Beer Review 83 // Rye Guy by Beyond the Pale
Name: Rye Guy
Style: West Coast IPA
Brewery: Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Country: Canada, Ontario. Ottawa
Commercial Fluff: Rye Guy one of our original beers when we first opened in 2012. This IPA showcases everything that is great about a West Coast style IPA. The American Hop profile gives it a distinctive citrus and pine notes flavour made even more impressive by the ton of rye malts we added as part of the all-Canadian grain bill.
The result is a crisp, full-bodied IPA that is surprisingly session-able during spring, summer, autumn or winter.
Pour: A light hazy orange pour with a crisp white head, that dissipates to leave a good lacing on the glass as you drink it.
Aroma: Classic west coast hop aromas. Big citrus orange pith hit, with some lingering pine and resin in the background.
Taste: Easy drinking with the citrus and pine notes upfront. But as you continue to drink a slight lingering spice builds on the tongue from the rye character. It also has a bitterness that though not overwhelming lets you know you are drinking and makes you take another sip.
Would I buy it again: Yes. It is a staple in my fridge. It is always a good one for sharing as well, it show how a good IPA should taste and it helps remind people that it doesn't always need to be a North East IPA.