I got this beer as an extra in a trade with a buddy of mine back on the east coast. Reformation is out of Georgia and Atlas is a Rye IPA. If you read this blog you know I am a huge fan of rye beers so I was excited this was an extra. Atlas Redeemed IPA comes in at 6.8% ABV.
Appearance: 1/2 finger white head with a copper color. Very slight haze, sticky nice lacing and some active carbonation.
Nose: Spicy, rye, molasses, brown sugar. Pine, resin, floral and some citrus notes as well. You can pick up some garlic, sweet malt and caramel.
Taste/Mouth: Spicy rye flavors, some big caramel flavors, burnt sugar and vanilla. Herbal, earthy, spicy hop flavors help to balance out the decent bit of bitterness and plays off the rye nicely. Malt forward I’d say with the rye coming big and hops playing off both. Finishes malty and smooth.
Price/Availability: A 6 pack of these is around $11, I got it in a trade.
Overall: An interesting beer for sure. I love rye beers and was surprised to find out this was a rye IPA as it is not mentioned on the can at all. I would have liked for it to feel more like an IPA, the nose is kind of lacking and it is definitely more malt forward than hop forward for an IPA. It is an okay beer, I would have it again if it was available and would be interested to have it on draft. I would not seek it out though. I’d be open to checking out more from Atlas, nice to see some more coming out of the south.