Radical Rye I.P.A.

Louisiana
United States
Radical Rye I.P.A. by Gnarly Barley Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

An India Pale Ale coupled with the peppery spice of rye and a big malty backbone. This bad boy is hoppy, spicy, sweet and strong...which we think makes it pretty rad!

Profile

ABV: 
6.6%
Served at: 
38°
Hops: 
Citra, Columbus, Cascade
Malts: 
2-Row, Rye, Victory, Wheat
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Oranges and an impression of sweet grapefruit are followed by a hint of pine resin and faint pineapple. Some spicy aspects also come through but I suspect they are from the hops rather than rye malt. The malt is nondescript but the source of the sweet aspect in the aroma. Clean fermentation. Nothing harsh, grassy or off. Hazy golden color with a creamy white head that dropped to a lingering ring. The hop flavor leans more into the pine resin rather than the citrus character but it’s not harsh. There is an earthiness that comes from the rye malt which provides some counter to the hops. The balance is toward the hop bitterness and smooth but not as pronounced as the style calls for. The finish is dry with a residual lingering pine stickiness and a slight alcohol warmth. The aroma promised more than the flavor delivered but overall a very enjoyable IPA.

Brewery Introduction

Established in 2014, Gnarly Barley Brewing is located in a 14,000 square foot facility in Hammond, Louisiana and consists of a two-vessel 30bbl Brewhouse, one hot and one cold liquor tank, a 690bbl cellar and a whole lot of passion for craft beer. An open air taproom, known as the Gnar Bar,... Read More

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