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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.73%
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This IPA/Rye hybrid begins with a citrusy, earthy, slightly spicy hop nose. Soon the playfully assertive Cascade and Chinook hops flex their bittering muscles for balance and a clean finish to this medium-bodied ale.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rustyham (1720) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Pale amber, cloudy hazy. Big head. Clean earthy hop aroma. Flavor is a smooth earthy English ipa, slight hop bite in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9865) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
A hazed amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a nice smooth rye bread with floral hops, very nicely done. In mouth, a smooth nutty malt with piney hops, menthol notes, oily, nice and smooth. Bottle at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Pours a dark amber with a sizable and lingering head. Very very hoppy with floral.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1149) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz b ottle. Orange amber brew with off white head. Nice aroma of malt, citrus and pine hops. Taste has a nice malt / rye profile with a fine and complex hoppiness kicking in at the end of the swallow. Average palate. Not an extreme IPA but an extremely tasty one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle fresh from Sprecher brewery. Floral hops, golden yellow body with a generous retained white creamy head. Average mouthfeel, with some astringency, but still a good drinker because of the edge and hop profile. Really bitter as the IBU 73 shows. Must try for hopheads and anyone a fan of the bitter or sour camp.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6069) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Tap at the Sprecher tour/reserve tasting. Amber pour with a big clingy white head. Aroma of citrus hop and earth. Medium palate. Big citrus, earth, and rye taste, although it was a bit astringent. Paired with a monterrey jack cheese with morels and leeks - good combo.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2011
From the Sprecher outlet in Glendale. Decent beer but nothing I am too excited about. The hops tended to be just bitter with out a lot of hop flavor. Nice color and a little bit of spiciness from the rye. Serving: Bottle

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle courtesy of graniteskunk. Pours copper with a thin off white head. Smells of rye, resiny, citrussy, earthy. Tastes resiny and grainy with some nice rye hints, some spicy elements and a peppery finish. Nicely balanced and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Thanks to graniteskunk! Pours a golden color. White head. Cascade hops are evident from initial aroma followed by some caramel malt, and light yeasty tones. Flavor is hop forward, bitter, fruity, and finishes a bit metallic.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.


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