snoworsummer (2145) - 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.
sonnycheeba (3559) - 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.
nimbleprop (4873) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz pour at Paradiso Georgetown. Pours a hazy, caramel amber, with some creamy, lacing, white head. Nose is light pepper, some bread crust, a little orange, some soap. Flavor is sweet, malty, orange, a little star fruit, some lime, a little pithy, some soap. Clean, slightly metallic finish.
Nickls (1847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Off-white head with good retention on a dark murky brown body with orange highlights. Rye, slight hop spiciness, and a touch of grapefruit like hops in the aroma, but pretty tame. Flavor is similar, with a decent hop burns and spice from the rye. Lacking a little depth but nicely dry. Medium to lighter body. Not bad.
radagast83 (4644) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Meridian Pint, brewery release day. Welcome to the neighborhood! This one poured a transparent ruby color, with a small head. Pretty decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is a nice malted one, with a note of black pepper and spices. Flavor is distinctively rye, with notes of cracked pepper and a nice citrus finish.
TylerGreenDC (296) - - 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.
dlovell2 (777) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Draft at Big Hunt in D.C. Poured Dark Brown with a tan head. Hop aroma. Some rye and carmel malt flavors. Some Spicy hop finish. Nice balanced brew.
Travlr (11844) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on launch day at Meridian Pint. Cloudy brown color, off white head. Aroma of stone fruit and toasted caramel. Taste is peppery toasted brown bread with a nice rye spiciness. Tasty.