Lakefire Rye Pale Ale | Grapevine Craft Brewery

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Lakefire Rye Pale AleLakefire Rye Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grapevine Craft Brewery
Texas, United States
grapevineontap.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by garyhumble on 11-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
140
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
17.43%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +52.9%

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5/5  rDev +52.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Photo of Samputnam14
4.43/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1ale_man
4.3/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The spice/black pepper comes through. It is crisp with good carbonation. Low abv makes for good drinkability. One that I buy often. Great!

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Photo of dwmson1
4.29/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.28/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$ 8.19 (Including tax)/sixpack ($ 0.113/oz) at Spec’s, Shertz, TX
Undated can at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – spicy rye and malt, rye fades but malt lasts
Head large (Maximum 4.8 cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy with rocks, diminishing to a six mm ring and complete layer with varying thickness
Lacing good – wide partial rings of tiny to small bubbles
Body dark orange, clear
Flavor – well balanced malt and hops, starts slightly sweet with a little malt flavor and rye spiciness. No alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation

A very good pale ale in an IPA world. I feel this is vastly underrated.

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4.5

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Photo of philibrew321
4.12/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I tried this along with Stone IPA and Widmer Upheaval IPA, and it had a better body and hop character than the Stone surprisingly. More floral than citrusy, and a nice smooth finish.

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4.01/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A longtime CANQuest (tm) Want, courtesy of The Mighty JenRay, who knows where and how to shop for beer!

From the CAN: "Serve Cold with Good Friends!"; "Go Texan."; "Made in Texas".

The Crack! was nice and loud and I celebrated with an inverted Glug. This produced a finger of foamy, tawny head with limited retention. Color was a slightly hazy Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13) with some floaties in evidence. Nose was redolent with a black pepper scent, courtesy of the rye! My mouth began to water as a result. Mouthfeel was medium and the black pepper of the rye worked nicely with the honey flavor from the base malt. The (relatively) low ABV rendered it easy-drinking and I ran through half of it without even thinking. The finish was semi-dry, but the black pepper flavor lingered well after the swallow. I wonder what percentage of this was rye malt. I just had a discussion with Tim Stumpf at Iron Hill (PHXville) about this very thing.

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewqueno
4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.9/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Amber-gold color, chill haze. Some carbonation. Mid-size head, disappears slowly.

Aroma:
Bready, caramel, a little citrusy.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Sweet, bready, caramel, a little rye. Hop bitterness is moderate, mostly citrus. Finish is crisp and semi-dry. Medium bodied, crisp, refreshing, highly drinkable.

Overall:
It's a very good Rye Pale Ale.

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Photo of buzzed
3.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redrover
3.78/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this one on tap during my last trip to Ft. Worth. I always like to give the locals a spin.

Served in a shaker, the beer is a chill hazed dark copper with a sticky off-white head.

Aroma of pine, a bit of grains and some rye.

I liked the interplay between the hops, the rye and the caramel malts. The rye adds a nice bit of spice to the pine and slightly sweet malts.

The mouth is decent and a bit coating.

I had a couple and would definitely have more again.

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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Lakefire Rye Pale Ale from Grapevine Craft Brewery
3.27 out of 5 based on 140 ratings.
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