Scipio (682) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden with a good white head that diminishes rapidly. Aroma is mostly citrus, with grapefruit, lemon, mango, spices, along with a bit of rye notes underneath. The taste loses much of the enticing citrus impressions. They are still noticed, but instead there is a heavy grainy and skunky flavor that is present and most prominent that isn’t very appetizing. That heavy grainy taste gathers strength after the initial sip throughout the aftertaste. Medium in body, with a rough, bubbly texture. I’m not a fan of this one.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a hazy amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is grain and light esters. Flavor is light grain, esters, light citrus, and herbal hops. Finish is fairly dry. Medium body. A decent beer.
mikem409 (1476) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours gold with solid white head. Big hop aroma. Taste is spicy and skunky hops
jmikolich (1438) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at LIzardville, RR if you ever wanted to try a rye dominant beer this one is it, huge spicy rye flavor like good rye bread, hops balance out and add more body.. good stuff, though I wouldnt seek it out.
carlb (107) - 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 (736) - 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 (8030) - 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 (1835) - Flat Rock, 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 (1657) - 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 (419) - 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.