ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fresh and springy with citrus notes. Murky orange with lots of flotillas. Thin off white head. Initial mouthfeel is pepper and alcohol. Most unexpected. Harsh finish. Not sure what I think about this beer. Pepper is pervasive. Different.
BelgianBeerGal (3386) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Zip’s Cafe. Really a nice IPA that blends in the spice of rye very well. Clean and easy to drink with a moderate level or sweeter, citrus hop bitterness. Refreshing.
viverlee (18) - - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It starts, as it usually doesn’t, with something special. What the hell are these little pollen dusts doing in my glass, and why are they turning me on? Am I drinking beer today or chicken stock from a Michelin starred kitchen?
These Rye Beers have put me on full tilt. Like Emmy Rossum, I can’t stop thinking about them.
So I let this brew with the IPA nose sit for a few weeks before granting myself the privilege of tasting it. The moment had to be right, as it is now. A near Spring day, momma bear and little b napping, and little ol’ me with nothing to do except relax with a pint that smells like cantaloupe, coriander and pine.
It’s not my favorite in this style, no. But it is a decent effort, highlighted by a refreshing weight. It’s rare to find a cool-your-mouth brew with enough body that you have to be reminded to swallow. Maybe I’m overreacting to last night. Or maybe not. I think it really does have that balance.
When the lips meet the glass there’s also rye bread (more obviously than with others in this style), bitter honey, dried leaves and mostly there roundness that’s sullied only by the absence of a citrus, ideally tangerine, note.
Beeradvocate Rating: 85
ratebeer Rating: 87
Hayward Abbey Rating: 85
Hangover (1092) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with a huge and frothy white head. Aroma is very fresh and citrusy. Citrus, orange hop notes with a bit of grapefruit and the expected spicy finish. Lingering citrus. Pretty straightforward and tasty.
madmitch76 (18167) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
26th May 2012
As ’Golden Rye’. Hazy amber beer, tidy off white head. Softish palate with fine carbonation. Creamy malt, a little bretty. Mild orange and grapefruit citrus. Brett is there all the time. Mild rye spice. Smooth finish.
Finhead (1351) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, light gold pour with a frothy, white head. The aroma is a little spicy with touches of lemon and grass. It has a light body with slightly oily texture and average carbonation. The taste is bitter, very dry, and lacks flavor.
arkurzynski (1793) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold with mild haze. Nice peppery rye nose with mild pine, a twist of lemon, and honey. Flavor is a solid bitter rye with citrus rind that fades nicely to a honey graham cracker and lemon zest finish. Light citrus hop bitterness in the finish along with some honey. A highly enjoyable brew.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy resin nose. Citrus resin hops palate as well. Finish is soft bitterness. Warm weather beer. Not one of the best bells brews
StouterRick (32) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This tastes like a hoppy, peppery wheat beer. It’s good but not what the name suggests. I do like the astringent hop taste/smell but the rye is kind of in the background.
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled - Pours a golden hazy color with a lot of sediment and chunks. Nose is hops, grass and lemons. Taste was alright but much to hoppy for my liking. Had a few other ryes that were so dominant on the hops. I'd drink it again if someone gave it to me but wouldn't buy it again.