I received this beer as a gift from my friends Stephanie and Ryan. I think that I’ve seen this brew before, but never picked it up. I’m always interested in brews that use different ingredients, like rye. Although this isn’t the first brew that I’ve had with rye, I still haven’t made up my mind if it’s something that I really enjoy or not.
Style: Rye Beer
Trivia: According to the Blue Point website, “RastafaRye Ale is 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 hops. A portion of RastafaRye sales will be donated to TOCO (They Often Cry Outreach) to help underprivileged children around the world.” I’m all about drinking for charity.
Random: I’ve never had a Rye Beer before. I’ve had a few that use rye, but none that actually are termed a rye beer.
This brew poured with a one finger white head that dissipated relatively quickly and left mild lacing on the glass. On the nose, I got some fresh hops and a hint of spice. There was lots of visible carbonation on the orange clear body. On the taste, the carbonation definitely comes out to play. It’s prickly on the tongue and followed by lots of hops on the taste with a hint of spice. I’m thinking that maybe this is due to the rye. I still can’t get over how damn carbonated this beer is. The finish is really long and hoppy. The alcohol wasn’t even noticeable. I enjoyed the beer and would have this again. Thanks Steph and Ryan!
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0