LUX Rye Ale | Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.

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LUX Rye AleLUX Rye Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
bissellbrothers.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This rye ale is our TROPICAL ESCAPE to a sunnier state of mind.

availability: rotating year-round production
ABV: 5.1% OG: 1.049
Hops: mosaic, cENTENNIAL
Malts: 2-row, malted rye, caramel 40

Added by ThatsThatDude on 01-07-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
379
Reviews:
57
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
7.38%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
94
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Gerardes
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of festizio
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EatonHops
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Icculusguyute
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome beer. I don't taste the rye, which is a negative for a rye beer. The hop aroma and balance is great.

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Photo of Ben1313
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch off-white head over a hazy, murky yellow body with sticky lacing. Nose of tropical fruit, slight citrus, even slighter dank pine, and an ever so slight pepper. Taste follows aromas almost exactly with a very disappointing mouthfeel like oh so many other cloudy juice bombs. I want to feel bubbles, not particles in an APA. Not sorry. Overall, I'd love to try this again and change my review...

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Photo of byronic
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheDoctor
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Can
No date


A:
Pours a cloudy wet sand color with a couple fingers of airy off-white head. Pretty good retention; arches of lacing. (4)

S:
Crushed peaches and BO. Citrus, ripe stonefruits, weed, black pepper. (4.25)

T:
Earthy, slightly fruity, a little spicy rye in the finish.
  (4.25)

M:
Medium body, medium carbonation and a lingering spicy/astringent finish. (4.25)

O:
Really delicious rye pale ale.
It pours as glowing and cloudy as one would expect with good head retention and lots of lacing. The aroma is very fruity with a little highlight of dank hop stank. The flavor is similar but is far spicier, more bitter and crisp.
This is a drinkable and generally enjoyable beer, I would have it again in a second. (4.25)

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Photo of vfgccp
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Minusonehxc
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlakeKC
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BNarc
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strohm
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Farmhouse tap and grill. The was poured into a long stemmed taster. The appearance was a hazy burnt ruddy orange to brown color with a thin white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. The aroma starts off with some sweet citrus rind, sweet to bitter grassiness, mild rye spice, and a subtle lemon underneath. The flavor takes on the aroma nicely with a nice fully blended bittersweet aftertaste and mildly spicy finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fantastic sessionability about it. Carbonation rides nice and low allowing spicy rye to hit appropriately. Overall, damn nice APA with rye in it. I would definitely love to have again.

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Photo of joe1510
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz Can

This one comes my way courtesy of Dave. Thanks, dude!It's one of those haze bombs. LUX sports an apricot body with some good lookin' when backlit. It glows like a sunrise. The pure white, microbubbled head forms easily on the pour. This guy shows some staying power actually, the lace remaining fluffy throughout and leaving some sticky lace along the glass. Most of the NE styled IPAs don't look so hot but this one has some class.

The nose is big and vibrant. A big ol' healthy dose of mosaic gets things moving at breakneck speed. Big dank, herbal elements kick it off before it's met with bright, overripe tropical fruits. Pineapple and mango are in the forefront while papaya remains in the background. I can't say I get a ton of rye in the nose but I do get a spicy herbal quality that I think the rye is helping to contribute.

The flavor mimics the nose quite closely. Big mosaic off the bat, herbal and dank but quickly supported by the tropical fruits mentioned above, ripe and sweet. A bright orange quality hits in the middle as well, jammy. The rye plays a more prominent role in the flavor than the nose. It's not super spicy but it's certainly there. I very much like the rye aspect. A little bubblegum or candy sweetness hits on the finish.

An effervescent carbonation begins and actually picks up speed as it moves through the finish. The body is light and airy, those bubbles certainly help. There's a touch of sweetness on the finish but it in no way is off putting. Bitterness is minimal. I could drink the hell out of these.

This is my first beer from Bissell and it won't be my last. It's bright and flavorful. There's some complexity in the hop profile and the rye adds to that. Mouthfeel works well and makes it immensely drinkable. I dig it. Thanks again, Dave!

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Photo of plaid75
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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LUX Rye Ale from Bissell Brothers Brewing Co.
4.2 out of 5 based on 379 ratings.
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