Cletus (6251) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Fredis23 (450) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Muddy Brownish Orange Color, Big Foamy Head That Lasted, Lots Of Lacing. Earthy Piney Aroma. Tasted Earthy, Malt, Pine, Moderate Bitter Finish. Medium Buttery Body. Lasting Aftertaste. Best from This Brewer, which is Decent Overall. OK. Worth a Shot...
stoutmaker (2) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At first sniff there feels to be very little nose, but upon drinking there is plenty of lingering rye and bitter hop taste to make up for this shortcoming. This beer is bitter, though not as much as some have credited it with. I feel the tnag that you get from the citrus and pine is being unfairly attributed to the bitterness. In all, it isa good slow drinking beer that you can appreciate over time.
beerbaaron (698) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange amber with medium to small creamy white head, somewhat lasting with streaks of lace. Aroma of rye, citrus, peach, some pine, caramel. Flavor is much the same. Medium body. Fairly bitter finish, a little dryness. Looking at older reviews I feel like they’ve improved this. Under appreciated.
MarinEvelyn (330) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rye, hops, citrus, a little caramel and pine
taste. smooth, but bitter finish. a little drying. tastes similar to aroma.
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark copper, orange, with lots of floating particles, and generous head. Robust citrus, fruity, hoppy aroma. Pretty bitter hop, tangerine flavor. Bitterness and linger a bit strong.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of rye, earthiness and pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, earthiness and light pine with a crisp dry lightly bitter lingering rye finish.
rumproasts (1845) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. amber with small head. oddly earthy IPA. not awful, but just strange flavor. i wouldn’t go out of my way for this one.
cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a dark amberish brown with a decent off white head, the aroma actually stinks like earth and dirt, really no hop presence at all, the flavor is of hold hops and is really skunky, really weird, not sure if this was a really old batch or what, but they took the earthyness to this brew just a little too far.
Chuckaduck (584) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours an off-orange with a thin off-white head. Aroma is spicy, sweet, sugary, some fruit, a little citrus. I can’t get a good handle on the aroma. Taste is odd. There’s a really aggressive leathery bitterness in back end which I can’t say that I enjoy. Some cream, earth, rye (but not the sort I enjoy). Woof! I may have gotten a bad bottle. This is not for me.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A not very rememberable ale, not terrible. There is little depth and balance to the citrus hop and rye characters. Very sweet, slightly bitter.