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Takeout Rye IPA

November, 2015
Judges Rating: 
84
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
35 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
7 / 10
Overall Impression: 
17 / 20

Takeout Rye IPA is a well-crafted example of a mild rye-based ale, but is a bit too subtle to be considered a truly exemplary Rye IPA.

This brilliantly clear, amber-colored brew with a somewhat fleeting white head starts out with a touch of woody hop aroma with a background rye spicy note to complement the package. The flavor demonstrates a light moderate hop bitterness and a touch of rye spiciness on top of a somewhat sweet malt backbone. Hop flavor is rather low for the style. The brew has a medium body with light carbonation that, in combination with the rye, delivers a smooth character to the mouthfeel. The finish retains the same characteristics as seen in the initial flavor profile. Overall, this is a nice brew that simply needs to be a bit more assertive to meet the IPA style.

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