I've never loved rye beer a whole heck of a lot. I've mentioned it here and here, but there was a brewery in Pictou NS that made a rye ale that was a bit too much like drinking bark: rough and heavy. I don't much like the dark bread version or the hard liquor one either. But I live in hope and take the sharing of this Georgian brew by Jonathon of Georgia's Monday Night Brewing as a seal of approval.
The beer pours an interestingly bronzed orange with a white head that resolves to sheeting cling and foam. A bit of marmalade from the hops when you take a sniff. On the tug, there is a nothing heavy, nothing bar-like. The rye sits in with the twiggy hops giving a rustic edge without reminding you of Deliverance. Plenty of grainy textures along with raisin malts as well as a variety of hop effects: twig, grapefruit and mint. Solid BAer approval.