Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This 6.4% ABV brew poured up on tap at the brewpub exhibits a clear gold body supporting a white head that leaves behind sheet lacing. The aroma has some light spicy hop notes as well as earthy hops and a faint maltiness in the background. The taste is pleasingly rich with smooth sweet malts heading quickly into tea like earthy hops and spicy rye bread goodness that demands another sip. It gets drier and more bitter with hops to midway and into the finish. This has a nice flavor ride that gets into yummy earthy dank shallot and garlic hop notes at times. Love it! The richness and body and ABV suggest IPA rather than a Pale.
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at taproom. Pours golden with a half inch of white foam. Not much on the nose. I get a bit of the rye on tongue and a bit of citrus as well but they’re both faint. Finishes clean. Eh!
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Rating #1. Nice pale ale, light spice to go with the hops, pretty good. (2767)