Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler. Pours a hazy amber with a nice, off white head. Smells of citrus, spicy, some hay, rye malt. Tastes dry and citrussy with some sagey elements and a grassy finish. The rye compliments the citrussy hops very well in this one.
timnyc (1) - - JUL 14, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft from Barrier brewery. Reminds me of Founders Centennial IPA. Has the biscuit malt backbone. But an added kiwi/lime bitterness. Despite some very assertive flavors, it’s not heavy or cloying in any way. Incredibly, it manages to stay light and smooth.
LilBeerDoctor (3297) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2010 Growler from BigZ. Pours a super cloudy dirty orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, hop oils, orange peel, and rye spices. Great aroma! Flavor of grassy hops, earthy rye spices, pepper, light citrus hops, hop oils. Very tasty beer with a great hoppy profile. One of the tastier IPAs I’ve had recently (and overall) and it’s pretty awesome fresh. Top notch stuff- I can’t get enough of it!
malrubius (1557) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from the brewery. Hazy pale copper with lasting head and lace. Grapefruit hop and mile piney resin aroma., Refreshing fresh fruity mild apricot toasted biscuit cracker and assertive spicy floral citrus very dry bitter finish. Awesome creamy medium full mouthfeel. Incredibly fresh, which helps. Nice job. Excellent!
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Rerate at Bierkraft. Deep amber pour - thick white head. The nose is juicy and fresh - a lot of tropical citrus hops and a juicy mango/passion fruit character along with some nice bright bitterness. Fresh and delicious.
Tap at Dive Bar. Incredibly muddy pour. Opaque, muddy pour. Sort of a pale tan colour. The nose is actually pretty bright and hoppy. Lots of spicy pine character. A little bit of rye spice on the nose as well. Fresh toasty character with a nice assertive piny hoppiness. As the beer warms up a touch of light lemon peel works itself out of the back. Fairly resinous bitterness. Pretty tasty brew, despite the ugly pour.
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hunter112 (37) - 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!
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer tastes like bubble gum. There's a deep hop flavor up front then a crisp bitterness followed by a rich (but not too sweet) malt. A really good IPA.
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Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Big Z. Pours a hazed light orange deep golden with medium carbonation, massive sticky white head, that doe snot want to fade- and nice sticky lace. Aroma is powerful citrus hops, grapefruit, orange, light nutty yeasty doughy character very light pale malt backbone and slight sweet hint- heavily skewed towards frutiy and citrusy PNW hops. Flavor is also nutty yeast, light grass, good pine, orange zest, light lemon citrus hops, slight zesty spicy rye malt with hints of earth and leather. Finish is raw tacky bitter which i like- spice, citrus oils, and dry in the end. Everything comes together and it just makes a beer that I want to keep drinking. Easy to kill a whole growler. Nice stuff. Another winner from Evan at Barrier.
notalush (4586) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Big Z - consumed while watching Paul and Larry brew a batch (I am polishing off the last of the growler now) - pours a lightly hazy straw color, with a thick, lasting, soapy head - oh yea, that aroma is nice - earthy hops abound with citrus and pine notes - lots of herbal character in the form of sage and mint - some underlying pale malt sweetness - fairly sticky malt base at first, laying down a sweetness for the intense hop and rye character to cling to across the palate - strong hop flavor (earth, wood, grapefruit) - toasty rye - nice body to it - strong, bitter, herbal component through the finish that lingers long through the finish, as does a pale malt sweetness - freakin’ tasty.
zdk (1805) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sampled at Big Z taproom - light golden pour, nice hoppy aroma of citrus and grapefruit, doughy yeastiness. really nice minty rye well integrated. Hope barrier starts distributing to the city more.