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Krypton Rye PA - Phillips Brewing Company

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86
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Better tasting than a speeding bullet, Krypton will be hard not to drink in a single gulp. Spicy rye malt and big citrus hop flavours make Krypton the perfect refreshment in your fortress of solitude.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 02-11-2011)
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Reviews by evlu1441:
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evlu1441

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This will be my second review from the "Hop Box" (I just love the name)! I've had a few Rye-IPAs before, and they've been a bit of a mixed bag. I'm curious how this one turns out.

It pours a fairly pale light-honey kind of colour. There is lots of visible carbonation, and the head is fluffy and substantial. It's a bit paler than I would have expected, but the head is exceptional!

The aroma is very hoppy, with some bright citrus coming though off the bat. Underneath the fruitiness is a hint of a distinctively rye kind of malt. It's a bit rougher and earthier than a normal IPA, but smooth is a different sense.

The taste is somewhat lighter than I'd expected. The malt profile is a bit less intense than is typical, but it's also very smooth and they rye isn't overpowering. the hops come down hard right in the middle and have a light citrusy, yet tart-bitter aspect.

Overall, this is a very drinkable IPA with a bit of a different kind of flavour. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary yet hoppy, I'd recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 21:29:14 | More by evlu1441
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky yellow-orange with ample white foam that breaks fairly quickly but leaves a nice band of lace on the glass. A nice sweet aroma, almost mead-like, with tropical and floral notes tingling the nose. Palate is a fairly unique combination of rustic spicy rye malt, orange marmalade, lemon drop, oregano, and pineapple and melon C-hop contributions against a rock candy backdrop. Some pine in the smooth bitter finish that is not punishing. There are no clear dark malt or nutty flavors. Rye and then hops lead a classy and fairly subdued offering (compared to other hoppy IPAs). Highly carbonated. A sweet and uplifting treat well worth seeking out if you are a rye buff or into fringe IPAs. Fairly thin body and could perhaps benefit from more malt balance.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 01:24:02 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

341 ml brown bottle with a twist off cap poured in a pint glass. From a mixer 12 pack bought from Willow Park in Regina.

Cloudy yellow with a 1/2 inch white head that recedes to a thin cap of islands and some lacing.

Big hop notes in the nose. Floral, citrus and grass. A bit of some spicy rye notes that are pretty muted.

Big hops right off the start with little malt to balance. Some rye spiciness in the middle, but mainly just floral, citrus and herbal hops throughout.

A little thin in body for an ale with medium carbonation. The hops do give a harshness to the mouthfeel.

This is ok,but not my favourite rye ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 00:19:30 | More by Noxious26
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-02-2013 02:49:00 | More by Shadman
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-20-2013 04:58:36 | More by Kmat10
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to biboergosum for this one.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, no freshness info.

Appearance: Very light gold body, huge head, excellent retention and layers of rings of foam.

Smell: Good rye, bit bitter mixed with spices, green hops, pungent orange pulp.

Taste: Spicy rye kicks in midway through the finish and preceded by fruit pulp and orange skin plus a light honey kiss.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation, low bitterness.

Overall: A decent enough IPA. Worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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LongRoad

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from a Phillips mixed 12-pack, bought in Alberta, poured into a standard pint.

A - I popped it and left the bottle for a second to do something else, when I came back it had topped over. Gave it a very gentle pour as a result and it still had two fingers of head. Colour was a nice, golden orange. Lots of lacing left as it goes down.

S - Lots of piney and citrus, mainly orange, hops on the nose.

T - Definitely get hit with the rye up front with a bit of hops coming on after a second. Not overly hoppy though, at least not in the traditional Phillips mould, clearly more to the American style. Bitterness lives up to its IBUs. The alcohol is there in the tiniest amount after it warms up.

M - Quite carbonated, but not to the point its overwhelming. Adds very nicely to the beer.

O - The rye flavour doesn't totally do it for me, but that's nothing against the beer itself, more of a personal preference. That said, I'll still gladly be drinking the other three left in the box.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 23:55:49 | More by LongRoad
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-27-2013 21:03:03 | More by IanSpindler
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-30-2012 00:12:35 | More by shagal
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Voonder

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into pint glass. my first Rye PA

A - golden yellow with white one finger head which stayed on for quite a while. good retention. looks on a lighter side, expected it to be darker / deeper.

S - citrusy and grapefruity upfront, some bready and earthy notes. some floral aromas as well. furity and hoppy - nice nose, not very aggressive but pleasant. rye isn't that apparent yet.

T - pretty hoppy, rye is there now. bitter - grapefruit and pine. a bit spicy, nice combination, rye makes this beer to stand out.

M - lacking carbonation, a bit off balance, but still pretty smooth, almost creamy. finishes pretty dry.

O - very interesting beer, willing to have more (and i will - i have two more left in the Hop Box). rye makes it pretty unique, definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 03:15:20 | More by Voonder
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-16-2012 07:07:03 | More by schopenhauerale
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 341 ml brown bottle, as part of the Hop Box variety pack. Pours out a hazed deep straw hue, tall foamy, rocky white head that retains.

Musty earthy notes are juxtaposed with bright leafy and citrus hops in the aroma. Bready, toasty notes appear after a while.

Big leafy herbal hops up front in the flavour, some spicyness and some citrus pith, with earthy malt on the finish that has its own spice and dryness, while the spicy herbal hops make a comeback in the aftertaste.

Light-bodied mouthfeel that gains a bit of heft from a creamy smooth texture and some moderate carbonation.

Great rye ale to start with, the hops seal the deal, creating harmony and enough contrast to keep things interesting. Worth seeking out, that's for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 06:41:34 | More by IronDjinn
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz tulip.

A - A nice frothy head billows up off the pour, slightly off-white in color. Rather cloudy for a Phillips brew, with a hazy golden-orange hue to it. Fantastic head retention and lacing, as with any Phillips brew. Soapy white suds abound as this one goes down, leaving a sticky wall of lace. Full marks for packaging, presentation, and label-art as well; something Phillips do really well.

S - Lots of citrusy 'C' hops upfront, with floral and light spicy notes as well in the hop profile. Super pronounced notes of mango and pineapple, really nice. Dank pine forest floor, with some mild floral spice. The malt backbone is less crystal malt and more earth than the usual IPA. Fresh peach, mandarins, and pink grapefruit rind. Really fantastic aroma on this one.

T - Opens up as planned, with piles of tropical hop notes upfront, but quickly gets blown away with resinous, spicy rye malt. Big fruity, citrusy hops, with pineapple and mango dominating upfront, and citrus rind, grapefruit, tangerine, and peach in the background. Finishes with a delicious mixture of tropical fruit, floral spice, earthy rye malt, toasty caramel malt and even a light evergreen minty character. The big spicy, earthy flavors from the rye help neutralize and balance the hop profile in the finish incredibly well, resulting in one of the most drinkable IPAs I've ever had while still delivering big hop flavor. I can't get over the delicious candied-fruit explosion this packs, while still keeping the bittering character in check with rye malt spice and a nice resinous earthiness to the malt.

M - A fine carbonation drifts over the palate, giving the medium bodied feel of this brew a sublimely smooth texture. Not too wet, and not too dry. Fantastic mouthfeel for an IPA. Finishes with a lingering mixture of sweet, bitter, and spicy. Slight stickiness.

D - Coming into this review I wasn't sure what to expected. I've never had a beer of any style that used copious amounts of rye malt, but I'm happy to say they were used incredibly well here. I just can't picture this brew being much better overall. From the appearance and presentation, to the well-hopped aromatics, to the delicious and balanced profile. The bright tropical and floral notes are just done to perfection. This is just really my kind of IPA, huge hop flavor with just the right bitterness; not overly abrasive, but still highly hopped. Hats off to Phillips for this awesome brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 04:29:01 | More by Converge
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Krypton Rye PA from Phillips Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.