Rye Pale AleNovember 22, 2014
Half Moon Bay, CA
Rye Pale Ale is one of three beers from Mavericks, each of which are 3.75%. It is brewed with Two-Row, Rye, Munich, Crystal and Amber malts and hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Summit and Northern Brewer hops.
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1040
Rye was once considered a weed, a necessary evil in the cultivation of barley. Rye bread, more famous than rye beer, is crafted with more wheat than rye; same with the beer. This beer is light golden, with a bright white head. Nicely hopped, it is sprightly and acidic. Recommended with a corned beef sandwich, on, what else, rye!
- Charles Finkel
Hazy with plenty of foaming grin. Effervescence is a bit over the top, but once settled the aroma of bananas and malt arise. Refreshing light palate with a dryness that settles into a rhythm. Hop bitterness is not aggressive, but its evidence is quite pleasing. A complex ale with a lot going on from the malt, hop and fermentation world. A curl of wildness creates an interesting setting for all that’s going on.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and National Beer Examiner at examiner.com. Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.