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Mavericks Back In The Saddle Rye Pale Ale | Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

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Mavericks Back In The Saddle Rye Pale AleMavericks Back In The Saddle Rye Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Maris Otter and Rye malts, and Cascade and Centennial hops.

Added by brotherloco on 11-15-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 24
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fatehunter
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin head on a hazy dull straw colored body.
The aroma is mild but has a nice spice and grain smell.
The taste is a little watery, mild bitterness, spicy finish.
The texture is crisp.
Good flavor and easy drinking.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, rye, earth, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with rye, nut, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an earthy aroma and a solid mix of rye and citrus forward hop flavors.

Serving type: can.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz can from Whole Foods, poured into tulip.

Look: Almost as orange as the can it came in. Pours smoothly with a thin head and sticky lacing.
Smell: Light rye spice, nuttiness; citrus hops in nose.
Taste: chestnut, vague citrus, and rye spice. Virtually no alcohol taste, fitting for the low ABV.
Finish: Very light body, crisp and clean finish. Highly drinkable.

I really like this beer. Definitely going to be a regular in my fridge going forward.

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3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. No decipherable freshness/canning date.

Big, fluffy white head from a center pour, 3" or so. Settles to 1/2", frothy and bubbly with persistent lacing. Color is goldenrod with a little bit of cloudy sediment in the middle.

Orange zest, spicy rye grain, and some grapefruit on the nose. The smell gives the impression of lightness.

Bright and very dry, with pine and grapefruit zest that goes well with the light rye spice. Kind of a chewy finish, with some lingering grapefruit zest. Very little malt, just the right amount of bitterness. Refreshing, leaves you wanting more. Very drinkable (which is kind of the point of a session beer).

Very light bodied, crisp, smooth, and ends fairly clean.

Not a bad beer overall, it does what it sets out to do. Simple, drinkable, and refreshing, with some nice smooth hop and rye flavor. I wish it cost less for how light it is ($9 for a sixer) so I might not buy it very often, but I like it.

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3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can from Cost Plus. Big white head from a center pour. Straw colored with a little bit of cloudy sediment. Nose of fruity hops and a bit of rye. Pine and grapefruit zest flavors on a nutty rye malt base. Nice complexity. Bright and very dry with some lingering bitterness. Light, crisp, flavorful and refreshing. Exceptionally well done, especially for the low ABV.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Mavericks Back In The Saddle Rye Pale Ale from Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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