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!
Ericular (434) - 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.
islay (862) - 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
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours a golden pale colored brew with a decent sized off-white head that slowly dissipates to a lumpy white head and some spotty lacing. Aroma reminds me of a northern woods cabin hot dish. Scents of golden grain malt, some earthy spices, a hint of potato, some rye bread, a hint of honey and pine. Taste is medium bodied, average carbonation with flavors of multi-grain malt, rye, and extra grassy hops. Finish is semi-dry, toasted medium malts with a lingering spicy dry hop aftertaste.
Trev (1822) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark gold to amber pour with a thin head.
pale malt and grainy rye aroma with some hints of grassy hop.
flavour is on the lighter side, more of the same though with a grainy malty body, hint of spicy rye and light hop presence.
Agreeable enough though.
camborne (640) - 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
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Lyndale Tap House. Thanks to JK for dropping the location into his rating - that’s what brought me down here. Clear amber pour with a white head. Very nicely balanced rye spicyness and sweetness. Well done, enjoyable session beer.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at the 2012 Twin Cities Beer Festival. Nice amber, too much banana/clove taste.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Brad’s house. Pours a clear dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Spicy, resiny hoppy, chewy caramel, rye aroma. Slight metallic note. Fairly spicy rye, toasty malty, herbal, a touch fruity, earthy flavor. Not bad.
bookman10 (575) - 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.