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Krypton Rye PA - Phillips Brewing Company

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 24
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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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

trail77, 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
Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

bumchilly25, May 09, 2012
Photo of evlu1441
3.83/5  rDev -1%
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.

evlu1441, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of w00ddy
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

w00ddy, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of McBastard
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow, with a nice head that lingers throughout, leaving good lacing. Smells of leafy hops, resin, and pepper. The initial flavor is Cascade hops, which give way to earthiness, with notes of pepper and tobacco(?!). It has a spicy, lingeringly bitter finish. Medium bodied, with aggressive carbonation. I couldn't drink these all day, but it's a nice addition to the Hopbox, which is a great concept in itself.

McBastard, Jan 16, 2012
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
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 jmdr
4/5  rDev +3.4%

jmdr, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

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

chickenm, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Dawkfan
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- A nearly clear pale golden color with an inch of white head that fades away rather quickly. Another one from Phillips where the initial lacing is subpar but gets better as you drink.

S- Strong aromas of peach as soon as I put my nose up to it. More citrus upon further review, orange and tangerine. Hops are dominating this, faint maltiness in here somewhere.

T- Nice citrus flavors upfront, and then WOW, the rye flavor really comes in midmouth and imparts an almost dirty feel and taste, it's thankfully washed away with an earthy/spicy hop kick.

M- Light mouthfeel and aggressive carbonation.

O- I think the rye is overdone in this one, it really takes over the flavor and kind of ruined it for me. I've had other Rye PA's before that incorporated it better.

Dawkfan, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear straw golden, thumb of white head left some random lacing
S - fruity, piney, and woody with raw grain
T - strong peppery rye flavour balanced with citrus and earthy hop flavours, slightly woody finish, definitely unique
M - light body, spicy, puckeringly bitter and dry
O - the rye malt definitely brings a unique flavour twist to it, not my favourite IPA but still tasty and worth a purchase

joemcgrath27, Nov 04, 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
Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice bitterness, an IPA in former days. Not really a prototype American pale ale style as a bit grapefruit but not orangey citrus. Piney, minty. Nothing to look at,no lasting head. Strength is its very drinkable, medium mouthfeel. Earthy, but would like more rye edge.

Sammy, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of BDTyre
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice RIPA from Phillips. I don't normally don't seek out Rye IPAs as they don't tend to be anything out of the ordinary, but Phillips does a good job with this.

Orange with a foam, persistent head. Typical NW IPA scent with nice rye notes. Definite hop floral scents. Light malt creaminess.

Spciy hop flavour, nice rye smoothness to round it out. Lightly bitter aftertaste.

Zest carbonation, a bit much maybe. Smooths out after the first touch on the tongue. Nice, easy to drink beer but nothing amazing.

BDTyre, Oct 14, 2011
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 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 ritzkiss
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz from EskimoDave - thanks for sending a great box! Pours a light peachy golden, way lighter hue than expected and crystal clear, and a finger of head fed by small streams of bubbles, moderate retention.

Nose showcases the malt bill, caramel with a hint of juicy hops, light pine, don't really notice the rye. Taste is the opposite - all hops. Pine and citrus rind, hints of floral and juicy fruits. Malt is way in the back and body is too light for my liking. No hint of the rye which I'm a little disappointed by. Extraordinarily drinkable, love the hop profile which provides a nice moderate, lasting bitterness. Dry finish, light sweetness. Would have again and could easily be a go-to session IPA but nothing noteworthy aside from that.

ritzkiss, Mar 08, 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 spree92
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I just had the Centennial IPA and this is freakishly similar. The look of a lager, very clear, clean look. The rye aspect adds a wood character to the body. Really surprised that Phillips would put two beers so close in character in the same pack. Hasn't scared me off, I will keep trying new Phillips beers.

spree92, Feb 17, 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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Krypton Rye PA from Phillips Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.