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.
TylerGreenDC (506) - - 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.
MadRobin (2259) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerdedDave (722) - - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at Old Ebbitt Grill; amber color; piney, citrusy hop aroma with mild caramel and rye notes; nice smooth flavor - rye malt with light caramel notes and a good deal of citrusy, piney hops; smooth, bitter finish
GenDV138 (2767) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark amber with beige head. Aromas of citrus, rye, light biscuit. Tastes of citrus, rye, biscuit, toasty notes, light tropical fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
DCLawyer (1755) - 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.
ads135 (3302) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty good beer. Almost like a spicy pale ale. Some pepper, citrus, and bread. Tried with Jess at Iron Horse in 2014.
Maxbier (601) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark tan brown with tan head. Aroma is piney grassy hops. Flavor starts off hoppy and pine then in the finish the rye malt comes through for balance. The hops sticks around through the long finish. Nice brew and well named.
Daytonbeer (685) - Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with off white head and lacing that evenly peppers the glass. Aroma is light with bread and rye. Taste is better with moderate bitterness that pushes through the peppery rye and maltiness.
floydslip (232) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany beer with a medium foamy light beige head. Somewhat unusual nose for the style with light citrus hops, a bit of pepper, and subtle cereal grains. The flavor provides more sweet malt that forms a base for a few other flavors, such as earthy spice, wood, and even a bit of smoke. This is then finished with an astringent bitterness that coats the tongue. Good beer.