Nomad Brewing Company
Nomad/Stone So-Cal-Iente Black Rye IPA
Style: Black IPA
Format: 500ml Bottle
For the second year in a row during Good Beer Week, Nomad and Stone hooked up for a collaboration brew. Last year's AiRyEvil was a spicy smash hit so we kept Rye in the grainbill. It's with Stone so it had to be an IPA. But apart from that all bets were off. When you dance with the devil, the devil doesn't change. The devil changes you.'
When Stone first came to Nomad this was certainly true. Their legendary hop forward know-how gave us the rich, resinous IPA we called AirRyeEvil.
But this time, when we pulled on our dancing shoes with the legendary Steve Wagner to create this spicy, malty Black Rye IPA, we made sure we led! Sure, our diabolical friends smuggled in some Anaheim chillies and US Orange zest but by using 100% NZ hops as well as debittered black, crystal and caramel malts, the West Coast style was tempered with an Antipodean twist.
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Heck of a beer
The combination of hops, caramel malts and tasty spice from dried chili peppers is bloody fantastic. No chili heat in this one and the orange is faint but it really suits this beer, everything is in perfect ratio to make for a unique and complex beer.