Atom (1117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle pours a clear copper/orange with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, rye, tobacco, and slightly like tomato soup. Taste of earthy bitter tobacco, followed by caramel and bitter rye spice, with some hops that doesn’t help at all. Oh my, this is a mess.
mnmike (942) - Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour - belgian notes abound here with this drinkable crisp brew that is slightly above average.
islay (771) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 1-11-13. Hoppy, dry, mineral-y, metallic smell features dirt, clay, honey, and molasses scents. Pours a clear brass / light amber with a very large amount of uneven, beige head. Produces good, long-lasting lacing. Dry, salty taste features chalk, bitter brown sugar (rum-like), lemon, and mineral water elements. Rye taste noticeable. Dry, mineral-y aftertaste. Medium body. Lively and numbing in the palate. Badger Hill Three Tree American Rye is inoffensive and adequately good but not particularly remarkable. 7/4/7/4/14=>3.6
camborne (558) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alot going on. Spices and something bitter are predominate. Its ok but not my favorite
bookman10 (539) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber-orange with mid-sized head. Aroma is pretty run-of-the-mill, dominated by malt and grain. Flavor is quite spicy, almost pepper-like (reminds me of Furthermore’s Knotstock), with some hoppiness in reserve. Finish is rather bitter. Interesting but not my favorite.
Ericular (384) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden amber with a nice head that lasts forever - looks amazing. Aroma is complex and very nice - peaches, pine, caramel, spices... it keeps changing. After being nearly perfect so far, the taste doesn’t quite live up. It covers a few different bases, from hops to malts, sweet to bitter, tang and rye, but nothing quite stands out. The taste does several things averagely. Palate is heavy carbonation - some foam still remaining even after the beer is gone.
Nsanders (331) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Straw colored with a thin white head that blankets the sides of the glass. Aroma is floral hops, slight rye and pepper, but more wet hay and cereal. Flavor is mildly bitter, mostly watery. Body is light and easy drinking. Wanted more rye flavor. More of a summer beer.
oneeighthcuban (106) - - APR 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells is slightly hoppy, belgiany, as well as rye character. Tastes spicy with a rye tasting finish. Plenty of hops and bitterness as well.
davidmbelote (1) - - JUL 20, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m surprised at the nearly irrational invective directed towards this excellent Rye-PA. It is indeed exceptionally foamy, but one can control this and the foam is quite beautiful and aromatic. I find the rye taste and fragrance to be quite pleasant. Though different from Founders Red’s Rye-PA and the local Twin Cities taproom’s 612 Rated-R, this is one of my favorite rye-flavored IPA’s. Viva la différence!