If there’s one thing this beer does well, it’s rocket down your throat in 4 seconds. I guess that’s the main thing I would expect out of a lager: pure drinkability. In that respect, this beer delivers. I feel comfortable recommending this beer if you want to impress a chick with your chugging skills. (Fact: Chicks dig guys who can chug.)
How Much: 3
I bought this as a single, but my local liquor store sells it for $9.99 for a six-pack. It’s not outrageous by any means, but compared to similarly-priced beers I can’t see myself ever buying it again. Great Divide makes plenty of other really good beers that I’d much rather have at that price point, including Titan IPA, Lasso session IPA and their Yeti stout.
I’m struggling to think of much to say about this beer, and that probably says a lot about it. It wasn’t bad, but it didn’t really do anything for me either. It’s definitely not a beer I would keep on hand at home, even in the summertime, but I suppose if I was at happy hour and they were having a fire sale on pints of it, I might have another. I think it’s partially that this particular style isn’t really my thing, so it would have to be pretty exceptional for me to stand up and take notice and it simply wasn’t.
Hoss Rye Lager is a year-round offering and Great Divide Brewing distributes to 27 States.
Overall Rating: 5.1
Song: Roger Alan Wade – “Butt Ugly Slut”