ARH (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aromas are on the light side with a mostly fruit note and a touch of pepper spice. Not much grain or bread that I could pick up, and would associate with a rye beer, but there are some faint traces mostly covered by a light caramel note. It pours a light hazy yellow with a white frothy head that doesn’t retain very well, although a wispy surface layer is left behind. The lace is runny. It’s a medium sweet and medium light bitter combination. The texture is thin and oily with a medium light body and lots of light, fizzy carbonation. It drinks smooth with a mostly sweet fruit body (citrus predominantly) along with some breadiness, light toffee, and a light pepper note at the finish. The pepper sticks around for a short time in the aftertaste to clean things up nicely.
ESPh (84) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a thick white head. Aroma is black pepper, pine needles. Tastes a little sweet with a black pepper, pine, sour grapefruit finish. Very carbonated.
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geeklimit (208) - USA - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy straw with good carbonation from the can. Wispy head, not much retainment. Light hops aroma. Bitter and dry grain with strong hops throughout. Slightly sticky mouthfeel with a dry mouth finish.
czar (4688) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours hazy if not cloudy light yellow with a frothy and creamy - abnormal - white head, excellent retention and strong lacing. lean very spicy maltiness, citrus flowers, pepper, grass, slightly vinous - white wine-ish, carbonnic acid, white grape juice. lively carbonation - foamingly disturbing, light body - oily, assertive grassy-citrusy-herbal-piney-peppery finish. i’m guessing this would be pretty nice w/o infection.
tmongoose (1396) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can shared, pours a medium hazy yellow color with a white head. Nice malty sweet aroma. Very pleasant. The flavor is surprisingly good. Very smooth with a nice rye spice kick on the end. Nice citrus to peach in the middle. Overall very good beer. Can drink this one again.
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at Logan hardware arcade. Orange and clear. White sticky head. Bitter and hoppy indeed. Floral citrus and peaches taste. Very good beer. Can't believe I haven't seen or had this before today
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Big Tap In on 05/31/2014. Hazy copper-golden color with a medium foamy off-white head that diminishes steadily. Strings of lacing. Aroma of floral hops, fruit and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of grassy hops, citrus and roast malt. The finish is herbal hops and mildly spicy rye. Decent overall.
mallons72 (172) - livonia, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is really not good at all. Overally carbonated, leaves a fizzy finish. Too sweet, hops barely detectable. Faint rye. Tastes like a carbonated grapefruit juice.
Scipio (720) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a yellowish golden with a medium white head. The aroma consists of pine, grapefruit, rye, herbal hops, and some orange undertones. Of these, the grapefruit and rye are most prevalent. The taste is quite bitter. It loses the piney impressions, but gathers momentum with lots of grapefruit. Rye, lemon, and very mild orange are found as well. This one is light to medium in body, slick in texture, while being above average in the carbonation department. Not bad here.
ebone1988 (263) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is sweet, light rye, light hops. Appearance is golden yellow, not what I was expecting from a Rye. Taste is meh, sweet, light rye, not too great. Mouthfeel is carbonated, not really hanging around. Overall...I think I just have a thing against Arcadia Ales. I really don’t want to. They are just not my thing.