DruncanVeasey (6952) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle at The New Penguin, 06/04/14. Dusky peach bright with fizz under a tight white foam. Peach bomb nose with lemon-infused cake, honey and lemon throat sweet, tempura and pine needle hop notes. Soapy and shot through with honey and lemon; warm booze, orange liqueur, peach iced tea and sweet deep-fried batter flavours. Balancing bitter finish. Very West Coast. Not my favourite kind of IPA- too much floweriness and cake, but very decent nonetheless.
hockeybeerguy (917) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rcvd in trade.
The appearance had a hazy golden colored body, one finger white foamy head that dies within a half minute adequate clingy and coated lacing graces the sides of the glass.
The smell had a nice rye malt up front. There’s a decent amount of citrus hoppiness coming out along with some pine in an earthy sort of way.
The taste had a sweet and somewhat earthy with an adequate spicy flavoring from the rye. Everything combines fantastic. The aftertaste is somewhat spicy yet malty aftertaste and finish (though I do have to admit, the finish does seem slightly grainy as well).
The palate sits about a medium with a decent harshness of a typical Rye Beer trying to pound my mouth and tongue, but for the most part it doesn’t as it seems balanced enough to not let the carbonation add to the pounding of the mouth and tongue, decent sessionability.
Overall, this is a pretty good Rye Beer that I would be willing to have again.
halfonit (1130) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Battleship. Pours a golden color with medium white head. Aromas are of rye, floral hops, sweet caramel malts. Taste is of a faint IPA with an grassy grassy and earthiness to it. Hints of pine, spruce, and lemon from the hops. Not bad. Prob a first and last.
bbbeer (543) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium brown with medium brown head. Aroma grassy and piney hops, and some bread-like malt. Medium full body. Flavor is overall sweet. There is some bit of spice, and some hops. Drinkable for sure but I think a little too sweet and a tad out of balance.
Theydon_Bois (7005) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Ginger Man, NYC, 23/11/13.
Clear golden amber with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is hops, rye strains evident, citric notes, woody tones, bitter orange.
Taste comprises orange pith, caramel malt, rye notes, light spice, hint of grapefruit.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, light spice and hop bitterness in the finish.
Decent drop - suited cask conditioning well.
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. This is a nice rye all with some dry rye bite and good hop undertones.
Reynolds314 (2103) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty sweetness that reminds me of dried leaves and dirt. some light spicy rye and herbal hops are there as well.
Ernesto987 (3372) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A little too sweet for me, very sweet and big rye flavors, meh it’s ok. Too sweet though
Berard (217) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light brown pour with thin white head that dissipates. Medium carbonation with ipa aroma. Interesting flavor with hop presence and rye on the back. Enjoyable.
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merc7186 (1755) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light Through, White Head Ring, Good Lacing
S: Rye, Caramel
T: Rye, Bready, Caramel
M: Good Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Dry, Clean
Overall, a decent bready rye ale with a nice lingering taste.