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Black Magic RyPA

Michigan Beer Cellar
Sparta, MI

Style: Imperial/Double IPA
ABV: 6.3%

Rings’s Rating:
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While Michigan Beer Cellar, located in Sparta, Michigan, is reportedly still for sale, they keep plugging away at creating a wide range of beers and spirits. I touched on their story a bit back in sampling their English IPA.

Their black rye defies simple categorization, as it’s a hybrid amalgamation of porter, IPA, and rye, which is homage to the homebrewer roots of MBC’s leadership. It pours a dark brown in color with a light head and a gentle glass cling. The body is medium and it’s dry, with a lingering bitterness to finish off the sharp malty nose. The sharp hoppiness reinforces the “RyePA” portion of its moniker. It’s interesting, very drinkable and new technology worth a pint any time you’re in the neighborhood.

Reviewed by Rings on June 6, 2013.
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