Beer Of The Week: Rhinegeist Exum

Rhinegeist Exum American Pale Ale comes in with a 6.40 ABV that is available in the fall. Like most Rhinegeist offerings, the taste is well balanced in its reliance on Golden Promise malts and Bravo, Centennial, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops (the latter being my favorite). According to Rhinegeist, this offering is named after Glenn Exum, a famous mountaineer. Although Ohio isn’t well known for its mountains, there is history with the recipe going back a decade or so, when the designer of it was visiting out west.
The color is gold with some cloudiness to it, the carbonation and head both in the middle of the scale. Smell is your standard aromatics from the hops, including a lot of citrus. However, the malt added gives it a rye spiciness that leads to a dry finish. Overall a very good, well balanced beer. This is one of my favorite 22 ounce bomber rarities.

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