Guinness has added a new taste to their lineup called Guinness Rye Pale Ale. They describe the beer as follows: “Created by the brewers at The Open Gate Brewery as a holiday gift for their colleagues, friends and families, Guinness Rye Pale Ale proved so popular they had to share it with everyone. The rustic, spicy character of rye grain is balanced with citrus and grapefruit from the mosaic and cascade hops, making it a fine addition to the Guinness family.”
They sent us some for review and after some Beer Alien analysis, this is what we thought:
Guinness Rye Pale Ale poured a hazy amber color and formed a thin, but solid white head. We were immediately hit with the aroma of rye and citrus that were very pleasant and inviting. Since we survive on beer, we of course took a sip right away to get our first impression of the flavor. Citrus flavors from the grapefruit are expertly layered with the rye malt and subtle bitterness of the hops. This is a complex beer with each ingredient offering their distinct flavor while blending into a combined taste that requires further exploration. Further sips reveal slight hints of pepper from the rye but unlike some rye based beers, it is not strong. This may or may not be a good thing depending on of you prefer strong rye in your rye pale ales or not.
The plan is to only have this beer available for a limited time, so we suggest that you humans get yours while you can and enjoy the Guinness take on a rye pale ale.
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