elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottled Jan 24, 2013. Served at 40F.
Pours lightly hazy golden amber with a one finger white head that leaves nice webs of lacing behind and recedes to a small cap.
Aroma is noble hops, grassy, earthy, touch sulfur, some lemon citrus, spicy rye, floral. Good to very good strength.
Flavor generally follows suit, noble hops with a grassy mildly sulfur taste, lemon citrus, spicy rye, some bready malt, mild to moderate sweetness in the middle, nice bitterness on the finish, minimal alcohol.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, somewhat oily, good carbonation.
Light, refreshing and easy drinking, would be great for the warmer weather. I get a good bit of Pilsner qualities in this...like a hybrid of Prima Pils and a Pale Ale with a dash of rye. Pretty good...better than their regular Pale Ale.
Braudog (6118) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Ground Control. Yes, itís golden (with a hazy tilt). Yes, it carries a rye character (gritty, earthy). Itís without technical flaw. In the end, I found this a pleasant but not different summer sipper. (#6117, 2/12/2016)
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 (17) - - 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 (312) - 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 (1548) - 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 itís 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, itís 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 itís refreshing and easy to drink with nice hop flavor.
mkel07 (4669) - 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.