stchloe (812) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light headed beer, a bit of piney/hoppyness that was very present. And of course a very smooth finish with the rye.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at OBF. Assertive hops with a dry, bitter finish. Comes off pretty light and not much malt presence.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the PDX Green Dragon. Pours orange/amber with a small white head. The rye wasn’t the focus on this beer, just a big old bitter hopped up pale/ipa. Slight rye fruitiness to the malts, but I can’t say it gave it much character. At first I thought they poured me the wrong beer, still decent beer, but not the rye character I was expecting.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
7/19/08 On draught at the Brewpub. Aroma is sweet/sour malt forward with light fresh hop flora. Appearance is clear gold with a well maintained white head and good lacing. Flavor is earthy noble hops forward and very light on malt character. There’s also an odd starchy flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium carb texture and starchy finish. Overall, the blend of hops make this a little funky.
BeerFanDan17 (1028) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Oregon Brewer’s Festival in July ’08. Very spicy and tasty pale ale. Smooth and hoppy balance. Rye added an interesting touch.