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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2011
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1201) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2011
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbuzz (741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2011
a very suprising IPA. Did not expect much coming from Sprecher Brewing Company Bitter slightly citrus, The rye body is a good contrast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (1823) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2011
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2011
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (5867) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2011
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2011
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (6351) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
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.


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