Tag Archives: rye ale

NINKASI / DEVIL’S BACKBONE THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO OREGON IMPERIAL DARK RYE ALE

On tap at Ambulance, worthy Oregon-Virginia collaboration offers buttery rye-toasted honey nut sweetness, spiced prune-raisin richness and dry cereal graining to sharp charred hop thrust and subtle grapefruit dirge. Mild chocolate roast inundates caraway-seeded chestnut, almond and praline subsidy. In the 22-ounce bottle, heady auburn-browned roggenbier brings spicier prune-raisin affluence to Blackstrap molasses-sapped pumpernickel rye thrust.

RIVERTOWN HOP BOMBER RYE PALE ALE

Dubiously advertised as a hop bomb, rye-influenced pale ale brings terse mineral graining to lemony orange, pineapple and grapefruit zest. Resinous piney hop astringency contrasts juicy fruited sweetness. Moderated tea-leafed rye toasting picks up crystal-malted sugaring at sharp citrus finish. A crossover for lighter thirsts may be too timid for hardened hopheads. 

 

KENTUCKY RYE BARREL IPA

Crowded, yet creative, flavor profile brings oaken-dried rye whiskey and bourbon influence to highly spiced citrus fruiting. Grapefruit-peeled navel orange, peach, apple and tangerine tang to rye-malted finish, leaving mild black peppered tobacco roast in its wake. Citric rind bittering gains strength along the way. (Picture coutesy of mybeerbuzz.com)