Karl Strauss American Craft Beer Week Rye IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
3.56/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Glass: Pint glass
From: Karl Strauss Brewery in La Jolla, Calif.
Purchased: May 31, 2013
Consumed: May 31, 2013
Misc.: The board at KSB in La Jolla read 7.6 percent ABV.
Poured a dark red, caramel color with 1-2 fingers of khaki cream head when I got it. Lots of good layered foamy lacing, good retention all the way down.
Smelled a pleasant mix of caramel and toffee malts and bitter, spicy, rye hops, resin hops, citrus hops (grapefruit & grapefruit rind) and floral hops.
Tasted skunky resin hops, bitter spices, rye hops, floral hops and grapefruit rind. Not quite as good as the smell.
Medium body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Bitter abrupt finish.
This beer started out well for me but took a bad turn when I tasted it. I probably wouldn’t have it again.
Serving type: on-tap
06-02-2013 00:49:59 | More by BucannonXC5
3.9/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Red color. Aroma is like spiced caramel. Taste is spicy rye, malty,chewy actually pretty good. I’d actually order another of these. I will say though that the hops don’t come through well but that rye and the malt are good. This probably came in a close second to the Wreck Alley that I had, good beer!
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2013 02:49:03 | More by ArrogantB
Karl Strauss American Craft Beer Week Rye IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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