Krypton Rye PA | Phillips Brewing Company

Krypton Rye PAKrypton Rye PA
BA SCORE
3.85/5
64 Ratings
Krypton Rye PAKrypton Rye PA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
phillipsbeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,685
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
64
pDev:
8.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 26
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 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 Erik-P
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Photo of wordemupg
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into tulip 26/10/11

A hazy golden orange with enough clarity to see little bubbles floating up to tight thumbs width of head that leaves a couple partial rings of lace

S peppery spice with lots of citric rind and some tangerine and faint toffee

T some faint piney flavor with lots of rind and spicy goodness, not far from the smell but somehow even more rind

M has a little bite to it and it leaves a little behind for sure, spicy finish is nice

O no sign of booze at any stage and pretty nice flavors and smells I can see myself drinking this again

I'm liking my Hopbox from Phillips yet another great addition to beer room shelves in Alberta, keep up the good work BC

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

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

Another score from my western BA pal jormcgrath27, cheers!

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with an orange hue, solid finger of soapy off-white head with decent retention and some spotty lacing.

S - The sweet citrus hop notes dominate, some spicy caramel and a hint of oak and peat.

T - Unique flavours, the lemon citrus hops dominate again, but are more bitter than sweet, a different spiced up resin flavour, and earthy oak notes linger.

M - A thinner bodied ale that could use a carbonation lift, finishes with a hint of dryness and a lip puckering bitterness.

O - A tasty IPA loaded with hops, though I was hoping for more influence from the Rye Malts. Certainly flavourful, easy drinking and enjoyable. Would be a tasty ale at a pub on tap.

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Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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 schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of canucklehead
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the new Hopbox mixed 12 pack this is a new beer that combines Rye in a big IPA package. The nose is pure hops and smells a lot like the Hop Circle IPA. The colour is very pale gold ( it looks like a lager ) The beer has a slightly nutty taste in the finish from the Rye though I suspect it is not a huge amount in the grain bill. This is a solid IPA with a lot of hops and a smooth finish.

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Photo of ZachT
4.61/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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 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 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 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 chickenm
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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 Bunman3
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In my books, one of the best Rye PA's available. The hops are muted enough to allow the Rye character to shine through. This is an extremely enjoyable brew - one that I would seek out again and again.

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Photo of Mack
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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