TheBeerGod (5595) - 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 (4180) - 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
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jjgmd (1746) - 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 (1674) - 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.
TheAlum (6373) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Pour on tap at the Reserve Tasting at the brewery (Glendale, WI). Pours a murky brownish amber pour, some amber glow on the edges, well hazed brownish middle. A frothy offwhite head sits around as a firm layer, sits around and laces well as a sturdy film. Aromas are sweet caramel and biscuity malts, touches of rye and a more American spin on hops, lemons and grass, just a touch of grapefruit. As it warms a touch more, more grapefruit, firm and zesty. Initial is mellow, lighter end of medium bodied, a bit deadened up front, waft of bitterness, middle is mellow sweetness, gentle grassy and floral hops, a kiss of citrusy lemon and grapefruit. Finish brings a decent to average bitterness back into the fold, giving a bit of a comeback, a touch of sticky crisp sweetness. Biscuits, toast. It’s quite drinkable, a bit low on hops into the finish. It’s doable. A bit underbodied, a touch low on hops. But I think it’s better than most other "hoppy" beers I’ve had from the Sprecher guys.. And an interesting concept that they started the label to make some more "trendy" styled beers.
Melanie (64) - - MAR 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice aroma with a decent head. This beer has beautiful lacing. I am not thrilled with the flavor as I don't really taste much of a hops presence .
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Dogbrick (9611) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 02/23/2012. This beer is a slightly hazy yellow-amber color with a medium fizzy white head that burns away steadily to a film. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, malt and a bit of spice. Light body with flavors of floral hops, sweet malt and a touch of spice. The finish is mildly hoppy with a short earthy aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
milewide (1749) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very flavorful brew for 5.73% ABV. Cloudy amber color with medium head. Hop bitterness dominates both aroma and taste. Modest head.
boozedude (2207) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good stuff... Slight pine scent..pours dark orange with small white head...good hopps and nice bitter aftertaste that lasts
uoffgator (49) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful head with an evident chill haze after pour. Very hopy with a surprisingly evident citrus bite. Aftertaste resonates of watered down and somewhat astringent taste.