Ratman197 (7631) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a cloudy amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromasof rye, earthiness, carmel, cocoa and fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, earthiness, carmel, cocoa, light grapefruit and a hint of pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering rye finish.
RSRIZZO (1810) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 42°. Color is a hazy amber with good carbonation and a small tight off white head. Aroma is a peppery rye scent. It has a medium body with a rich and creamy mouth feel. Flavor comes out allot like the aroma with big pepper, rye and spice that gives a touch of citrus. After taste is dry as a nice bitterness comes on and the rye leaves a mild sweet feel as the spice fades. Overall its a good brew.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was off white and creamy with good retention and lacing. Caramel, toffee, pine, and herbal hop aromas. medium bodied and slightly sweet with moderate bitterness. Herbal and pine-type hop flavors with a meaty toffee/caramel malt backbone.
adnielsen (6213) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilburs Foco. Pours a hazy, dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Toasty rye malty, caramel, somewhat spicy, earthy/piney hoppy, a touch fruity aroma. Chewy caramel, rye malty, bready, somewhat spicy, earthy, herbal flavor. Somewhat spicy, but fairly sweet and fruity. In general, I really enjoy Rye IPAs, but this isn’t one of them.
Scipio (490) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy red with an off white head. Aroma has a pleasant mixture of citrus and malt, which include, caramel, nuts, apricot, orange, plum, and some piney notes. Taste is spicy and very bitter. Dry as well. I get more of the malt in here than the fruitier impressions, especially rye flavors and the caramel. Hops are very noticeable giving this one a moderate kick. The aftertaste is hoppy, fruity and bitter. Sticky texture and medium bodied. I think this is pretty good. I enjoy this style, but there is something here preventing me from liking this more.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy and particulate dark amber with a large, creamy off-white to light tan head, long retention with good to excellent lacing. Aroma is lightly toasted, earthy and spicy rye malt, faint biscuit and caramel notes with apricot, pear, and apple esters, light cherry notes and pine, resin, and spruce hops abundant in the nose. Flavor is moderately spicy hops and moderate to heavy bitterness, full supporting lightly sweet malt backbone with fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
Beaver (1063) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a medium frothy off-white head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet crystal malts and toffee with some leathery rye and a little fruit.
The flavor is sweet sugary dark fruits and toffee malts with some leather / cardboard notes. There is a little rye hoppiness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, I was expecting an amped up Hop Rod Rye, but this is way overly sweet with strange leathery rye and not much hop coming through other than some generic bitterness in the finish.
arminjewell (4160) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the Denver Summer Brew Fest, hazy reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of lemon, biscuit, some nice rye spice notes, touch of nice orange and grapefruit notes as well. Taste is pretty rye forward, some nice lemon, spice, and caramel notes, touch of sweet orange and grapefruit, finishing fairly bitter. Pretty nice.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is awesome; a hazy, chestnut amber color with a moderate, cream-colored, creamy, frothy head which is fully lasting and leaves drippy, frothy lace. The nose is floral, quite spicy, tart citrus notes, fresh bread, and raw hops. The flavor is similar with more rye malt notes, spicy, caramel, nutty breads, tart citrus, still floral, and some raw hops in there as well. The palate is more than medium, nearly lively, creamy, but a bit watery too. The beer finishes with only a more than moderate bitterness, moderate acidity, spicy, nutty, and some lingering raw hop notes. Not a bad rye IPA but a bit too much of the green, raw hop notes to enjoy the rest of the beer. The rye adds a nice spice and acidity with a nice malt backbone. Decent beer but somewhat flawed.