Hayride Autumn Ale | Baxter Brewing Co.

Hayride Autumn AleHayride Autumn Ale
BA SCORE
50.5%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 184 ratings
Hayride Autumn AleHayride Autumn Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
baxterbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
As days get shorter and sleeves get longer, Baxter Brewing releases its fall seasonal, Hayride Autumn Ale. A generous portion of two rye malts give the beer a full body, bready flavor, and subtle spiciness; while toasted malts provide a touch of sweetness and a rich, almost reddish hue. New Zealand Pacifica and Pacific Jade hops balance Hayride’s maltiness and suggest notes of oranges and tropical fruit. Finally, we cold-condition the beer on oak, with light additions of ginger, black pepper, and orange peel, bringing out the spiciness of the rye and rounding out the soft sweetness of the beer. Hayride will give a touch of warmth for those cool fall nights, while remaining deliciously drinkable.

Added by BeerKangaroo on 09-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,642
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
184
Liked:
93
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
13.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 184 |  Reviews: 33
Reviews by kscaldef:
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2/5  rDev -45.5%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

In a pint glass this beer was a hazy rust color with a small tan head. There was a little bit of lace.

It had a spicy malt aroma. There was a bit of citrus.

A lot of rye in the taste. Really a lot. It ended up being very spicy. There was a little bit of citrus, which tasted more of grapefruit than anything else.

This was way too sharp for me. I think a little bit of rye goes a long way, and this was a bit over the top.

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Jvermont
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Over all this is a very good beer although I felt the pine like flavor from the hops was a bit too forward and made this brew somewhat off balance. However, the underlying, deep flavors added a complex and likeable beer. The malt came through and added some sweetness. The finish was somewhat bitter (which I like) and left no lingering after taste. I would not make this my every day drink but I will be happy to have this in my refrigerator in the autumn.

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Photo of Doomcifer
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Brown in color, with a very think beige head that lingered for more than 20 minutes, heavy lacing on the glass. A significant amount of carbonation, some debris as well (can condition maybe?)

Smell: Pine and hop notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hop and pine notes, some toasted malt like flavors and subtle citrus.

Overall: One of the better "Autumn" Ales I have had.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of lambpasty
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryanjtravis
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of benbazi
1/5  rDev -72.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mmorris15
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a soft hazy burnt dark orange to almost ruddy amber color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Subtle stringy lace.
The aroma had a sharp citric/floral to spicy quality cutting into some rye sweetness. Light orange bitter rind rode in underneath.
The flavor combined fairly nice all of the prior mentioned aromas to a fine spicy to sweet quality. Aftertaste was semi-spicy but running through the malts cleanly.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Spicy harshness wasn't too distracting, but noticeable. Carbonation felt good and fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty nicely done rye beer that I'd have again in the Fall.

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2/5  rDev -45.5%

Photo of lzepplin01
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of puboflyons
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

From the 12 fl. oz. can. 2014 batch. Sampled on September 1, 2014.

Chestnut-reddish amber pour with a tremendous cream colored head that sits on top for ages.

Aroma of roasted malts and a solid floral, resiny hop sensation.

Medium body.

The taste also has those malts and hops but there is an added minor spice bit. If the label did not say Autumn I would have thought it was a standard pale ale.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of DomingoOrtiz
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of David19457
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of Cheld
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Bradmo
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%

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Hayride Autumn Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 50.5% out of 100 with 184 ratings
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