Heretic Brewing Co. Gramarye Rye Pale Ale
(Always drink responsibly. Seek help when alcohol affects your life and the lives of those around you. For readers of a legal drinking age.)
This is my third encounter with Heretic Brewing. The first two were above par, so I had high expectations for this one. Don’t worry, the expectations were met and I have nothing bad to say at all about Gramarye, a rye pale ale with 4.4% ABV and 28 IBU. The style of beer I typically enjoy is usually higher in alcohol content and bitterness, but the first of those two qualities is not a factor in why I like a beer. Four point four percent is a respectable amount, and when paired with low bitterness, the flavor of the rye malt is allowed to come through stronger. It is a super rich tasting brew, surprising because there isn’t a heavy alcohol impact nor an overwhelming mouth feel. Maybe it’s a bit of magic.