harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from GBBF 2010. Orange amber with lasting thin beige head. Hoppy aroma, touch of plasticine and spicy rye malt. Itís a decent slightly spicy earthy pale ale. Nice enough, if not too exciting. The plasticine is a bit odd though.
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. pours a thick cloudy copper color with a nice frothy head. Has a fruity, wheaty aroma. Has a nice hoppy flavor with hints of fruit. aftertaste is smooth with just a bit of a bitter finish.
HogTownHarry (6302) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught pint (okay, pints) at Mister Goodbar, Buffalo New York - pitchers of this enjoyed with several drunken reprobates on August 7, 2010 (blankboy, garthicus, rudolf, IPFreely, tupalev and likely others). Hazy gold with an average white head. Smells quite nice, if not assertive - grass/citrus hoppiness and light rye grain - not sweet, thank God. Taste is very good - rye sharpness, dry straw or wheat, and restrained grapefruit pith bitterness, sneaky-boozy (wait for that third pint, youíll see what I mean). Average body, almost a bit thin, but itís on draught - light carbonation, not hugely bitter, but enough to keep us hop-heads happy, with a medium-length bitter finish, and background booziness. This one was very, very well suited to drinking in quantities, although I did eventually start to feel it. Not smash-you-in-the-face with the rye, but itís definitely there, and good.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Jacob, Bobby or Andrew?
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber orange with no head.
Aroma: Cat pee and tangerine.
Taste: Faint citrus and bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Watery, light, fizzy.
Overall: This beer just didnít do it for me.
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Goodbar. Gold body, white head w. great lacing. Nose is pine, dank & lemon hops along with a little sourness & juicy fruit gum/tropical fruit notes. Flavor is strongly bitter, lemony with dank & light caramel notes. Green/grassy hop comes out in the finish, along with a bit of sweet caramel.
garthicus (2808) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Arcadia Sky High Rye Pale Ale
Appearance: cloudy orange, tiny White head.†
Aroma: vanilla, hops, lemons, fruit skins.†
Flavour: lovely mango skin, hops, pine, tangy varnish. Lovely long bitter finish. Delicious!!†
oh6gdx (22983) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Golden colour, small slightly off-white head. Aroma is mild fruityness, some mild bready notes and thatís about it. Flavour is fruits, some nectar and mild wooden notes. A quite pleasant brew in the flavour. Quite zesty aftertaste.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3 oz taster cup at the Michigan Beer Fest in Ypsilanti 2010. hazy yellow pour with a small white head. Aroma was indistinct with some light citrus, Iím guessing that they served way too cold. The flavor was fairly good citrus with oranges, soap and some rye grain backbone. The palate was full and malty with lively carbonation. Finishes short and clean. Overall: Good, but not great.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light orange color with a small white head. Trace of some sediment. Pine-citrus aroma. Dry, malt biscuit initial taste with a lingering flowery, mild pepper finish. Average carbonation and watery texture. Ok, but not worthy of the high rating in my book.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
100th rating bitches. Yeah hoís! Nose is fruity with nice malty sweetness, a bit of earthy hops, and a decent amount of spicy rye. Notes of sweet citrusy fruits are there. Pours golden amber, thin head, lace. Not much to look at. Flavors of lightly fruity hops, some sweet malt, rye bread, lightly spicy peppery rye notes in the finish. Lingering soft fruity hop/rye spice in the finish. Medium carbonation, medium body. Not unpleasant.