patricks110 (1486) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bright orange with a thick frothy white head with a wafting aroma of orange peels and freshly squeezed grapefruit. The aroma is mostly of fresh citrus fruits and juicy hop resins with a hint of pine. Toasted rye bread and slightly caramalized malt flavours with a monotone citrus hop taste and prolonged moderate hop bitterness. Mild sticky and resinous hop notes accompany a moderate and lingering hop bitterness.
pintbypint (2275) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
473ml can. Orange coloured brew, unfiltered with light haze. 2 fingers of creamy white foam, good stickiness. Nose has orange peels, grapefruits. Taste is of bread, toasted grains, touch of earth. Finishes with earth and rye notes, long grapefruity finish. Medium bitterness. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, enjoyable, hops could be a bit brighter but would have this again.
maekchu (1463) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 fl. oz. can from Asahiya. Aroma of earthy hops, some pine, with thick malt backing. Very pretty light coppper color, big fluffy white head. Aggressive hopping in the initial; mid has some peppery rye which blends well with the hops; finish is a tongue coating of hops with final of hay and earth. Tasty stuff. Might be hopped up too much. The combo of rye and bittering hops is strong.
hayduke (3080) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A joint tasting with Styrkzone via Facebook Chat. Poured a hazy orange with some darker notes with a big off-white head and good lacing. Nose of fruit, floral hops, along with some rye. The body is medium and the mouthfeel lively. The flavor is complex, with the fruit, rye, and hops producing a rich flavor. The bitterness is there from the beginning and holds up well in a long dry finish. This English IPA is made really good with the rye. Excellent beer.
Strykzone (4200) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We had this together via facebook chat. This beer poured hazed dingy golden orange. Half of my glass was off white foam and that left sticky lacing. I found applesauce, tangerines, and light rye in the aroma. First sip does bring rye. It is also a bit muddled with all kinds of flavors hitting my tongue at once. Bitterness, rye, pale malts, and fruit. Later a bit of spice was noted. The spice and rye grew with warming and this settled into a nice beer. Sweetness from the malts arrives very late and is a pleasant surprise. The strong finish was enjoyed. This had to have been one of the first Rye IPAs. If so it was a leader.
alexanderj (3199) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a clear orange amber with a big frothy head; lighting not the best. Aroma was a bit mild, with some resin, flowers, earth/grass, and bread. Flavor was better, but not the most vibrant or complex of IPAs. Fairly bready with some earthiness/grass/fruit in the finish. Some spiceiness in the finish. Solid, but a largely forgettable IPA.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bev 4 Less: Appeared as a dark golden color with burnt orange transparency topped with a soft pillow of white foam head. Nose is mild and smells more like a pale ale than it does an IPA, but the only apparent aroma is the slightest scent of bready malts and days old flowers sitting in a vase of dirty water. The flavor was subtle with only a minor noting of hops and whole wheat bread like malt flavors, however this was too tame and boring to be a memorable IPA.
DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bottle split (grudgingly) with the missus. Bright, foaming bronze-gold with a tenacious white head. Fresh hop aroma of lemongrass, pineapple jelly, red apple and guava. Fresh hoppy flavour with notes of galangal, flowers, lemon zest and grapefruit. A grapefruity US IPA that actually tastes of grapefruit, not London Pride or peach iced tea. G+T- bitter, botanical linger. Zesty, hop-dry, alpha-drenched stuff with minimal malt flavour: IPA as I like it.
DanCurranJr (2) - - OCT 3, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite. Grassy, grainy. Not another pine tree superhop beer. Floral nose, gentle bitterness. A double IPA that is refined and unassuming. love it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
English IPA, thatís the thing here -- itís not an American IPA from California, certainly. So, removing these assumptions from our biases letís now look at only the brew itself. Is it good? It is. Itís tasty. Itís not an IPA, however; itís not an IPA as I expect it to be, anyway. Musty. Earthy. Floral. Egg white. Citrus rind. Malt sweetness, touching here and there, ... Overall, I love the sunís face thatís on the canís label :oD