Jamesthebrit (346) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Editing with a fresh bottle from 2013 now that it is a limited release.
A: Floral, caramel, butterscotch maybe? a woody note... like an oak or so. Hint of malt. Perfectly balanced.
A: Carbonation looks good. Head retention is on the money. Color is a nice brownish red.
T: As the smell. This bottle seems to have a bit more of a wood note than those Iíve had in the past.... Otherwise extremely balanced with a great floral note, sweet note, caramel. On second edit this fresh bottle has a lot more hops which take over a little bit.
P: Flavor development is great with the best flavor notes coming through. Finish is clean and lingering taste is as complex as the rest of the beer.
I grabbed this beer because itís switching to seasonal and itís one of the best Iíve ever had. Crazy complex, easy to drink yet full bodied. Bitter, but with other great tastes. A nearly flawless beer.
stchloe (848) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty and savory , with a hint of sweetness, dry hop flavors help balance with mostly resinous pine notes
JakeG (26) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a murky reddish-brown with a big long lasting foamy off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, sweet malt, some spices and a good amount of rye. Flavour of sweet malt, rye, spices, some alcohol and a long hoppy finish. Medium to full bodied.
YogiBeera (2542) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown color, small head, doughy aroma. Intense malt, caramel taste first followed by an intense hoppy taste. Full taste , a bit grainy finish.
Niall73 (2232) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Zeta, J'ville beach. Pours dark Amber with an off white head. Tangerine, lemon zest aroma. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Toffee, toasted rye bread, lemon, light pine, orange, light grass... Nice dry, lightly bitter finish. Good.
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demannu (175) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2015 Tap. This fell a bit short for me. Not sure if i just donít like rye or if the way this beer incorporates it. Drinkable but not my thing.
malkyore (276) - - FEB 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Crisp. This is the crisp-est thing ever. Rye is beautiful Amarillo is beautiful... This is pretty great... Iím bored of ipas, but this one does something that ipas very rarely do which is pretty great...
lownote (247) - USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddish copper with a lacy head. Aroma is hoppy and spicy. Taste is a balance of the spicy malt and hop in a really good way. Not too sweet. Sharp carb and thick mouthfeel. Really interesting and drinkable.
geeklimit (248) - USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a crystal clear red amber. Light cream head, minimal carbonation. Malt aroma. Sharp malt taste (rye). Light hops aftertaste.
sinfull (1055) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color , medium-sized , off-white head . Hoppy , floral aroma with hint of grain. Taste is malty sweet , balanced by hoppy bitterness with notes of honey , citrus and spices. Decent bitterness in the end.
kraddel (4535) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear amber. Small white head. Smell is hoppy, sweet. Taste is sweet, hoppy, aromatic, malty. Crispy back. Bit bitter. Nice