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very different from an ipa but closer to that strong taste. The rye is clearly there and is a very unique.

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Photo of tpauer
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrfrancis
3.96/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sqpat
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brief initial impression:

Refreshing yet subtly spicy with a nice blueberry flavour from the Mosaic hops. Cascade hops lend it plenty of floral notes, and it's well-balanced and highly drinkable.

Light to medium-bodied. Well-carbonated. Smooth and wet. Somewhat soft. Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough or scratchy.

Guinness could easily have just phoned in an IPA in their 12 pack variety box and gotten just as many initial sales (if not more) from drinkers trying the new lineup for the first time. This is a good bit more inspired than it needed to be, and it's a beer I'd definitely nab a sixer of from time to time. Mosaic and Cascade are terrific hop selections, and the utilization of rye malt for a subtle dry spiciness is exceptionally clever. It won't dazzle discerning drinkers, but it's well worth trying. I never thought I'd see the day Guinness of all breweries put out a pale ale that's actually notable, but alas - that day has come.

B- / WORTHY

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12/13/17 impression from another bottle:

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of flgimp
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A likeable pale ale. Robust head. Nice lacing. Color light yellow gold. Smell is slight citrus and pine. Taste smooth, malty with slight hops. Body is lighter side of medium. Good carbonation.

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Photo of nickapvikes
3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wac9
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Wow just amazing better then I could imagine

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Photo of degarmot
4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eluvah
3.02/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of keeganfrank
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NOLANDMAN
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DW78715816
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: outside on a sunny day it has a hazy copper appearance
S: I definitely get a bread and spice smell. A slight citrus smell.
T: it is light and crisp. A little citrus, some peppery spice it's nice.
O: Very easy drinking but has a lot going on. Definitely better when not ice cold. Aroma and taste improves as it warms which speaks to quality for me.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.18/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served at MJ O’Connor’s Park Place in Boston, Massachusetts from an 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a footed Pilsner glass; no production information evident.
A: Pours an amber color with an off white head clearing to about one inch, modest retention and solid lacing on that pour.
S: Aromas of pine, tropical fruit, bread, and mushroom greet the nose in about that order, as it warms.
T: Flavors of blood orange and mango predominate with a peppery spicyness. Lightly bitter giving a slight tingling to the tongue.
M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp finIsh.
O: Really an impressively light, flavorful and clean finishing Rye Ale. Never had anything on a par with it.

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Photo of hychenglao
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OzmanBey
4.63/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Guinness plus rye equals heaven, the right balance, the right taste, just a perfect rye beer something that just can't be done well in the States.

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Photo of dcotom
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.2-ounce bottle into a straight-sided glass mug. Amber colored body, with a thick and fairly long-lasting white head that left some nice lacing. This sample was quite malt forward on the nose and palate. Brewer's notes state that this is hopped with Cascade and Mosaic; however, the hop character was quite understated. The malt character, on the other hand, was quite pleasant, with notes of light caramel, spice, and pepper. Nice hit of hop bitterness and peppery spice on the crisp finish. A very good beer that may have been much better with a more assertive hop presence (as the brewer's notes imply).

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Photo of archyquaffer
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A moderate pour into a nonic pint glass produces about an inch of creamy, off-white head. The color is a ruddy, yellowish-amber, with moderate carbonation.

The aroma promises a good deal of spiciness, which the flavor delivers on quite amply. The aroma-flavor provides notes of herbs, spice (definitely some pepper- maybe a little sage as well) and a complex fruitiness with a citrus base, but with complementary notes suggestive of bell peppers and maybe a little tomato. In between is a good deal of nuttiness combined with something suggestive of freshly-mown hay. The body is about mid-range, with a pretty clean finish with only a little lingering bitterness.

This beer has a complex aroma and flavor, but drinks very easy.

4 4 3.75 3.75 4

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Guinness Rye Pale Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 209 ratings