brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. It has a daisy on the label, which left me surprised when it tasted like an APA seasoned with tobacco and aged in a leather satchel. Appearance is a dark and fizzy yellow. Aroma is mild hops and salt of the earth grains. Taste is an unexpected mix of earth, leather, tobacco, and citrus as second-player contributors. I thoroughly enjoyed the taste of this one. Palate was medium bodied and just right for pale ale. Overall, I’d happily buy a 6 pack of this to bring to a spring picnic. It has the fresh and citrus thing going on for the light-drinking crowd, and a dynamic flavor profile for the more adventurous beer tasters. Definitely worth a try, and I’d love in Kalamazoo, within a week or two of when it hits their tapline, when the hops are in their prime.
Darwenus (537) - Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hazy in the glass, with what looked like protein clumps, although my bottle was only about a month old. The head faded quickly and left no real lace. The rye in the aroma is very understated, mostly I picked up on some grapefruit hoppiness. Very little rye in the flavor as well. Pine, citrus hop notes made for a nice IPA like tingle, but nothing really special.
ContemplateBeer (1507) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of some rye, moderate resiny hops and cereal malts. Appearance is golden with foamy white head. Flavor matches the nose, but with a little less rye; the finish has some clean toasty accents. Palate is medium, creamy and very soft. Enjoyable.
alobar (2737) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden yellow pour with a white soapy head. Aroma of earth, hops,and spice. Lemon, spice, and grain. Solid lacing. Really a great beer for the style. Easy to drink and with a great taste.
bigrond (1460) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a bright gold. Aroma was hoppy but unlike an IPA. Body was very nice as was he taste. Easy drinking with a dry finish. Very good beer.
zickbeer_ye (239) - Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice head. Orange yellow hue with notes of earthy citrus in scent as well as taste. Refreshing and crisp with a nice rye balance to the finish. All in all a pretty nice golden rye.
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with white head, heavy lacing. Smell is citrus, earthy and spicy hopsTaste is lemon and orange citrus , pine and spicy hops and spicy grain. Finishes medium bitter, juicy and highly quaffable. One of the best rye ipas I’ve had to date.
Capa (1969) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, light earthy, light spice. Medium bodied. Flavor is a bit more complex and enjoyable. Rye spice, a bit of fruity hops, light sweet malts. Easy going rye but rather enjoyable.
andyhwcinc (1429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a cold Sunday while making some chili. Appearance is a cloudy, lightly dark gold with a thin white head. Aroma has a unique hop profile, citrus and hop resin notes, along with rye malt. Taste goes down citrusy, floral, with a light bitterness. In a way it’s like a less abrasive Two Hearted, but doesn’t really taste like that at all. It’s enjoyable, good Sunday afternoon beer.
theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Lukas in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a mostly clear golden, with a 1/2 inch white head that lasts. The aroma is soft citrus lemon and grapefruit, with a touch of the light spicy rye below that. Additionally, there is some cracker malt present. Fresh, though subdued nose. The taste is a gentle mix of the spiced rye and the cracker malt, on top of the citrus lemon and grapefruit hops. The hops have a sharp bitterness that I was not expecting from the nose. As with the nose, the taste is fresh, though pretty tame and subdued. The palate is light to medium bodied, finishes with hop bitterness, the spiced rye, and some earthiness. Overall, nicely drinkable though not terribly distinctive.