maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Commercial Tap House on 04/23/2011. Slightly hazy golden body with a medium frothy white head. Sweet spicy fruit and floral hop aroma. Sweet spicy rye flavor with floral hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Reynolds314 (3328) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very floral and light with berries and light rye. Where are the hops. I guess they are providing some of the fruity nature of the beer but with very minimal bitterness.
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Rattle with Andrew. Pours a clear yellow body with nice lacing. Aroma is banana, light floral hop, and sweet fruit malts. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with average carbonation and notes of astringent hops, clove, brandy, and light booze.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at O’brien’s. How many of my ratings start with that phrase? Light honey colored amber pour with fizzy white champagne head. Nose is sugary sweet and white grapes. Belgian sweet citrus yeast. Taste is thick high Belgian sweet and citrus. Hoppy bite behind. Even flavors in the mouth. Not a session beer.
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Republic during SF Beer Week, what a week! Pours clear deep gold with near white head and some spotty lacing. The aroma has plenty of Belgian yeasty spiciness, mild sweetness and slight spicy hop notes off to the side. The taste is very similar with big bold Belgo yeasty spices and clove and coriander followed by mild sweet maltiness and hints of spiciness like rye or spicy hoppiness. Too Belgo spiciness for me. I would love to try this with the Belgo influence off in the background and the rye and IPA up front.
Nik925 (786) - USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sticky malt...very sweet, unique quality to the malt (presumably from the Rye) and while nice, it lingers a bit oddly. I can’t detect the rye, but the malt is definitely different. The bitterness plays nicely and it all comes together with a good hop choice, but just comes up a bit short.
Anova167 (335) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is of peachy hops and peppery spice. Really interesting blen of west coast hops and Belgian yeast aromas. Flavor is really smooth with all of these hops. The Belgian yeast flavor tempers the bitterness very well. Easy drinking DIPA
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had sometime in 2010 at Rattle N Hum - I had this brew when I went to GABF but when you mix a million other beers it’s hard to really enjoy a beer. This time around though I really got to enjoy the greatness of this brew and it turned out to be one of the highlights of my day. This is a great rye ipa. I thought it was so good I bought a pint of it after. A one time brewed IPA that needs to be tried.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at buckeye smell is awesome and bright but the rye ruins the taste a bit with its spice because it lingers a bit long
onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 GABF. Clear light gold with a dense foamy white head. Aroma is hoppy yet sweet: floral, resinous, caramel, some lemon hops, and some rye bread dough yeast. Flavor id equally sweet and hoppy. Nice floral citric hops, sweet caramel malty grains, finishing sweet with a nice rye-toned linger, and a touch of citric hops. Delicious and balanced.