Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Pacific Standard. Aroma is pretty malty with some rye and chocolate. Terrific beer which is Sofa King smooth anfld perfectly hoppy. Grassy with some peanut and cocoa. Best Blue Point beer since forever!
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Pacific Standard. Amber in color with a little white head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Grassy earthy floral hoppy notes. Malty caramel flavor with chocolatety notes. Smooth tasting. Finish is bitter. Creamy. Very drinkable.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at MacGregors in Rochester. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is mostly floral and citrus hops. Medium body. Flavor is floral hops up front, followed by a caramel and nutty note and has a lingering bitter finish of roasted malt and floral hops.
bigrond (1408) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed this beer. Nice color, nice body. Very dry and slightly bitter. I’m guessing Specialty grain means ’Rye’. Since that seems to be the popular opinoin. Either way, I like it. It’s nice to see something new from Blue Point as well as be available outside of the brewery.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a perfect clear copper with thin off white head. The aroma has sugar sweet malts and a mix of spicy hops and oily grapefruit rind. The taste is pretty hop forward with spicy hops and tart and bitter citrus hops that roll toward a brief mild note of malt graininess as well as faint sweet caramel, butterscotch and fruity esters.
beastiefan2k (2197) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 Taster at brewpub. Orange/copper color, clear beer. A sweet nutty maltiness, some light floral hoppiness. Taste is mineral with light citrus fruit and lightly malty. Easy drinking and thirst quenching. A very nice mix of nutty lager and a lightly hopped American ale. I would say this is a Vienna/APA mix. Definitely returnable and recommended.7/3/6/3/14
Re-rate from growler: very different brew the 2nd time around. Still the same color but has a beautiful large head. Aroma has gone all the way hoppy and looses and of the lagered maltiness and nuttiness it had before. Aroma is all hops with light citrus, light pine and light sweet hops. Taste is similar and finishes with light bitterness and extremely easy drinking. A definite improvement.7/4/7/3/15
TomDecapolis (4336) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at PCBF 08. Pours a translucent amber with golden notes and an average bubbly/creamy off white head. Aroma of floral notes, caramel, rye, a bit spicy and some mixed citrus. Flavor of light roast, citrus, some rye and toasted malt.
Sregnar35 (933) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Mahars. Another good session beer. Flavor was sweet and not at all hoppy, but a good balance was there.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Aroma of rye seed, rye bread, light citrus and floral hops. Flavor very rye malty, sweet rye, with bittering hops rubbing up against it. Bitter finish but never completely obstructs the rye malt. Pretty tasty.
guzzler67 (1456) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright bronze appearance with an averge size, off white head and good lacing. Flowery, slightly herbal, hop aroma. Taste has a clean, sharp bite. Grainy flavor that’s a little grassy and a little spicy (almost peppery). Dry, bitter, lingering finish.