Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, - APR 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 500ml bottle enjoyed at home. Really enjoyed this at the Fran Well Easter Festival from the cask so I had to try the bottled version. Aroma is similar to cask, buttery popcorn, nice nuttiness, a good deal of caramel malt scents, slight woody grassiness. Not the same citrus hoppiness to it. Taste is medium woody and caramel sweetness with a light enough bitterness and a hoppy finish that fades to a lingering (very notable) blackberry aftertaste. I can actually feel the blackberry at the back of my palate, it’s crazy (must be using Pacific Gem hops in this or something). Medium body to it, smooth carbonation. Not quite as well balanced as the cask version, and not as much of a bitterness as you’d expect from a pale ale. A little bit sickly too, I find, but it’s hard to put my finger on it (edit: figured it out - I accidentally got a little bit of the deposit into my glass, I reckon that’s accountable here). That said, this is phenomenally tasty, and extra points for the delicious blackberry aftertaste alone!
Earlier Rating: 3/31/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Cask at the Franciscan Well Easter Festival. Pours a nice cloudy amber gold, with a thin white bubbly head. Buttery aroma of hay, popcorn, hazelnut and bright citrus. Nice light malty sweetness, followed by a good hop bitterness. Really well balanced. Nice medium dry palate with a lingering bitterness. My first of the day and a brilliantly refreshing way to start.
tomer (2523) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 18, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
At a tasting, thanks, small bubbly head, clear very deep orange color, aroma of hay and grains, grainy spicy flavor with a harsh bitterness. Drinkable but not really good.
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 15, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks Tom L. Clear deep golden. Aroma of minerals, chalky malt, rye, and a skunky hops note. Flavor has sweetish chalky malt, minerals, a bit of toast, rye, and pretty strong bitterness. Light to medium-bodied.
thelynchfella (183) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark amber/mahogany colour with big white head. Quite malty in aroma. Sweey candy and rye. lots of rye in the flavour too, great balance with the hops which are quite citrussy. Overall a pretty good beer.
CraftyBeerTour (140) - Barcelon, SPAIN - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle. First aromas of malts, the rye, some roastiness. Big bubbly carbonation in a hazy body, amber/light brown beer, with frothy off-white foam that laces. Herbal hops combine with a grapey, pithy twang. A mild but lingering bitterness. Medium-bodied. Second aromas, the malts really give way to the hop character: some earthy, damp stone, typically English hop aromas: heather/gorse-like herbal aromas, becoming intense. Really enjoyed this beers combination of flavours.
triskaideka (291) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle - poured cloudy dark amber with huge off white head - highly carbonated. Aroma - citrus, nutty, amlty. Taste - fruit, citrus, malty, caramel. Overall, pretty good
johnth (22) - - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Slightly hazy, decent head. Nice twist to the standard ale fare with the rye.
stravale (2648) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Drinkstore, Dublin 
Dark amber, soft haze, huge frothy white head, good lacing, overcarbonated from the bottle
Aroma of fruity caramel, very soft orange, hint of grapefruit, sweet mellow citrus, slight lemon, slight tropical fruits, picking up quite a lot here on the nose, touch of toasted malts
Taste of citrus zest, caramel malts, soft toasted malts, slight rye, some grapefruit, getting a very slight smoky note, fairly complex, good flavours here
Palate - soft carb (but overcarbonated at start), medium body, soft oily, good bitter / sweet balance, bit tangy. Finish of toasted malts, fairly sweet caramel, bitter zest, fairly bitter linger
Overall - Decent beer, had a fair amount of complexity in there
Beersiveknown (4669) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from Redmonds via the beer nut, cheers John
Slightly hazy mid amber with beige fluffy head collapsing to a lacing. Earthy minerally hop aroma with a touch of banana esters. Flinty, digestive biscuit malt, red berries, fairly astringent bitterness. Very austere, building fruitiness. Not as expected, rye very subtle...very burton on Trent.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - APR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle poured into a tulip glass. Large off white head that lasts for awhile, some lacing. Weakish aroma profile of caramel and crystal malts, spicy rye character, some floral hops. Flavor is way more than the aroma, surprisingly firm smooth malt notes along with the spicy rye. Interesting hops used here that give more of a muted floral and fruit bitterness that combines well with the rye. Overall a nice but mild ale.
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Bull & Castle, Dublin. Pours hazy amber with a froth white head. Nutty rye ale with a good zing of hops. Condition was OK but maybe could have been better. Enjoyable.