RastafaRye Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

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RastafaRye AleRastafaRye Ale

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No children, no cry! In true Rastafarian spirit – drinking our RastafaRye Ale directly benefits underprivileged kids. Everything is Irie with our award-winning RastafaRye Ale, a hearty rye malt, blended with fresh West Coast hops resulting in a delicious, deep copper ale with just the right amount of rye flavor to offset the spicy, floral characteristics of the hops. The Blue Point Brewing Company donates a portion of all RastafaRye Ale sales to They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO) a Taj Weekes charity foundation that helps orphaned and underprivileged children in the Caribbean and around the world.

Added by Biggness on 01-25-2009

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Aroma is farily floral and spicy from the hops and malt, respectively. SOme caramel and pale malt plays a small part as well.

The taste is all floral/earthy hops with a touch of citrus. Can get the rye in the middle and caramel malts at the end. It's somehow not balanced in my opinion. I would prefer more rye bitterness and less hop bitterness/flavor. Has a creaminess that helps but does not save completely; medium bodied. Taste lingers on the back of the tongue for a few minutes.

This tastes like a muted version of Bear Republic's Hop Rye which I also was not too fond of. My preference is a more balanced Rye style like from Terrapin or Sixpoint or The Bruery.

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2.72/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Ok, so here it finally was: the golden moment where I got to try one of the "great" beers that some of my friends talked about ad nauseum. Let's see what happened at The Blind Tiger, NYC...

Poured an amber brownish color into an American pint glass, with nearly zero head or lacing. Smelled of sweet orange, very little malt, and very very feint caraway seeds. Tasted of syrupy sweet oranges and pineapples, with nearly no rye essence whatsoever, and no malt balance either. Medium-bodied, with a decent carbo presence. Drinkable? Not really, by my standards. One of the more overrated beers I've tried in a long time. If you want a truly superb 'rye beer', visit a Triumph Brewery (NJ/PA). Despite the chain association, that place's best beer hands down is their rye beer, and quite possibly it could be the best rye beer I've ever had.

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