dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear reddish-amber with a frothy white head. Grass and grain with a touch of caramel. Finishes with a mildly bitter hop bite.
ChainGangGuy (4347) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a faintly hazed, darkish copper-toned body with a smallish, wispy, near white head.
Smell: Less-than-smooth Smooth Rye has a shockingly foul aroma, like somebody forgot about some leftovers in the refrigerator from months earlier. Gah!
Taste: Some rye, some raw, vegetal hop something or other, but it’s ganky enough to keep you from standing to take more than a tiny, hesitant sip each time. This is the ickiest beer I’ve had in some time. I demand my $1.79 back.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin. Medium carbonation.
Overall: With absolutely no hesitation, this was a total drain pour.
gururyan (578) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a red’ish gold with little head, much more pleasant nose than I was expecting given some of the reviews. Very chuggable session beer with a light body but a zinger of an aftertaste. The aftertaste is what hurts it, but luckily it’s very short lived. As far as rye beers go, Sierra Nevada’s Ruthless Rye is still the one to beat. This one falls short, specifically in the danky aftertaste. Not upset it’s in my pick-6, but had I gotten a 6’er I wouldn’t be so happy about it. This will not be a repeat purchase, too many better choices out there. Not a drain poor, but a chore to drink.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark bos heuning colour with thick head. Aroma is banana and caramel. Flavour rings on the back and side of the tongue, some spicy tang and some rusk.
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours an amber color with a white head. Aromas of light citrus, spicy, sweet malt. Medium bodied, a nice beer
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Color is copper gold with a actually really nice long lasting foam. Looks great. I even like the old school label. Unfortunately, that’s where the high marks end. The beer smells pretty bad. There is a hefty amount of rye in the profile along with cereal aromas. However, the grains give way to a funky, beer vomit smell. Very unpleasant. Could this be infected? The beer’s taste is much better than the nose but is still nothing special. Dry rye with some tart fruit. Rye bread flavor all the way. Hints of iodine perhaps. Hops profile is fine. I really get the Golding here. Drinkable but that nose is tough to get past.
mattyvolz (12) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
copper colored, nose of rye but it doesn’t smell great. taste is better that the nose, this is what a rye ale tastes like. fairly one dimensional. Rye ales are not my favorite style, this one in particular is average overall. Id rather have a rye ale from terrapin
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok. Hazy brown. Slight red tint. Dense, dirty white head with a good size. Prevalent rye aroma with a slight bitterness. Staunch malted rye taste with not much of anything else. Of all the.beers I’ve had that had "rye" in their name this one actually makes it known. If you want a rye beer. There’s really no other choice.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, amber colored with strong tan foam, hoppy rye aroma , dry rye, grain and hops flavor, bitter finish
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear amber with a medium size egg shell head, and a very good lacing.
smell is of malt, some sweetness, rye, a touch of citrus, and hops.
taste is bitter, some citrus, rye, slight roasted malts, and hops. ends very bitter.