So, TGI Fridays has this whole new section on the menu of craft beer. I’ll save you the trip, most is either junk or it’s macro stuff thinly veiled as craft beer. This was one of the only decent selections on the menu, so I figured I’d give it a shot.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “O’RYELY IPA IS A BIG, PUNCHY IPA WITH NOTABLE HOPPINESS AND JUST A TOUCH OF CARAMEL MALTY SWEETNESS. BREWED WITH RYE AND NELSON SAUVIN HOPS IMPORTED FROM NEW ZEALANDS SOUTH ISLAND, THE BEER FEATURES SUBTLE RYE SPICINESS AND FRUITY, BERRY-LIKE AROMA AND FLAVOR.”
Random: All caps for the description Widmer? Why are you screaming?
This one poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the oversized pint glass. The body was a dark, clear amber color with high carbonation visible throughout. The nose was relatively mild. I got some citrus, yet no real rye. The taste had a bit more spice and some noticeable rye coupled with grapefruit citrus. But, neither came through enough and the beer just missed the mark for me. Some malt came through at the end, but it didn’t help my opinion of the beer. The body was on the thicker side and had heavy carbonation. The finish was long and spicy with rye. Given the other choices at the bar, this was okay. But, this is a great example of a beer that throws in rye just because it’s trendy right now. It’s worth a shot, but it won’t wow you.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0