kathouse (1642) - Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep Amber and a cream colored foam. Rye in this beer is very aggressive. Spice is overpowering and throws off balance. Not a favorite.
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown appearance. Smells nice, juicy citrus hop presence, oatmeal, rye and honey. high bitterness, dense and oily with some sugary finish.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the can @ home, thanks to jcnielsen for sending! Pours a touch hazy, burnt orange appearance with a big cream colored head. The aroma is herbal, spicy, has some grapefruit and some dankness. A little bit of candy and tropical fruit in the nose. Medium body. Fairly low sweetness. Moderately low bitterness. Quite spicy from the rye and hops. Dank and peppery. Clean and easy to drink. Solid brew.
Dogbrick (11614) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the taproom. Clear copper-gold color with a medium off-white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Piney hops, citrus and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, citrus and rye malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a piney hops and rye aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Tmoney99 (13609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus and rye aroma. Medium to abundant body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy rye and herbal hop flavor with a medium rye bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex beer.
Cybercat (5171) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2016 Pours clear golden with a thin ivory head. Malty aroma has a hoppy overtone. Flavor is hoppy and malty with a hint of rye, not much else. Mouthfeel has average body and fizz. Go ahead, harvest one on a hot day.
Trying again from a can that I brought from Asheville. Aroma has more rye to it, and as much resiny hops. It pours dark, hazy copper with a thick and frothy buff head. Maybe they revised the formula, or the process, or both?Flavor presents hoppy and lively rye notes, better than last time. Glad I decided to give it a second chance! Mouthfeel still has average body, but fizz is better and finish delivers plenty of bready rye. Take another swing at it.
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean copper orange pour with one finger of tan head. Resinous and juicy nose with a grainy spice and bready note. Resinous and spicy in the mouth.
Travlr (21671) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Clear deep golden amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of dusty and lightly spiced pine. Taste is earth pine resin, rye bread. Very tasty.
GTAEgeek (1971) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample in a flight at the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy brown, with a thin head. Dominant rye bread aroma, with some earthy and pine notes, and an undercurrent of pineapple. Low, citrusy sweetness, and an aggressive, but smooth and pleasant, bitterness. Medium to heavy body, syrupy, sticky, and a little harsh. Overall, this is not the most aromatic beer, but the flavor is fantastic. Strangely sessionable. Wish I’d had a full glass of this.
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample During RBWG Day 2, Asheville. Light amber pour with a medium off-white head. Melon, yellow apples, strawberry Charleston Chew. Quite sweet. Slightly spicy grain accents. Pepper, dirt. More melon and apple. Sort of oily, medium body.