carlb (98) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a brilliant golden-tan with a significant amount of minuscule flocculates - almost hazy. Produces a creamy, thick, 2 inch off-white head. Poured a second carefully and "candled" - stopped pouring when the flocculates reached the neck. The ale does have a slight haze! Beautiful, fresh citrus and hoppy nose. Bright, clean, spicy palate that lingers. Totally moreish. Perceptively sessionable, although the 6% ABV may be a concern. Develops a very nice Belgian lace. Forward bitter notes with lingering malt and woody-earthy notes! Poured a third . . .
ryecatcher (543) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours an orangey color, decent head and lacing. Nose is citrusy hops. Mouth is medium bodied, a bit creamy some rye spiciness, malts, hoppy bitterness, and a graininess on the backend that I didn’t like, and ever so slightly skunky (!) at the tail. From what I expected after the nose, this was a bit of a letdown,
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Harris Teeter Crozet, VA. Pours a hazy orange color with floating particles. Large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy rye, herbal notes, pale malts, a bit of earth. The taste is rye, citrus, herbal and floral notes, mild toasted malt and caramel, overall reminiscent of Lemonheads candy. Medium bodied, well balanced. I quite like this.
umich03jm (1315) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange color with a small head that lingers a bit. Aromas are citrus, musty wet leaves, rye bread, earthiness. Taste is really good. Lots spicy rye and fresh musty hops. Moderate bitterness. Big lemon citrus finish. I will for sure enjoy a few of these this spring.
tcane7 (1345) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Institute. Pours a cloudy gold with small off-white head and beautiful ring lacing. Note of citrus, lemon, honey and rye. Slightly bitter finish. Decent but tough to drink after a Hopslam.
BillHick420 (372) - North Dakota, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden, with a thick offwhite head. Nose of citrus and floral hops. Nice citrus aroma, with spruce and floral hops detectable. Kind of likea mild IPA, very pleasant.
Mittenator (872) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I tend to love rye beer and most offerings from bells but this one fell short for me. A little bland and generic.
tmoreau (1918) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co. showing a lightly hazed, orangy gold color, fluffly, white head foam, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma was a light but pleasant nose of orangy citrus and piney resin. The flavor was similar, with moderate, lingering, earthy hop bitterness combined with some rye spice, decent hop to malt balance, a little less than medium body, but with a crisp, dry & bitter finish.
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange, rye malt, and orange peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange, rye malt and moderately bitter pine/orange peel flavor. Very hoppy.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. light hazy to this gold colored beer with a big, whipped, white head. grassy and lemony hop aroma. nice beer man. medium carbonated palate with a medium-full bodied beer. grassy hops provide a clean, dryish finish. high quaffage. the palate and carbonation level are standout features. refreshing summer beer.