Rhinoceros Rye – Rye IPA

beer-label-rhinoceros-rye-3inchI took another page from EdWort’s recipe book with this one. It’s a pretty standard Rye IPA other than the lack of aroma because it wasn’t dry-hopped at all. There is a solid malt backbone with spicy rye notes and moderate bitterness. The addition of some flaked barley adds a creamy mouthfeel and allows for great head retention.

The name comes from the fact that it’s so high in alcohol, so it hits you like a rhino. Also, the play on the phonetics of the word. Easily my favorite beer I’ve made so far, but next time I’ll dry hop it to get some good aroma.

Brew Date: June 9, 2012
Kegged On: June 27, 2012
O.G.: 1.076
F.G.: 1.012
ABV: 8.4%

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