andyhwcinc (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a cold Friday night. Appearance is a very vibrant cloudy ruby gold with a rich white head that laces to the glass. Aroma of huge resin and citrus hop notes, rye malt, sweet, caramel, smell is potent. Taste is pretty great, goes down with equal parts rye and sweet with a pronounced piney hop finish. It hits all at once too, packs a punch up front. Really good stuff, not a big fan of rye ales but this one is great.
kj8525 (5) - Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured out of a bomber bottle ~3 months from bottling date. Poured a rich amber color with a foamy finger of khaki head.
Smell is floral, sweet, and rye.
Taste right off the bat is rye, then becomes piney and citrusy. Slightly dry finish, but very nicely balanced.
Overall, I like the beer. It’s a very good representation for a Rye IPA. I liked it better as it warmed up.
BrownALEx (268) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh rye God! This thing is delicious. Heavy rye malt taste mixed with citrus and pine hops. Aroma is great, appearance is great, taste is great, palate is great. Overall this is a wonderful beer. Upfront and aggressive. Does not disappoint. Must try.
JonMoore (1861) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - dark amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma of hops and caramel malts. Good balance of hops and malts, with a big long bitter finish. Full bodied, softly carbonated, well hid alcohol. Very nice.
Jmar33 (158) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Strong hoppiness with a nice dry mouthfeel. seems quite well balanced but would have to try this fresh to appreciate it more
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Amber with small head. Medium malt body with big hops and rye. Pretty good example of the style.
Ron (2530) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with a thin white colored head. A rich citrus hops and rye aroma, malt, and citrus mixed in. Distinct rye taste with some hoppy overtones. Good thick malty body. Can’t taste the alcohol. Dry mouth feel. Good stuff even though rye is not my favorite thing.
ElCapitan22 (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark copper color with minimal lacing. Tastes of strong rye notes and hops. A solid rye, but just the middle of the road here.
MalcolmTucker (740) - SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. An all round quality beer, strong hop bitterness reigned in by solid malt/rye base.
JHeath99 (951) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the internets. Pours a transparent amber with a nice layer of off white head. Aroma slightly sweet similar to unsweet tea with an almost fruitness to it. Taste upfront hops with a nice malty companion.