Alpha Beta | Ilkley Brewery Co.

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Brewed by:
Ilkley Brewery Co.
England, United Kingdom
ilkleybrewery.co.uk

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jpbarto on 02-24-2017

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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
5
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of JonnoWillsteed
2.84/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

L- Pale bright orange! Pours with a 3cm white head, and quite lively rising CO2. Head slowly reduces to lacing.
S- I can smell it from a foot+ away! Prominent Citra hops fragrance.
T- Dry and toasty. The dryness is from the bold Citra/Eureka/Columbus hopping. I've not drunk much rye beer but perhaps the sense of toastiness, reminiscent of a high ABV% 'black beer', is from the hops, as this beers colour doesn't suggest it's presence.
F- Prominently dry. If you aren't into materially big-hitting hops this isn't for you.
O- Surprising that a 4.5% beer can be as strong-tasting and impactful as this one. It's something of a blunt instrument. It's far too much of a hop-assault for me to choose to buy again. On the flipside if you wanted a 'dryer' and robustly flavoured beer that could compete vs a curry or other very spicy food, then this might be it.
I bought this from one of the big supermarkets in London [Tesco or Waitrose]. BBE Oct/2018.

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Photo of Vader444
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into schooner glass.

I’m a big fan of rye IPAs and this is a reasonably good example. Pours golden yellow with small white head. Guava and mango on the nose and palate with a hint of spice from the rye. Body is fairly thin which is a minor let down. Sessionable beer from a new brewery to me. Cheers

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Photo of Martine
3.37/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours murky gold with small white head into a glass; sudsy lacing.

Aroma is sweetgrass, some green tea, rye, light malts and hops.

Flavour is more rye, some citrus, light malts and a heady helping of sweet hop bitterness.

Feel is light and smooth with some oilyness.

Overall it's rather mild, standard and forgettable.

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Photo of vinicole
3.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can. Cloudy orange. Thick frothy head which subsides to a scum.
Floral aroma with tangerine and grass.
Light phenolic rubber taste. Citrus flavours. Bitter hit. Difficult to detect the rye. Some green pepper.
Medium body.
Refreshing.

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Photo of steverx8
3.71/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Alpha Beta from Ilkley Brewery Co.
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 5 ratings