Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

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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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Ratings: 580 |  Reviews: 222
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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was one of the beers on tap at Revivals Restaurant in Perkasie, PA.

Enjoyed in a standard pint glass

A - Beer glass was filled in front of me and poured with a translucent, golden-amber color. A one finger head faded to a light skim. Moderate lacing.

S - A sweet, malty smell. Really nothing that stands out.

T - A tasty beer. A semi-hoppy beer with a sweet, malty taste. A slight tanginess is present with each sip. Even though this beer is listed at 7.5 ABV, the alcohol is barely noticeable. You could easily down a few of these. Good drinkablity.

M - Light to medium carbonation.

O - I enjoyed this beer but nothing really "wow'd" me. It's a good tasting beer but nothing sets it apart. I will say it's a beer that is very easy to down with nothing that is off putting.


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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of adam42381
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes at World of Beer - Fort Myers on 11/10/11.

Poured on draft into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a medium gold/caramel color with a 1 finger off-white head. Nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet fruity hops with apricot dominating and an nice amount of sweet malt.

Taste: Sweet fruit up front with balanced malt in the middle before ending with grapefruit at the finish. Dry, bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Good drinkability. You could easily have a few of these over the course of an evening.

Overall: Nice beer overall. I would definitely drink this one again.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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

A- Pours a nice coppery orange with a bit of haze to it. The white head is thin but it has good retention.

S- Citrus, caramel, rye, and a bit floral.

T- The rye is more forward on the palate with some citrus to follow. There is a nice caramel malt backing.

M- Spicy rye and carbonation. There is some lingering bitterness.

O- Drinks fairly nicely considering the ABV and lingering bitterness. Still, this is nothing I would go out of my way for, but at the same time it is nothing I would turn down.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very clear darker orange-tinted amber in color. Forms a rather smallish white head that reduces down to a decent ring around the edges and some scattered surface coating. A little light lacing.

S: Smells pretty good. Lots of citrus, especially orange, with some grapefruit. Tropical fruit to a lesser extent. A little toast. Smell is a little sweet.

T: Starts off with grainy malts and a light toastiness. Mild sweetness, and some earthy citrus. Orange. Some wood on the finish. Rye comes through on the finish with a mild spiciness, but for a rye beer, the rye isn't very strong.

M: On the lighter side of medium with carbonation on the lower side of medium. Mild bitterness.

O: A pretty good beer with probably better drinkability than in should have. This is a very "user friendly" beer with a lot more citrus than rye.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Blue Point Rastafa Rye Ale from Blue Point Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 580 ratings.
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