robforbes (2074) - 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.
Reid (1938) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. single from Roths Vista Market in S.Salem.
Clear copper coloured ale with a nice sized,thick n’ frothy off white head.
Strange sickly aroma , like vomit diluted and mixed with soap. Not good.
Thankfully the flavour is better!, balanced, caramel malts,slightly toasted, some spicy rye and bitter dark chocolaty.
OK on the palate i liked the carbonation levels.
Not a bad beer but the aroma was just WRONG
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Out of the bottle. Pours a golden amber color with a white creamy head. Smell is of rye malts and a little off is some small way. Taste is bitter and a little sour. Not the best beer I have ever had but not terrible.
boFNjackson (4156) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Poured copper/amber/reddish with white head. Lots of the spice, a bit unbalanced with an astringent character. Dark grains, bitter vegetal tones. Some hop earthy spice too.
bpreo (1730) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of the best Rye Ale’s I’ve ever had, and certainly the most distinctly flavored. I now absolutely know what the grain Rye tastes like.