brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
wlajwl (4613) - 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 isn’t 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.
joshmcg000 (371) - Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours VERY hazy amber with tons of floaty’s and white head. Aroma is spicy rye. light body with perfect carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink with a little bit of hops and a lot of rye spiciness. I like every Rye P.A. I have tasted and this is no exception.
cards04 (2341) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer. The rye in this really gives off some nice citrus notes. Great orange and grapefruit aromas and flavors. Good stuff.
Onslow (1264) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
crossovert (9170) - 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 isn’t 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.
Cletus (6355) - 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.
jjgmd (1703) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy rusty color. Small wispy head, very mild citrusy aroma with some spice. Some nice bitterness with a citrusy, mostly grapefruit taste. Rye definitely comes through through the end. Really not a bad IPA, obtained through my beer club. Certainly drinkable !! Quaff Score 7 / 10
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.