ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours copper in color with a smallish off white head. Aroma is light malts, grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit, grains, caramel, floral. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finished bitter. Solid.
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, DDC. I have been meaning to try this beer for months, but never got around to it. Pours dark orange, with ruby-red tinges. Aroma is of light floral hops, and a bit of balancing sweetness. Having known this was a rye beer, I expected a strong spiciness in the flavors. However, what I found was a well-hopped, crisp pale ale, with a tad sharp of a finish (the rye?). I found myself loving this brew as a session beer, with very desirable traits of citrus, esters, and subdued sweet fruit.
CapFlu (4781) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Sampled at the Brewpub. Pours a thin, white dissipated frothy head atop a deep copper body. Nose of smoked pale ale. Backgound of coffee grounds, pleasant caramel and tart hops backing. Okay beer. Very fresh and refreshing.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dieu Du Ciel. Brown pour- quite dark for the style. Aroma is caramel malt, some citrus and rye. Flavor is bursting with caramel, and subtle hints of rye, balanced nicely with a robust hop content. Palate is smooth and full.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish brown with small head. Aroma holds malt, rye is evident, bready style. Flavor is great- malt sticks, but balances well with hops and citrus- incredible. Smooth palate, wondrous APA.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Spuyten Duyvil. Citrusy hop aroma over some rich spicy malts. A combination of lemon and grapefruit along with a bit of pine and tropical fruit. Some nice spicy wheat/rye character in the back. A hint of peppery spiciness. Flavour is good and fresh with lots of wheat and lightly caramelly malts. Nice combination of spiciness, citrusy/tropical hops and a lingering citrus flavour. Good balance.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Spuyten. Hard to call this a pale ale, considering how dark the pour was. This could easily have been mistaken for a brown. Has a slightly funky, earthy malt and euro hop character to it. Mushroomy and rye in the flavor, smooth and gentle from the cask pull. Not enough carbonation. There is a fair bit of rye in this, but really this is an earthy beer through and through. Seems more English than American in style to me.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Spuyten. Pours with a focky foamy white head above a still looking flat amber and ruby highlights. Aroma is bursting with tropical fruits, some cat piss, grapefruit and some pine- simcoe and amarillo character all the way- rye is more subdued and covered by hops in the aroma. The Rye in the flavor comes alive in the middle of the palate with a nice earthy doughy crackery spiciness- still a good amount of simcoe and amarillo, but not as intense as the nose- some nice smooth medium and dark stewed malts with good fruity profile- apple, pear, and raisin. Nice tacky bitternesss in the end. Great APA, but it was very dark- maybe a hoppy amber?
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Spuyten. Amber in color. Aroma: alot of simcoe hops- citrus, resinous, earthy, and light caramel. Taste is citrus, resinous earth and pine, balanced nicely by a medium caramel backbone. Touches of what I perceived as spice, I guess it was Rye. Finishes with lingering smooth hop bitterness. Nice.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Spuyten. Extra foamy head. Aroma is plenty grainy with raw malts. Flavor is stale hops to go along with a strange, grassiness. Not my mug o’ beer.