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.
keanex (831) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Murky brown body with a creamy tan head on top, great retention.
Aroma: The aroma is very earthy, dirt and pine come to mind. It smells as if I rolled around in the grass all day along with a slight nuttiness.
Taste: Caramel sweetness is up front right into a dirt and pine flavor with a moderate bitterness. The finish is a touch dry of nuts and spicy rye.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate bitterness.
Overall: Maybe itís because I grew up in the woods, but this reminds me of home. This smells like a day in the woods and tastes like it. I highly enjoy this.
DuffMan (5257) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Burn orange colour, thick light gold head with wispy retention. Sweet sticky malts, coniferous hop character, light floral notes. The rye character is arely detectable here, but as an IIPA itís fine, just a little on the malty side (which I like in my IPAs, so maybe thats why I flavour this over many of my RB peers).
brokephibroke (229) - Mead, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Boozy and unimpressed. I know rye IPAs may be the thing right now, but this one does not work for me,
Butters (3356) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky orange pour with fair khaki head. Semi sweet and caramel honey and pine tree and very resinous. A little apricot fruitiness. a slight bit of rye spice on the tail, but almost not noticable at all. Not really my thing, but its okay.
HighWizard (2) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 17, 2013 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bomber--roasted smell with citrus dominance. Light hints of fruit with small alcohol burn.--nice copper color with off white head--nice initial taste with bitter burn at end--coats the mouth--overal too much citrus and harshness without a good enough flavor base for my tastes
jcwattsrugger (10072) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle-thin tan-hazy amber. A-peat/cocoa-sweet med malt. T-peat/ashy/cocoa-med malt, earthy hops.
Ughsmash (6723) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Poured medium-golden with a short off-white head.. not anywhere near clear.. not visually appealing. The aroma picked up biscuity malts and caramel with not a whole lot of hops or rye coming through.. some broken-down citrus and grassy notes, but thatís about it. The flavor found biscuit, caramel, and molasses malt at the core, with light herbal and piney bitterness around.. some rye and toasted grains on the tacky, bitter, unpleasant finish. Medium-bodied and tacky at times on the palate.. this either wasnít very good, or I just didnít get it.
smith4498 (2641) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Aromas of rye and pine and floral hops. Burnt caramel flavor.with some rye and mild hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.
jtclockwork (5220) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours orange amber with off white head. Nose/taste of dirty old hay, burnt caramel, burnt rye and sugar sap. Medium body.
maxwelldeux (2369) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky amber color with a moderate white head. Nose has some floral hops notes as well as rye. Taste is fairly malty, actually, and just a tad sweet.