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Krypton Rye PA | Phillips Brewing Company

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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 rodrigueZflyingf0x
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Noxious26
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

341 ml brown bottle with a twist off cap poured in a pint glass. From a mixer 12 pack bought from Willow Park in Regina.

Cloudy yellow with a 1/2 inch white head that recedes to a thin cap of islands and some lacing.

Big hop notes in the nose. Floral, citrus and grass. A bit of some spicy rye notes that are pretty muted.

Big hops right off the start with little malt to balance. Some rye spiciness in the middle, but mainly just floral, citrus and herbal hops throughout.

A little thin in body for an ale with medium carbonation. The hops do give a harshness to the mouthfeel.

This is ok,but not my favourite rye ale.

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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 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 Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Merlin68
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of sclitch
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of BDTyre
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice RIPA from Phillips. I don't normally don't seek out Rye IPAs as they don't tend to be anything out of the ordinary, but Phillips does a good job with this.

Orange with a foam, persistent head. Typical NW IPA scent with nice rye notes. Definite hop floral scents. Light malt creaminess.

Spciy hop flavour, nice rye smoothness to round it out. Lightly bitter aftertaste.

Zest carbonation, a bit much maybe. Smooths out after the first touch on the tongue. Nice, easy to drink beer but nothing amazing.

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Photo of w00ddy
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Howlader
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 maclean25
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Exeter
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky yellow-orange with ample white foam that breaks fairly quickly but leaves a nice band of lace on the glass. A nice sweet aroma, almost mead-like, with tropical and floral notes tingling the nose. Palate is a fairly unique combination of rustic spicy rye malt, orange marmalade, lemon drop, oregano, and pineapple and melon C-hop contributions against a rock candy backdrop. Some pine in the smooth bitter finish that is not punishing. There are no clear dark malt or nutty flavors. Rye and then hops lead a classy and fairly subdued offering (compared to other hoppy IPAs). Highly carbonated. A sweet and uplifting treat well worth seeking out if you are a rye buff or into fringe IPAs. Fairly thin body and could perhaps benefit from more malt balance.

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

Photo of spree92
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I just had the Centennial IPA and this is freakishly similar. The look of a lager, very clear, clean look. The rye aspect adds a wood character to the body. Really surprised that Phillips would put two beers so close in character in the same pack. Hasn't scared me off, I will keep trying new Phillips beers.

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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 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 McBastard
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden yellow, with a nice head that lingers throughout, leaving good lacing. Smells of leafy hops, resin, and pepper. The initial flavor is Cascade hops, which give way to earthiness, with notes of pepper and tobacco(?!). It has a spicy, lingeringly bitter finish. Medium bodied, with aggressive carbonation. I couldn't drink these all day, but it's a nice addition to the Hopbox, which is a great concept in itself.

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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 bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Mack
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of 604growler
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Krypton Rye PA from Phillips Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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