gsmitty80 (1902) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Always love me some rye and this one didnt disapoint. Nice mix of malts and dry finish. Decent alcohol that was not too overpowering.
Jur (437) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Open City Café, Washington.
Pours black-red with fading white head.
Bit malty sweetish nose, but flavour is all business: rye sticky and sticking out, roasted malts, with an almost dry bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a large, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, spicy and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness and a clean lager character with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
DCLawyer (1641) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at Iron Horse. Reddish brown with small offwhite head. Loads of malt, both bitter and sweet, balanced with grains and light citrus hops. Very well done.
MadRobin (2223) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 4 oz. taste at DC Beer Fest at Nationals Park in SE Washington, DC.
Hazy, dark amber-brown with a large khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of rye bread, caramel and citrus.
Taste of spicy herbal hops, caramel and rye bread.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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argo0 (11856) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Large beige head atop crystal clear copper body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, grape/grapefruit, light orange, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/lemon, some grapefruit, bread. Light-medium body.
snoworsummer (2825) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Pours clear reddish brown with a frothy off white head. Tastes light, fruity, with medium citrus hops, some bitterness, and some malty spiced cider. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like sweet gummy candy, funk, and herbs.
TylerGreenDC (465) - - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 On tap at ChurchKey. Weird beer! Not a traditional IPA (CKDC lists it as one but...), not even close. Aroma of toasted nuts. Flavor is full of hazelnut. Hops are there and they provide some kick... but they seem to be secondary? Fascinating beer.
sonnycheeba (4031) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Churchkey. Pours dark amber/ruby with creamy off-white head. Aroma is fresh floral and grassy hops, caramel and biscuit malts, raisins, and light spice. Flavor is hop bitterness forward with some dry malts and dried dark fruit notes; dry finish with some earthy bitterness lingering. Medium body and low carbonation.
matthewgerke (67) - - SEP 7, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
"Complex flavor" is an understatement for this beer. Way more to it than just being a standard pale ale with a bit of rye. Great balance between the malts, rye and hops with the citrus hop profile coming through little bit after the rye. Incredibly versatile as it is easy drinking enough for a hot summer day but will definitely work well through the fall and winter. My new go-to.