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Jacarinda Rye IPA is delicious

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Claremont Craft Ales offers a great range of creative craft beer with outstanding quality.  They take a traditional brew and give it that extra twist that really seems to set it apart from other brews.  We’ve had the opportunity to try several of their craft beers and each one has been an experience in itself.  Today we’re bringing forth their Jacarinda Rye IPA.  While not many craft breweries use rye as an ingredient in their brewing process, it’s really nice to find those that do and sometimes the results are absolutely outstanding.  This is one of those times.

Craft brewing excellence starts with a great ideaWhy don’t breweries use rye more often?

While we’d love to say that no brewery cares about the cost of creating a craft beer, that would not be true.  Cost is an issue for any company, be it a brewery or the local farmer raising free-range chickens.  Rye is an ingredient that requires a greater volume in order to get the same result in terms of a brew’s ABV, which makes it much less cost effective than wheat or barley.  This has resulted in far less rye-based brews on the market, but as a sideline, it has given us a chance to really enjoy the results when a brewery chooses to create this type of brew.

Claremont Craft Ales really shows their dedication to quality

Claremont Craft Ales is already known for having some interesting brews, but this one really shows their dedication to the quality of each brew they create.  Jacarinda Rye IPA has a great aroma, flavor, and finish, which certainly impressed us, as many brews cannot seem to accomplish all of those at once.  Our impression of the brew is outlined as follows:

  • Pour:  The pour on this brew is pretty clean, with a decent head that held up for quite a while before finally fading to a nice lacing on the glass.
  • Aroma:  Roasted malt, hint of rye, quite a bit of citrus including faint hints of grapefruit.  A bit of a piney treat in there as well.
  • Taste:  More citrus, but the rye is really the highlight to this brew and they did a great job of centering on it.
  • Body:  Very smooth, a bit creamy, with a dry finish.
  • Overall:  We really liked this brew.  It is a great example of what a rye beer should be.  We can’t wait to try more of Claremont Craft Ales brews, as they seem to really have their process nailed down tight.

We hope you get a chance to check out some of Claremont’s outstanding craft beers.  If you’ve come across any that you have not found here on the blog, let us know in the comments.  We love to hear from our readers and your comment could lead to our next post.  In the meantime, we have a lot of work to complete here in West Palm Beach as we gain ground towards our own opening later this year.  We hope to see you then!  Happy Brewing!

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Apr 23, 2017