Darkmagus82 (2008) - - OCT 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-7-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a copper color with a one finger of foamy tan colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is big of a nice rye bread and hoppy smell. The hops are mainly of a pine nature but also consist of a good showing of a grapefruit smell. Along with these aromas are some lighter notes of a caramel sweetness as well as some grassy like aromas.
Taste – The taste begins much sweeter then the nose would have let on with lots of caramel and toffee flavor as well as some fruit flavors of a more tangerine nature. Right from the start there is also a bready taste with hints of rye mixed within. While the rye if very light upfront it grows in strength as the flavor advances with it becoming more potent at the end. Hops are present from the start as well. They begin largely of a light pine and grassy nature at first, but are later replaced by a grapefruit hop flavor. The grapefruit really takes control of the hop profile toward the end, and when mixed with the strengthen rye favor as well as the sweeter flavors that remain strong to the end, one if left with a satisfying, grapefruity sweet rye bread flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well. Both are fine for the blend of hoppiness, sweetness, and rye all while keeping it a rather easy drinking beer overall.
Overall – A quite tasty and sweeter rye IPA. It had a wonderful blend of tastes and a very easy drinking feel which mare this one a very flavorful and enjoyable brew.
danielyabu (1361) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
small offwhite frothy head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. dark amber hazy thick body. aroma: moderate hoppy, moderate malty, caramel, light coffee, sourish notes of rye. if: moderate sweet (malty). ff: moderate sweet heavy bitter (sourish edge). palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. amargor lupulado pesado, mas bem balanceado pelo dulçor maltado. Diferenciada, com toques ácidos e azedinhos de centeio. 120s
S_Side_Smitty (594) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber-red with a medium off white head. Aroma is sweet malts & faint rye. Taste is a beautiful combination of hops and rye up front and in the mid. The bitterness from the hops takes over in the long finish. This one just simply tastes good.
Satyroneto (219) - BRAZIL - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor âmbar escuro um pouco turva com espuma levemente creme de média/alta formação e média persistência com excelente lacing;
Aroma cítrico de toranja e abacaxi caramelado com dulçor evidente;
Sabor de início de caramelo torrado evoluindo para amargor intenso cítrico de frutas amarelas e final alcoólico e adstringente; retrogosto amargo, seco e com toque de doce de laranja.
Corpo e carbonatação médias.
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice brown with tan head. Aroma of spice and dough. Flavor matches with more rye in the flavor than in the aroma.
RafeAU (395) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at latest edition. A quite nice rye ipa. now I need a few more characters and should redo this.
ZacM612 (315) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper/amber color with light tan head. Aroma hit me the instant the top was popped. Intense floral hop aroma. Smooth malty flavor. Good...a keeper.
50belair (2956) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Lord Hobo. Amber pour with an off white head. Piney hop bouquet. The taste follows suit. Good balance with a sturdy malt backbone. Good body and mouthfeel.
Vaiz (3836) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Summerlin. Clear amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of fruity hops, caramel malts, rye, quite floral, slightly sweaty and some pine. Flavor is quite bitter, floral and well balanced with a very full body. Very nice brew.
AndrewMichaelZ (63) - - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 45d bottle into Dogfish IPA glass. Translucent mahogany amber color with a foamy off-white head that hung around.
Spicy malt aromas blend with citrusy and piney hops; I get a bit of apple note mixing with the sweet caramel resin.
Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation goes down easy and smooth. The bitterness lingers but in a pleasant way.
Drank this one day after Green Flash's Road Warrior. Both are pretty stellar.
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