sierra nevada rye IPA -- this is a favorite style of mine and this beer is a nice instance of it. nice head formation and lacing, typical of beers brewed with rye. the aroma is a nice balance of cascadian citrus hops and rye spiciness -- not bready. not that hoppy to my taste, almost into the pale ale range. in a typical IPA, there is a two-way tension between the sweetness of the base malt and the bitterness (and other flavors) of hops, but here the sweetness is fairly muted. a fine brew all in all. has the added advantage of not being too hoppy for the wife, who is a fan of some of the hoppier pale ales, but not so much the hoppier IPAs and double IPAs.
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