onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2011. Clear reddish gold. Big hoppy aroma of citrus and floral hops, some grapefruit, but also of malty rye bread and soft caramel. Balanced, really hoppy but really malty, with just a bit too much bitterness. Hop tone was floral and citric with a calm but sturdy toffee tone. Finishes with an acidic bitterness. Kinda average.
locapour (6) - Austin, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I shot an episode of Locapour that features the Black Star Vulcan: http://locapour.tv/austin/blackstarcoopvulcan
T color of the beer is amazing. It is truly lives up to its fiery namesake.
If you are in the mood for an IPA but donít want to be punched in the nose with a bushel of hops, the Vulcan will be a good choice. The rye rounds it out and gives it an incredible mouthfeel.
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Caramel-colored cloudy beer with a small head. One of the better "Rye IPAs" Iíve had. Brewers usually lay it on too thick, this has pretty good balance. The rye does muscle out some of the pleasant hop notes, but adds some pleasant complex burnt flavors.
bmsulliv (129) - - MAY 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated by Katie - good even though she doesn't like ipa.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drfabulous (3374) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brew pub. Probably star of the list. Some bitter with the hops and aroma. Caramel to some extent. Slight sweetness to finish.
Fratto (2442) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is bready spice and citrus. Taste is more rye, pineapple, caramel, and a big toast finish.
ttoadee (462) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange/amber, off white head. Full bodied hop nose. Bitter on the tongue. Spicy through the middle from both hops and rye. Piney, well balanced finsh.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber collor with almost no head. Big tropical fruity aroma. Notes of apple juice, floral and herbal character, some caramel and rye. Light-bodied, with a fruity, juicy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Nice, fruity IPA.
bleeng (1458) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the coop. Pours slightly hazy copper-gold. Little head. Nose is mild earthy hops. Taste is the same with a bit of a watery ending. Medium body. Average ipa.
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at brewpub- june 2012-pours dark copper hue with a mild carbonation head (off-white). nose is ry malt sweetness, lite floral and citrus fruit aspects. wow, its SN ruthless rye clone-very nice deep amber rye malts firm leafy hp bitterness very crisp with very nice body. clean ferment no problems here. a very well made clone beer that maybe even just as good as the original and maybe even a bit more crisp. Well done!
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask pour. Clear amber color with lasting ivory sheen. Mild pine, floral aromas. Smooth mouthfeel. Decent floral hoppy flavors with grainy caramel--