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)

KUKA IMPERIAL RYE IPA

Better in this rye setting than Kuka’s IPA/Pale Ale versions due to more radical flavor profile. Radish-like maca root influence offers mild cacao nibs tease to honeyed raisin rye breading and chocolate-soured butternut-pecan-chestnut-walnut conflux. Stylish grapefruit, orange and pineapple fruiting gains exposure over time. Pastry-like sugaring, port wine tannins and peat-y earthiness infiltrate busy backend of inconspicuously alcoholic (9.4% ABV) medium body.

Imperial Rye IPA – 9.4%: brewed with Maca Root, 20% Rye Malt