Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Rastafa Rye AleBlue Point Rastafa Rye Ale
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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Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just a traditional rye ale with those classic spicy notes! Nothing too crazy, and not a boring beer, nice crisp finish!

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Photo of ajdemma
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drawbackwards
4.46/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griphon
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breardon1776
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.19/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.29/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle that is dated 01/27/2016. Sampled on July 13, 2016 so this is fairly old.

The pour is orange-amber with a modest white head that lingers for a few moments. Lots of carbonation.

The aroma is more malt forward that rye or grain forward. The malts seem stale but again that may be due to it being 6+ months old. Very low hop profile.

Medium body.

I pick up a little more of a barley, rye, and grainy character in the taste but the finish is mild and semi-sweet.

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Photo of axxe
4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drews240
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tschnab
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagoish
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TwoHeartedAlex
3.06/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AD17
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of macpfb03
2.96/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Psg5062
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Act25
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Loving local to NYC beers from Carton, Six Point & Blue Point.

I'm fan of Rye IPAs.

A: The e 1 finger tan frothy head doesnt last, nor does it lace much, on top of a hazy dark, mahogany-orange colored body.

N: Nose is pleasant with ample malts, and in the direction of Octoberfest but sweeter, more caramel. deep and dark, as you'd expect.

T Follows the smell but more ample, almost wine-like, chewy malts with sweet, a little syrup, then rye, grassy, and in the end only a little flower and pepper hops, almost like a Nasturtium. .Nice blend, complex, lots of back and forth between the sweetness and peppery finish, not cloying Much going on.

M: Decent mouth feel, weight and carbonation.

O: Very juicy, sweet, fruity, but not cloying. Rasta is well named. It's juicy and like a nice smoke.

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3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aged 2 years. All the bitterness that I'm used to completely disappeared, replaced by a malt-forward black rye. Interesting change.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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