For my next beer, I decided it was time to share the love and brought in a four-pack to drink with the beer crew at work. Not only was it a great way to build karma, but I got to show off some of my friend’s recent efforts as well.
Beer Name: ‘68 Ryot
Brewer: Brix City Brewing (Little Ferry, NJ)
Style: Rye IPA
Description: Per the brewery website, this rye IPA was brewed with Citra and Simcoe hops. Canned on 03/03/2017.
Appearance: Hazy dark straw yellow body topped off by a thin yet persistent slightly off-white foam.
Smell: A little bit sweet upfront, followed by a bit of rye and bitterness on the end.
Taste: Started out sweet and tropical. From there it took on an earthy, piney bitterness and culminated with light grains and a small hit of rye. Flavors were all very complimentary to each other and well balanced.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium body with a low to moderate level of carbonation.
Hype: I was excited. I really enjoyed this beer the first time I tried it and had it on good authority this was a particularly tasty batch.
Overall: I really liked this. Great, balanced flavor profile from start to finish perfectly backed up by the mouthfeel. I’m not usually a big rye IPA enthusiast, but the bit of rye at the end really gave this beer a little something extra to make it stand out for me. It was a hit with the coworkers as well.