Laughing Dog Brewing Rocketdog Rye IPA – American IPA at 6.9% ABV

Laughing Dog Brewing Rocketdog Rye IPA American IPA at 6.9% ABV (C$6.56 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 650 ml, bottle date 23-Apr-2015)

Appearance: clear pale amber with two fingers of rocky ivory head, good retention and spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: pine resin, rye, citrus, doughy yeast. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter, light sour. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

A decent rye IPA. I tend to like this style, particularly how the sharpness of the rye complements the IPA bitterness. And yeah, this one does that, but in a slightly blunt fashion. It’d be nice to still get some bright citrus going on, and I’m not really getting that here. Good, not great. (14/20)

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