Lanchester (179) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper/orange hue topped with a thin off-white head. Aroma is a blend of rye-bread, pine and fresh grapefruit. Smooth caramel maltiness up front in the flavor quickly gives way to a resinous and floral hop profile; finishes with a slight lingering bitterness and rye-grain aromatics. Surprisingly silky on the palate, makes for an easy drinking experience. Good use of the rye to add further depth to the classic Pale Ale style.
Pailhead (4242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of BrooHa
Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, rye, toastiness, light grapefruit, and faint floral notes. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a two finger white head that fades to a thin film within a minute or so. The flavor starts with moderate caramel and a hint of fruit. The finish has some toastiness, rye, herbal notes, and light grapefruit. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation.
BVery (5153) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with a huge off white head. Nose is rye, and pine resin. Moderate palate. Taste is bready and slightly sweet.
jkwalking05 (3070) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange with a large off-white head. Aroma is of rye, hops and bread. Taste is of rye, earthy hops and grass.
Brandman (1759) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper body, white head. Aroma has cookie dough, spices, floral and resiny hops. Smooth and nice palate. OK.
Voodoo (229) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep amber color with the hint of a wheat induced head, almost but not quite creamy. The unmistakeable taste of rye maltiness and slighty green slightly citrusy hops. Crisp finish, a solid rye.
DSG (4715) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentine. Thanks David Cohen. Clear amber color. Resinous hops aroma, slightly stale, with some malt. Sweetish flavor with malt, a bit of caramel, grainy hints, light fruitiness and a moderately bitter finish with some hops. Medium-bodied.
arventresca (512) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer. Surprising how nice it tasted. Buy if available. O’Doyle Rules!
BucannonXC5 (666) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22-oz. bomber into a pint glass, thanks to a buddy from Saratoga, N.Y. Color was dark caramel, a bit like heavy iced tea. Just over a finger of head. Nice film of white lacing on the top that dissipated once I started drinking it. Wet uneven film on the sides.
Smelled of sharp citrus hops. Mainly smelled lemon. Also a rye smell which I’m beginning to notice more (I think). Some light cereal notes as well.
Tasted slightly better than the nose. Got that iced tea taste again, which I seem to get with all rye beers. Still some lemon citrus hops. God this got good as it went down.
Medium body. Slick texture. Average carbonation. Long smooth finish. Consistent throughout and really went down well.
This beer just got better as it went down. I debated on a lot of the ratings, but went with what I put down. May change later, but damn this was good.
blackflag321 (391) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft with burger and fries; this is a nice rye pale ale; character seemed to get smoother as I drank it.