Reid (1599) - Salem,Oregon, 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 ní 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
Strykzone (3812) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This poured clear and coppery. A three finger beige head. The aroma was rye and caramel. Chocolate is tasted early and it seems to cause some muddying of the waters. Rye and caramel with spices. There is a long lasting bitterness from the hops. Some fruit and citrus, too. The chocolate kept getting in the way and perhaps it should have been left out. The finish had less chocolate and more caramel which was an improvement.
hayduke (2928) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Share with Strykzone on Facebook Chat Pours a clear copper color with with a big bubbled beige head. Nose gives spices, chocolate, and flavor hops, and the rye is there. Medium plus body . Flavor is very unusual, being hoppy like an IPA, with chocolate like stout, showing fruit like a belgian, and the rye. Finishes kind of bitter like an IPA. This is a decent beer but the flavors donít quite all hang together.
RobertDale (1882) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a darker amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma of grain, caramel, and fruit. Taste is caramel, spice, a bit of rye, and a bit of hops. Decent.
riversideAK (5404) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of spicy rye malt caramel and peppery earthy hops. Pours auburnish thin head. Flavors of rye malt grain peppery tangy notes caramel light sweet fruitiness and an earthy peppery hop presence. Balanced.
maley1 (470) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber pour with small white head. Aroma of hops, grain, malt and bread. Taste of rye malt, hops, slightly sweet caramel, faint fruitiness. Medium bodied, perfect carbonation, nothing really overpowering anything on the taste, well balanced, slightly peppery dry finish, good rye beer.
wlajwl (2891) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of like an EPA with rye. The spiciness of the rye helps but doesnít take away from the slight dullness in the flavor.
thegreenrooster (2806) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a amber with a small white head. Aroma is of a slightly spicy rye and not much else. Flavor is again an ok spicy rye with a little more of the hops showing up. Not enough umph in this one. An ok beer but not at good as others that Iíve recenlty had.
trujahwarrior (259) - Monroe, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear copper color with a medium fluffy white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of rye and sweet malt and some other funky off smell. Tastes of rye, chocolate and sweel malt with a slight hop finish. Mouthfeel is slightly oily and watery with decent carbonation. Overall this isnít near as good as I was expecting. I was figuring it to be a little more hoppy because rye works well with hops. Decent for an amber but nothing impressive.
unclemattie (3705) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz Bridgeport bottle. Deep amber color, lacey white foam. Aroma of mixed berries & loads of fresh pine tips. Tastes kinda like soap, at first. Then some toasted malt flavor, hint of a rye tingle. Overall, very odd flavors. Tastes and finishes like a hearty Amber Ale. (3672)
ads135 (1572) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is amber in color, slightly sweeter than I wouldíve liked with a lighter than average body. The rye comes through in a slight pepperyness that is its one real saving grace. Drank this during on of the many disappointing games of March Madness, 2013 at Brandonís house.