ARH (432) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 On tap, poured into a stemmed pilsner glass.The initial aroma is a toasted rye, which fades with the head. The aroma is replaced by a lemon citrus note, followed by resin, and finally, as it settles, reaches a tropical fruit aroma. The beer pours a heavily hazy pale (some orange notes) with a generous, whitish, beat-egg whipped head. This head leaves a spider web-like ample head with really good, micro bubble retention. The head left behind is thick enough where the body isn’t visible from the top of the beer. A nice balance is struck between a juicy, medium sweetness, and a dry, medium bitter. The medium body is a bit on the watery / thin side, but there is some creaminess due to the abundant fluffy carbonation. It’s a dry, crisp, clean beer. The front of this one starts with caramel malt, but turns to a grassy, floral, resin-like finish. As it warms a tropical fruit, rye bread, and light citrus flavor comes through. The beer finishes with a light, mellow rye bread and tropical fruit combination that leaves behind a similar aftertaste that kicks off strong, but tapers quickly.
mintzmeet (207) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus notes in the nose. Grapefruit hops. big bite at the end of the taste. Rye. Earthy. Citrus .
Ericular (621) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy gold with decent head and lacing. Aroma is some honey and rye, pretty subdued. Taste is floral hops, honey, rye, and wheat. This is pretty good, and the bottle was 7 months old. I’d trust this one to stay tasty and fresh even after it could be considered "expired". Still, nothing to write home about - not sure if the age is to blame for that.
thirdeye11 (5554) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) bright gold, fine white bubbles. Nose of honey, rye, lightly hopped, and a touch of rye. Taste is a lot of rye, spicy, honey, mild bitterness, medium carbonation and body. Pretty decent.
arnold931 (556) - Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden with decent white head. Nose is rye, grapefruit and tropical fruit. Taste had some rye spice and funk. Nice aftertaste. Nice pale.
Darkmagus82 (1424) - - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA reveiw on 2-5-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a golden color with a two finger white head. The head fades quite fast to leave a fantastic level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is a mix of rye bread and hop. The hop of the beer is mainly of a citrus nature with aromas of grapefruit and lemon but along with the citrus are some hop notes of pine as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a bitter and dry bready taste. The grapefruit hop and rye bread flavor that is present upfront is met with a light fruity sweetness in the middle with some flavors of wheat. These flavors soften the taste from the initial starting more bitter and dry taste. These flavors largely take the taste to its end where they are joined by a light pine hop flavor bringing back a slightly more resinous bitter flavor to be left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is slightly above average in thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. A little more creaminess may have suited the rye flavors of the brew slightly better, but even so the mouthfeel was still quite nice.
Overall – A nicely hopped rye with lighter notes of wheat and a decent citrus showing. A little more refreshing then the typical rye IPA, but not quite as complex. A great brew to try (and likely try again).
Salmoniform (677) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy amber hue with white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is straw, sulphur, floral, plum, ripe lime, white raspberry. Mouthfeel is refreshing with medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a nice bitterness in the following and a clean finish. Overall this is a nice brew.
Ratman197 (9870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of rye, earthiness and citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, lemon zest and light earthiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering lemon zest finish.
deaconmike (385) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy golden orange with a dense offwhite head. Aroma is malty along with a hint of citrus and earth. Mostly sweet malty taste with a little bitterness (grapefruit) in the finish. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Good APA, but I prefer a bit more hops.
johnnyoski (439) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Batch# 12659. Hazy orange color with a frothy off white head. Coriander and floral aroma. Pretty nicely balanced with citrus and malt flavors up front with a lingering floral trace. Well carbonated with a creamy texture. Wish it was a tad thinner to be a little more refreshing for the hot months but still pretty good.
HughConway (798) - Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours golden yellow, slight citrus aroma, slight citrus taste. Decent enough summer beer.