Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful golden color, had to be hugely dry hopped probably with Simcoe with as much resin coming off it. 70IBU so its a nice big hoppy beer, the rye is a great finish to it.
ReggieDunlap (2894) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden color with a thick white head...nice retention and lacing. Aroma has notes of fresh grass and spicy grapefruit...light rye. Flavor has earthy bitterness, spicy citrus notes, grass, and rye...very bitter and resinous. Mouthfeel is full and a bit creamy with a very bitter earthy/grassy dry finish.
Pailhead (4361) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma has a good dose of citrus, cotton candy, light grapefruit, and rye. It pours a mostly transparent golden-orange, but there is quite a bit of sediment that makes it somewhat hazy. It has a two finger off-white head with decent retention and some spotty lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit and a touch of rye. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, I havenít been a big fan of Rye IPAís or Pale Ales, but I like this one better than most.
bagalagalaga (91) - Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good, the bitterness definitely hits you and lingers for a while. Smells like distant pine trees and pours pale. Donít really detect anything unique to rye.
LilBeerDoctor (3296) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Sharp Edge Beer Emporium. Pours a clear light golden orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet fruity malt, strawberry. Flavor of sweet fruits upfront with wheat malt. Some perfume notes and perfumy hops. I donít really get the rye notes. It is decent, light, sweet and fruity.
BeerSquare (115) - - JAN 31, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was excited to try a Bellís brew Iíd never caught before (in over 15 years of bells fandom), and this one is interesting, but itís not going to be a new "must have Bellís for me" the way some others are.
Thereís a lot of good, interesting stuff here-- love the wheateyness, significant sturm and drang, and really nice light, bright, rye notes.
But he sweetness going on here mystifies me. I just want it to go away so the beer can be a bit more serious. Or something.
Itís obviously more complex this way, I just donít like the finish-- too sweet an end to a nice rye guy.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: pours a slightly hazy golden with a spotty-lacing froth of white head. Has a fresh resiny hoppy nose with some grapefruity character and a touch of rye. Starts with pretty good fullness and light malty sweetness with good fresh citrus hop flavor and clean bitter balance before a drier smooth bittersweet finish. True to style and well-balanced.
artmcd8 (1217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice spring beer. Had this at a beer dinner with grapefruit salad. Good pairing. Thin beer. Not my favorite.
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mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Muted aroma of hops and malt with a dirty gold appearance, balanced taste and growing mouthfeel.
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chinchill (1261) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice yellow-golden color with a moderate head. The aroma is as expected: modestly hoppy like a pale ale, plus a dash of rye spiciness. Fresh, crisp, lightly spicy and moderately hoppy. Refreshing and easy to drink with a higher ABV than one would guess.