alliance100 (603) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Founders - pours a darker reddish brown . Nice piney aroma with a hint of citrus . Pretty big hop punch . Spicy finish . Solid.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
umich03jm (1814) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to northernbrews for sharing. Clear amber-red pour with a small foamy head. Aroma is an odd combo of caramel, oak, rye and dank citrus hops. Tastes like a vanilla, oak-y IPA. I actually like it but could see why most wouldn’t. Hops are pretty dank which I like. Moderate bitterness in the finish. Subtle rye spice as well.
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of oak, rye, citrus, and caramel. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with light-moderate caramel. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, citrus, and rye. It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
johnnnniee (2179) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared tonight by Michael, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a smallish off white head that dissipates slowly. Aromas of earthy, spice, flowers, pine and resin with just a hint of bread deep underneath. The flavor follows the aroma quite well but adds a bit of caramel to the maltiness. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Nice beer, I enjoyed it and I’m glad I got to try it.
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a burnt orange color with a white head. The aroma was of caramel, some pine and bread. The taste was of piney hops with some dough and caramel. Nice.
RobertDale (3330) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at SRBG Grand Tasting 2014. Pours golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, grain, and wood. Taste is grapefruit, rye, wood, malt, and alcohol. Decent.
swoopjones (5643) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks Berta. amber copper pour, medium bodied. oak forward, slight rye harshness, good dose of bitterness. not overly oaked. balanced, pretty good
jtclockwork (7956) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of rye, toast, oak and alcohol citrus. Medium body.
deyholla (6503) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the 2014 RBSG Grand Tasting, thanks! Pours a clear gold with a slight amber hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has note of rye earthy grains with a grapefruit and citrus hop profile. Flavor has some grapefruit hops, a bit of pine and a bit of rye backing.
jcnielsen (1991) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Spicy, oak, malty aromas and flavors.
BBB63 (5961) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2014: Coppery hue with small head. Nice oak and rye bread notes and while the hops are there big time on the nose, I did wish they were a little bit more forceful on the palate. The mouth feel was killer smooth but yet had a bite on the finish. Nice to try once.