Red Rye Returning | Carton Brewing Company

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21 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States | website

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
There is no doubt variety is the spice of life and we love going off in all kinds of directions looking for new flavors. Like all travel though at some point your heart turns back toward home. Home, robust American ales. This route travels along a path of piney American hops, Simcoe, Cluster, and Horizon their natural course coaxed toward spicy by a touch of rye. Drink Red Rye Returning because home is where the hops is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3qQKZqxiJ4&list=UUnN44_ILc3y0x6WbvjLR1Kg

Added by bonbini26 on 03-27-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
180
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
8.27%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
20
For Trade:
1
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4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a growler filled at Spirits, poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a reddish brown color with a cream colored 1-finger head, some rings of lacing left as it goes down. The unfiltered look has plenty of bubbles.

S- A nice hop punch of citrus and pine. There are dark bready malts, dark fruits, and notes of alcohol.

T- Big malt backbone, dark and roasty. Grainy, dark fruits, some sweetness, then the hops drive the back end. Citrus, grapefruit, and pine make up the bitter end.

M- Medium feel, good carbonation and lots of body. All the flavor easily masks the 6.5% abv making it easy drinking. Very smooth for a hearty ale.

O- Smooth, hearty, drinkable, and just enough hop bitterness. Balanced.

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3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE: March 30, 2016... OCCASION: celebrating a gift card at the Tap House in Mansfield... GLASSWARE: 16 oz. pint... APPEARANCE: pours an off-white quarter-finger head that settles to a spongy resilience atop a dark maple brown... tracings are coral finger arcs... AROMA: pine and resin notes commandeer the senses... subdued pepper and licorice... caramel and bread dough.. PALATE:medium-bodied, textured at the start, and highly drinkable for an ale, even at 6.5% ...TASTE: the hop bomb explodes with resin and pine... some floral tones too, but the impressiveness of this beer is in its balance between spiciness and maltiness... malts provide a strong backbone to the hop-forward assault... actually, the spices are not so evident, which is part off what a rye is, no? OVERALL: slight loss of score comes when one realizes the rye is not the focal point--and returning home to read the brewer's own description, I can see why... still, this is another celebration of the growing New Jersey brewing tradition...a spicy, strong, fulfilling ale... all the way to its bad-ass name....

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at Morris Tap and Grill.

Carton red rye. Pours a reddish light brown. Sticky foam. Clingy. Bready nose with rye thrownm in. Light open with a firm caraway hop flabor. Pushy bitter close. Open softer with a tight close. Good. Certainly lops of hops to please. 4 4 35 35 375

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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

think this is good just not great!

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Red Rye Returning from Carton Brewing Company
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