Sassy Rabbit Rye Ale
The Tap Brewing Company

Sassy Rabbit Rye AleSassy Rabbit Rye Ale
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The Tap Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Rye Beer
3.63 | pDev: 10.74%
Apr 02, 2015
Jul 14, 2012
Sassy Rabbit Rye AleSassy Rabbit Rye Ale
Notes: The second we looked at the grain bill and said “That’s enough rye” -- we immediately doubled the amount. A peppery bite from the malt, and plenty of alpha acid from the Chinook and Glacier hops. They all come together into a brew that we’re ecstatic to share with a certain type of people; people who love things that are awesome.
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Rated: 3.9 by Jackjaffar from Massachusetts

Apr 02, 2015
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Reviewed by BeerAdvocate from California

3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
From BeerAdvocate Magazine #79 (Aug 2013):

Extremely well rounded, flavor just does not want to leave our palates. Well balanced too, with the perfect amount of rye here. Impressive—we certainly had no problem finishing this brew.

STYLE: Rye Beer
ABV: 5.7%

LOOK: Light garnet hue, amazing head retention

SMELL: Spicy rye, slightly dank hops, caramel, clean, floral, filberts, toasted bread

TASTE: Impeccable smoothness, creamy medium body, stodgy rye, spicy, malty, yeast, ample bitterness, browned apple, biscuity, grassy, giving hop bitterness, herbal, very toasty, modest bitterness, Juicy-Fruit, dry finish
Mar 25, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by lambpasty from New Hampshire

Jan 23, 2015
Rated: 3.63 by DrJay from Texas

Jan 10, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by freshcarl from Connecticut

Jan 05, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by athomasPSU from Massachusetts

Oct 21, 2014
Rated: 3 by JKV96 from Massachusetts

Oct 10, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by dubdrop from Vermont

Oct 08, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by jwps214 from Massachusetts

Jul 26, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Can_has_beer from Texas

Jul 04, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Rekrule from Massachusetts

Jun 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by braican from Massachusetts

Mar 30, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by cavemanlawyer1999 from Massachusetts

Feb 25, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Axnjxn from North Carolina

Feb 09, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by milkbone_underwear from Massachusetts

Jan 17, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by jim_carignan from Massachusetts

Nov 10, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by ColdOneKev from North Carolina

Nov 02, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Durge from Connecticut

Oct 11, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by paresis from Massachusetts

Oct 07, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by Kmlund from Massachusetts

Oct 03, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by HattedClassic from Virginia

Sep 29, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by raythealeman from Connecticut

Sep 09, 2013
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Reviewed by GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured on-tap at The Tap, the beer was served in a nonic pint. The beer is a ruby-brown coloring with a filmy, cream colored head. Clingy all over the glass. Nose of toasted grains, tangy caramel, and subtle, bitter hops. Flavors of roasted caramel and toffee sweetness forward, with a bready undertone and bitter highlights of hops and chocolate. Booze highlights, with tangy sweet notes into the aftertaste. Smooth, full bodied, with a bitter, dry, smooth finish. Very layered and dynamic.
Aug 23, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by WanderingFool from Massachusetts

Aug 14, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Jul 21, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by AJ01923 from Massachusetts

Jul 05, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by EtOHMD from Massachusetts

Jun 22, 2013
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Reviewed by SebD from Canada (ON)

3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: It has a nice hazy brownish color to it. It has almost no head, just a thin layer of off-white bubbles witch leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of spicy rye malts, sweet caramel, citrus and floral hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some rye malts, sweet caramel, citrus and floral hops with a decent bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.
Jun 18, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by taez555 from Vermont

Jun 17, 2013
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.01/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Poured from 22oz bomber into a stemmed goblet.

Appearance: ruddy medium-brown hue with just a little touch of haze and a moderate effervescence. Head formation was minimal.

Smell: rich cereal aroma with plenty of spicy rye character. It's got a definite sweet rye bread thing going on, not unlike a kvass, really. It may not be for everyone, but I happen to rather like it.

Taste: plenty of rye bread character with a fair bit of bitterness at the end, although not overly hoppy as the "Spicy and Hoppy" label suggest. Sweetness is surprisingly low; this is a dry ride to bitter ryetown. An interesting take on the style.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with an exceedingly low level of carbonation. I don't know if this is intentional; I can only speak to the bottle I purchased. Creaminess is nil, although it's not entirely insipid. Disappointing.

Overall: there are some interesting flavors going on here, but overall it's not much to write home about. I may or may not finish the bottle.
Jun 09, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by Janeinma from Massachusetts

Jun 08, 2013
Rated: 3 by tsmiller7 from Massachusetts

May 31, 2013
Rated: 4 by somelikehops from Massachusetts

May 31, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

May 18, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by In_Control_Mike from Massachusetts

May 05, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by jayhunter357 from Massachusetts

May 05, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by shehateme from Massachusetts

May 05, 2013
Rated: 4 by sabman from Massachusetts

Apr 29, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by hoppymcgee from Maine

Apr 16, 2013
Sassy Rabbit Rye Ale from The Tap Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 58 ratings