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.
mansquito (4447) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Total Wine, Fairfax can: pours light brown with a whitish head. Aroma is heavy rye and hops. Taste is bitter rye. Quite bitter. Simple and not too complex. Tasty, but not great.
Erzengel (6219) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many thanks to travlr for this can! Nice earthy dark malts with a nice intense hop-bitterness and -floralness, that is round and great. Dry roasted malty body with a nice hoppy finish. Typical rye-earthynes, round and great!
rejtable (1924) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Nationals ballpark. Pours brown with lots of head and lots of lacing. Nose is rye and sweet. Flavours of rye, pepper, syrup and earthy bitterness. Taste is medium sweet, medium/big bitter. Mouth is full body with lively carbonation.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF in Denver. In the tasting glass was amber with light beige foam. Nose of citrus and rye. Medium body. Flavor is rye first and citrus later. Bitter rye finish. Not bad but I prefer my rye a little for restrained.
kramer (5499) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a clear dark amber body with a one finger frothy beige head. The nose is a mix of citrusy hops and a nice spicy and earthy rye base. Smells a bit of crystal maltiness. The flavor is a little more slanted towards the spicy rye aspect up front, but becomes a bit more bitter and hoppy towards the finish. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and a lingering hoppy and rye malt finish. Interesting beer, I like the heavy rye flavor and the restrained sweetness.
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: muddy dark brown with a trillion floaties in suspension, a finger of foamy light tan head. Aroma: toffee, spicy rye bread, slight grapefruit. Taste: caramel, toffee, grapefruit, light pine, toasted rye bread. Finish: lingering slight sweetness, a bit of rye head, and some muddled hops and cardboard. Notes: Perhaps an expired can? The guck floating around didn’t seem consistent with other descriptions, and this was not nearly as good to me as the high ratings suggest. There’s no born on or best by date on the can, so no way to be sure. 12 oz can from TW&M in Alexandria, Virginia.
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Thanks, Gene! "Travlr")
A- Rye, spice.
A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Rye, grains, malty, pepper, subtle citrus bitterness.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation,
O- Definitely a rye forward beer. excited to have my first DC beer thanks to Gene. Probably liked it more than I rated it. Would go good with some nice bbq.
nuplastikk (5253) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Gene. Really clean and easy. Well crafted Rye beer for sure. Great balance. Smooth sweet malt tones. Solid offering,
brigg (561) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Can) Cloudy, opaque brown body; small beige head; thin lace. Nutty aroma, caramel. Medium body; soft carbonation; oily texture. Medium citrus/pine bitterness, caramel notes, wood.
drfabulous (5218) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can thanks to nimbleprop. Malt forward rye with taste of rye and hops. Fruity nose and finish.