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Fire In The Rye - Double Trouble Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 9.12%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Cramshawbar on 12-05-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Cycle69, May 03, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for $2.85 473ml can. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass

A- Very good. Pours nicely with a good 2" head that thins to a film within a minute or two, as expected from an IPA. Unusually brown, must be the rye.

S- Pretty good. Hint of coriander.

T- Very good. Touch bitter as expected again from an IPA.

M- Dry and tart. Enough said

O- Very good. Will buy again. A bit on the heavy side but very good.

Food Pairing

This nice example of an IPA went well with... Chicken balls and fried rice.


DaveBar, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of CRObighit2
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

CRObighit2, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of decimator
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473ml can poured into a pint glass. ABV 6.1%.

A - Poured a hazy copper with an thick off white foamy head. Head reduced to a thin cap and lots of lacing.

S - Grains, rye, floral, some citrus.

T - Some caramel, rye bread, citrus, bitter finish.

M - Medium-heavy body, medium-heavy carbonation, slick, sticky resin, zesty finish.

O - Another rye beer meets IPA concoction. Not as good as Cameron's Rye Pale Ale but a decent beer none the less.

decimator, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of hunterjames
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

hunterjames, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Bf_89, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

KDKid, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of Brody1714
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Brody1714, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of evil_liver
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

evil_liver, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of esto
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

esto, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

MJ63, Mar 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

WillAndSarah, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

RedAleMan, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of RyanPollock
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a great beer that was very drinkable and provided a satisfying taste. It delivered much more character then the other beer i tried from Double Trouble, Hops & Robbers.

Appearance- I was expecting a dark red but it was more a dark gold with a lot of sediment floating about. A typical unfiltered appearance.

Smell- Hints of hops, grains and rye with a subtle citrus aroma

taste- strong rye taste that was almost bread like with subtle undertones of orange, pine, and hops. Surprisingly enjoyable without being too strong or hoppy. Sweet but not not too sweet with the hops and rye taking priority.

mouthfeel- slightly heavy with a hoppy taste that wasn't too overwhelming. Just enough carbonation that revealed a sweet, rye tasted

overall- Excellent beer. Although the description advertises this beer towards hop heads it is actually rather drinkable and appealing to the average beer drinker. The taste is is much more complex than Hops & Robbers but still very easy to drink and not too strong. I would recommend to anyone just starting to explore the diversity and complexity of craft beer. I would buy again!

RyanPollock, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Phyl21ca, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Molson2000, Jan 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

boszormeny, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

KrisDLSmith, Jan 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

DamageCase76, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of TerryW
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

TerryW, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

mpgillett, Dec 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

andrenaline, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of biegaman
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

biegaman, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of ThinkAgain
3/5  rDev -17.1%

ThinkAgain, Dec 10, 2013
Fire In The Rye from Double Trouble Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.