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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 91   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Our latest addition to our year-round lineup. For you hop heads out there, you have to try this! This American style IPA made with rye grain tops the charts at over 85 IBU (thatís a lot of bitter!). Itís starts with floral hop notes a big malty body hinting at the underlying rye grain and finishes with a nice clean bitterness.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 5, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours light amber with a long lasting thick head. Aroma and flavor has some citrus notes and caramel backing. Slight spice from the rye. Overall I would have liked to have a bigger bitter bite and finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (4337) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Bomber, poured a deep orange color with citrus and spice aromas that flare the nostrils. Taste is citrus, caramel, hops and grapefruit bitterness throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2011
On tap @ the brewery. Deep orange color with lots of white head. Citrus hop aroma with some spice and caramel malt - nice rye spiciness with some bitterness and a good amount of malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3008) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
29 July 2011, tap at brewery. yellow, faintly cloudy, occasional bubbles. nose is astringent grapefruit rind but not huge. thin/med body and mildly fizzy. decent ipa. canít say i can pinpoint rye but nice prominent bitterness. slightly sweet w/ grapefruit rind all throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle send to me from Saarlander. Rusty gold color with a good lasting foam on top. Scattered lacing. Pine and grapefruit in the aroma with grain, woodsy notes, and caramel. This is a solid beer. Easy to drink, refreshing, and enough hops to satisfy. The hop flavor seems more resinous with a little pine than any citrus; soft and somewhat oily but with a little bit of a gritty grain note thatís probably the rye component. Thereís plenty of malty sweetness but it still gets nice and dry in the finish. Nice firm bitterness. Lacks any thrill but just a good all around beer. Thanks Aaron!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Bomber. Pours the expected orange-gold of the style. Thin layer of sticky white foam. Aroma of sweet malt and light hops. Flavor is solid of malt and rye, though a touch sweet of corn. This is a fine brew, but lacking in hop flavor and presence. Mouthfeel is oily, but not heavy. Just decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3319) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle-pours lightly hazy orange with a small soapy slightly off white head that turns to fizzy pretty quickly. nose is not all that in your face in terms of hops-lite citrus, lite pine, sweet malt-flavors are lightly hoppy, rye notes (cracker, sweet grains) and some lite citrus. really not all that IPA-ish if you ask me. finish is sweet with lingering grainy notes. really decent if you would call it an APA,but not IPA. Decent and i bet it would be bettter on tap. a pretty soft beer for the style and ABV.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Not bad. The rye is certainly front and center. Not very hoppy to my west coast tastebuds. Pours a nice orange/brown color. Good sparkle to it but to me is just a little on the blah side.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Iíll tell you what. This beer may not be a big bad ass beer but thatís what makes it great. Think Anchor Steam only more hopped up and just as drinkable. For me super delicious. I gotta get more. Killer aromatics. Aroma is nutty, grainy, cracked sunflower seeds, rye, malty, bitter hops. The quality a flavor is on par with excellent German crafted ales. If you are a pretentious beer snob then donít bother but if you like delicious beer at a cheap price. Get some. Tasty tasty tasty! I am floored by how drinkable it is. Everything about it is awesome!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 28, 2011
A little too sudsy and watered down to warrant that big marquee of an IPA. Itís funny, too, because they make another IPA, called Knuckle Sandwich, that blows any other IPA out of the water. This particular guy, however, lacks the buzz and sting of its contemporaries. The hops nip your tongue but never burrow in, and, being an India Pale Ale guy, this paints my soul a dark stroke of blue. Rustic isnít terrible, but it doesnít deserve your time, either. Next.


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