the devil went down to oregon
Photo by Heidi Crandall

The Devil Went Down to Oregon

Devils Backbone Brewing Co. with Ninkasi Brewing Co.

Lexington, VA

Type of Beer: Imperial rye ale

ABV: 7.2%

There is no questioning this beer is chock full of rye. A deep orange, it sits in the glass spewing forth a potent aroma of black pepper, molasses and anise.  My taste buds are firing on all cylinders pulling out flavors of root beer, damp grass and a bit of lemon zest. The rye greets you as you pick up the glass and remains long after you swallow. Bone dry, spicy and lingering finish. If you are a fan of rye, this one will likely find its way to the top of your list in no time.

This is one of four beers included in the Devils Backbone Adventure Pack. Click here to read tasting notes on each of the beers.