Fire In The Rye | Double Trouble Brewing Co.

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Fire In The RyeFire In The Rye

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Double Trouble Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Cramshawbar on 12-05-2013

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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by hopsolutely:
Photo of hopsolutely
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Exceeded my (relatively low) expectations!

Pours a clear amber with limited head that disappears quickly. Aroma of roasted rye and malts with a hint of citrus and spices. The flavour is surprisingly robust, with roasted rye and a caramelized sweetness in the body followed by a nice hop bitterness that has "zesty" fruit tones. A real liveliness to the finish makes this a beer I am likely to purchase again.

Most inspired beer that I've enjoyed from Double Trouble thus far.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can purchased from LCBO the other day. Served cold into the pint glass. have not seen in this in stores before and given the abundance of Ontario reviews in the past few days, this is probably a new beer.

Appearance - Hazy brown molasses color. Nice finger and a bit of creamy voluminous white head. Tons of bubbles are apparent and nice orange hues in the beer as well. Ok head retention and moderate lacing.

Smell - Rye aromas. Not a ton else, but some generic grainy beer smells. Obviously malts based and perhaps a dabbling of other grains. As the beer warms a bit the roasted characteristics come more into play.

Taste - Quite bitter, rye based. Rather earthy as well but in a pleasant manner (to my tastes, i.e. it doesn't overwhelm) and this happens more towards the conclusion of any given sip.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation, creamy feel with a dry finish.

Overall - While I have not tried very many rye beers at all, I can already tell with some certainty that it's not my cup of tea. However, I think that this does a pretty good job within the style and tastes pretty decent to boot, so as far as rye beers go this is one I would recommend if you feel the need to drink rye beers or have a particular hankering for the style.

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Photo of biegaman
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fire in the Rye, despite its name, has no flaming highlights and actually reveals only a tiny spark of tawny-amber colour; given its blurred, clouded complexion perhaps 'Smoke in the Rye' would be more befitting. On the plus side, however, its head is ultra husky and leaves a lacing thick enough to use as a rug.

Rye is a very aromatic grain, and with 60 Centennial-driven IBUs we can assume there's a good dose of hops too, which is why it's puzzling that this bouquet isn't a bit more flavourful. It's pungent alright, but not overly zestful nor enticing (aside from the odd flash of candied citrus and sticky toffee pudding).

Centennial hops have a leafy and floral profile; they are perfectly suited to a beer with this kind of earthy character. The brewers had the right idea using them as the exclusive variety. Their somewhat vegetal kind of bitterness pairs well with the natural spice of the rye (and isn't so badly suited to the candied fruits and caramel notes either).

Rye offers a nice sweetness, one that is different from that of barley or wheat. It is not nearly so bready and instead has hints of toasted nuts and crystallized sugar; the flavour is somehow "darker" and retains a lot more of its grainy qualities. The hops add more breadth, though the mouthfeel is nothing more than medium-bodied and isn't appreciably sweet or bitter.

Double Trouble seems to devise their beers for craft drinkers but then actually end up brewing them for mainstream consumers. While good, this recipe had the capabilities of being a distinct, characterful ale but it's potential appears to have been intentionally stunted so as to retain broad appeal. There's nothing wrong with doing that - but it'll never amount to anything great.

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Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of dcbeers
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of MJ63
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

473ml can, the first we've seen of these guys' products out here in Alberta for a number of years (not counting that Trailer Park Boys thing from a few months back, that is).

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber colour, with four flabby fingers of puffy, rocky, and pillowy tan head, which leaves a fair bit of chunky splattered lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet caramel malt, a faint spicy rye graininess, mild yeasty notes, and some plain leafy, herbal, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, a hint of biscuity toffee, wet rye bread, some very minor wispy ashiness, muddled citrus rind, and more earthy, leafy, and musky floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite active in its palate-teasing frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and sort of smooth, as the rye acerbity and hop acridity take things down a notch or so here. It finishes off-dry, the mixed malt, floral spice, and faded citrus essences presiding.

Overall, this is a more complex offering than I assumed at first contact - it takes a little while for the rye to come out and play, and the supposed 'fire' is damned-well nowhere to be seen, but in the end, I quite like this one - definitely worth a try.

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Photo of thteam
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of jcubz
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Momon
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveBar
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for $2.85 473ml can. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass

A- Very good. Pours nicely with a good 2" head that thins to a film within a minute or two, as expected from an IPA. Unusually brown, must be the rye.

S- Pretty good. Hint of coriander.

T- Very good. Touch bitter as expected again from an IPA.

M- Dry and tart. Enough said

O- Very good. Will buy again. A bit on the heavy side but very good.

Food Pairing

This nice example of an IPA went well with... Chicken balls and fried rice.


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Photo of StormAles
4.99/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can: Poured a light clear amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and limited lacing. Aroma of light piney hoppy notes with light spicy rye notes. Taste is also dominated by light piney hoppy notes with dry rye note with light grainy notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. OK but there is really nothing memorable here.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MattCampbell
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThinkAgain
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of joesi
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Great head! very large head (I don't know where people are getting this "1 finger" from, unless they're waiting 1 minute. Maybe it's because I don't chill down to 5º C or anything crazy like that), quite fine, and excellent head retention. Lots of lacing, but very fine, and it's mostly solid rings of lace. Very dark and cloudy appearance. So dark it could not be considered amber. Light brown (but cloudy). Again I gotta say, the head is really up there with many stouts (not at all like super-fine nitro stouts such as Guiness or anything though); definitely one of the best aspects of this beer.

Smell: I didn't smell much. I guess a bit of caramel. I forgot to smell at the start though, so there may have (probably) been some hop smell there too (which I'd be unable to notice after tasting the beer).

Taste: eh unfortunately I hate really hoppy beers. This was way too bitter for me. That wasn't a surprise though; sometimes I try different stuff for variety. It was too bitter for me to taste much flavor aside from hops. All I really tasted is typical beer loaded with a ton of relatively common hops flavors. Certainly nice for those who like a lot of hops, but not me. The long-term aftertaste was metallic to me. I think it's just the hops though, but maybe not.

The beer has a great medium carbonation that is extremely fine. Definitely something I like. I didn't write much about it, but that doesn't mean I didn't think it was fantastic carbonation/body/mouthfeel.

Try having this beer with a salty food, or even just lick a bit of salt while drinking. It gives a really great flavor dynamic. Maybe a problem was that I wasn't drinking this with anything sweet or salty. In fact, this would probably be a fantastic beer for beer batter, marinating, or any other beer-based food flavoring. Granted, that would be completely wasting the absolutely wonderful carbonation and head that this beer has.

Overall I'd say this is a top-notch beer for the style of "super-hoppy/bitter beers"; recommended to anyone who loves a ton of hops. I feel like this is a really great beer, A+, but which is also totally 100% not for me, so I'm giving it a much lower rating since I can only rate how I personally enjoyed it.

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Photo of WillAndSarah
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of BodyPolitic
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of irishkyle21
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Batheinfire
2.31/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice caramel hue, faint malt smell.
Taste pretty average malt with a bit of hop, don't taste much rye flavour.
Overall an alright beer

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Photo of patre_tim
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy copper with some carbonation, 2 fingers of creamy beige head. Good lacing.

S: Malty, orange, a little pine.

T: Heavy on the pine, hot pepper, malt back bone, dry orange citrus taste, white grapefruit bitterness, doughy malt comes in again. Light fruitiness.

M: Medium, somewhat resinous body, medium carbonation, dry finish.

O: Really delicious rye beer. I really like this one, and it stands up to the name. Very much one I would have when in the mood. Dry and somewhat warming, would be best in the Fall when this is supposedly released. However I got it in spring, so I am glad it was still around to grab this year.

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Fire In The Rye from Double Trouble Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 100 ratings