Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States
bluepointbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Biggness on 01-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
581
Reviews:
222
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
80
For Trade:
0
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4.65/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've had this beer countless times and it still makes my mouth water every time I drink it.

Appearance: Copper/amber blend in body color. A finger of off-white foamy head with good retention, even better lacing.

Aroma: Fruity, citric hops. Nice and earthy aromas. Grainy, toasted malt.

Taste: I've always felt that this beer defines balanced. Very soft fruity, an d citrus hops blended extremely well with the sweet malt.

Feel/Drink: Nice medium-full bodied mouthfeel. Drinkablity is amazing. Another pint please?

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4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty easy to find at Whole Foods in New York City (or at least it as over the past couple years). Consumed from 22oz bottle.

This is much better than a "B" beer...

A - Pours a nice, rich amber color with modest amount of lacy head

S - Nice classic rye beer smell with definite presence of hops and malts. Hints of caramel too.

T - Wow. Malty, hoppy with some bitterness all at once. However, remained crisp and very drinkable throughout. This is an excellent rye beer. Alcohol deceptively more than taste would indicate.

D - Very easy to drink, much easier than ABV would lead on.

Awesome beer...

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4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured on tap at Blue Point night at the Bronx Ale House. Reviewing from notes from last night.

I'm definitely falling in love with rye beers, after my dalliances with Hop Rod Rye and Cane and Ebel. Blue Point's a good, solid local brewery, though they've never really floored me. But I'm really looking forward to this one. The beer pours a dark reddish amber, pretty clear, with a big tan head that retains and laces nicely.

The aroma is grainy and grassy, with a little peppery spiciness and a big compliment of caramel malt. Pretty good. Then I taste it, and immediately fall head over heels. What rye contributes to a good beer can't be duplicated. It has a wonderful, earthy, spicy bitterness that seems to me completely different than what hops contribute. It's also got some toasted malt and an underlying fruitiness, but make no mistake, rye is the star.

I'm going to have to hold a rye beer tasting at some point to really nail down the style, but so far, I LOVE what I've had. The drinkability on this one is killer. No alcohol apparent. If I didn't know better, I'd session it and get in big trouble. Very well done, jumps to the top of my Blue Point list.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I sampled this at a tasting and picked up two 22 oz bottles because they were only $5 a piece. I saved them for a few days and then poured one into my DFH snifter. It pours excellent with about a small white head that persists and has excellent lacing. Overall color tone is deep copper with much transparency.

The scent combine sweet rye malt with floral hops, in which the former is the dominating scent. However it does not mask the smell of they rye, because the rye compliments the smell exceptionally. This smell translates well to the nose which tastes mostly of sweet rye malts and maybe some amber malt as well. Sweetness is not over powering. The finish expertly blends the rye with a floral hop finish that does not take over, but unites with the rye to create a near perfect unison of bitter and sweet.

The carbonation lasts throughout, and the small head does not die down. I hardly notice the 7.5% alcohol and the body is small to medium, leading to a brew that can be had over and over in a single night. With the excellent price I would highly recommend this for the rye lovers out there, as well as anyone else interested in this style. Excellent blend of hops and rye, and is a must try.

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Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 581 ratings.
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