Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA

Libations / Spokane /

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Here's another good entry from the Ponderay brewery. Rocket Dog Rye IPA has the creaminess of their Team SpoCOOL favorite, Cream Ale, and the hoppiness of a good IPA. It's a great combination, and one that makes for a good summer drink.

It pours a fairly cloudy orange color with a a thick creamy head. Quite a bit of lacing. The nose is fruity and hoppy; very refreshing.

The creaminess carries over to the mouthfeel. This is a very smooth beer, with nice fruit-like hoppy flavors and pale malts. The one issue I have is that I can't really taste the rye. It's there, sort of, but very much hidden away.

So it's a good beer, and one that is very drinkable over the next couple of months. I do think the "rye" label is a bit misleading, though, and that could be a disappointment to some.