Bronx Rye Ale

New York
United States
Bronx Rye Ale Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Maybe not the easiest pale ale to brew, but we think it’s worth the effort.  The intense rye spice and woody Pacific Northwest hops are a perfect companion for those nights under the stars with friends, music and a fire pit. 

Profile

ABV: 
6.3%
IBUs: 
58
Hops: 
Chinook, Crystal
Malts: 
Muntons Maris Otter/Tipple, Weyermann Caramunich I, Briess Malted Rye, Briess Flaked Rye
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Immediately an intense herbal, spicy, grassy aroma assaults your senses with subtle rye undertones. A clean fermentation evinces no fruit production nor phenols. This beer pours a deep amber color with a tall, lingering, ivory head that never truly dissipates. However, the high level of haze detracts from an otherwise good-looking beer.

The moderate orange, pepper and grassy hop flavor dominates over a low malt backbone consisting of caramel and rye. Decidedly bitter with a semi-dry finish that allows a bit of caramel and spicy rye to linger well after swallowing. This may be attributed to the medium-full body and only minor carbonation that allows the beta-glucans from rye malt to linger on the palate.  

Bronx Brewery's Rye Ale is a well-made rye beer that emphasizes the herbal, spicy character of the malt using a similar hop profile.