Another Way To Rye | Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company

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Another Way To RyeAnother Way To Rye

Brewed by:
Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by NODAK on 07-14-2012

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 65
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i dug this one hard, the best of the rye beers i had in tennessee, which is an admittedly small sample size, but i liked it flirting the line of amber ale and pale ale, and i liked how robust the rye is and that its hopped so aggressively. its a really well put together beer, i wish i could have found more of their stuff around town, but it was not as common as other local crafts in nashville. cloudy brick red colored brew with a full inch of very thick khaki colored head on it with awesome retention. its a nice looking pint of beer. the nose is rye right away, spicy in that muted german rye style, with amber malt contributing a pleasant caramelized character as a base, and the hops seem ripe and juicy, american pale to even ipa in intensity. the rye must make up a significant portion of the grain bill here, as i can taste it even though the crystal malt sweetness thats there on the front end. it dries up pretty impressively in the end, but i cant taste any yeast. it almost has a lager feel to it, which i like a lot, and even though there is a lot of body, its not a sweet or filling beer at all. the rye and the hops go real well together. grapefruit and orange peel from the hops love the rye malt, and the carbonation is high enough to drive that all home. i thought it was really refreshing and unique, and i would have loved to try more of their beers while i was in town, but that gives me something to look forward to next time. well worth trying a pint of this, its delicious.

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Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Old Chicago in Murfreesboro.Poured into a standard pint glass a slight chill hazed amber with a thinner white head atop.Aromas of piney hops and some faint lactic sharpness,the flavors were much bolder than the aromas with a good shot of pine resin from the hops and spice from the rye.There is just enough malty sweetness to balance the bolder hop and rye flavors.A really well made hoppy rye from this newer TN. brewer.

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Photo of stakem
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can into a tulip appears dark copper in color with off-white cap 2 fingers strong that fades leaving a curtain of lace.

Aroma is clean with a fruity to herbal hoppiness and a toasty rye backing thats a little bready.

Tastes sweet with bready to toasty malt contrasted by an herbal hop bitterness.

Medium in body, modest carbonation. A pretty decent rye beer but as far as IPAs it is a little dated and/or lacking the hop brightness.

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Photo of cbutova
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%

Reviewed at Broadway Brewhouse in Nashville, TN; full phone notes taken.

A- Clear red bodied pour from the tap to a pint glasd with a white head building to one finger. The cap has frothy texture and pretty good retention dying to a ring and cloud atop the brew. A huge sheet of lace at the top with drizzle and many spots below.

S- Hops are pronounced but there are a decent amount of grains to balance. Here the hops mostly come off as citrus and floral while the rye adds a distinct spicy sweet cracked grain note. Slight caramelized malt and bread.

T- Feels hoppier here than in the nose but just by a bit. Semi bitter grapefruit and orange zest with floral, pine, spicy, apricot and herbal notes as well. Grains a bit more reserved but rye spice, caramel sweets, toast and cereal grain notes provide plenty of balance. Yeast bread and slight fruit esters.

MF- Silky medium bodied with a creamy overall feel. Carbonation is medium high and quite smooth but some bite as well. The finish is moderately bitter.

Citrus hops with a fairly strong cracked rye malt balance. Solid and presents the rye correctly which is easier said than done.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint at 12south in nashville. Pours a seethrough almost orange color with nice foam. Piney citrus and sharp hop aroma...smells pretty nice. Lots of sharp hop flavor, but is mellowed by the pine and candy like hop. Bitter rye flavor is subtle but obvious...
Nice brew all like to try more from Turtle anarchy.

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Photo of denver10
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours caramel browm with an amber hue and a big foamy khaki head. Aroma offers spice peppery spice, bread, citrus rind, and a little floral. Flavor follows suit with a piney bitterness also present. A creamy, medium bodied and active mouthfeel. Overall, nothing earthbreaking but a very solid and enjoyable rye ipa. If I had my growler on hand, I would have gone home with it filled with some of this.

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Photo of rangerred
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler fill from Libation Station in Johnson City.

Poured into a pint glass, appearance is a very slightly hazy medium copper with almost a bit of a ruby tint.

The aroma is really wonderful. Tons of pine and citrus from the hops but also a nice malt base with a definite rye spice.

The flavor is extremely hoppy up front with significant bitterness along with pine/citrus hop flavor. Malt quickly rushes in with rye up front with some caramel underneath. There is even some very faint hints of coffee/chocolate. I can really tell there is tons of rye in this. Mouthfeel is very slick and oily. Carbonation is a little low although that could be a product of the growler fill.

Overall, a very impressive brew from a brewery I have never heard of. Awesome to see another Tennessee brewery and I look forward to trying more beers from Turtle Anarchy.

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Photo of mntlover
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper color with a two finger beige head from an aggressive pour, nice lacing as well.

Aroma is definite spicy rye, some caramel malt sweetness also with some fruity/herbal hop mixture blending with the rye well. Kind of excepting it to be a little hoppier since its an Rye IPA.

Taste is like the nose big rye notes on a caramel malt base. Rye adds some spicy notes hops are more herbal in the finish lightly spicy as well. Cant read the date stamped on the can but his just showed up at the local grocery, either its a little mature or the hop profile they are using just isn't big enough. Not that its bad just needs more umh in the hop department.

Mouthfeel is pretty solid medium with pretty smooth carbonation.

Overall worth a try, might have to retry if I find some cans I can read the date on. Overall like the stuff I have had from Turtle Anarchy.

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Photo of benloho
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at a local place in downtown Chattanooga.

A: Reddish brown with a finger of head. Lacing didn't stick around. Looks good in the glass.
S: Spicy and earthy. Smells of piney hops. An IPA-like aroma blended together with the rye malt. Nice.
T: It's OK. Definitely hoppy and bitter. All earthy, piney, grassy hops in the taste for me. Spiciness from the rye malt.
MF: Not as balanced as I was hoping. It has a good body. A little awkward aftertaste, but not sure what it is.
O: A solid rye IPA. Not my favorite one but its good. I was a little disappointed because I've had this beer before and I really liked it, but this time I felt it lacking.

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Photo of NODAK
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is spicy as would be expected in a rye beer, with some pine notes....overall quite a hoppy nose.

Has a dark golden appearance in the glass with a small head. Clear, as expected.

Taste has a decent amount of rye spiciness but it isn't quite as pronounced as one may think. This beer has 60 IBUs, as I was told by the brewmaster, and they're certainly present without being overwhelming. I'd say bitterness is about on point, with a pine character to them...I didn't ask which hop varieties were used here. Nice, dry finish.

I could probably use more of a rye spiciness when having a rye beer, since it's really a distinct taste that I enjoy...but this is a solid IPA with just about the right amount of bitterness that could be a good fall back beer.

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Photo of Josiah2729
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-Tap at Mellow Mushroom in Franklin...

Appearance: Amber, small head, clear, decent lacing

Smell: spice and big piney hop smell

Taste: Extremely hoppy taste, not too much malt or rye detected.

Mouthfeel: Medium thickness, light carbonation

Overall: Tasty hoppy beer, glad to try out the new local brewery.

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Photo of jasadewi
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It was a medium colored glowing deep red. Smelled hoppy and of fresh cut grass. The taste quenches the tongue, warms the belly, and lingers on the tongue. It tastes piney, as if it were the first time at camp. It tastes hoppy, of course. Light bodied, refreshing and sustaining. It is bound to overthrow expectation.

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Another Way To Rye from Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company
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