While in Fort Collins, Co, we are going to sample another brew, which is RyePA, from New Belgium Brewery. I was pretty excited to get out there. I had a great time at the brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Top Five Craft Brewery in the States. If you have not, please, read those beer blog posts to get to know New Belgium Brewery. Let us get into this Rye IPA.
It has a clear copper color with a nice constant white head. The aroma has piney, earthy, and spicy notes. The taste has a medium carbonation with malty and piney notes. The aftertaste has a dry hoppy finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):
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. Have a sip and feel the bang.
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Closing out my day at New Belgium, I had a great time at the brewery and I hope to return their again soon. I had a chance to go through a whole brewery tour and try several beers. I trird to get take notes on as many beers as I could. When I sipped this beer, I knew I had to write a review on this RyePA. I love the sweet and bitter from this beer. It is in that order on the tasting experience. There is a nice malty backbone that holds up to a nice selection of hops used in this beer. Rye IPA’s are quickly becoming a pretty popular beer style in the IPA world. I will have to say this is the best Rye IPA that I have ever had. I love Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA. New Belgium has topped it and took it to the next level. I wish I could get this in Michigan but I guess I will have to find someone to trade with to get a few bottles. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser