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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

PORT JEFF DEAD RYE’S RYES-N-BOK

Chameleonic German-styled hybrid develops protrusely over time, crossing Maibock sour fruiting with rye-dried Roggenbier tendencies and melanoidin Weizenbock sugaring. Chewy caraway-seeded rye graining and wispy fennel powdering provide fine base. Pineapple-glazed ham sweetness picks up mellow cotton-candied banana-clove-cardamom spicing to secure affable Bavarian wheat beer stamina. Fig-dried pucker deepens oncoming saison-like citric souring.

BRONX RYE PALE ALE

On tap at Birdsall House, dry medium-bodied pale ale utilizes spiced rye malts to envelop its mild grapefruit bittering and sweet pineapple-peah-apple-pear fruiting. Parched bark acridity and light floral niche reinforce citric-forward alliance. Serve to India Pale Ale imbibers as an approachable moderation.

 

SARANAC RYE I.P.A.

On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead, easygoing rye-malted IPA lags behind brighter insouciance of richer, fruitier, woodier stylistic competitors such as Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye and Harpoon Rich & Dan’s Rye IPA. Hasty rye-breaded black toasting meanders to grassy-hopped citric respite. Lemon-limed apple skin remnants haunt sooty orange-grapefruit tartness as well as vegetal asparagus-celery smidge.

Saranac Rye IPA | BeerPulse

 

 

 

KNEE DEEP RYEDENTITY CRISIS

Shallow, golden-cleared, hybridized rye saison retains moderate-bodied soothe. Traditional saison-based sour fruiting drifts into dry earthen resin creasing mild rye breading.  Lemony mandarin orange, tangerine and apple tartness fades off as soft-focus peppery hop bittering disguises unassuming 8% alcohol volume. A sessionable summery retreat for lighter thirsts.

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GOOSE ISLAND MILD WINTER

Modest winter warmer plies tobacco-roasted cigar leafing to resinous mocha dryness and nut-grained pumpernickel rye toasting. At the midst, peat-mossy honeyed molasses sweetness abuts wispy dry-hopped bittering (reminiscent of tamer Extra Special Bitters). Just don’t expect typical seasonal spicing to dot its mild blend. 2012  tapped version at Manhattan’s Jack Doyle’s Pub upped the cinnamon-toasted gingerbread-nutmeg seasonality, gained a creamier vanilla-chocolate stead and dabbed black cherry tartness onto the spruce-tipped evergreen recess.

NEW HOLLAND CHARKOOTA RYE

Terrific ‘Smoked Doppelbock Lager’ brings velvety smooth hickory-charred molasses malting, cedar-chipped bourbon whiskey sweetness and surging black chocolate creaminess to cherry wood-smoked vigor. Tertiary black cherry, red grape, pecan and almond illusions secure mossy bottom. Bacon-greased maple sapping enriches sturdy mocha backend. Advertised rye flavoring drowned out by rich mocha density to no ill effect.