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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.


3.1
   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 (7146) - 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 (7443) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On tap at sprecher brewery in Lake Geneva, Wi. Iím not really a fan of IPAís but this one had somewhat of a flavor over the hoppines. Amber color, smells very hoppy and citrus. Cascade or cluster hops? light rye test. Too hoppy for me though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1625) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Must be a brand new beer. Thatís exciting. So I am guess I am drinking the first batch ever made. Thatís fun. Itís an IPA heavy on the hops with lots of fruit flavors as well. But itís like a fruit rainbow that got shaken.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Intense but elequent tangy pine and citrus aroma,one of those remarkably clean refreshing aroma,like in the groves of Florida or the North Wisconsin pine forest ,the intensity,the aliveness,the glow of it is rare in IPA aromas these days,its not nose twisting,there is detectable caramel backing,but no one is paying attention to that. Flavor hops dominated,bitter,juicy tart,clean,the zesty rye quickly tags on, and your palate rides this two headed India cruiser right down to the bottom of the swallow.There again is a slight caramel puddle near the front of the tongue,but its manifested in the most discreet manner. . A beautiful, eye closed comtemplative bitterness left at the end,body just less then medium,refreshing ,thirst quenching and yet remakably drinkable in a hoppy way,the second outstanding hop brew put out by Craig for Sprechers little brother


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