beerfest5 (1172) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Philidelphia airport. Pours a deep amber, rocky off white head, aroma of grapefruit and floral hops, some biscuity malts there too. Good mouthfeel, not completely full and oily, but nice and spicy from the rye. Flavor is grapefruit and floral hops, very slight rye character, not quite as much as hoped for. Good bitter finish.
bnokk (73) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
APPEARANCE – nice amber color, brilliant white head which has good persistence.
NOSE – Definitely pick up rye notes, but nothing in the way of and IPA.
FLAVOR – mediocre. Some rye, some west coast style hop, but just a touch. Finally, by the end, when it’s room temperature, I get some hop.
NOTES –this beer is thoroughly OK. Not much else to be excited about.
OldGrowth (2790) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at Local. Terminal F Philadelphia airport. Good aroma sweet. Citrus andrye. Strong on rye. Less on citrus. Clean brownish orange color good initial head faded quick. Spotty lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Sweet bitter finish. Nice rye was ruling the day. Good rye ipa. Not over the top bitterness. Citrus kind of brew add it warmed.
closey22 (1021) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with lasting thin beige head; aroma is blen of malt and hop spice; Flava is hoppy softly spicy/woody; feels medium silky nicely fizzy foamy; finishes dry bitter
Nsanders (591) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Hazy yellow brown with a white cap and moderate lacing. Soft resiny pineapple hop with a little floral, honey and malts. Taste is sweet with a floral bitter finish. Body is lighter with a slight soapy feel.
Ed5388 (2297) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy darker orange color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of citrus pulp and zest, caramel malt, and spice from the rye. Taste of bitter grapefruit, pine, rye bread, and spices.
NikkTwist (1774) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Murky dirty blonde pour with a decent off-white head that left nice rows of lace. Honey pumpernickel bread. Strong rye notes. Nicely balanced. Full dark bready flavors with a smooth spicy finish. Better than expected.
Imaena (1915) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This is a really nice ipa with a strong rye character coming through. Well worth a try.
cazort (549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really like rye IPA’s, more so than normal IPA’s; I find that the character of some hops emulates the aromatic profile of caraway seed, and I love the combination of caraway and rye. The hops in this don’t have as strong a caraway quality as some IPA’s do but the resemblance is strong enough that I sense the congruence and like it. Moderately dry, medium body. Doesn’t seem overly bitter to me in spite of the high IBU rating. Three of us ordered a beer sampler at Dock Street and this was one of the ones we all wanted to drink more of.
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Whole Foods PM. Pours a cloudy copper with thin white head and soapy lace. Nose of pine, citrus, caramel, mild rye. Medium to light body with a bitter finish.