Beer here ‘hop fix’ rye IPA


image“Hopfix started as a home brew recipe when Christian, founder of Beerhere started home brewing in the nineties. Wanting to brew a beer with rye, which is a stable grain of Danish cuisine he turned to the Internet and found a recipe from Denny Conn, award winning home brewer from Oregon. After brewing in the kitchen for a few years Christian started a brewery where the recipe lived on for a number of years as Ølfabrikken Rug IPA. When starting Beerhere in 2008, Hopfix would be one of the first beers to be brewed. In the intervening years the recipe has been continually modified but in its heart is it still based on Denny Rye IPA.”

Top notch offering this one, we’ve had plenty of sessions on this RIPA, it would have to be one of the most sessional of it’s kind. Served in an IPA glass the dark orange, almost amber pour whipped up a frothy two finger white head with excellent retention. Laced well. Along with the gorgeous spicy wafts of rye are highly hop-aromatic aromas of  grapefruit, mango, pine, lemon and orange. What makes this a stand out beer is the good base of biscuity, caramel malts that pull the big fruity aromas back into line. Brilliant. Medium carbonation and medium-full body. Slightly dry mouth feel. Plenty of flavours on offer here, initially we picked up pine and citrus with a lovely rye malt base which balances out in the mid-palate. Spicy rye, spruce and a hint of stone fruits make a late appearance before the dry finish lingers with a  deliciously herbaceous back end that keeps you wanting more. 6.5% ABV is spot. Just an all round classy brew this one, we love it.