Review: Kilter Sky Rye IPA

Kilter Brewing Skye Rye IPA. Golden / Crisp / Citrusy. Brewed with malted and flaked rye, dry hopped with Idaho 7 and Amarillo.

Appearance: Pours a real nice golden straw with a very clear body, minimal carbonation in the body and a moderate amount of snow white head on top. The head diminishes rather quickly, with not much head on top of the beer and a light lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Sweet with notes of caramel, a bit of a nuttiness, a bit of "rye" bite to it.. floral hops and a bit of tropical sweetness as well.. grapefruit, orange zest, lemon, hint of pepper.

Taste: The rye malt is what comes out first.. it's a nutty, somewhat peppery profile that hits hard at the beginning, but then there's a sweet tropical presence of grapefruit, orange peel and even a hint of melon. It clashes a bit but I really, really like it as it warms up a tad. Moderate caramel notes.

Overall Thoughts: This review was pretty short but the beer was really to the point in what it's going to be. It's spicy and nutty, a tad earthy and a lot of tropical notes. I think this is the kind of IPA I want to see more of going forward but it'd be hard to convince all other brewers to go this way! 

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