generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the pour I got a deep ruby red body with some carbonation and a tall light beige head. The head is thick and long lasting which makes for some think clingy lace patterns on the glass. The aroma has deep lemon pith and lemon oil like hops with a touch of resiny pine like hops too. I am also getting rye bready and lots of roasted/toasted malt. There is a heavy concentrated hit of resiny pine and citrus hops backed up by a deep solid hit of dark roasted grain, caramelized malt, raison like dark fruit and toasted rye bread. The ABV is fairly well hidden but does add a touch of sweetness and warmth to the overall character which is intense. The finish is long and full of hop bitterness that very slowly fades off the tongue. Under this I also pick up some mellow sweet alcohol and a hint of an almond like toasted note. It has a very deep and complex finish.
imdownthepub (10745) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 355ml from The Hand in Hand, Brighton Kemptown. Clouded ruby amber with off white head. Fruity and full aroma leading through to the beer, sweetish, tropical fruits, slightly aggressive bitterness. Good stuff.
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber body with thin white head and heavy yeast suspension. Absolutely flat. Aromas of sweet caramel, ripe fruits, alcohol and pepper. Taste medium bitter, mild sweetness. Slightly neroli oil texture and palate. nothing overpowering or bullying. Very good.
jamestulloch (1642) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Henderson Wines. Hazy amber body with tiny yeast flecks floating around. Thick off-white head. No visible carbonation. Excellent lacing. Gorgeous tropical fruit aroma with caramel and pine hints. Flavour of caramel, pepper, orange and mango. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Hoppy with depth. An incredible beer.
nathan30533 (725) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good looking brew but not too much more for me to brag about. Rye really overwhelms this one.
davidtjm (604) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Hop Loft, Loughborough. Amber pour with a thin head, aroma is fruity, malty. Taste is pine, resin, light fruitiness, apricot jam, smooth body. Really good
Modularman (132) - - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of caramel and fruit, appearance is dark amber with khaki head, taste is burnt caramel with floral hop bitterness
melush (1030) - SPAIN - JUN 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Tanakaya Liquor Store en Tokyo, Japon. Cor ambar oscuro. Sabor a lupulo, citrico, muy ligeramente a malta, amargo.
Melkart (316) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
You can smell a little bit hop and herbs. Taste is herbs, floral. Then comes a little bit sweet before the bitterness appears. Well balanced.
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap. Wow! I’m a huge fan of rye ales, and this one did not let my down. Citric floral hop notes and a perfect sweetness from the rye makes this a perfectly balanced IPA. One of the best beers I have ever tasted.