From Mike Hess Brewing in San Diego California comes their “Habitus Double IPA”. The beer pours a copper colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of tropical fruit, citrus, rye spice, herbal hops with a floral finish. The flavour is of rye spice, pine, resin, citrus, tropical fruit, orange peel, bready malts, earth and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 8% with an IBU of 100. I always enjoy a good Rye IPA and this one does not disappoint at all.
Commercial Description: Habitus, winner of the 2014 World Beer Cup℠ in the Rye category, is a spicy, crisp, and extremely drinkable double IPA. We use loads of Sterling and Chinook hops in the kettle and hopback (and even more during the dry hop) for intense pine aromatics accentuated by a rye and 2-row malt base for a truly great IPA experience.
From Strathcona Beer Company in Vancouver comes their “Rye ESB”. The beer pours a copper colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of rye spice, rye malts, caramel, and floral hops. The flavour is of rye spice and rye malts, earth, caramel, semi sweet citrus and bitterness in the finish. The alcohol content comes in at 6.2% with an IBU of 50. Strathcona Beer Company is on to something with this beer as Rye malts seem to add great aroma and flavour to beer.
Commercial Description: Strathcona Beer Company presents a Rye, English Special Bitter. A beer brewed in the tradition of Lord Strathcona’s British heritage, a man that left behind a legacy of charity and philanthropy that shaped many communities across Canada. The design of the can, with the Strathcona astronaut, is to symbolize our first launch of limited edition, four pack, tall cans. This beer has an abundance of well rounded malts, a crisp bitter finish and a hop character that is moderate and balanced, with a touch of dark caramel flavours.
From Britannia Brewing Company in Steveston Village in Richmond BC comes their “Rye IPA”. The beer pours a copper colour with a slightly off white head. The aroma consists of rye malts, citrus and floral hops. The flavour is of Rye, earth, citrus, citrus rind, resin and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.3% with an IBU of 60. I fully enjoyed this Rye IPA from the new brewery on the block in BC. I look forward to trying more.
Luppolo Brewing is still waiting for their building permit but they have been doing test batches to shore up what their lineup will be when they open. Recently Luppolo Brewing was able to do a collaboration brew at Callister Brewing in Vancouver. The Collabrewation was called “Belgian Rye IPA”. The beer pours a cloudy copper orange colour with and off white head. The aroma consists of tropical fruit, melon, rye, sweetness and floral hops. The flavour is of citrus rind, tropical fruit, citrus, melon, rye, bitterness and some resin. The alcohol content comes in at 6.4%. Having the chance to try out this beer as one of their test batches I would say it is not quite as good as the test batch but if you gauge you excitement level on this beer you are still going to be stoked for this brewery trying this beer!
From Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks in Richmond comes their new “Raiden Black Rye IPA”. The beer pours a deep chestnut brown with a light brown head. The aroma consists of rye, roasted malts, citrus and bitterness. The flavour is of rye, roasted malts, caramel, earth, citrus, and bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6.4% with an IBU of 75. This beer has a great mix of dark malts, rye and bitterness to make it a very interesting brew that is well worth a pickup!
Commercial Description: “Raiden” Black Rye IPA Dry Hopped with Citrua. Ella, Amarillo and Galaxy. Pungent citrus and black current aromas from West Coast hops and slight pepperiness from rye is balanced with a roasty, yet smooth mouthfeel.