TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden with orange notes and a large foamy white head that laced. Aroma of orange and lemon zest along with some cereal grains. Flavor of bitter grapefruit, lemon zest and Cheerios. A bit harsh and dry but I dig it.
jmm635 (966) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear and golden in color with a thick white head. Thick, sticky lacing. Spicy rye, grassy, with lemons. Heavy bitterness. Good beer but hard to drink a lot of it.
BrandNewBrew (15) - - FEB 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the nose on this beer. You can almost smell that rye spiciness. Malt flavors meld well with the rye, and the hops synergize well. Bit too bitter, but very enjoyable none the less.
alktrio (10) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and dry. Good spicy notes and little grassiness. Too thin but drinks easily. Good with food.
Dorkenstein (257) - - FEB 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honeydew melon and cracker aromas. Taste is cantaloupe and honeydew melons, then pepper rye crackers; finally an astringent finish.
Msdrbeat (179) - - JAN 31, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Fieldhouse. Strong rye taste and aroma. Golden color as one would guess.
jsporrer (309) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber with a thin white ring. Pine resin and sweet citrus aroma. Light syrupy body with medium bitterness. Mostly citrus rind with a somewhat bitter and dry finish. OK but not great.
skmikeg (1544) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy golden orange with a one finger soapy white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine resin, spicy rye, bready malts, grassy hops, and some light sweet malts. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi-moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty, easy drinking rye pale ale.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale golden orange color with a half finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Spicy, faint floral hop aroma with some earthy resin and sweet citrus countered by pale malt and bready yeast. Somewhat bland really with not much of a rye presence. Just some spicy, grassy hops followed by bread, biscuit and subtle light fruit notes.
Full bodied and much more interesting than expected. The nose is pretty boring but it’s actually complex, well balanced and flavorful. Crisp spicy hop bite up front gives off some dry bitterness with resinous oils, grass and pine needle flavor. Some peppery rye, but like the nose, it’s not a dominant flavor. Nicely balanced by yeast, light fruit notes and a pale malt backbone. Hints of bread, biscuit and cracker round things out in the dry finish. Not a great beer but it’s refreshing and easy to drink with nice hop flavor.
mkel07 (4666) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel 181015. Possibly the best rye beer that I have. Full bodied with a thick mouthfeel and long aftertaste. Deep golden colour with a deep pillow of foam.
ClarkVV (4849) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles and draught, Summer 2015.
Clear, bubbly hay-colored liquid has a medium-sized white head that steadily recedes to cover.
Before noticing any malt or hops in the nose, I’m greeted by fresh house yeast character that takes me all the way back to some of the first craft beers I ever had: Third Coast beer and Bells beer. Difficult to describe other than saying Bells house yeast character. But it’s delightful and light citrus and bits of grain are thrown in to the mix, but the hops are pretty well restrained, adding fruitiness and tangerine/lemon notes without any harsh grapefruit/pine. No alcohol or flaws.
Crisp, tightly carbonated mouthfeel carries on a wonderfully attenuated malt texture that gains some chewiness from the rye and adds light pepper notes, tangerine, nectarine and meyer lemon. Finishes dry and crisp, with no alcohol or flaw. Love the concept and the execution here. Really, really enjoyable and incredibly drinkable.