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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Ratings: 582 |  Reviews: 222
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler from Bellport Cold Beer & Soda. Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of light fruits and sweet malt, a touch of citrusy and floral hops. Flavor of grainy rye initially and some crackery malt and bitter hops in the finish. Light nuttiness too. On the sweet side, yes, but overall pretty decent.
7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

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Photo of Nickls
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(From notes)

A - Thin whitish head; darker coppery brown color

S - Malty and just a touch of rye perhaps. Bready, pretty mild hop aromas. Not as aggressive as others in the style

T - Hop bitterness at first that's a touch piney but with more than a solid malt background...not as sweetish which is good for the style given the rye addition. Could have used more depth and rye prominence

M - Medium MF, a bit creamy and oily, coats the palate well.

D - Solid drinkability, quaffable enough because it's fairly interesting and does not cloy. Satisfying

Overall, not the best I've had in the style but more than a respectable take. Not the most aggressive version, but check it out if you like the style.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Kclinger's Tavern in Hanover - served chilled in a standard pint.

A - The beer is attractive w/ a brilliant crimson glow and a creamy eggshell/custard head of 1/8 inch. The lacing is lightly cling and the head is slighty rocky on top.

S - A nice fruity and rye bread aroma w/ subtle hop spiciness. The rye contributes a little spice to the aroma, but it is a mild nose overall

M - A mild malt texture combines w/ the hops to add moderate spiced feel w/ a medium carbonated and moderately full feel for the abv

T- The flavor is malty w/ a touch of caramel and a nice pine hop hint in the gentlly bittered taste. The malt has a nutty element in the background, perhaps from rye but may just be dark crystal since it has a dark fruit flavor w/ a sweet edge

D - A tasty rye ale, very easy to quaff, but not stellar or unforgettable, but a very solid rye beer. This is one I would certainly return to and enjoyed w/ my philly cheesesteak and fries.

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Photo of cavedave
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: lovely amber/orange, a tiny bit cloudy, adequate carbonation. Thin head, a vague beige, lighter than expected. A bit of lace after a swirl, also less than expected.

Aroma is full of rye but not the blast of it I thought I'd get, lot's of deep sugary and earthy tones, caramel, herb.

Ah the taste, strong rye, wonderful balance of flavors, deep alcohol, earth, caramel and soft-flavor fruit. A bit thin in the mouth, but finish is long and yummy.

Expected more, but I will buy again, it is really tasty, very sessionable.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blue Point- Rasta Rye

A- Bright clear amber with a thick head and big ringed lacing.
S- very grainy malty. Bread crust, caramel, and fresh dough.
T- Big crusty malt, toffee, bitter woodsy pine hops, slight rye detected.
M- Sweet and grainy. Dry body with a slight hoppy bitter finish.

Overall- Very little rye here. Malty but needs more rye.

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3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap same day the restaurant got it. very fresh. a nice caramel color with a nice head on it. smells of hops and some rye was the aroma . mouthfeel was good for a rye beer. not a huge fan of rye but this one i could see getting a case of. a nice beer for late winter almost spring beer

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Photo of Biggness
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a very cloudy amber with a 1 fingered white head and tons of lacing. The smell has large notes of hops with a large amount of malt/rye in it as well. A very smoothe tasting brew, very similar to Hop Rod Rye, a large hop flavor balanced beautifully with the rye and barley. A nice and creay mouthfeel with a good carbonation level for a cask. Extremely drinkable and this will be a "everyday" beer for me as long as it is available.

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