arminjewell (5231) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange amber pour with white head that fades quick, aroma brought notes of some slight rye, sour grain, hints of toffee, caramel, biscuit, slight spice. Taste is a mix of slight rye, lemon, caramel, toffee, hints of grain, bread, slight spice, caramel notes finishing dry. Just ok.
douglas88 (5171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Hiromi. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A fruity and grainy nose. The flavor is big rye, meaty at times, fresh piny hops, some lingering sweetness. A bit odd altogether but nice overall.
brenn79 (1342) - Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours clear dark orange with a one finger head that reduces. Aroma is subdued, somewhat bready and spicy from the rye, kind of sweet and fruity. Taste is sweet and very mellow and smooth, sweet tarts, mild dry finish. I liked it, kind of basic, but nothing offensive.
ajnepple (1117) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Amber and clear with a nice off-white head that laces the glass. The aroma is skunky and hoppy with light spices and malts. Medium body with a slick feel and soft carbonation. Pretty tasty balance of flavor between bitter hops, a blend of sweet malts and subtle rye spiciness.
Cybercat (2785) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Comes out of the growler a pretty clear dark amber, almost a caramel color, with a very thick and rather persistent light wheat head. Strong aroma has a decided rye note with hints of pomme fruit and alcohol. Robust, distinctive flavor has rye and yeast notes plus hoppy, fruity and earthy hints. Texture is smooth, average thickness and not much fizz. Certainly worth giving a try, especially if you like rye beers.
raphael (808) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
i smell woody hops. caramel, black pepper. decent khaki head on light amber. flavorfs of oak, pin, lime, hidden sweetness. light in the mouth, light sour finish
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear deep copper with a foamy beige head. Deep inhale reveals spicy chocolate. Med body. Foamy carb. Flavor comes first as chocolate, then with rye spice, then something like the leftover flavor of sucking baking chocolate. Finishes pretty bitter - in a sort of chocolate way. We’re not talking Hersheys here, just that bitterness associated with chocolate. Very good ale. But it would be much nicer were it imperialized. Hint. Hint.
nuplastikk (3831) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pretty unimpressive offering from Bridgeport. FIltered orange-tan body. Steady thin off-white head. Odd aroma, some orange, garbage-butter, and gingerbread rye. There is a certain unpleasant, cheap caramel buttery flavor going on throughout, maybe it’s just the Rye. Not really much depth, and just an all around undesirable flavor.
Ernest (5922) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (cookie, toasted grain, husks), moderately hoppy (grass, apricot, resin), moderately yeasty (dough), with a note of cotton candy.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Not that enjoyable...starts off with a weird candyish note and overly strong raw yeast presence in the nose. The thick/sticky/syrupy sweetness in the mouth doesn’t go away after swallowing, and the combo of sourness and somewhat dirty aftertaste makes things kinda unpleasant. A pretty clunky brew.
Fatehunter (970) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Two fingers of foamy head on a clear, dark amber colored body.
The aroma is bright citrus with the rye coming through strong too. Nice.
The taste is smooth with lots of rye spice. There’s a strong bitterness that comes in at the end, which seems out of place.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.