reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle pours a hazy golden orange color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit and pine with some spicy notes and caramel. Taste is a bold grapefruit and pine hop bitterness with some spicy pepper notes and a caramel malty sweetness. This brew is much more complex than I can describe here. One of the better IPA’s that I have tried in a few months. Outstanding!
beer-yum (1334) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The addition of ’the nightmare’ (rye) to the grist gives a soft spiciness to the brew. An excellent beer.
Lowenbrau (3207) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 03-12-2014.
In short: spicy bitter finishing beer.
Pours quite hazy amber with nice off white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Spicy, grassy, "wet" aromas.Medium body, average carbonation, some oily texture. Taste is malty, grassy, herbal, spicy, some hot notes, with a developping bittering leading to some dry finish. A modern concept brew that reminds me of tradiotional ales. Enjoyable.
john_henry (124) - - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
*The bottle I have states 7.5% Packaged 07 26 14
Pours a deep brown with good head and floating yeast residue.
Aroma is good and fairly bold, sweet hops.
Good palate, but not as smooth as I was expecting from the Rye, perhaps a little high on the carbonation, slight bite.
The taste is good, but overpoweringly sweet to my taste.
Overall a good beer, but it is just way too sweet for me (especially for an IPA), I wouldn’t try it again in a hurry.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Raku Beer in Hiroshima.
Pours copper orange with a small ring of head.
Smells of melon. Bready and very fruity with a slightly sour finish.
biirusaikou (2566) - - SEP 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at GJBF Yokohama 2014. Mostly caramel and herbal/pine hops, pepper, bitter finish. A bit disappointing, not much rye character.
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is great, light cheesy funkiness, bit spicy, earthy too. Taste is good, tropical fruit but lots of spice, pepper, bitter, grapefruit, cream cheese and chive. Yum.
GenkiGonzo (1054) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bungalow. Clear gold, decent head. Really fruity hop aroma. Flavour starts peppery, with some biscuit and finishes with nice hop bitterness.
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Clear amber - white head. Rye, fruity, sweet notes, bisquit, ok hoppy, spicy notes, citrus, grassy, nice resin, grape fruits, ok bitter finish.
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy hops and lean cereals meet before leafy hop resins provide a flavorful bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the amber-hued golden.
-The mouthfeel is soft and feels natural.
-The flavor profile is balanced, as is the case for almost every Baird beer I’ve had.
-This is highly drinkable for the style.
-Aromatic hops could be more engaging for the style.