The Bridal Veil Rye Pale Ale from Telluride Brewing Company in Telluride, Colorado pours out a rich gold in color with a little haze and is topped with a white, two finger head that slowly recedes to a thin film with a quarter inch collar. Hoppy on the nose with hints of rye spiciness. Aromas of citrus rind, grapefruit, caramel, peppery spice and a little dankness. In the mouth, good bitterness with a light sweetness. Flavors of citrus rind, grapefruit, pine, spice, toffee and a touch of earth. Light side of medium bodied. Low to moderate fine carbonation. Thick sheets of sticky lacing on the glass. Some slickness in the mouthfeel. The bitterness is prominent on a moderate length finish.
A really good rye pale ale that is more in the west coast style with ample bitterness. Plenty of wonderful hoppy flavors with just enough sweetness to fit the categoy. Recommended.
12 ounce can, 5.5% ABV