Beaver (1342) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pours cola colored with red notes and a smallish off white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet cola and caramel malts and some rye.
The flavor is sweet nutty caramel malts with some rye and fruit with a resiny bitterness. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and fairly watery.
Overall, a decent rye pale ale.
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a hazy ambe with a small lingering creamy amber head. Aromas of rye, mustiness, earthiness, grapefruit and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, earthiness, mustiness, pink grapefruit and a hint of pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering rye finish.
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. cola brown pour with a small and quickly subsiding tan head. faint nose of american hop grass / citrus swimming in an ocean of crystal and roast malt caramel / chocolate / toffee. small bit of honey and gum noticed as well. medium body is chewy and goopy while the carbonation is light and the acid mild; all-together it’s flabby and syrupy and falls apart as it moves across the middle. small touch of rye seed / bread character is overpowered by the gritty, earthy hop flavor and moderate bitterness. too many ingredients and none with any direction.
BeerandBlues2 (10074) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, fizzy and bubbly light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is spicy and earthy rye malt, toast and nutty notes, dates and plums with pine and herbal hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a hazy, reddish brown appearance with a bubbly, light brown head. Very piney and especially floral hoppy, spicy, mild citrusy, herbal, toasty, rye malty aroma. Toasty, slightly caramelized, mild rye malty, herbal/soapy/floral hoppy flavor with mild citrus and pine notes. Somewhat spicy, floral finish. A touch chewy. Not bad but nothing special.
onceblind (4602) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Brewery. Clear nutty red, small but laceful head. Smells remarkably just like rye bread, slightly toasted. Taste was toasty and bready with loads of rye tones, very not-subtle but that’s ok. Quiet bitterness until the finish when it becomes a little bigger, but the hoppiness isn’t very pronounced. It seems that all the bitterness comes from the rye, and there is much of it. It’s like the liquid version of toasted rye bread.