umich03jm (2404) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from trade with michaelinwa. Pours a slightly cloudy orange-amber color with a big frothy head that quickly fades. Leaves lots of lacing. Big fruity aroma but not the normal kind of fruit you get from an IPA. This smells like apricots mostly but also getting mandarin oranges, tropical fruit and rye bread. Taste is big on apricots up front and becomes more complexly fruity through the finish. Big rye spice hit in the finish along with lots of tropical fruit and a moderate bitterness. Body is thin but a nice oily mouthfeel. This is delicious stuff. If there was just a bit more body this would be top notch.
beernovice39 (3223) - Montana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours an amber beer with an off white top. Scent is fruit and rye. Taste follows with the rye on the front and back.
after4ever (6470) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Pours a lightly hazy burnished dark amber with bronzed highlights. Dense creamy tan head that falls away, leaving heavy sudsy film. Lots of drippy lace. Bright intense aromatics, lots of pine, grapefruit, and sparkling peppery rye. Great combination. Creamy medium body with average carb. Caramel, pine, grapefruit, and peppery rye on the mid palate. Fairly clean and light finish. Very nice stuff.
riversideAK (5727) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity hop nose some citrus ajd tropical notes combine with light spicy rye and a touch of pale malty sweetness. Pours amber with s nice bubbly head anf soft lace. Flavors of spicy rye citrus and tropical fruity hops. Lingering dry rye and light danky hops. Nice beer with good drinkability.
bpreo (1848) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, hopppy, strong alcohol flavor. Well worth the pint bottle if you can find it.
pinkzambia (1563) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Cloudy copper color with not much head. Solid hop aroma with toasty accents of pine needles and I suppose rye. Musty hop flavor with a dry grainy aftertaste and a little hairspray. Thick and full bodied. Pretty tasty!
michaelinwa (625) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours a medium golden color with reddish tint, average head, huge hop aroma with big citrus notes. Really inviting aroma. Flavor is hop forward, resinous and complex bitterness, with a relative sweet malt background and significant notes of rye. Nice complexity but true to the style. Mouthfeel is substantial and almost chewy. Finishes bitter, but not at all hard on the palate. A new favorite IPA.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2013 Pour a deep golden orange with a creamy white head. Nose is slightly musty tangerines and apricots. Thick and resiny mouth feel. Tons of rye spice and fruity hops on the palate. This is probably one of the most unique rye IPAs Ive ever had. I find the drinkability medium, but overall a joy-ryed for the style.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Out of the bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a tan head. Smells of rye and a little sweet. Taste is bitter with a slight sweetness. A good rye beer from a good brewery.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick, very cloudy orange-amber with minimal carbonation and barely any head. Mild aroma: some spiciness, hops contribute mild grass and citrus fruit. Flavor is a huge improvement over the dreary appearance and muted aroma - it is bright, hoppy, clean, with moderate peppery rye component. Moderately bitter finish, with some lingering citrus as well. Quite enjoyable!