Attack of the Ryeclops – American Pale Ale – 6% – Bottle
This beer was founded on our mutual love for rye, an original homebrew recipe & a silly but ingenious nickname. We then fabricated a silly story because…our beer, our label, our rules. You know what is also silly? Using 40% rye in the mash, but then again, we did just that because we wanted to. We’re suckers for the spiciness & big body you get with rye. So, we laughed off suggestions to keep it to a minimum & stuck out the brewday.
Chewy like the bones of a Ryeclops’ dinner, this Rye Pale Ale remains balanced by peppery Columbus, fruity Equinox & herbal Chinook.
Look – Light amber, slight haze, off white head.
Aroma – Grapefruit, caramel.
Taste – Grapefruit, caramel, spicy. Well balanced.
Feel – Medium bodied, creamy, slight warming.
Finish – Slightly bitter & dry, lingering spice.
£3.36 for 33cl from Master of Malt.
Mariana Trench –American Pale Ale – 5.3% – Bottle
A fabulous beer, I would drink this all evening quite happily.
A Transpacific Pale Ale with New Zealand Pacific Gem and American Citra hops that give tropical fruit nose. Mango, peach and passion-fruit flavours carry into the taste and are balanced with light malt sweetness.
Look – Golden, clear, white head.
Aroma – Passionfruit, mango, biscuit and caramel.
Taste – Sweet, passionfruit, mango and caramel.
Feel – Medium, quite carbonated, smooth.
Finish – Bitter and dry.
£2.50 for 33cl from Craft Rebellion.