fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Keir, marked 03 17 14, possibly 3 months old
Golden color, hazy, with small head. Delicate aroma, flowery (lilies), with some cereals and hay, biscuits, very light talc; not what expected, but different and intriguing.
Dry mouthfeel, but quite soft too; the malts have a nice toffee accent, with a dash of caramel and cereals, the rye gives character but doesn’t overpower it; strong bitterness; the hops provide a pleasant piney, resiny complement, while the fruity component is very mild.
Balanced, satisfactory, one of the best Rye IPAs in this, and possibly even better if fresher.
I particularly appreciate the balance and the lean biscuity soul.
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Richard’s tasting. Golden orange pour with a white head. Aromas of orange, grass, and flowers. Has sort of a stale hop aroma to it. Sweet caramel malt. Flavors of stale hops, flowers, orange, and grass. Sweet caramel malt and a light bitterness on the finish.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a tall off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, citrus, florals, and grass. Flavor of grapefruit, pine, stone fruit, toasted rye, caramel, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.
bhensonb (11908) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Sethdude! Thanks! Pours dark, hazy, translucent gold with a not too large creamy white head. Aroma is floral and caramel. Indicates hop is dominant. Med body or better. Instant hop burn. Floral, citrus, caramel, earthy are flavors coming to mind. It’s reminding me of that odd Australian thing - lemon myrtle or something like that. Sort of grabs the mouth. Finishing hoppy, dryer than not, and nicely bitter. With time I can get tangerine. Very nice drink. Has the flavor impact of a DIPA.
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with white head. nose/taste of rye, lemon, citrus peel and caramel malt. Medium body.
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ 4 Hands Anniversary Party. Pours a bit hazy, orange appearance with a cream colored head. Very spicy, rye malty, big spicy hoppy, grapefruit hoppy aroma. The flavor is packed with spiciness from the rye and from the hops with notes of citrus, grass, and toast malts. This was a sweet beer and one of my favorites of my STL beer tour.
GT2 (9102) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL. Pours low haze, glowing gold. Nice foam. Nose is stickier, butterscotch, chamomile, orange blossom. Taste is juicier, fresh, nectar fruits. Nice grain content and juicy hops. Soft palate. Great stuff.
crossovert (8496) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014 Gold/amber pour. Smell is fruity with caramel. Flavor is buttery a bit, huge rye note, likedrinking liquid oatmeal with some caramel. Lighter c-hop flavors. Liked the DIPA I had form these guys but this is soooo malty for an IPA aside from the finishing bitterness and light chop notes, so much rye and caramel malt.
DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours dark gold toward copper with off-white clingy head. Nose is big mango, tangerine, black pepper. Tastes rich, complex on the tongue, with notes of tangerine, honey, caramel malt, mango, black pepper, and a smooth finish. Very nice.
mcberko (8062) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from xscottypx (thanks a lot, Scott), pours a hazy golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma brings out loads of rye, pine, and quite a bit of skunky pot notes. Flavour brings out intense soapy floral notes upfront, followed by rye notes, and a little hemp. The body is quite light and somewhat spicy, finishing on the soapy floral notes. Good stuff.