LilBeerDoctor (3509) - 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 (117) - - 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 (7133) - 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 (1999) - 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) - Orlando, Florida, 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 (2560) - 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.
boxofrane (2319) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours crystal clear copper with a small white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma Is fairly floral with some of the eye spice. The taste is hoppy, spicy rye, grassy. I really like this.
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep orange brew with bright amber at the edges. There is a thin offwhite head. The nose has grapefruit and some bread. There is also some almond. The taste has some grapefruit rinds and bread crust. There is also some wood and floral character. Nicely done with a slightly spicy note at the end.
adnielsen (9662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home via trade with jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Pours a gorgeous, clean, clear golden appearance with a very nice cream colored head. Quite spicy, herbal, resiny hoppy, spicy rye, toasted malty aroma. Rough mouthfeel. Earthy, chewy rye, grainy, caramel, spicy piney, light citrusy hoppy flavor. Pretty good but I think my expectations were a bit too high.
DCLawyer (1641) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->SA. Hazy golden orange with frothy white head. Aroma: hops, clover, citrus, malt. Taste: rye, pepper, herbs, citrus hops. Bitter aftertaste.