Thursday, March 10, 2011

Krypton Rye PA

Rye is one of those other grains that can be used for beer making. You might want to get used to the flavour of rye beer because a potential barley malt shortage is looming. If nothing else, it adds a slightly creamy and spiciness to your pint. Rye beer is getting trendy; even Imbibe ran an article about rye beers. As with anything trendy; Phillips is all over it. Good thing too, rye and hoppy beers are a perfect match.

Krypton Rye PA = 7/10

Ratebeer 3.4/5
Beer Advocate B+

The nose presented itself as soon as you pulled off the cap: peach, citrus (lime and grapefruit) and spicy grains. There is a unique creaminess that carries a massive wash of hop flavours. Cool lime, grapefruit and floral hop sweetness dominate the subdued light caramel malts. The rye is there as a low astringency grainy spiciness. It is hard to explain; once you taste the rye, you can never forget it. This great IPA left a long linger of lime and citrus bitterness.

Taste +4
Aftertaste +1
Alcohol Content 0 5%
Value +1
Appearance +1

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