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First Waltz Imperial Rye IPA - Sun King Brewing Company

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First Waltz Imperial Rye IPA
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Reviews: 1
Hads: 1
Avg: 4.38
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: howardf on 09-12-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 1 | Hads: 1
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4.38/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Deano's Vino. Served in a Pint glass. Reviewed with tenacity as two drunk chicks kept bothering me while I was taking notes.

A: Finger of solid marshmallow head which fades slowly. Nice orange sheen that's semi-transparent. Lacing is fairly good.

S: Strong citrus notes. Orange, pineapple and grapefruit. There's also some slight breadiness from the grains.

T: Juicy, citrus blasting hops. Just like from the smell, there's plenty of orange, pineapple and grapefruit up front. A decent amount of sweetness and a slight kick from the rye. Finish is very nice and crisp, with only a little bit of bitterness. I also detected a small amount of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied. Rye imparts a nice smoothness. Carbonation is spot on for the style.

D: For a DIPA, this drinkability is very high. The ABV is very well hidden and you could easily knock back 2-3 of these.

Sun King delivers a great, well balanced West Coast style DIPA with First Waltz. The rye works very well with the hops, and isn't too heavy or dominating like some other malts. I've had this a few times (even once from a firkin) and look forward to enjoying this beer again and again.

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First Waltz Imperial Rye IPA from Sun King Brewing Company
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