Leighton (16259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery taproom during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear orange-gold with a creamy white head. The nose holds citrus fruits and dried bread. Medium sweet flavor with notes of orange, grainy bread, light sticky pine. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately resinous on the finish, with notes of sweet bready malts, rye grains, pine and ripe orange. Good one.
DiarmaidBHK (3951) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at taproom. Pours golden with a white head. Leaves a shitload of lacing in the glass. Massive rye notes on the nose. Massive spicy rye on the tongue combined nicely with some grapefruit style hops which are quite flavorful. Finished clean. Nice example of style.
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jhliesen (810) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can--pours a deep amber color with a medium, off white, frothy head that leaves some lacing. Aroma mostly of wet pine with lemon, the aroma was fresh like you would find in a brewery. The taste starts with the hops and follows with malt and some spice on the end. Moderate bitterness on the finish. Bruisin Ales
drfabulous (5523) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at brewery. Hoppy in aroma and in body. Some rye in taste. Slightly malty. Nice.
jrob21 (3161) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Potent Potables. Spicy bitter hop presence. Smooth malt body with a medium presence. A little sweet a little bitter on the finish. Solid.
Theydon_Bois (14958) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the brewpub, 17/02/15.
Lightly hazed orange amber with a light beige covering.
Nose is bitter citric peel, orange, tangerine, toasted bread, grain.
Taste comprises skunky hops, Mosaic evident, tangerine, orange pith, mandarin.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
cobaink2 (274) - seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from tasty beverage Raleigh. Pretty large head when poured. Light copper color. Nice beer but a bit different than expected. More of a melon hop forward taste with just a hint of rye on the very backend. As an IPA it is quite good. Tasted of melon, Meyer lemons and a bit of an herb somewhere in there. Tasty for sure.
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mstrcrwly (823) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can poured into a snifter..amber/copper pour with a fluffy white head..aroma
of citrus,pine,spices..tastes of grapefruit,pine,resin,spices..medium bodied..
monk191 (1541) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent rye, nothing to write home about. Pours a nice red with a white head. Smells of rye and grapefruit. Taste is mostly rye, with a bit of orange. Had on tap at the brewery.
islay (1837) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can, consumed on 10-24-15. Pours a clear (although with haze in the final pour), dark amber with a large amount of thick, creamy, uneven, taupe head. Produces good, long-lasting, thick lacing. Has a leather-like appearance. Very good looking beer. Powerful, herbal, gym bag aroma from the hops (in a good way). Scents of blueberry, pine, weed, lemon rind, and dirt. Fresh smell. Flavor matches the aroma but more subdued. Cracker, soft pretzel, and rye bread flavors from the malt. Rye earthiness in the taste: Dirt, rocks, mud. Mint (think mint toothpaste). Dry, lightly spicy, ryed finish and aftertaste. In the aroma, the hops are first and foremost. In the flavor, the rye malt dominates. I’ve noticed that North Carolina brewers love their “West Coast” IPAs, but this one adds an Appalachian earthiness that combines with the West Coast pine and weed that make this beer fit the Asheville stereotype well. Medium body. Soft in the palate. I think a crisper, sharper palate would have better suited the flavors of this beer, but I can’t complain about the palate in its own right. Overall, a good, likable, and even memorable although not special beer.