I admit to being underwhelmed.
I can see that, particularly if you are looking for a big rye character. Certainly, if you compare it to your recipe, its lacking. The rye that is there seems to add a twist that is subtle and not overbearing. I like that. And then the hop flavor and aroma is excellent.
Its just a good IPA in general, IMO.
Had it today for the first time. I liked it... what can I say? It was nicely different from any beer I've ever had, and that is good. But I've never had or made Denny's RIPA.
So you're saying if I make Denny's, I'll be even more pleased? I think I just changed my spring brew schedule to fit that in.
Just quickly Googling Denny's recipe... I have Columbus on hand, but not Mt Hood. What can I sub to get it close? Denny: a Tett or Hallertauer type? Or something American like Amarillo or Centennial or Cascade or Willamette? I have all those on hand.
EDIT: oh crap just noticed on some other forum where denny says "brew it just like this: no hop subs, no yeast subs..." I guess I am ordering me some Mt Hoods then