GarrettB (1251) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
November 13th, 2013 - I’m seeing Rye IPAs here and there, and I like what they do. The rusty, dry touch hugs the hop bitterness well, but balance is still key. That means quality varies. Belching Beaver’s interpretation of the style, however, is quite lovely. The aroma is traditionally hoppy, but circled by fruity scents like sweet, ripe pineapple, orange, and flowers. The flavor is similarly on the sweeter side. Meanwhile, the palate is smooth, almost flat, delivering a slow, serpentine brew. The touch of rye doesn’t manifest as rye, though it might be playing with the other flavors in subtler ways. Even so, this is a lovely drink, even though the unctuous mouthfeel is, at first, somewhat unexpected.
beer-yum (933) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2015 Enticing tropical fruit citrus pine aroma in a hazy light amber pour. Delicious hop forward balance with a tangy spicy body and sustained spicy bitter finish.
blipp (7182) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the North Park tasting room. Pours golden orange with a white head. Fruity hoppy base, mild rye notes, moderate bitterness, and a pithy citric hoppy finish. Solid.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Light grapefruit aroma. Caramel and spice flavor with grapefruit and light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Caramel and grapefruit linger with light pine.
markextrae (2331) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle sample from a bomber bottle, poured a clear golden colour with a slight white head on top. nose of crisp malts, citrus, grapefruit, resin notes, pine hop bitterness, tangerine sweetness, orange, caramel sweetness, spicy rye notes.
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at taphouse . this shits amazing.....clear orangish pour with white head. .nice hoppy clean crisp joy
kaser (4333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a malty and earthy flavor. Dirt. Tropical and citrus. Good. Rye for sure dominates but in a good way. Had this poured from tap at Belching Beaver in San Diego.
tricksta_p (2243) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of tropical fruits, rye, pine, some caramel, hops. Flavour is light sweet with a bitter finish. Excellent rye IPA and I love the name of the brewery!
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nce rye woody nose. But a little off. Caine phenolics. Flavor is way better, good bitterness. Overall a decent brew with good lacing and nice carbonation.
Barreras (1318) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clean light orange color with a pine aroma. Taste is citrus, mixed with light hops, leaving a light bitterness in the aftertaste. A minor rye flavor. This beer is clean and crisp, with a light IPA flavor and complexity.