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Improv (Improvisación) Oatmeal Rye India-Style Brown Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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Improv (Improvisación) Oatmeal Rye India-Style Brown AleImprov (Improvisación) Oatmeal Rye India-Style Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

357 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.96%
Wants: 39
Gots: 57 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
What you have here is an Oatmeal Rye India-style Brown Ale. Now you might be thinking oatmeal, rye, brown ale, India-style; isn’t that a lot to be going on in just one beer? Well yes, it is. But that is the point. Layers. Flavor elements building on and playing off of preceding elements, like a building wave; a growing crescendum of taste bud temptation; a wall of sound expressed through flavor and channeled toward your mouth. This beer isn’t for everyone. In many ways it is more than just a little weird. It certainly doesn’t fit easily into any category. It isn’t a brown ale, not just a brown ale anyway. It certainly isn’t an IPA. Calling it a rye beer would be selling it way short. In the spirit of all great things that are conceived in the moment, but perfected through passionate repetition it started life as an improvisation and grew from there. And it might not be for you. But if the thought of big spicy rye notes, a wallop of a hop punch, multitudinous layers of caramel, sweet malt and a respectable balancing gravity sound intriguing then you might want to wing it and give Improv a try.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 03-29-2009)
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A: dark a little brown. Looks like lighter oatmeal stout.

S: Malts, oatmeal, booze.

T: this is a strange beer but I loved it. I had it over the holidays so it was a perfect winter warmer for me. Really grew in complexity as it warmed up.

M: thick, stout like.

O: really like this beer despite the average rating. Definitely continue seeking this beer out

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S- Oatmeal, spicy rye malts, some roasted malt, big rye bread, slight hint of nuttiness.

T- Lots of rye presence, caramel malts, roasted malts, oatmeal, nuttiness, lots of potent spicy hops too.

M- Full-bodied, very rich, medium carbonation, earthy aftertaste.

O- Intersting beer with lots of layers. Big on the rye.

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Improv (Improvisación) Oatmeal Rye India-Style Brown Ale from Cigar City Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.