jcweaver (740) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus and tropical fruits with some caramel and a hint of rye spiciness. Moderately hoppy citrus and tropical fruit flavor nicely complimented by some spicy rye and a touch of caramel sweetness. Somewhat less bitter finish, but still pretty tasty.
jtclockwork (6218) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Steve. Pours muddy amber brown with off white head. Nose/taste of grapefruit, fresh pineapple, rye, citrus and caramel malt. Some bitter orange peel in the finish. Medium body.
StefanSD (1921) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a small white head that soon dissipates to a ring. The aroma is mild and undistinguished with a trace of sweetened grapefruit and a hint of rock candy. The flavor is lightly spicy with classic rye flavors backed up by piney hops and a bit of soured citrus. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry. Overall: meh, not much to recommend here. I love rye but this one just does not work for me, perhaps freshness is an issue, a date on the bottle would be nice.
Ratman197 (8471) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of rye, floral notes, earthiness, light citrus and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of rye, earthiness, light pine and light citrus with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Windy City. Somewhat sweet nose. Some grapefruit and a hint of skunk. Fairly dry and hoppy up front. A little spice kick and a litlle sweetness as well. Finish is quick and dry.
Peacehammer (558) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy aroma, with hop bitterness and rye character. The rye spice is nicely enhanced by the hop flavors. Easily their best beer.
DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 Solid IPA, hoppy, smooth, perfect complexity, bottle from whole foods, enough to share around
Barreras (746) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a light orange with a yellow hue. Aroma is of pine needles mixed with floral notes. Taste is mild for an IPA, slight bitterness throughout which dissipates in the aftertaste. A slight grassy taste as well. Overall a good IPA just on the milder side.
MattH (577) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Light orange pour. Piney aroma. Flavor of pine. Heavy mouthfeel. Solid well balanced ipa.
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In taster at Quaff meeting. Smells definite hops and spice. Looks light apricot. Tastes rye and light spiced good bitterness. The brewer was at the meeting and he talked about how the hop selections were meant to emulate Amarillo hops with none of that actual type due to a shortage of those hops because of the big brewers buying it all up. Overall 8 of 10. Fun twist on the talents of socal ipas with the rye.