justsayswell (90) - Kansas, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black. Canít see any light through this one... Not jet black. Just black. Poured this one very gently into a tulip glass, yet it still develops a huge pillowy beige head. The rye comes is very forward, comes through immediately, along with some grapefruit, and if you bury your nose in the glass, just a faint whiff of windex. Initial sip is grain, dry rye, herbal hops, hints of spice, a little chocolate, and a little coffee. Mouthfeel is really light. Not a dense beer at all. Aftertaste is bitter, herbal hops.
TylerGreenDC (440) - - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Aroma of orange and malt. Flavors are citrus, mocha and a little sweet, juicy something... maybe thatís some orange and the rye, which is otherwise understated. Really nice.
snoworsummer (2711) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Thanks Joe and Kaile! Pours very dark brown with a thick, bubbly beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes like dry toast, burnt malt, dry grains, dry grapefruit and light pine hops. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like roasted malt, burnt toast, dry grains, and dry citrus.
UncleKorm (943) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750m poured a dark brown to black hue w/ huge foamy tan head and minor lacing. Moderate piney hop aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are floral and pine hop, peppery rye, and light roasty malt. Full bodied.
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beastmaster (349) - Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour white head. Barley, wheat, and rye aroma. Sweet sugary aroma and taste similar. Almost creamy.
douglas88 (6588) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml from Whole Foods. Pours a very dark reddish black brown color with a large tan head. A nice nose of toast, rye, citrus. A light spicy rye bite, citrus, pine, fairly dry toasted malts. The spicy rye lingers with oranges. A bit thin. Oddly enough, it seems thin to me. Hmm. Very nice overall.
rumproasts (3498) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Near black with small head. Slightly aboverage black IPA. Malty and hoppy, light rye, mild bitterness.
hman43 (447) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
it pours with a larger than normal head, which is a lot for IPAís. It pours black, but not so much that light doesnít come through. The head is full with lacing on the sides. It has aromas of malt, molasses, grains, and a hint of citrus. It has a lively punch to it with coffee and rye flavors, a little citrus, and floral touches. Itís low on the bitterness scale for an IPA.
jonnyguns (1093) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer San Fran. Pours a dark red, almost brown like colour with medium firm off white head. Nose shows toasty malts, rye, some citrus and a little chocolate. Taste has slight citrus hops, leading to a roasty and chocolate finish with nice rye spice.
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drsandman (470) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at 20/7 on MV. Pours a dark reddish brown, thin off white head. Aroma is fresh grass hop, roasted malt, pine, rye. Flavor is light sweet roasty malt into med bitter pine hop. Quite nice
smith4498 (3131) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tony. Pours clear reddish brown color with tan head. Malty aroma with some citrus. Spicy rye flavor with moderate roast, some citrus, and a touch of chocolate and slight bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.