I had tried this beer exactly one year ago tomorrow while venturing through the Chicago Craft Beer Week events. I tried it and was moderately enthused about it. I really never got to trying it since. Thanks to Jaron Gaier and Maggie Hayes for bringing over a six pack last night for some good company and tasting. Got to reviewing it following my LAST FINAL OF COLLEGE!
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied approaching full while the carbonation both loosens it up while unlocking the complexity, but further adding to a smooth texture. The hopped dryness adds a very refreshing character to the finish. Crisp dry finish
Overall Impression: Many rye beers just rely on their specialty grains to bring out flavor. However, Red's Rye Pale Ale really brings out the pinnacle of complementary flavors with malt and hop spicing. This beer is amazingly crafted with a astonishing complexity while remaining relatively easy drinking and refreshing. Similar to Two Brother's Cane & Ebel but far exceeding in flavor and overall complexity. Simply fantastic!
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