Rye Pale Ale | The Civil Life Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Civil Life Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
thecivillife.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pale ales are ubiquitous and are probably the single most important style of beer to have introduced the concept of 'craft'. Pales are a fairly quick beer to brew- many examples are ready in a couple of weeks- and appeal mainly in that they are quite often balanced beers without too many distractions and without too fine a point on it- they taste like beer! Our Pale Ale is loaded with Rye malt (about 20%) which adds some viscosity, richness, and a slightly spicy finish. We use a fair bit of caramel malt for color and our American hop charge has a slight bite and piney finish. All this said, I think our Pale shares a few finer points with its sister style - Amber. Our 'Pale' is pretty dark and has a pronounced richness from caramel malt.

Added by Monkeyknife on 09-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
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2
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10
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Poured from the tap a dark amber tone with a creamy off-white head.

Aroma has a big rye profile with light hops and grainy malts.

The rye dominates the palate along with a bit of spice, a hit of bitter bite and grainy malts.

Medium bodied with a sharp carbonation.

This one will hit the spot for anyone that loves a good rye beer.

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A - Poured a clear, copper color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left some sudsy patches of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled spiced with good rye bread notes.

T - Spicy up front with some sweetness. Rye bread and caramel flavors are nice.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty rye beer. I liked the spicy character.

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Rye Pale Ale from The Civil Life Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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