La Cumbre Red Red Rye
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
I have been asked more than enough times to brew a Red Ale and I have also been asked to brew a Rye Ale; two birds, one stone. This russet colored beauty starts with the big piney aroma of old school American C-hops with a rich caramelly malt backbone and ryes spicy overtones. The initial flavor is caramel sweetness and a big floral onslaught of those same hops. The finish is a balanced drying bitterness with the addition of a spicy throat-coating dryness that can only come from the addition of copious amounts of rye. For the record, 22% of fermentables are rye and there are a total of 3 malted varieties and 2 unmalted varieties.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 2, 2013
On tap at La Cumbre. This is how the "red rye" thing should be done. Plenty hoppy, but allows for a nice amount of rye character to come through. Not overly malty, but has a backbone that isnt just caramel malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (1007) - Apopka, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
on tap at the brewery. Dark red in color with average-sized creamy off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is mostly of caramel malt. Flavor is sweet, bur with some spicy rye and bitter hop notes in the finish. Medium bodied with creamy mouthfeel. Well balanced, I really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange-amber with a thick white head. Aroma of piney, Cascadian hops, grassy hops, caramel malt. Flavor of hop oils and grassy hops upfront with a malty finish and some spicy rye notes. Great New Mexican red (aka malty ipa) although the rye is not very prominent at all. Good stuff though. 8/4/8/4/14 (3.8/5)

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