Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers – Star Struck Rye IPA Review
The first beer to be released from the Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers since their initial lineup is a Rye IPA that goes by the name Star Struck. This golden coloured ale is topped with three fingers of thick and lacing head which settles slowly after pouring. Through this thick head comes a hop bitterness and rye tones along side a slight florality. The hops take charge with the added bonus of the rye and floral notes to give some depth. The flavour is smooth and slightly creamy with delicious and powerful rye notes. The hop bitterness is strong with a West Coast inspiration right from the start. A spice from the rye content livens the hop bitterness to add another layer of depth to the flavour. The floral notes from the smell are fairly masked but there is a smidgen that creeps through into the flavour. The bitterness is quite strong here with a large 82 IBU and the rye ups the anti even further but as a fan of big IPAs and Rye beers this is a fantastic example of a BC born-and-bred Rye IPA.
Alcohol – 7%
IBU – 82
Size – 650ml bottles
Price – $5.20 (Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers)
Released October 2013
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