Bronx Rye Pale Ale | The Bronx Brewery

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Bronx Rye Pale AleBronx Rye Pale Ale

Brewed by:
The Bronx Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by tempest on 08-25-2012

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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by pottergator:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Photo of oberon
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at the Pizza Plant tonight.Poured into a standard pint glass a slightly chill hazed deep burnt orange with a thinner but well retained off white head.Aromas were quite spicy with a deep herbal sharpness,a faintly nutty base is there as well.Aromas are full on spicy rye and big earthy/spicy hops,a spicy explosion on the tongue,a firm nutty malt base goes well with the spiciness.A very good hoppy rye,my first Bronx beer is top notch.

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Photo of Jason
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

16oz tallboy can, sample from the brewery.

Massive head, lots of lacing sticking to the glass. Hazed amber color. A little orangey, faint caramel, fresh bread, nutty rye, & wild pears in the nose. Bit of crispness but a whole lot of creamy smoothness. You can thank the rye for the body, lush. Some deep malt sweetness is balanced by the rye and hop bitterness and then rounded by a slight estery alcohol. A good amount of depth but easy to knock back, perfect level of rye as well.

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Photo of Billolick
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can

Pours darker reddish amber, lite tan head that stays a while, and leaves thicker low sheeting and some strands of lacing.

Sniff is of a bit of the advertised rye, along with oranges and carmel malts.

On the palate its more orange/citrus notes, with more caramel malt character and minor rye.

I'm not a huge fan of ry beers, but this one is better then decent.....gotta like any better then decent ale that comes in a can

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mackeyse
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bronx Brewery, "Rye Ale"
12 oz. can, no freshness dating
$1.99 @ Whole Foods, Brooklyn, NY

It's a decent looking pint: amber-copper in color and very hazy, almost cloudy, but certainly OK for the style; and the creamy off-white head holds fairly well and leaves some nice lacing.

As you raise the glass to your nose you get a whiff of pine and grainy caramelish malt with just a hint of citrus. The maltiness is nice, and you can almost pick out the rye.

The flavor opens everything up quite a bit, and yet keeps everything focused at the same time. The piney and grassy hops blend into the 'rich' bready and gently caramelish malt, and the citrusy hops retain the flash of refreshing juiciness found in the nose. The rye is absolutely clear, and it really works with the piney notes. That combination is of course well known, because it works so well, but sometimes it can become a little bit too much, leaving the beer overly spicy and sharp, but that's not the case here at all. Perhaps the richness of the malt is what makes the difference, giving the hops a wide, soft blanket to spread out upon. It remains quite well-balanced, however, with a solid anchor of bitterness keeping it from becoming too malty, and drying it in the finish along with the spiciness of the rye and the piney hops.

Rye beers can be a hard style to nail down perfectly, but the Bronx Brewery has certainly done it here. It's strong but it's also very drinkable. And it's quite hoppy... almost becoming an IPA, but not quite.

I wasn't expecting much from this given my first experience with the Bronx Brewery, and so now I'm wowed. Apparently they've either stopped contract brewing or just stepped up their game. The balance and depth of character in the malt really hit it out of the park, and I'm so disappointed I didn't buy more. If this were available on tap in my market it would probably become my "go-to"... just a solid, all-around, slightly strong, slightly unusual, and remarkably drinkable beer.

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Photo of tempest
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had an imperial pint at Jimmy's No 43 with my BBQ tacos. Nice pairing, the beer reminds me a lot of Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye for the way the spicy rye blends in with the citrus hops. This beer is a little tamer, however, and is a fine beer fill up a 20 oz. pint glass with. It lacks more of the thick toasty malt from the regular pale ale, and effectively leans more toward the hops. Cool beer, give it a try.

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Photo of sjones5045
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of k47k
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

4/17...pours rusty copper dark. White foam up and down quickly. Malty rye nose, clean aroma. Slightly sweet open builds to a strong rye backed peppery bitter. Some pine based notes too, A pretty good ale, nice presentation of the rye.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of timbobandit
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of ChipChaight
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dd43
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was a great rye based beer, I love how it evokes rye whiskey (without the alcohol heat) in the nose. Rye bread in the flavor with some citrus as well. Beautiful mouth feel, lots of body but no sticky sugars. Head was nice and fluffy, off white and not huge but with lacing all the way down the glass. Finishes so smooth, and the earthy rye quality and hop bitterness makes for a great pairing. I could see this being a tasty regular addition to my beer fridge. Easy to put back.

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Photo of NorseKaiser
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of metter98
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Keg & Lantern, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down, leaving some patches of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sweet caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of caramel malts but isn't sweet because the malts are contrasted by spicy flavors from the rye.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has a good balance between the malts and rye.

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Photo of JonAdams
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from tap into 16 oz plastic cup. What little head there was dissipated immediately. The top of the beer surface remains embossed with the pour, lending character and richness of body. What head remains is lace in the meniscus.
Darkly translucent. Even bright lights nearby don't shine directly though yet it's a terrific burnished copper color,
As noted before, there's complexity to the flavor, with little malt/breadiness, a bit of resin, and a good dose of dry fruitiness. Somehow I'm picking up raspberry from the taste and scent, I won't complain.
Savannah tells me that BxB has a good distributor, and can be found even at Madison Sq Garden - kudos to them!
Next time I'm in the area, I'll be sure to stop back in!

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Photo of Noelito76
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plaid75
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at MSG, NYC.

Poured a medium copper hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and good lacing.

The smell featured piney hops and a full on rye spice.

The taste consisted of a balmy herbal piney hop atop a robust spicy rye sweetness.

The mouthfeel was full for the style.

Overall a tasty and spicy pale ale.

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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of C-Dog
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of claspada
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of david18
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Bronx Rye Pale Ale from The Bronx Brewery
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