Rapture Fusion Brown Ale by Rabbit Hole Brewing

Rapture Fusion Brown Ale by Rabbit Hole Brewing

Rapture Fusion Brown Ale by Rabbit Hole Brewing

Rapture Fusion Brown Ale by Rabbit Hole Brewing

I’ve had this beer a couple times, but unfortunately never in a decent setting for a taste test i.e. it probably wasn’t my first (or second) beer of the evening.

I’m a big fan of Rabbit Hole Brewing.  They seem to put together good ideas and good execution in a remarkable way.

Check out my posts on some of their other beers:

Off With Your Red

Rude Jester IPA

Anyways, here is what Rabbit Hole has to say about Rapture:

“RAPTURE FUSION BROWN ALE
Rabbit Hole Brewing’s Rapture makes a statement, bringing the bold back to Brown Ales. A rich, toasted malt profile characterizes this English/American Fusion Brown Ale, with Pacific coast hops providing a balancing bitterness and subtle citrus character. A generous amount of Brown malt provides this beer with its signature toasted bread hook and ensures it stands apart from the normal. Are you ready for our Rapture?”

Before the taste test check out this can design in case you haven’t see it before.

Rapture Can Front?

Rapture Can Front?

Rapture Can Back?

Rapture Can Back?

How cool is that?  It took me a couple times of drinking it to notice, but it’s brilliant.

Rapture in glass

Rapture in glass

Okay, now on to the taste test:

Rapture pours out dark brown with a thick head of off white foam.

I got loads of chocolate and toffee notes on the nose with a little bit of sweetness.  The smell is full of those classic medium-dark malt aromas.

The flavor is a great blend of dark malts and bitter hops.  You get lots of malt and hop in an impressive balance.

The dark malts provide a lot of chocolate and toffee flavor for the beer with some nice toasty bread elements in the mix, as well.

I thought that the bitter hops really shined on the finish.  They give Rapture a really clean feel.

This is a great brown ale.  Check out the list of awards that it has won on the Rabbit Hole website.  It’s pretty impressive.

Rapture is definitely on the heavier end of what could be called a brown ale, but I think that’s what I really like about it.  It packs a huge punch of flavor without being too intense.

To me, this seems like the perfect beer for fall.  It just seems like it would be right at home outside on a cool night around a fire pit.

Go grab some Rapture Fusion Brown Ale by Rabbit Hole Brewing for yourself.  You won’t be disappointed.

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