Nimbus Rye IPA
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RATINGS: 1   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Sampled at Nimbus Brewery; October 2012
The beer arrives from the tap with a hazy, murky amber color; when held up to the light it shows a hazed, bright amber hue. It has a thin light tan colored head that has some staying power. The aroma is citrusy and lightly floral up front, which is noticeable as I carry my beer to my table. A more focused look at the nose reveals an interesting, earthy, peppery, grainy spiciness that is noticeable when you dig beneath the upfront citrus. Specific notes of lychee, ripe tangelo zest, a touch of dank herbal hops, and pine all play an ample role here. As it warms a soap like character comes out, as does an earthy, whole grain spice and cracker character.

The beer is light bodied, and has a huge, weird pine / herbal / peppery / funky-spice note in flavor. It finishes with an almost soapy, sort of industrial cleaner like character, and has a carbonic bite and effervescence to it as well. There is a weird menthol note at times, and this mixes with a dirty citrus character, some floral notes, and touches of lychee. Much of earthy / dirty spice character could be coming from the murky rye character (though this is not entirely clear); this is certainly grain like, especially in the finish, with earthy, brown grain flavors, and touches of crystal malt.

Weird, somewhat interesting because of this, but not something I would really want more of. Really wonder what made this beer taste so dirty, it has me really curious, was it a bad hop / rye interaction?

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