Fire In The Rye - Double Trouble Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev +12.2%
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!
02-19-2014 04:35:19 | More by RyanPollock
3.49/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
02-13-2014 03:30:15 | More by Phyl21ca
3.48/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
12-21-2013 19:19:34 | More by TerryW
3.68/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
12-11-2013 00:18:20 | More by biegaman
3.45/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
12-10-2013 03:01:53 | More by spinrsx
3.55/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
12-07-2013 21:58:37 | More by hopsolutely
3.35/5 rDev -7.2%
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.
12-07-2013 04:13:42 | More by DenisKolkin
3.74/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
12-06-2013 12:53:37 | More by peensteen
Fire In The Rye from Double Trouble Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.