lightbias (76) - USA - MAY 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. I can’t say enough about this yummy Rye IPA. The head didn’t stick around for very long, but what a nice aroma coming out of the bottle and then the glass. Spicy and hoppy with an added touch of toasty caramel? Just a perfect balance of flavors, just enough malt to take the edge off, without taking the edge AWAY. Nice. A heavy bitterness with a nice mouth-feel, not sticky, and just right in bitter without being dry.
I only wish this were available in my town, because it would be in my cooler all the time.
kerrmatt (25) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice beer, more intense than I was expecting. Lots of bitterness, toasty malts, plenty of hops, slightly burnt caramel, some floral hop flavours. Nice but not much complexity.
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rye is definitely a prominent feature. Delightful balance of malt and hops. Solid brew, will try again soon.
shoulderbroken (1986) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is resin and pine hops, earthy, bit of rye weirdness. Taste amps up the rye, bit of caramel. Sight sourness maybe. Quite interesting. Pretty dry.
shorlin (639) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Initially big floral hop aroma, followed by more caramel malt. Also getting the rye aspects. Appearance is a muddy amber brown, not much head. Definite hop taste, initial bitterness following by caramel sweet, then more bitter finish. Very big rye, boozy, spicy. A bit challenging really.
M_Sack (364) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@ the local tap house, Sydney 2012. Deep copper. Aromas of floral hops and a spicy, earthiness of the rye. A deep base of caramel malt with an earthy, spicy element from the rye. Subtle, but still noticeable citrus hops. Enjoyed this one. Haven't had too many rye beers.
HippieFee (62) - - APR 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Dark brown and cloudy color. It is weird but there are pieces floating in this beer. Strong hop flavor but didn’t care much for the rye part.
Benzai (8067) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Dutchdrebus @ weekly tasting. Hazy orange color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, hops, pine, lightly resin, a touch of alcohol, moderate to heavy bitter. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ joes shared by me. Amber colour with no head. Smells hops, slightly barleywine, sweet, fruity. Tastes sweet, fruity, hops.. Pretty nice. Medium body, soft carbo.
Abijen (1416) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark orange beer with a good white head. Smells sweet fruits, honey?ish. Tastes fruity, pines with a very bitter finish. Medium body, sticky texture and an average carbo.