wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy in the aroma, assuming from the rye. The appearance is amber with a slight gold inflection. The flavor isnít quite as heavy on the dry pine as other IPAs, with the spiciness from the rye balancing it. Its a unique take on an IPA, a good ale on its more so than a good representation of an IPA though.
GJF (1201) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Itís OK. New beer from Hy-vee, so of course bought a six-pack. Better than I was expecting. Standard grapefruity IPA, generally sweet with a bit of tang from the rye.
jbuzz (741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a very suprising IPA. Did not expect much coming from Sprecher Brewing Company
Bitter slightly citrus, The rye body is a good contrast.
fidelis83 (1823) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, medium amber with a 1-2 finger light beige head that has good retention and leaves pretty nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, spicy and slightly grassy hops, earthy, spicy rye, caramel and a light nutty note. Flavor is big on floral, almost berry blossom like hops, a good amount of earthy, grainy rye character, lots of pine, sweet malt and caramel in the middle and a grapefruit and raw hop bite to the finish. Palate is medium bodied off dry throughout and has a medium to heavy carbonation. I like this beer quite a bit, but the hop profile just comes off as too aggressively piney, it sorta clashes with the rye. That being said, I could see myself knocking back a sixer of this every once in a while.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a Cantillon tulip.
Pours a red-hue bronze color with a single-finger off-white head with pretty good retention and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward a bit of rye zest along with some mild hops, though those are quite muted. Somewhat earthy and floral. The taste definitely showcases the rye, but then finishes with an odd bitterness and a bit of astringency. Thereís some floral and herbal hop character lingering in the background. Light to medium body with average carbonation and a fairly-brisk bitterness in the finish. Drinks fairly well, but there isnít anything too enticing about it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-04-2011
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
SDraught at Wisconsin Cheese Bar: Aroma of hops, caramel malt, rye, and Earth. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized, creamy dense, tan head that greatly diminished, but lasted throughout. Lightly hazy. Slightly sparkling. Good lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily bitter, and lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, pine, slight caramel malt, and rye. Medium body. Average texture. Slightly tingly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium bitter, hop, caramel malt, and rye finish.
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a finger-thick, foamy, off-white head and some visible carbonation on the sides. Aroma of floral hops, rye, grapefruit and orange citrus, pine, and caramel malts. Flavor of rye, floral hops, citrus peel, minerals, and bitter resin. Light-medium bodied, with medium-high carbonaiton and a crisp, bitter mouthfeel. Not a whole lot to this one.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Particulate laden deep amber with a medium tan head, slowly fading leaving a ring of lace. Aroma of rye, lemon, earthy malt and caramel. Taste of mild rye, grains and mild earthy hops. Mouth feel is a shade oily with a moderate bitter finish. I love Rye IPAís, but this one falls a bit short.
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured hazy medium amber with a fluffy, sticky whitish head.. lots of sediment in the glass. The aroma really didnít pick up much.. some soapy hops over nondescript pale malts.. a little rye and some piney hops as it warmed up. The flavor found more of a sticky, syrupy-sweet impression.. sweet molasses, fruity, and pale malts at the core.. bitter on the edges with more earthy hops and spicy rye.. tacky, bitter finish with a little more rye. Light-medium bodied and increasingly bitter/rye-ey as it warmed up.. the malt bill wasnít interesting, and felt kind of cheap, but the rest of it came together aiight.
crossovert (6351) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap. It is actually pretty good, the chinook comes through especially, it isnít super bitter but it is a good enough level. Although as all of america I think the WI brewers have sadly joined the rye and black ipa bandwagons.