McMenamins Wilsonville 2016 — photo 2 of 34: A Rye Baby Pale Ale that I enjoyed on the patio in front of the McMenamins Old Church and Pub, located in the southern Portland metro area city of Wilsonville, Oregon. According to the brewer:
“Don’t let the use of rye scare you! This is one exceptionally-refreshing pale ale. Rye adds a distinct spicy malt character along with aromas of toffee, allspice and caramel. A special blend of Northwest hops complement the beer with notes of evergreen and pine before fading to a smooth resinous finish. This radiantly golden-colored ale is light in body and big on flavor. Take a break from your standard pale ale and try a pint of this delicious quaffable creation. Don’t be a cry baby, it’s just rye, baby!” Measurements: 5.4% ABV • 62 IBUMy notes from that day read: “Now this is a good rye beer! It’s infinitely better than the Ryeled Up rye beer I had last week at White Eagle. I would have this again! It seems to have a bit of a citrus taste ... I guess that is the IBU 62.” August 1, 2016. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens.
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