JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at R&H. Hop notes of light burnt orange after a rust orange pour. Notes of citrus dominate along side a nice spice and deep rye grain malt backbone. Good finish that contains length.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Rattle’N’Hum. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and solid hoppy, bitter and dry herbal. Grapefruity and dense solid hoppy. Solid bitter and bone dry finish.
Maverick34 (2784) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught from R&H. Clear brownish reddish pour, hops and such as well as rye & grains. A decent IPA
deyholla (9257) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Pony Bar. Pours a cloudy gold with an amber hue and a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced. Aroma had a nice combination of citrus rind, bread, grain and light pine with just a bit of grass. Flavor began with citrus rind, grain and slight spice with a nice growing pine note to round out the beer nicely.
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of the few rye beers that sat well with me, and all the more rare being an IPA to boot. It had a nice opening hop profile, but it held fast with the malts and at the same time didn’t strike any odd notes. Great spectrum of IPA flavors, decent palate, good finish. (on tap at Rattle N Hum, NYC)
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is light, sweet, pleasant notes of hops, subtle and light citrus. The beer pours amber orange with a light golden hue and white head. The flavor starts out light with a golden ale flavor, not sweetness at all though, and then settles with grapefruit citrus that settles well on the palate.
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh aroma of light citrus and a decent spicy rye, with background sweet malts to round it out. Medium, smooth body. The flavor has a noticeable rye bite that really chews at your tongue until the fruity hops refresh you enough for another gul. Top notch.
hunter112 (64) - Nanuet, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not your typical rye IPA, this is a smooth balance of grains, hops, and alchohol. Tasted on tap at TAP NY Festival, and its no wonder they took the Cup!
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at Get Real NY. Pours a hazed golden orange. Pine, earthy citrus hops. Pine, earthy citrus and hops. Toasty pine, hop notes. Nice malt, earth, and long grapefruit and malt bitterness on the finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
These guys impress me. Pours a hazy amber body with a golden white head with light retention. Hoppy grass y body. Spruce and earth notes. Bitter grass y body with a light grapefruit bitter sweetness. Lightly spiced, nice body, well hopped. Soft carbonation, clean finish. Nicely done.