awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2011 On tap at Eccentric. Clear amber. Sweet piney nose. Incredible hoppy, piney, citrus, caramely red taste. Chalk this one up in the pool of beers that tick me off b/c Bells doesn’t bottle or growler them.
BLADT (625) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the source. Dark amber with tan head. Aroma is piney and tropical, with caramel undertones. Hint of spice. Flavor is unabashedly bitter. Dry throughout. The rye lends a kick of dark spice. Real good, but not my favorite ale from Bell’s by a margin.
Patrickctenchi (3654) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold with a creamy beige head.
Tropical fruit, light caramel aroma.
Flavour is very citric..toffee malt...
Beerman6686 (4333) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one poured a reddish color with an off white head. Aroma was of pineapple and grapefruit. Flavor similar some spicey malt character too.
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at bells. Dark amber with a tan head. Nutty, hoppy and lots of depth of flavor.
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Tangerine and nutty toffee malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange toffee malt and moderately bitter herbal orange peel flavor. Very good.
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel, citrus, pine, and subtle pepper on the nose. Clear amber-red with a somewhat lasting off-white head. Dry, some fruity maltiness, light pepper spice, bitter citrus. Medium bodied.
tectactoe (1855) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Amber-ish, copper color with a red-like tint, cloudy but not opaque. A thin khaki film quickly traverses to a collar. Aroma of grapefruit flesh, candied orange peel, sweet caramel malt, a touch of resinous pine needles, & a bit of melon on the back-end. Taste starts with more of the moderate bitter pine & hop oil with melon, grapefruit, & orange peel that comes rushing in mid-palate. Toasted, nearly burnt bready notes with some sweet caramel, dry yeast, & just a mild kiss of spiciness from the rye that hits the palate after the swallow. This is almost more of a red ale & rye ale hybrid than an "IPA", but it was pretty damn tasty nonetheless.
Dogbrick (8133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Gallo’s Tap Room. Dark amber color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy hops, caramel malt and slight citrus. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft Sample @ Brewvival. Reddish amber pour with an off-white head. Toasty malt, burnt grain. A bit of singed grass and forest fire. Rich nutty malts, rye spiciness. Robust bitter woody hops. Medium body, somewhat oily.
vtafro (3424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Brown pour with tan head. Nice citrus and floral aromas with a hint of rye. Light citrus, herbal hops with rye flavors.