Denny's Wry Smile Rye IPA All-Grain Kit

SKU: U1974
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Regulars and lurkers on the Northern Brewer Forum know it's impossible to miss the sprawling behemoth that is the thread about this recipe, a souped-up American IPA brewed with almost 20% rye malt. A favorite of just about anyone who's tried it and adopted house beer of a heck of a lot of the many who've brewed it, Denny Conn has graciously worked with us to offer this signature recipe. Hefty in all respects, this IPA is full-bodied, hoppy, strong, and very unique. This kit uses Denny's own house strain, Wyeast 1450, Denny's Favorite 50.

Denny's notes: “Wry Smile Rye IPA was created for my wife’s yearly birthday party; my lovely wife prefers an IPA that lets you know it's got some hops. I started with a relatively straightforward American IPA recipe, and changed one thing at a time through 12-15 test batches until my wife and I agreed that the beer was perfect for our tastes. I’m happy that so many other people have found it perfect for their taste, too! When you pour the beer, the citrusy/floral aroma of the Columbus dry hops tickles your nose. When you take a sip, the beer opens with a bit of spicy hop flavor from the Mt. Hood first wort hops. The next thing that hits you is a slap in the face of bitterness from the Columbus. The flavor finishes with a back of the throat spiciness from the rye. The combination of rye and Wyeast 1450 Denny’s Favorite 50 gives the beer a nice full, silky smooth mouthfeel. I hope Wry Smile will be the hit at your house like it has at mine!”

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Wow! Review by Henry
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I've brewed this one twice now, and have loved it each time. The only problem is that it is too delicious and I've got to keep re-making it. (Posted on 8/12/14)
its pretty sweet. Review by Dave
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This is great beer.brewed 5-6 differnt ryes this is best one yet.Rebel rye porter up next we will see how it compares.Its hoppy but not over the top.Has a sweet taste to it that makes it quite tasty.It wiil be RIP soon for this one.goin fast (Posted on 6/30/14)
Great beer Review by Rob
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Brewed on 12/1 and really came into its own around 2/21. Long time to wait, but well worth it. Spicy, great nose, moderate bitterness at the end. I prefer a maltier IPA but this one is really drinkable smooth on tap. Next up west coast IPA. (Posted on 2/22/14)
Excellent Review by Jacob
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This was my second all grain batch. The kits are well prepared and make the process easy. I just bottled this beer and it tastes great. I’m going to have trouble waiting for this beer to carbonate! Another excellent kit from Northern Brewer! (Posted on 12/31/13)
Just Brew This Recipe!!! Review by Patrick
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I've always been a big fan of IPA's and I have always liked RyePA's as well, however, I've often found with the RyePA's that I could only kind of sip on them. Not the case with this one. This is eminently drinkable - it is outstanding! Best RyePA I've ever had and clearly the best I've ever made. (Posted on 10/8/13)
Excellent Review by Carm
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Hoppy and bitter with great rye flavor (Posted on 9/18/13)
Delicious Review by Shawn
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I was very excited to make this. I enjoy RYE IPA and this did not dissapoint in the least. I cannot wait to brew this again. (Posted on 9/10/13)
Just transferred to secondary Review by Dan
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I brewed this to be my fall beer.....very nice rye taste already and hopped just the way I like my IPAs....I am afraid this will not last long in my house... (Posted on 8/30/13)
Deliscious! Review by Eric
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Great beer! I have brewed 28 all grain batches, this may be my best beer to date. I would highly recommend to anyone who is an IPA fan! The rye and hop selection play great with one another.
Cheers (Posted on 8/7/13)
A nicely prepared kit Review by LRodZilla
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I always appreciate the well-prepared kits from NB. This is no exception. This was my first rye brew - very nice. (Posted on 8/2/13)

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