The other half and I grabbed some dinner in the city. We decided to try a new place that had what we thought was a good menu. It wasn’t. Dinner was expensive and awful. We ordered a duck pizza, which I knew would be incredibly rich, but falsely assumed would have something to cut all of that richness. I haven’t ever been to a place that I’ve had to ask for balsamic vinegar and lemons to add acid to a dish. This was one of the only brews at the restaurant that I hadn’t reviewed. It’s yet another brewery that doesn’t distribute to New Jersey. Let’s see how it was.
Style: Rye Beer
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Dry, but with a creamy touch of Thai Palm Sugar and the spicy tang of Rye, all balanced by loads of the wackiest new Hops we could lay our hands on. Yep, it’s an Original. And that’s no Sin.”
Random: I definitely haven’t had enough rye beers, especially given how much I enjoy them.
This beer poured with a two finger, tan, exceptionally thick head. It dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, dark chestnut color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose was seriously hoppy. There was some rye but really grassy hop notes. On the sip, I got a lot of rye but it was still really, really hoppy. There was some grass as well. It had a thick body with very high carbonation, almost too much. The finish was quick with spicy rye. This beer was pretty good. I really liked how rye forward this brew was and how hoppy at the same time. I would have this brew again, hopefully with some food that was better than the overpriced meal that this paired with.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0