RIP Rye IPA | Apocalypse Brew Works

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Brewed by:
Apocalypse Brew Works
Kentucky, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BEERchitect on 11-07-2012

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by target88:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of crbnfbr
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The Apocalypse invasion of Lexington has begun with this spicy and earthen American IPA of catastrophic proportions. While the hop-centric ale isn't a wrecking ball, its attempt at annihilation is well noted.

The pour brings an eruptive cloud of foam soaring to the rim of the glass, then capped with eggshell white froth, the high demands of retention and lacy rings are met with ease. Even its signature hop-hazed golden hue sings praises of well made IPA.

Spice and fruit spring to the forefront of aromas as the olfactory churning scent of grapefruit, orange zest, and pine needles resonate with nearly mouthwatering effect. Thin caramel, biscuit, and an almost honey/floral note anchor the zesty hops and provides a riper, juicier scent.

Where the nose carries mere hints of delicacy, the taste does no such thing. The brunt of hops is felt immediately with dry citrus notes of white grapefruit (pulp, pith, and zest), orange peel, and a sharp spiciness that is exacerbated by earthen rye. Malt support is timid; the caramel, nutty, and biscuit sweetness only gives a rounded taste to fruity notes and never interferes with the lupulin dominance. Earth and citrus intertwine as they both delve into a moderately resinous and sharp grassy bitterness to finish.

Medium light in body, the beer's early creaminess from carbonation and malt is quickly shed, and the beer prefers a drier and more resinous texture from middle palate until complete closure in the gullet. It's mild, minty alcohol warmth, fleeting malt character, and hop-dried mouthfeel makes this a dangerous choice as the drinkability is high.

The beer dries the palate just enough to return to the glass immediately, despite its lingering hop bitterness and its pang of rye- dangerous for all of us lushes out there! Great job Apocalypse Brew Works!

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3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of rapayn01
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

I had this a few weeks ago and forgot to record it. I'm a fan of this style, but this one was inferior to the Founders and Sierra Nevada rye IPAs that I frequently drink. It is tasty with hop and rye flavor, but a notch below.

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Photo of kagee
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amazingly smooth would choose it again.

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3.4/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lulubrewer
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I found it very balanced with a nice toastyness/almost-slight-roastiness that plays well with the hops. It is not your typical mono-dimensional IPA, the malt is definitely there. It is not overly sweet though, and the hops stills shines (more in the taste than in the smell)
A surprisingly easy drinking pint that calls you back to the glass after each sip.

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Photo of scottspencer
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

RIP Rye IPA from Apocalypse Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 15 ratings