In this beer blog, we are going to get into LowRYEder IPA from Sweetwater Brewery. This is the second beer to be featured on this blog. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their IPA, you know the history of this craft brewery. If you have not, please, read it to get to know Sweetwater Brewery. Let us get into this Rye IPA.
It has a clear copper color with a semi constant white head. The aroma has rye and other spicy notes. The taste has a light carbonated rye notes and hop notes. The aftertaste is a dry hop finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
A flame throwin’ IPA ignited by a 25% shot of rye malt and capped by a booty hoppin’ blast of Mt Hood and Centennial hops that makes this IPA bounce!
Here is a description from their website (www.sweetwaterbrew.com):
A flame throwin’ Rye IPA ignited by a 25% shot of rye malt and capped by a booty hoppin’ blast of Mt Hood and Centennial hops that makes this IPA bounce!
Gold medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival.
Grains: 2 Row, Rye Malt, CaraRye, Rye Flakes, Munich
Hops: Columbus, Mt Hood, Centennial
Dry Hop: Centennial, Mt Hood
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Closing, this is a great Rye IPA and medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival. It is pretty balance from the rye and the hops. I love that the rye is not overpowering the rest of the beer. They only used 25% in the brew total. It is enough to give you some nice notes and the hops take over from there. There is a nice well designed malty backbone that helps cut through the hops. It is pretty well balance and well designed. I wish this brewery was up in Michigan but I will enjoy the bottles I have. I love this brewery and I will keep searching for a trade partner. I highly recommend this beer and rest of their beers. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser