Krypton Rye PA | Phillips Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Better tasting than a speeding bullet, Krypton will be hard not to drink in a single gulp. Spicy rye malt and big citrus hop flavours make Krypton the perfect refreshment in your fortress of solitude.

Added by canucklehead on 02-11-2011

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Photo of trail77
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341ml bottle. Nice chemistry class imagery on the label, tying the periodic table, nuclear-grade hops, and the superhero of the eponymous homeworld all together in one neat little package.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, dense pillow-like off-white head, which leaves a pocked wall of painted lace around the glass in its rather lazy wake.

It smells of moderately bitter pine needles, bready, spicy rye grain, a soft yeastiness, and further herbal hops. Nice. The taste is strong, earthy pine resin, mild sweet citrus rind, slowly rising rye malt, one zingy and peppery by its nature, and soft floral hops.

The carbonation is on the low side, the body a skinny medium weight, and smooth enough. It finishes off-dry, barely, the rye malt not proffering much sweetness, the citrusy, piney hops having the run of the asylum.

A damned fine rye IPA, fruity, hoppy, drinkable, yet still intrinsically a rye drink - those who know it, really know it. I usually prefer to stand on the periphery, but this time I am readily sucked in. Good stuff.

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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice bitterness, an IPA in former days. Not really a prototype American pale ale style as a bit grapefruit but not orangey citrus. Piney, minty. Nothing to look at,no lasting head. Strength is its very drinkable, medium mouthfeel. Earthy, but would like more rye edge.

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Photo of jcubz
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear straw golden, thumb of white head left some random lacing
S - fruity, piney, and woody with raw grain
T - strong peppery rye flavour balanced with citrus and earthy hop flavours, slightly woody finish, definitely unique
M - light body, spicy, puckeringly bitter and dry
O - the rye malt definitely brings a unique flavour twist to it, not my favourite IPA but still tasty and worth a purchase

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Photo of Rutager
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a finger of bubbly white head that doesn't last long.

Smell. Yellow grapefruit, light toasted grains, grassy hops.

Taste. Nice grassy hops, toasted grains and a little citrus in the end.

Mouthfeel. Lighter body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice, easy drinking ipa. Good tasting and light enough to drink a few.

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Photo of Merlin68
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of chubb-a-lub
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of evlu1441
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This will be my second review from the "Hop Box" (I just love the name)! I've had a few Rye-IPAs before, and they've been a bit of a mixed bag. I'm curious how this one turns out.

It pours a fairly pale light-honey kind of colour. There is lots of visible carbonation, and the head is fluffy and substantial. It's a bit paler than I would have expected, but the head is exceptional!

The aroma is very hoppy, with some bright citrus coming though off the bat. Underneath the fruitiness is a hint of a distinctively rye kind of malt. It's a bit rougher and earthier than a normal IPA, but smooth is a different sense.

The taste is somewhat lighter than I'd expected. The malt profile is a bit less intense than is typical, but it's also very smooth and they rye isn't overpowering. the hops come down hard right in the middle and have a light citrusy, yet tart-bitter aspect.

Overall, this is a very drinkable IPA with a bit of a different kind of flavour. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary yet hoppy, I'd recommend this one.

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Photo of IronDjinn
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 341 ml brown bottle, as part of the Hop Box variety pack. Pours out a hazed deep straw hue, tall foamy, rocky white head that retains.

Musty earthy notes are juxtaposed with bright leafy and citrus hops in the aroma. Bready, toasty notes appear after a while.

Big leafy herbal hops up front in the flavour, some spicyness and some citrus pith, with earthy malt on the finish that has its own spice and dryness, while the spicy herbal hops make a comeback in the aftertaste.

Light-bodied mouthfeel that gains a bit of heft from a creamy smooth texture and some moderate carbonation.

Great rye ale to start with, the hops seal the deal, creating harmony and enough contrast to keep things interesting. Worth seeking out, that's for sure.

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Photo of pudoo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ritzkiss
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz from EskimoDave - thanks for sending a great box! Pours a light peachy golden, way lighter hue than expected and crystal clear, and a finger of head fed by small streams of bubbles, moderate retention.

Nose showcases the malt bill, caramel with a hint of juicy hops, light pine, don't really notice the rye. Taste is the opposite - all hops. Pine and citrus rind, hints of floral and juicy fruits. Malt is way in the back and body is too light for my liking. No hint of the rye which I'm a little disappointed by. Extraordinarily drinkable, love the hop profile which provides a nice moderate, lasting bitterness. Dry finish, light sweetness. Would have again and could easily be a go-to session IPA but nothing noteworthy aside from that.

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Photo of papat444
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to biboergosum for this one.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, no freshness info.

Appearance: Very light gold body, huge head, excellent retention and layers of rings of foam.

Smell: Good rye, bit bitter mixed with spices, green hops, pungent orange pulp.

Taste: Spicy rye kicks in midway through the finish and preceded by fruit pulp and orange skin plus a light honey kiss.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation, low bitterness.

Overall: A decent enough IPA. Worth a shot.

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Photo of ChuckGnarly
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of BigBry
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

341 ml bottle, as pictured.
Hazy, golden yellow color, with off white and dense head, which leaves a nice looking trail of lacing.
It smells of hops, pine and herbal, some rye-like spice is also apparent.
The taste has lots of strong hop bitterness, earthy, pine, citrus and then the rye comes through.
Low level of carbonation, the body is medium and smooth, finishes dry. Rye adds another level of spice.
A fine example of a Rye IPA, very drinkable, heartily enjoyed.

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Photo of Voonder
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into pint glass. my first Rye PA

A - golden yellow with white one finger head which stayed on for quite a while. good retention. looks on a lighter side, expected it to be darker / deeper.

S - citrusy and grapefruity upfront, some bready and earthy notes. some floral aromas as well. furity and hoppy - nice nose, not very aggressive but pleasant. rye isn't that apparent yet.

T - pretty hoppy, rye is there now. bitter - grapefruit and pine. a bit spicy, nice combination, rye makes this beer to stand out.

M - lacking carbonation, a bit off balance, but still pretty smooth, almost creamy. finishes pretty dry.

O - very interesting beer, willing to have more (and i will - i have two more left in the Hop Box). rye makes it pretty unique, definitely worth trying.

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Idrankthat
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of LongRoad
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from a Phillips mixed 12-pack, bought in Alberta, poured into a standard pint.

A - I popped it and left the bottle for a second to do something else, when I came back it had topped over. Gave it a very gentle pour as a result and it still had two fingers of head. Colour was a nice, golden orange. Lots of lacing left as it goes down.

S - Lots of piney and citrus, mainly orange, hops on the nose.

T - Definitely get hit with the rye up front with a bit of hops coming on after a second. Not overly hoppy though, at least not in the traditional Phillips mould, clearly more to the American style. Bitterness lives up to its IBUs. The alcohol is there in the tiniest amount after it warms up.

M - Quite carbonated, but not to the point its overwhelming. Adds very nicely to the beer.

O - The rye flavour doesn't totally do it for me, but that's nothing against the beer itself, more of a personal preference. That said, I'll still gladly be drinking the other three left in the box.

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Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Dawkfan
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- A nearly clear pale golden color with an inch of white head that fades away rather quickly. Another one from Phillips where the initial lacing is subpar but gets better as you drink.

S- Strong aromas of peach as soon as I put my nose up to it. More citrus upon further review, orange and tangerine. Hops are dominating this, faint maltiness in here somewhere.

T- Nice citrus flavors upfront, and then WOW, the rye flavor really comes in midmouth and imparts an almost dirty feel and taste, it's thankfully washed away with an earthy/spicy hop kick.

M- Light mouthfeel and aggressive carbonation.

O- I think the rye is overdone in this one, it really takes over the flavor and kind of ruined it for me. I've had other Rye PA's before that incorporated it better.

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Photo of Svingjo
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice yellow with a thin head that dissipates fairly quickly. The nose, holy Hops Superman!! Big hoppy notes with a citrus flower smell that lingers. On the tongue the hops jumps out at you with a spicy rye coming through in the middle and a grape-fruity flavour in the end. Not as bitter as I was expecting but a fairly balanced beer.

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Photo of Docrock
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Derek
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

6.5% on the label.

Golden bronze with a light haze (from the rye?), great retention and lace.

New school hop aroma is somewhat catty & dank (in a good way), light citrus, mango, pine and a hint of spice.

Hops are up front: Gooseberry, mango, marmalade and a bit of piny resin. Good bitterness, but not at all abrasive, rye crackers and sponge toffee round out the flavour. Alcohol is subtle.

Moderate mouthfeel is extremely smooth.

Very well-crafted. Not over-the-top. This is just an all around great brew.

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