Red Rye Returning | Carton Brewing Company

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87
very good
198 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carton Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
cartonbrewing.com

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
Ratings:
198
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
7.95%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
25
For Trade:
1
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a growler. Pours clear, copper in color, with 2/3 inch head. Taste is big rye, caramel malt, light chocolate, and light earthy hops. Medium bodied. Nice combination of sweet and bitter with moderate carbonation. Makes for an excellent amber ale with big rye. Certainly a beer I would get a lot of if I could get it locally.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -3.8%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Red Rye Returning from Carton Brewing Company
3.9 out of 5 based on 198 ratings.
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