Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Rastafa Rye AleBlue Point Rastafa Rye Ale
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Blue Point Rastafa Rye AleBlue Point Rastafa Rye Ale

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

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Biggness on 01-25-2009

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of tdm168
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orangish amber with a quarter of an inch of soft, beige, head that has great retention. The nose has a strong citrusy, lemony quality with a light peppery aspect underneath. The taste has a light bready, sweet, birthday cake malt character up front followed by a mildly peppery, rye note and finishes with an assertive citrusy, grapefruit-like hop finish. There is a clean hop bitterness that lingers for a while on the palate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and well carbonated with a bit of a crispness on the tongue.

This is a nice beer. The malts and hops are great compliments. It's bitter but not harsh. I would have preferred a little more rye to come through overall, but in the end this is a refreshing, very drinkable beer with very good flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of One2Remeber
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass

A: Cloudy, white fluffy head. Hazy orange body with a reddish/pink hue.

S: Heavy citrus, ripe tangerine, soft mellow fruits. Bready grains.

T/M: Thin body, dry paper feel. Slight hop bitterness blends well with a distinct tangerine character. Extremely well balanced. The rye enhances a malt body to fight off a potent hop punch.

O: A very mild rye ale. The body does not do the rye component justice. The flavor of hops and type of dry malts do not bring out the best of the rye.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a pint glass, thanks to a buddy from Saratoga, N.Y. Color was dark caramel, a bit like heavy iced tea. Just over a finger of head. Nice film of white lacing on the top that dissipated once I started drinking it. Wet uneven film on the sides.

Smelled of sharp citrus hops. Mainly smelled lemon. Also a rye smell which I’m beginning to notice more (I think). Some light cereal notes as well.

Tasted slightly better than the nose. Got that iced tea taste again, which I seem to get with all rye beers. Still some lemon citrus hops. God this got good as it went down.

Medium body. Slick texture. Average carbonation. Long smooth finish. Consistent throughout and really went down well.

This beer just got better as it went down. I debated on a lot of the ratings, but went with what I put down. May change later, but damn this was good.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of Brad007
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mild copper with a two-finger head into my glass. Colors are reflective of the style.

Sweet, spicy malt with floral hops that draw the nose in. Very distinct for the style.

Ditto for the flavor. Lots of chewy, spicy rye with the right amount of hops. The flavors create a highly desirable footprint.

Lingering spicy rye and hops in the mouthfeel. Very well done otherwise.

I like this beer and I'm a fan of the rye. Worth a try!

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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