Alexnbaum (13) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
This was not a good beer. I don't know if I had a bad bottle, but the three of us splitting it gave it three sips each and through it down the drain.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle into a glass. Pours murky, dark amber with a thin head. Aroma is sweet malt, a bit of spice, and candi sugar. Taste is syrupy. A bit of pine, spice, and grass. But mostly a sticky sweet mess.
hansenkw (12) - - OCT 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours a surprisingly dark copper, with nearly no head, even when poured aggressively, which leaves a slight lace. Has a lightly hoppy nose with a notable rye backbone. Flavor is the typical rye matly bitterness and an astringent citrus hop finale.
Ernest (6544) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, grain, husks), moderately hoppy (resin), with notes of soap, apples, and vegetables.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation.
Clumsy, syrupy, vegetal, sour, and dirty.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on 9/28/2012. This Rye Beer pours a deep amber brown color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet, with a definite rye character as well. A medium bodied Rye beer. The malts are caramel, toffee, bready, fruity and sweet. Nice rye spiciness. The hops are herbal. Nice carbonation. Much more in the British Style of Pale Ale, much more on the malt side. The rye kind of highlights the malts instead of the hops. Decent carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
drjay44 (2868) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear, copper (SRM 15) body.......nose is light pine, light citrus, toffee/caramel, light rye.......taste is light rye spice, light toffee/caramel, hints of pine, citrus, finishing with a light bitterness......mouth feel light of medium, very mild astringency, carbonation adds a medium foam. This is a light take on the style of a Rye IPA. There are others, more complex,available. On the other hand, this is a pleasant session beer which would not challenge a new sampler of craft beer overly much. BJCP 7/3/12/3/6
brokensail (12367) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber color with a khaki head. A fairly strong rye aroma with some toffee malt notes. There’s a good citrus peel and pine hop aroma, some floral hop notes, too. Tastes of toasted malt, rye, toffee, and sweet malt. There is a bit of pine bitterness. Some citrus peel, and a decent floral hop note as well. Not bad, but not all that good, either.
UncleKorm (1016) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz Bomber poured amber with a mostly lingering off-white head. Aroma consisted of rye, grapefruit and a hint of earthiness. It is a medium bodied brew with a crisp if not a dry finish. Flavors were subtle with surprising little hop; most notable was rye, earthiness, and pink grapefruit with a dry bitter lingering rye finish.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish pour with nice fluffy off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, earth, some nuts, nice spice, lemon, grainy notes with a hint of floral and grassy notes coming in as well. Taste is a mix of caramel and toffee, some nice spicy and slightly lemon rye, mainly spice, yeast, some floral notes, finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet and dries out well. Pretty tasty.
RSRIZZO (1876) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into a Tulip at 44°. Color is a deep dark amber with mellow carbonation and a small off white head. Aroma of spicy hops and peppery rye. It has a medium body with a crisp mouth feel. The rye comes out up front with pepper, then a touch of toffee, the hops give spice and a nice citrus. In the after taste a mild bitterness comes in and the spice lingers. Overall its a great brew with an easy drinking complex flavor palate.