Bronx Rye Pale Ale | The Bronx Brewery

Bronx Rye Pale AleBronx Rye Pale Ale
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by tempest on 08-25-2012

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Ratings: 116 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of Campodog
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dingle0099
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of nycbeerfreak
4.59/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very good pale they are a dime a dozen ....but the rye added to malt bill is nice .....and tasted

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Photo of timbobandit
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of GFD400
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of dar482
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a deep reddish amber with a big two finger head.

The aroma is fantastic with spicy rye notes, tons of ripe citrus, big bready malt, and earthy pine.

The flavor follows with grapefruit, a bready malt, then tons of spicy rye notes. This beer surely shows off rye really well. Then the end has that Chinook earthy bitter notes. It's very herbal and bitter.

As said before, an extremely good beer and comparable to Hop Rod Rye. It has this wonderful balance of spicy rye along with the citrus and earthy notes. Chinook is not my favorite hop and the beer is quite bitter on the end, but I'm pleasantly impressed.

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Photo of BennyP
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Stone Steet Tavern in NYC. Beautiful deep amber draught, big foamy head. Big hop and rye aroma. Crispy mouthfeel and hope nose.Bit of spice in the finish. Love it.

WAY better then the barely adequate Pale Ale that Bronx Brewery is doing.

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Photo of barknee
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Expect an admirable mocha colored head with great retention. Nose is one of soft and enjoyably understated grapefruit and creamy marshmallow. The taste is much more forward & vigorous that the nose would lead you to expect. Nice and spicy with a hint of sweetness, moderately bitter and super refreshing. The flavor lasts in the mouth for several minutes as well as that lovely oily coating that defines the best of the style.
This brew has been frequently compared to Hop Rod Ale from Bear Republic, and that is no surprise. Though I am very fond of that beer as well as BR's other products, I am going on record saying that Bronx RPA is a more approachable creation. A slightly gentler brew; fine tuned around the edges and more harmonious. It is a very respectable brew that is full flavored, satisfying and one that you likely wont become bored with. Highly recommended.
Bravo Bronx Brewery on this excellent brew!

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Photo of That_Turtle
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brams
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sanitarium16
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you like rye and pine, this beer is for you. Great Rye Pale Ale. Cheers!

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Photo of cdub70085
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Sad_Larry
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a 12oz. Trillium tulip glass.

Look - Pours a hazy orange with a beautiful amber head. Plenty of lacing on this bad boy.

Smell - Oak, pine, resin, and citrus round out the flavors. No smell is overwhelming.

Taste - You can definitely taste the citrus in this one. The pine, resin, and bready flavors from the malt/rye really round out the beer followed by a pleasant bitterness towards the end.

Mouthfeel - This medium bodied beer has just the right amount of carbonation, and it's easy to drink.

Overall - This beer is an excellent representation of the rye pale ale, and this one rates up there in my book. This was truly a pleasant surprise, and I'm happy to say that this is my new "go to" beer!

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Photo of Oakley
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 NastyNorseman
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hearty deliciously full pale. Rye pops you in the mouth with citrus and other spiciest lingering in the afterglow. A zesty meal in a can. This is perhaps my favorite mass distributed Bronx Brewery offering.

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

Photo of kkazemi
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Honey orange color. Smooth, filmy, cream colored head.

S: Woody pine sap, fresh moss and earth, citrus fruit and mild tropical notes; Orange marmalade blended with snitch.

M: Soft, pillowy feel. Med body.

T: Sweet Cara malts lend sugary sweetness throughout. Combats the sharp spiciness of the rye. Pairs well with orange and grapefruit citrus from hops. Woody, resin and piney, even some notes of leather. Nice bitterness that lingers.

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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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Bronx Rye Pale Ale from The Bronx Brewery
Beer rating: 75.9% out of 100 with 116 ratings
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