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Krypton Rye PA - Phillips Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 1
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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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

ChuckGnarly, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of Converge
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

Converge, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Derek
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6.5% on the label.

Golden bronze with a light haze (from the rye?), great retention and lace.

New school hop aroma is somewhat catty & dank (in a good way), light citrus, mango, pine and a hint of spice.

Hops are up front: Gooseberry, mango, marmalade and a bit of piny resin. Good bitterness, but not at all abrasive, rye crackers and sponge toffee round out the flavour. Alcohol is subtle.

Moderate mouthfeel is extremely smooth.

Very well-crafted. Not over-the-top. This is just an all around great brew.

Derek, May 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

trail77, Jun 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

chubb-a-lub, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Idrankthat, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

rogerdandy, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of IronDjinn
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

IronDjinn, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

chickenm, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

pudoo, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BigBry, Today at 06:09 AM
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
Photo of brewymcgee
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear orange gold with a lingering foamy head.

Aroma: The nose is driven by the malts with a bit of citrus and hops.

Taste: Naturally, hop dominated. The malts poke through at the beginning with a bitter herbal finish. I can pick out the rye more at the end as well.

Mouthfeel: Initially light and creamy with a dry finish and a medium-soft carbonation feel.

Drinkability: Depends how much you like your hops! For me, it is a beer to linger over with its evolving and extreme flaouvrs. Might enjoy a couple in a row but no need for more. I might not mind a little bit more richness in the body. Hop box was a nice one to pick up, always willing to give a Phillips offering a go!

brewymcgee, May 20, 2011
Photo of ericj551
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Krypton Rye PA pours bright gold with a decent head that fades fairly quickly. Fresh, citrusy, herbal and earthy hops dominate the nose with hints of dry malt. Bitter, damp, citrusy hops strike first in the flavor, with a bit of light malt, and a lingering herbal bitterness. The finish is dry, with moderate carbonation. Hard to pick out the rye, but a delicious hoppy beer regardless. I love the hop box mix pack this beer comes in.

ericj551, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of wordemupg
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into tulip 26/10/11

A hazy golden orange with enough clarity to see little bubbles floating up to tight thumbs width of head that leaves a couple partial rings of lace

S peppery spice with lots of citric rind and some tangerine and faint toffee

T some faint piney flavor with lots of rind and spicy goodness, not far from the smell but somehow even more rind

M has a little bite to it and it leaves a little behind for sure, spicy finish is nice

O no sign of booze at any stage and pretty nice flavors and smells I can see myself drinking this again

I'm liking my Hopbox from Phillips yet another great addition to beer room shelves in Alberta, keep up the good work BC

wordemupg, Oct 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

EskimoDave, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

shagal, Nov 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jmdr, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of canucklehead
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the new Hopbox mixed 12 pack this is a new beer that combines Rye in a big IPA package. The nose is pure hops and smells a lot like the Hop Circle IPA. The colour is very pale gold ( it looks like a lager ) The beer has a slightly nutty taste in the finish from the Rye though I suspect it is not a huge amount in the grain bill. This is a solid IPA with a lot of hops and a smooth finish.

canucklehead, Feb 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

phys1028, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

schnarr84, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of Rutager
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a finger of bubbly white head that doesn't last long.

Smell. Yellow grapefruit, light toasted grains, grassy hops.

Taste. Nice grassy hops, toasted grains and a little citrus in the end.

Mouthfeel. Lighter body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice, easy drinking ipa. Good tasting and light enough to drink a few.

Rutager, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341ml bottle. Nice chemistry class imagery on the label, tying the periodic table, nuclear-grade hops, and the superhero of the eponymous homeworld all together in one neat little package.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, dense pillow-like off-white head, which leaves a pocked wall of painted lace around the glass in its rather lazy wake.

It smells of moderately bitter pine needles, bready, spicy rye grain, a soft yeastiness, and further herbal hops. Nice. The taste is strong, earthy pine resin, mild sweet citrus rind, slowly rising rye malt, one zingy and peppery by its nature, and soft floral hops.

The carbonation is on the low side, the body a skinny medium weight, and smooth enough. It finishes off-dry, barely, the rye malt not proffering much sweetness, the citrusy, piney hops having the run of the asylum.

A damned fine rye IPA, fruity, hoppy, drinkable, yet still intrinsically a rye drink - those who know it, really know it. I usually prefer to stand on the periphery, but this time I am readily sucked in. Good stuff.

biboergosum, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of andrenaline
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another score from my western BA pal jormcgrath27, cheers!

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with an orange hue, solid finger of soapy off-white head with decent retention and some spotty lacing.

S - The sweet citrus hop notes dominate, some spicy caramel and a hint of oak and peat.

T - Unique flavours, the lemon citrus hops dominate again, but are more bitter than sweet, a different spiced up resin flavour, and earthy oak notes linger.

M - A thinner bodied ale that could use a carbonation lift, finishes with a hint of dryness and a lip puckering bitterness.

O - A tasty IPA loaded with hops, though I was hoping for more influence from the Rye Malts. Certainly flavourful, easy drinking and enjoyable. Would be a tasty ale at a pub on tap.

andrenaline, Dec 27, 2011
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Krypton Rye PA from Phillips Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.