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Samuel Adams Honey Rye Pale Ale | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Honey Rye Pale AleSamuel Adams Honey Rye Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.6/5
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128 Ratings
Samuel Adams Honey Rye Pale AleSamuel Adams Honey Rye Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by superspak on 04-30-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,306
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
128
pDev:
9.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: brilliant copper amber under a thin cream colored cap with poor retention

S: honey and rye with traces of fruit as it warms

T: Rye flavors lead with strong support from the honey. Fruit flavors come forward as it warms. Mildly sweet start with a moderate balancing bitter finish.

F: medium light to medium body and medium carbonation

O: a light flavorful beer that is easy to drink

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Photo of BearBrewing
3.2/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hroth
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

you cant really taste the honey here as much as i wish you could, which is a shame, because i think it would be awesome with the dry earthy pale rye malt profile of this beer, but that said, i think this a great, one of the better non fancy sam adams beers i have had in awhile, and really drinkable, flavorful, and fairly distinct. there is just a shade of sweetness to this, but its hard to call it honey, with more of a malty vibe to it than anything. plenty of rye though, its obvious in here, and honestly far more bold than i thought it might be from these guys, who have seemed to skew towards mass appeal rather than beer nerds with these kinds of things over the past few years, i like how rye driven it is! the honey would be awesome, and i can almost get an orange blossom type of floral springy sweetness when i try for it, but it might be my imagination, either way i want more of it. smooth feel though, and good balance, this is built for high volume consumption with rushing carbonation and a quicker finish. in the end i thought it was a nice bottle of beer, impressively rye forward, and refreshing for how grain flavored it is. nicely done! i could see an imperial version of this with just an absolute ton of honey being incredible...

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Photo of KLHBB
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden brown, small head. Smells of grains, some citrus. Spicy and sweet with a bitter after taste. Medium carbonation, light mouthfeel. Nice.

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Photo of Samlover55
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Perfect Pint glass
BB 2/2018
L- amber w/ huge cream head, with amazing retention
S- citrus burst, spicy rye
T- rye malt w/ caramel, followed by subtle grapefruit & pine, with a spicy rye finish
F- light/medium bodied, average carbonation
Overall, a nice balanced rye beer

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Photo of lwillitz
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into craft beer glass

A - 3 fingers off-white foam over a body of golden amber, moderate/high visible carbonation; good retention and decent lace

S - light scent of honey and grain

T - honey sweetness, grassy bitterness, spice from the rye

M - chewy medium body, medium carbonation

O - Just an enjoyable refreshing brew.

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Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moundbz
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Honey Rye Pale Ale pours a darker copper, with a hint of red; not much head. Mellow dry aroma, with hints of honey. Flavors are bitter, dry, with notable rye flavors, with just hints of honey and a dry sweet flavor at the end. Good body and feel. Overall, its a nice beer, not too much honey, but a nice mix.

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Photo of sanitarium16
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrewsBrews450
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I consider this a thoughtful ale; trying to find other ingredients other than hops to spice an ale.

Honey Rye Pale starts with average Looks. The Smells also don't tell me honey or rye, but a nice caramel malt is present.
Taste offers a little honey sweetness and a little more spice (both from the rye and hops, 33 IBU.) All stays in balance. Feel does nothing wrong. But, I give Honey Rye Pale extra points for one of the, now, nearly Big Boys being thoughtful.

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Photo of ShepardCommander
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Keith27614
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satorn
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBorsato
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Caveworm
4.46/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Honey Rye Pale Ale | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams). Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head on this brew is three fingers thick, with webbed lacing, and a clear medium reddish amber body.

I smell a very nicely caramelized malt base with the honey and hops complimenting each other quite well.

Tastes like a mild, pleasing blend of the scent. Hops are spot on.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Samuel Adams Honey Rye Pale Ale | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) get an overall 4.5 out of me.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trailboss76
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty frothy head and real pleasant color. Aroma and taste-wise certainly is "pale ale-ish" which isn't my personal favorite. Definitely leans toward the IPA world without going all the way to the "dark side". A bit of bitter, a bit of hop (I could start a poem here!) - so it's got more "going on" than a totally smooth-drinking lager. Not really picking up on the honey - could just be subtle undertones. Though this would never be an everyday drinker for me, I'd reach for this on occasion.

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Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Samuel Adams Honey Rye Pale Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 128 ratings
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