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The Scimitar – Red Rye IPA

May the Fourth be with you all!!

We’ve got a banger of a beer going on tap today. Being the nerds that we all are, the crew from Dual Citizen Brewing & us here at Nine Mile put our heads together and came up with a Red Rye IPA to celebrate the holiest day in all of Star Wars nerdom. Enter from left stage, & named after Darth Maul’s iconic Sith Infiltrator starfighter… The Scimitar!

Built on a mixed base of Red X malt with a smidge of Pilsner to give it a lovely red/mahogany hue. A supporting cast of Dextrin, Flaked Rye, & Red Rye Crystal lend depth, nuance, & further color refinement. The hop trio of Bravo, Mackinac, & Strata CGX were dropped in classic kettle additions. Mackinac & Strata CGX were utilized again for a full, yet restrained, dry hopping regimen. A stalwart Chico yeast strain rounds it all out nicely while letting the malt characteristics & hop tones shine in equal measure.

Except flavor/aroma notes of: assorted citrus, pine, light floral, & a touch of fruit punch. The malty backbone refines the edges and blends well with the hop profile. Quite balanced & damn tasty…Get yourself on down to the taproom today and snag some of the gem!

Cheers, y’all!

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