rayOfBeer (646) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: hazy brown with medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is light roast grain and caramel. Flavor is grainy with a toffee sweetness, a bitter tangy hop bite comes in the end with some salt and nutty notes. Good flavors, will drink again.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Poured deep red with a thick, eggy head. Drinkable with low bitterness. Quite sweet. Unfortunately not a whole lot of rye spice and flavor. Nice mouthfeel though, not over carbonated. Sweet malted finish.
5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Brownish, dark, seems a bit muddy, large pillowy light beige head, fairly sticky lacing.   Soft cocoa and earthy nose, a bit of rye as well.   A bit more assertive rye on the tongue.   Has an earthy or organic malt sort of profile.   Cocoa is there, but diminished.   This beer feels somewhat dry.   As it warms it gets a bit more grainy with an earthy tinge.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Smidgen of citrus peel like hoppiness on the exit.   Wished this one was a touch sweeter, with a bit more caramel.   Would have made it a bit more interesting.   Otherwise not bad, but seemingly pedestrian.
calimo (11) - - MAR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It was a nice beer...at first sip a bit of sweetness... Eventually evolved to hoppiness...which was a little weird. Not like other IPAs that might have a lingering piney afterglow. Nice brown color... Went nicely with pork chops.
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Reid (1719) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber from "Lifesource", Salem Oregon. $4.95
Dark chesnut brown with a really impressive thick,creamy light tan head.
Mostly hoppy/fruity type aromas..floral and slightly resinous. touch of rye but it isnt great
Hmm a strange one mostly malty coffee type bitterness.. resiny hops..and again a spcy rye backing..but again its very slight.
Quite nice mouthfeel to this one..very smooth and rich.
A very nice beer but i feel cheated at the lack of the rye aspect
Id be willing to consign this to the CDA category
Nikiel (829) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours a hazy ruby brown with off-white foam. Smells malty with hints of pepper. Tastes malty with lots of bitterness both from hops and the rye, with hints of black peppercorn.
mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my first beer by these guys and Iím impressed. Wonderful toasty rye aroma. A dark brownish-orange color that hints at itís flavor. A hoppy Irish Red without the big maltiness. Medium body. Very drinkable. Nice toasty bitterness.
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a brown with a small lingering tan head. Aroma of rye, carmel, light cocoa and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of rye, cocoa, carmel and light spice with a crisp lingering rye finish.
BMan1113VR (7691) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a hazed bronze-red body with an off-white head. Aromas of resin, citrus, spicy, grainy malt notes. Flavors are dry, spicy, crisp, malty, and medium lingering bitterness. Light citrus. Medium to light bubbles.
joeneugs (2576) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. It pours dark amber with an off white head. Lots of spicy rye in the aroma with some caramel, toffee, and piney earthy hops. The flavor is similar and nicely balanced between earthy, spicy rye and some brown sugar, caramel, and hints of grapefruit. Very nice beer that Iíll be seeking out again.