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Karl Strauss American Craft Beer Week Rye IPA | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ArrogantB on 05-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: Draft
Glass: Pint glass
From: Karl Strauss Brewery in La Jolla, Calif.
Price: ???
Purchased: May 31, 2013
Consumed: May 31, 2013
Misc.: The board at KSB in La Jolla read 7.6 percent ABV.

Poured a dark red, caramel color with 1-2 fingers of khaki cream head when I got it. Lots of good layered foamy lacing, good retention all the way down.

Smelled a pleasant mix of caramel and toffee malts and bitter, spicy, rye hops, resin hops, citrus hops (grapefruit & grapefruit rind) and floral hops.

Tasted skunky resin hops, bitter spices, rye hops, floral hops and grapefruit rind. Not quite as good as the smell.

Medium body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Bitter abrupt finish.

This beer started out well for me but took a bad turn when I tasted it. I probably wouldn’t have it again.

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3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Red color. Aroma is like spiced caramel. Taste is spicy rye, malty,chewy actually pretty good. I’d actually order another of these. I will say though that the hops don’t come through well but that rye and the malt are good. This probably came in a close second to the Wreck Alley that I had, good beer!

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of gshak
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Karl Strauss American Craft Beer Week Rye IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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