Stoneface India Rye Ale

Posted: December 24, 2015 in Reviews, Rye Beer, Stoneface Brewing Co.

Happy Christmas Eve to everyone! I’m most likely still working so people can get their furniture in time for the holiday. Instead of me talking about work, let’s talk about a beer straight out of New Hampshire.

stonefacerye

ABV: 6%

Style: Rye Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We’re increasing capacity already! It’s only been two months since we released our first beer, but in order to quench your summer thirst, we’ll be upgrading the brewery with more fermentation space, which means more beer! We’ll be tripling capacity over the summer, so you’ll start seeing more Stoneface across the state. Third, our bottling line is nearly up and running. We hope to have bottles at better beer stores within the next two months or so. Keep an eye out at your local beer shop–we’ll be doing our first test bottling runs this weekend! Finally, we’d like to send a sincere thank you to all of those who have been out there emptying kegs, we hope you enjoy drinking the beer as much as we enjoy making it for you. We hope to see you out at some of our upcoming events over the summer!”

Random: Last minute Christmas wrapping is not fun.

The brew poured with a huge, three finger, slightly off white head. It dissipated slowly and left significant lacing on the glass. It also left a crown on top of the mahogany body with high carbonation. The nose had rye spice along with pine needles and cracker. The taste had a really nice amount of rye and nutty malt. It had a pleasant amount of bitterness as well. It had a chewy body with high carbonation. The finish was long with rye and hazelnuts. The 16 ounce bottle set me back $5.49 ($.34 per ounce), which isn’t a bad deal, although it’s not distributed in Jersey. I really enjoyed this beer and I think it incorporated the rye really nicely. I would search this beer out again. If you find yourself by the brewery, definitely give this a try.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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