Lakefire Rye Pale Ale | Grapevine Craft Brewery

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Lakefire Rye Pale AleLakefire Rye Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Grapevine Craft Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the DFW airport, I liked this better than it looks like others have. A clear but darker color to it, copper, with a short and fading white head, but awesome lacing. I like the flavor, but I just don't get the rye. It's maltier, sweeter, but no rye spice at all, and almost an incomplete fermentation sort of vibe to it. Hips are flavorful and fresh, but lower dosed than I like in the style, and with very little bitterness. As a result the beer lacks crispness, but drink ability is not compromised due to nice carbonation, a fluffy round medium body, and being ice cold from the tap. My first beer from these guys, and I'm pretty neutral on it. Seems overly safe for a rye based brew, but I could drink a fair few of these, especially in the absence of any other craft brew here. I would like to try the higher dry hop version, that might really improve this, but to be great, it needs more rye malt and it needs to be drier. Still, I always relish the chance to try new beers when I travel, and I was more than pleased with this in that context.

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

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3.29/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

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3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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1.5/5  rDev -54.1%

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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

A-amber color with a decent white head and some lacing

S-rye, pine, grains

T-rye, grainy malt, light pine, light caramel

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-easy drinking, but flavor is lacking

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.22/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bready, Vegetal, Grainy, Dull

From the can: Light, bright, copper. Creamy head with legs. Light rye, bready, and floral in the nose with a strong vegetal note. Smooth, firm, and slick with a prickly carbonation. Mildly sweet upfront. Grainy with a soft, bready, rye edge. Dry, chalky finish. A bit dull overall. Expected more rye and hop presence.

ABV: 5.2% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #97 (FEB 2015)

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Photo of zonker17
3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Approaching amber color, no head retention, but some lacing. Not much I can even smell here. Some bitterness but otherwise a general lack of flavor. Some rye is detectable. Feels like a session beer with lower carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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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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