eaglebones (54) - Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque red-copper color with a thin tan head. Aroma is citrus and malts. Moderate carbonation and body with a great crisp finish. Sweet taste of malts up front followed by a nice bitter grapefruit hop flavor. This is a really well balanced brew. One of the best rye IPAs Iíve had and one of my favorite beers overall.
Iznogud (1202) - CROATIA - JUL 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 355 ml at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Bruxelles. Pours amber with lacing beige head. Citrus, caramel and hops in aroma. Malty, fruity and hoppy flavor. Dry bitter finish. Balanced.
Homer321 (2369) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Nose is full if pepper and citrus hops a light to medium caramel and toast. Pour is fairly clear, reddish in color. White head, laces well. Taste is immediately bitter with a peppery toasty malt. Just short if bread crust. Overall enjoyable but on the edge of harsh.
JDBaker11058 (1415) - Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: slightly opaque, dark orange with highlights the color of grapefruit pulp; a finger of creamy, thick light beige head that slowly shrinks; scads of frothy lacing like sea foam. Aroma: warm graham crackery malts, with citrus hops pronounced (blood orange, grapefruit), some apricot, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted caraway seed. Taste: sweet warm malts carry through, with notes of caramel, graham cracker, toffee, and light pumpernickel bread; hops are more of a backdrop, with grapefruit most pronounced; also a noticeable marmalade flavor. Finish: becomes slightly dry as it warms, with lingering sweet malts slowly fading in favor of a bit of resinous pine and some rye spice . Notes: A very malty IPA, which I like. The rye didnít overstate itself, but added a nice bit of complexity. Palate was full and creamy, serving as an excellent bed for the big flavors.
DocJitsu (1100) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper color with a short light khaki. Clean aromas of orange and berry nose. A mildly burning scrubbing from the carbonation. Nice, full flavor with adequate bitterness.
Criz (149) - - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured 16oz pour into tulip. Pours a deep orangeish red with a medium tan head that lingers around the glass. Aroma is very malty And grainy with a very slight citrus pine finish. Flavor is very malty, toasted caramel, bread, finished with mild hops. Medium high carbonation, medium mouthfeel. Hops donít shine through due to the rye and malt content.
keith0718 (406) - Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid beer, but not my cup of tea. Itís a malty IPA that goes down pretty good. I could drink this anytime, but itís not something I will seek out.
Christpuncher (1569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another awesome rye ipa. Really smooth with a hoppy bitter finish. Pours reddish orange in color. Had a draft at haymarket.
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Darkmagus82 (1898) - - JUN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-7-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance Ė Served a dark amber-red color with a thin off white head. The head faded fast giving a lighter amount of lacing.
Smell Ė The smell is a nice combination of rye bread, caramel, and a good hoppy aroma. The hops are biggest in citrus, but nice notes of pine and earthy hop smells are present as well.
Taste Ė There was a nice sweeter malt backbone that was present throughout the entirety of the taste experience. At first it was slightly on the sweeter side with some nice caramel and brown sugar flavors mixed within. A citrus hop flavor then enters the scene at a loss of some of the sweet. As the taste advances further more pine hops start to come into the flavor. These are also accompanied with rye taste. These rye and pine flavors get stronger as the taste moves to the end. It mixes very nice ly with the bready flavors and leaves a smooth rye spiced hop flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel Ė This beer has an above average creaminess in body with a medium level of carbonation. The body suits the rye and hop flavors quite nicely as it really allows them to sit on the tongue.
Overall Ė This is a very nice red IPA. Itís got a great hoppy flavor with nice rye bread tastes.
hopbag (127) - - JUN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice hop profile. Rye adds interest but isnít overbearing. Excellently balanced beer.