I’ve been hearing a great deal about this beer and nothing but good reviews so I thought I could no longer ignore it and finally drink it. Not having their own site particularly, Killer Sprocket have been ‘gypsy’ brewing about the place since 2012, starting at Southern Bay Brewing and eventually moving their production in 2013 to Cavalier in West Melbourne. Avid home brewers, these guys are passionate about full flavour. Now comes their Rye IPA… Can’t wait to dig in!
Style: Rye IPA
Pours a beautiful, jammy, deep red with orange tinges on the edge. Generous off- white head.
On The Nose:
The nose is a spicy, zesty extravaganza! Packed full of juicy mandarin, sweet, jammy marmalade, candied orange zest and fresh peach with the rye providing some brilliant spice: ginger, cardamon and nutmeg with hints of caramel and fresh pine needles lingering in the background.
The IPA component really comes out here, especially the malt profile. Roasty, toasty and cedar with almond, pepper, liquorice and clove. Great bitter resins. Some great fruit driven notes too: Stewed pineapple, grapefruit pith, dried currants and stewed plums. The mouthfeel is really well rounded with a dry resin finish that lingers on the palate, making me go back for more…
Believe the hype people! This is one hell of a rye IPA. Spicy, fruity and some great citrus zest, this brew is brilliantly balanced with some fresh, floral pine needles and chewy resin. Great sweet spices here too like clove, nutmeg and ginger bread notes with chewy toffee. It is crazy delicious and really well put together, this my friends is how you make rye IPA…