adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home via trade with OCBeerSociety. Thanks! Pours a hazy golden appearance with a cream colored head. Spicy rye, slightly dull bready, mild grapefruity aroma. Somewhat juicy, grapefruity, orange cream sickle, fairly sweet, dull bready, bitter herbal hoppy flavor. Doesnít taste super fresh but not sure Iíd enjoy it much more even if it was fresh.
PotjeBier (1690) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Whole Foods - Arroyo (Pasadena). Amber color, hazy. Off white head with good retention & lacing. Aromaís: resinous, malty sweet, with citrus, sour fruit and earthy hops retronasal. Flavor is medium bitter with a light grainish malty sweetnees. Medium bodied. Finishes with a long lasting firm earthy bitterness. Not very subtle but nice anyway.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from K & L Liquors, Hollywood. Handsome pour of bright golden-orange, with a nice billowy head and silky carbonation. Nose is rustic, grainy, and nicely dry, with a healthy undercurrent of potent tropical hops. Buoyant mouthfeel, solid carbonation. The rye and the grainy flavors combine with the hops to give this a moderately spicy feel, almost like an earthy but very well-hopped saison in places. Very enjoyable brew.
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A golden brown color on the pour with a foamy head. Hints of floral and light citrus flavors and a bold but tasty ending of hope to finish the drink.
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber fantasy baseball payoff. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Fruity malty floral hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus and grapefruit flavor. Has a malty hoppy finish.
Franks (27) - Long Beach, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a Hazy Copper with a large white head. Aromas of malt, caramel, citrus and hops. The taste has a nice bitterness witha bit of smoke. The palate has a medium body with average carbonation a nice finish. Overall it is a great beer, and I will be drinking this again!
Ober (2810) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear orange/amber colored beer, with a white head. The aroma of fruits like citrus and orange with hop. The taste is fruity sweet, with a pleasant bitter hops. The aftertaste is sweet with a little bitter.
knewell (73) - Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a golden color and a strong citrus aroma. Has a bitter and sour taste. It also leaves bitterness on your palate after the swallow. I have to honest, i am not an ipa fan, so this rating probably is not to fair.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts and rye with some grapefruit and citrus hops and a touch of pine hop.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit, orange, and citrus hops with some bitterness. Through the middle, some light pine hop comes through with a bit more bitterness and some rye spiciness. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel and biscuit malts, rye spiciness, and some citrus and light pine hops.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and lightly spicy finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice Rye IPA with a good balance of hops and some nice rye spiciness.
illidurit (2146) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery during RBSG 2012. Typical golden color with a white head. Slightly candied malt flavors with subtle fruity hops. The rye gives it a nice full body but itís not super evident in the flavor. Tends toward sweet.