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Fire In The Rye - Double Trouble Brewing Co.

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Double Trouble Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cramshawbar on 12-05-2013)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-06-2014 03:00:46 | More by Sammy
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can: Poured a light clear amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and limited lacing. Aroma of light piney hoppy notes with light spicy rye notes. Taste is also dominated by light piney hoppy notes with dry rye note with light grainy notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. OK but there is really nothing memorable here.

Serving type: can

02-13-2014 03:30:15 | More by Phyl21ca
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

07-20-2014 22:06:18 | More by XmnwildX12
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fire in the Rye, despite its name, has no flaming highlights and actually reveals only a tiny spark of tawny-amber colour; given its blurred, clouded complexion perhaps 'Smoke in the Rye' would be more befitting. On the plus side, however, its head is ultra husky and leaves a lacing thick enough to use as a rug.

Rye is a very aromatic grain, and with 60 Centennial-driven IBUs we can assume there's a good dose of hops too, which is why it's puzzling that this bouquet isn't a bit more flavourful. It's pungent alright, but not overly zestful nor enticing (aside from the odd flash of candied citrus and sticky toffee pudding).

Centennial hops have a leafy and floral profile; they are perfectly suited to a beer with this kind of earthy character. The brewers had the right idea using them as the exclusive variety. Their somewhat vegetal kind of bitterness pairs well with the natural spice of the rye (and isn't so badly suited to the candied fruits and caramel notes either).

Rye offers a nice sweetness, one that is different from that of barley or wheat. It is not nearly so bready and instead has hints of toasted nuts and crystallized sugar; the flavour is somehow "darker" and retains a lot more of its grainy qualities. The hops add more breadth, though the mouthfeel is nothing more than medium-bodied and isn't appreciably sweet or bitter.

Double Trouble seems to devise their beers for craft drinkers but then actually end up brewing them for mainstream consumers. While good, this recipe had the capabilities of being a distinct, characterful ale but it's potential appears to have been intentionally stunted so as to retain broad appeal. There's nothing wrong with doing that - but it'll never amount to anything great.

Serving type: can

12-11-2013 00:18:20 | More by biegaman
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-07-2013 13:39:44 | More by liamt07
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tall can from the Ottawa LCBO for $2.90

Appearance - Brown colour with an average size frothy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some amazing lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for close to 5 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - Malts, caramel, light hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and malts mixed with light hops. There is also some roasted/toasted notes, a touch of citrus, and some rye

Overall - A decent offering I suppose. For some reason I was expecting something more along the lines of the Camerons RPA, which has some great fruity/juicy/hoppy flavours. This beer is more on the malty side but does manage to showcase the rye.

Serving type: can

12-10-2013 03:01:53 | More by spinrsx
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-12-2013 23:16:32 | More by andrenaline
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-31-2014 00:23:10 | More by Molson2000
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Copper/red colour, 1.5 ring of off white head, good lace as well. Smell is a mix of toasty malts and caramel, spicy rye, toffee, buttered bread as well as quite a bit of earthy/floral hop. Taste is more forward with rye, spicy with bitter earthy/floral hop flavours, sweet malt mid palate but stays fairly bitter throughout, spicy/hoppy aftertaste. Medium carbonation, lightish medium body, a little on the thin side. Pretty nice, drinks well and fairly flavourful, something I would pick up once in a while but probably not something I will keep my fridge full of, probably the best beer I have had from these guys.

Serving type: can

12-06-2013 12:53:37 | More by peensteen
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark orange bordering on brown. The big, rocky head recedes in short order but musters up plenty of foam patches on the glass. Sweet fruitiness, piney, eucalyptus hops and toffee in the nose. Moderate hops up front in the taste quickly get taken over by bready, mollasses maltiness and a subtle spicy rye character. Some banana and phenolic yeast flavor in the back. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a near creamy, active carbonation. Light bitterness and some herbal, spicyness in the shortish finish.

A nice Rye Pale Ale. Could have a bit more rye and hop character, but worth trying.

Serving type: can

05-25-2014 03:16:43 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-31-2014 17:28:50 | More by SebD
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Exceeded my (relatively low) expectations!

Pours a clear amber with limited head that disappears quickly. Aroma of roasted rye and malts with a hint of citrus and spices. The flavour is surprisingly robust, with roasted rye and a caramelized sweetness in the body followed by a nice hop bitterness that has "zesty" fruit tones. A real liveliness to the finish makes this a beer I am likely to purchase again.

Most inspired beer that I've enjoyed from Double Trouble thus far.

Serving type: can

12-07-2013 21:58:37 | More by hopsolutely
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good looking beer. Nice pillowy head over a tea coloured brew, settles to a firm 5mm cap and leaves lots of interesting lace as you go.

Nose is slightly boozy, but is mostly resinous pine. That pine carries on through to the taste of the beer. Finishes up with dry bitter grapefruit that gently lingers. Mouth feel is a little watery.

This is the best I've had out of this brewery so far. Not blow you away good, but decent enough.

Serving type: can

12-21-2013 19:19:34 | More by TerryW
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patre_tim

China

4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy copper with some carbonation, 2 fingers of creamy beige head. Good lacing.

S: Malty, orange, a little pine.

T: Heavy on the pine, hot pepper, malt back bone, dry orange citrus taste, white grapefruit bitterness, doughy malt comes in again. Light fruitiness.

M: Medium, somewhat resinous body, medium carbonation, dry finish.

O: Really delicious rye beer. I really like this one, and it stands up to the name. Very much one I would have when in the mood. Dry and somewhat warming, would be best in the Fall when this is supposedly released. However I got it in spring, so I am glad it was still around to grab this year.

Serving type: can

05-30-2014 02:26:04 | More by patre_tim
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-06-2013 04:25:44 | More by irishkyle21
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-20-2014 05:32:34 | More by RedAleMan
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.9%

12-10-2013 04:54:26 | More by ThinkAgain
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-04-2014 05:20:13 | More by DamageCase76
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10%

01-25-2014 01:34:11 | More by boszormeny
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can purchased from LCBO the other day. Served cold into the pint glass. have not seen in this in stores before and given the abundance of Ontario reviews in the past few days, this is probably a new beer.

Appearance - Hazy brown molasses color. Nice finger and a bit of creamy voluminous white head. Tons of bubbles are apparent and nice orange hues in the beer as well. Ok head retention and moderate lacing.

Smell - Rye aromas. Not a ton else, but some generic grainy beer smells. Obviously malts based and perhaps a dabbling of other grains. As the beer warms a bit the roasted characteristics come more into play.

Taste - Quite bitter, rye based. Rather earthy as well but in a pleasant manner (to my tastes, i.e. it doesn't overwhelm) and this happens more towards the conclusion of any given sip.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation, creamy feel with a dry finish.

Overall - While I have not tried very many rye beers at all, I can already tell with some certainty that it's not my cup of tea. However, I think that this does a pretty good job within the style and tastes pretty decent to boot, so as far as rye beers go this is one I would recommend if you feel the need to drink rye beers or have a particular hankering for the style.

Serving type: can

12-07-2013 04:13:42 | More by DenisKolkin
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-08-2014 04:21:41 | More by cam477
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-21-2014 16:48:43 | More by polloenfuego
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-14-2014 04:13:02 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10%

02-23-2014 00:07:09 | More by WillAndSarah
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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-10-2014 02:27:11 | More by KrisDLSmith
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Fire In The Rye from Double Trouble Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.