RIP Rye IPA - Apocalypse Brew Works
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3.58/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
The Apocalypse invasion of Lexington has begun with this spicy and earthen American IPA of catastrophic proportions. While the hop-centric ale isn't a wrecking ball, its attempt at annihilation is well noted.
The pour brings an eruptive cloud of foam soaring to the rim of the glass, then capped with eggshell white froth, the high demands of retention and lacy rings are met with ease. Even its signature hop-hazed golden hue sings praises of well made IPA.
Spice and fruit spring to the forefront of aromas as the olfactory churning scent of grapefruit, orange zest, and pine needles resonate with nearly mouthwatering effect. Thin caramel, biscuit, and an almost honey/floral note anchor the zesty hops and provides a riper, juicier scent.
Where the nose carries mere hints of delicacy, the taste does no such thing. The brunt of hops is felt immediately with dry citrus notes of white grapefruit (pulp, pith, and zest), orange peel, and a sharp spiciness that is exacerbated by earthen rye. Malt support is timid; the caramel, nutty, and biscuit sweetness only gives a rounded taste to fruity notes and never interferes with the lupulin dominance. Earth and citrus intertwine as they both delve into a moderately resinous and sharp grassy bitterness to finish.
Medium light in body, the beer's early creaminess from carbonation and malt is quickly shed, and the beer prefers a drier and more resinous texture from middle palate until complete closure in the gullet. It's mild, minty alcohol warmth, fleeting malt character, and hop-dried mouthfeel makes this a dangerous choice as the drinkability is high.
The beer dries the palate just enough to return to the glass immediately, despite its lingering hop bitterness and its pang of rye- dangerous for all of us lushes out there! Great job Apocalypse Brew Works!
Serving type: on-tap
11-07-2012 16:52:06 | More by BEERchitect
RIP Rye IPA from Apocalypse Brew Works
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