Black Rye by Founders Brewing Co.

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:21am -- Beer Guy
Black Rye by Founders Brewing Co.
Available in 4pk bottles for $11.99 only for a limited time
Beer Style:  Rye IPA - IPA or India Pale Ales are beers that focus on bitterness and hop profile. Originally made with extra hops to withstand long sailing trips they have evolved into a "cult" beer style in the USA with many breweries producing them.
Appearance:  Pours opaque dark brown with 1⁄4 inch head
Aroma:  Rye, spice, coffee, hops
Mouth-feel:  Dry, yet full bodied
Taste:  Roasted malt, spice, coffee, earthy hops
Overall:  Black Rye was an everyday brew from Founders, but is now seasonal. This brew is fairly complex featuring the flavors of rye and hops. The hop profile is almost vegetative in nature (earthy) with some piney notes as well.  Black Rye finishes very dry. The coffee flavor is faint, but it is there. The malt profile at times resembles the roasted malt flavors of a porter.
Black Rye is an excellent beer! It is very flavorful and complex.
Beer Guy

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