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 (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.
MadRobin (1940) - 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
DCLawyer (1429) - 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 (2955) - 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 (262) - 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.
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.
Travlr (11871) - 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.
sonnycheeba (3560) - 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.
snoworsummer (2147) - 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.