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Mohawk Rye IPA | AB Mohawk Brewing Company

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AB Mohawk Brewing Company

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed by Stefan Gustavsson at Gamla Slottskällans Bryggeri. Introduced in March 2010.

Added by bark on 01-16-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by OskarL:
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3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Clear, dark copper/redish with a fluffy dark white head that leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell - Fresh piney hops with some grapefruit notes and maltiness with some butter.

Taste - Starts of with fresh piney hops that are balanced by a very smooth sweet maltiness and finishes with bitter grapefruit. There are some hints of peppermint and strawberry as well.

Mouthfeel - Really, really smooth! A full body and little carbonation.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of rarbring
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A clear amber beer with a high firm off-white head leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is full of citric and floral hops, grape-fruit, bitter orange, flowers and pine. A metallic spicy finish.

The taste is also dominated by the hops. But first a syrup sweetness, some lemon sourness, and and a bitterness like grape-fruit peel that remains. A good balance.

The carbonation is low, a very smooth feeling and yet we have a distinct dry finish.

To me this was a very nice experience. The rye might have balanced the hops very well so it didn't become to floral. Stands well in comparison with oversea variants.

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Photo of dqrull
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper with a very persistent head that leaves alot of lacing.

Smells great of piny fresh hops, citrus are there as well, but the resiny pine is dominant.

A very, very soft maltiness, from the rye i suspect, since I've never had a beer tasting like this. Anyway, after the extremely smooth, refreshing malt-introduction the hops takes over, with a light pine up front, and some bitter citrus in the back. Thee beer really manages to stay fresh thoughout, as there is an almost unnoticeable hint of peppermint in the back, but it really blends in well with the spicy hops.

The mouthfeel is almost too smooth, if that's possible, so smooth it almost gets oily, and the carbonation is actually a bit too light, with really soft small bubbles.

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Photo of bark
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The colour is deep amber-red; the liquid is clear. The two finger head is warm beige; it sinks slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is sweet with distinct notes of fresh bread. Caramel and roasted nuts. Fresh hoppy fruity flavours: Grapefruit, orange peels. Some notes of grilled meats and a medium strong bitterness. Very balanced. Very American.

The taste is smoother than I had expected. Of course there are bitter-fruity hops, but it is held back by the smoothness that I guess comes from the rye. Apart from the bitterness, there are malty semi-sweet notes and a mild nutty flavour. Hints of soap, black pepper and grapefruit. The bitterness grows in the aftertaste, a shame that the sweetness doesn't linger to match it. Some salt and a touch of sour exotic fruits (kiwi) in the aftertaste too. The finish got warming alcohol and a long lasting clean bitter-salty flavour plus a hint of fruit candy.

The carbonation is medium to mild, the medium sized bubbles are smooth. The liquid is mid-smooth.

A different take on the American IPA style. A little too smooth, yet a little too much of sour fruity notes and not enough sweetness to match. Not bad at all, but there is room for improvements.

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Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A brown 50 cl bottle, a bit longer-necked than the standrad short-necked 50 cl bottles. A black label with white writing. Looks kind of cheap.

A: Deep amber, with a beige rather large thick creamy head that slowly dissipates into nice lacings.

S: Floral notes dominates, citric and piney. But there's also maltyness. A bit creamy and faint buttery.

T: Dry and bitter notes up front, but then the floral hops kicks in; both citric and piney - a bit like pineapple. Sweet and salt at the same time.

M: Aftertaste is a bit shorter than I expected, holds nice bitterness. Body is medium full and smooth, carbonation is moderate.

D: I guess the rye smoothened it up a bit. A nice "sipping-beer".

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Mohawk Rye IPA from AB Mohawk Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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