Style: Rye IPA
ABV: 7.5 IBU: 75
New Belgium Brewing RyePA
What the brewers say
“Artisan maltster River Bend Malt House of Asheville, North Carolina, kiln a perfect rye. And when you pair gobs of their spicy rye with heaps of spicy hops you get a great Hop Kitchen Beer. This unique, and collaborative, Rye IPA boasts a bold blend of Simcoe, Galaxy, Cascade, and Mosaic hops to bring a thunderous 75 IBU.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Intense rye spice aroma with a bit of hops spice and earthiness, balanced by a doughy malt character that was reminiscent of rising bread dough. Bits of orange and black pepper.”
Flavor: “The rye intensity carries through from the aroma, with a thick, sweet maltiness and hops notes that range from grapefruit citrus to jasmine. Crisp and slightly dry finish leaves a lingering bitterness.”
Overall: “A well-presented rye beer that tastes a bit ‘big’ for an American IPA, but balances the malt bill with a solid selection of hops.”
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