RastafaRye Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

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3.73/5
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582 Ratings
RastafaRye AleRastafaRye 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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,106
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
582
pDev:
11.53%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
79
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 582 |  Reviews: 222
Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A hoppy fruity peach citrus tasting cask that worked well on cask, which came in at 7.25% a.b.v. Fruity colour, with rye to add complexity. Caramel brings up the mouthfeel. A spot of sour. Drinkabilty is good. Good balance. Nice for the style, seek it out.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.01/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Single finger head with a lot of lacing on a slightly hazy golden with crimson hues body. Aroma is very light and in comparison to others it is subpar. Mostly consists of citrus hops. For taste, there are more citrus hop flavors but also light. Licorice notes as well but no rye to speak of. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Drinkable overall and not a bad beer, just not one of my favorite rye beers.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Knapp85
3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a golden color with a creamy tan colored head. The smell of the beer had a good spicy aroma to it and some light citrus in there as well. The taste of the beer was also a bit spicy but I liked it. The mouthfeel of this beer from the cask was a little flat and thin. I'm not sure if a cask was the right move for this brew. Overall I think it'd be better from the bottle but I still found it enjoyable.

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Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is clear copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense white head that quickly died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: The smell has a slight amount of spiciness from the rye and also has aromas of caramel malts.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell; the initial taste has some malty sweetness and this is followed by a slight amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, slightly creamy and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer goes down smoothly and is very easy to drink; I could easily have a few of these in one night.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of jlindros
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Being a big fan of Rye whisky and IPAs, this beer should be right up my alley, And I had quite a few recommendations for it.

A: Despite pouring into my large volume oversized snifter it has a large 1 finger thick frothy head on top of the hazy reddish-orange color.

N: Nose has a lot of malts, and reminds me of an Octoberfest actually. Nice malts and a definite rye aroma on the nose. Lots of toasty malts, a little sweetness, and some light sour acidic fruit hit. A very nice malt aroma, added with some nice hops. A decent hops aroma, which is accompanied by some roasted malt. Surprisingly it has a nice dark malt and roasted malt aroma.

T: Starts with a very nice malty ale flavor. Chewy malts with some sweet malts, a little syrupy sweetness. Then definite rye. A nice rye addition comes through. This is accented by a nice spicy, grassy, wheaty hop flavor. A slight bitter pale flavor goes with it. Some slight chewy hop and malt flavors. The comes through with a slight fruity flavor. It has a lot of flavors blended together and they actually blend pretty well.

M: Decent body and good carbonation.

F: A slight lingering malty sweetness accompanies the lingering rye taste and bitterness. More pale hop flavors come out but it actually seems to wane a little on the finish. The juicy malt and hop flavors stick around for a bit too letting the nice flavor content linger. The rye lingers lightly for a couple minutes after the swallow, so it definitely delivers. Overall a really nice beer, a great malt and rye flavor overall, a decent hop character but I would have liked a little more from the hype I got from it.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

- Sampled at the Blue Point Brewery tasting room -

A - Orange brow amber. Low head but nice lace.

S - Light toast, sweet orange wood. Light nuttiness.

T - Bitter birch wood. Lightly toasted malt. Orange pith. Finishes with a backdrop of rye bread.

M - Lightly sweet finish. Medium body. Bitter finish.

D - The integration of the flavors is just ok.

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Photo of chinchill
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served in a Sierra Nevada pint glass.

It pours a hazy reddish amber with a rather thin but durable off-white head. Ample, mostly fine carbonation can be seen.

Aroma: plenty of caramel with some baked bread, light toasted grains, and hints of hops and rye. Nice if rather subdued.

The taste is pretty balanced between sweet and bitter, with a good amount of hop flavor mid-taste, and leaving a mildly bitter and hoppy aftertaste. Rye is evident too. Not too complex but well done and with more than adequately rich flavor for style and some light fruitiness.

Medium bodied; excellent carbonation; rather smooth with a hint of dryness. Mouthfeel is the only dimension where the higher ABV is evident.

O - a fine session beer. Easily recommended to fans of rye beers. ... wait, I see the ABV is 7.5; it is well hidden in both aroma and taste, so be careful.

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Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Mellow Mushroom in G-boro.Poured into a standard pint a hazed amber/bronze with thinner but well retained soapy-like white head,aromas of citrus and caramel mainly,there is a soft spiciness to the nose as it warms as well.Citrus fruit and spice on the palate upfront,a bit of caramel and dough holds up well to the hops and sharpness of the rye.A solid brew its easy going down for the abv. and is even somewhat refreshing.

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Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 10/9/2010 at Mews Tavern in Wakefield, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, citrus and caramelized rye malts.

T: The taste starts out burst of hops bitterness that remains dominant. Then a hearty malt character comes in. there's very little sweetness but still a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, light carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very solid beer that is worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of billab914
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Joerodiii for sending me this one. poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours amber in color with a thick two finger off-white head. Very good lacing on the glass.

Aroma has a good amount of spicy rye with some hop citrus and sweet caramel. Taste is similar to the nose with a decent amount of rye coming through along with some hop citrus. It also has a moderate bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good. I enjoyed this one a lot and usually enjoy rye beers. This was a good tasting and easy drinking beer that is unique enough to make it very appealing, something I would buy again.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The nose was at once floral with hops, somewhat grassy, as well as spicy from the rye. Color was a lightly cloudy medium amber. The head was simply wisps, the result of a gravity pour, vice hand pump. Mouthfeel was silky, rubbing gently along the tongue like a cat against one's legs. There was a mild, pleasant bitterness on the tongue, followed by the (now) expected rye bit on the finish. To paraphrase Cab Calloway, It just ain't right if it ain't got that bite. Thx, Sopor!

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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RastafaRye Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 582 ratings