taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly good, and a beer I’ve never heard of. The rye gives it an off flavor which is interesting, and some hops standards are along for the good times ride.
keepersj12 (2511) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy amber. The aroma is odd. Am I getting some Brett? The flavor has a bit of Brett too. Is this just a coincedence? Strange brew but not bad, just different. On another day this may get a much higher rating.
rjwhite41 (40) - osceola, Iowa, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a slightly cloudy orange amber with a small off white head. Smell woody, piney, citrusy, spicy, some rye and bread scents. Nice complicated aroma. Taste is very piney and citrusy up front with the rye spiciness in the middle and a drying bitter finish. Carbonation seems moderate for style and has a medium full mouthfeel. Not a bad beer. I would drink it again but I wouldn’t search it out but there aren’t many IPA’s I would.
crajun (866) - , Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
not sure how I got this one, but another IPA that doesn’t work for me - hop aroma - piney/citrus; nice mouthfeel kinda creamy but the hops take over quick and that’s it for me...
joshmcg000 (292) - Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours VERY hazy amber with tons of floaty’s and white head. Aroma is spicy rye. light body with perfect carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink with a little bit of hops and a lot of rye spiciness. I like every Rye P.A. I have tasted and this is no exception.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Originally reviewed: 2/24/11. Pours a very cloudy dark brownish-orange. Can’t see through this at all for the murky floaties. A small off-white head coats the top. Minor lace drips down the glass. The nose carries mild notes of pepper and fresh-mulched hops. But this lacks zip. It is really tame; I really need to drag to get anything out of this.
The mouth is firm. Good depth and carbonation level. I can sense the rye right away, with the slightly sour aspect that finishes bitter and dry. The hops come to play more in the flavor than the nose [maybe they used all of the "aromatic" hops in their Hop on Top, and forgot about this one]. Mild spicy bitterness. Some faint toffee-like sweetness in the middle, that then gets dried out at the finish. All-in-all, not a bad beer. A middle-of-the-road IPA. I’d have it again, but wouldn’t actively seek it out.
TheBeerGod (4994) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - gift from my friend Vince. It was from his beer of the month club. Murky rusty amber with a short, frothy white head. Aroma is spicy rye notes, spicy and floral hops, citrus and caramel notes. Taste is spicy rye notes, light bready malts, caramel, floral hops, spicy hops and citrus fruit. Soft woody notes as well. Body is medium, slightly resinous and has a moderate, foamt carbonation. Ends with lingering bitterness from the spicy hops, floral notes, citrus, rye, toasted malt, earthy hops, caramel and melon.
kaser (1999) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange amber with moderate white head. Bubbles. Carmel and fruit smells. Malty hops and slightly bitter. Easy drinking IPA. Not great but did the trick at a small town with no other ipa's around
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jjgmd (1185) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy rusty color. Small wispy head, very mild citrusy aroma with some spice. Some nice bitterness with a citrusy, mostly grapefruit taste. Rye definitely comes through through the end. Really not a bad IPA, obtained through my beer club. Certainly drinkable !! Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1150) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber with a beige head and aroma of rye and hops. Taste is of hops, rye, and pine with a bitter finish and nicely balanced. Solid IPA, drinkable brew.