JPDIPSO (4981) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper color with a fair head of light beige bubbles. Crisp hops aroma. Light fruit and malt flavors. Lacks the slippery rye feel. Finish is taken back by the hops. things don't seem to be balanced.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It made me sad that there wasn't more rye flavor. Very smooth but not spicy. I'm glad this is seasonal and not a permanent offering from FS, but its not undrinkable by any means.
Indra (2695) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 23, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very interesting type of rye beer. Lighter amber in color, and with a pronounced citrusy hop character that dominates the finish. Mouthfeel is slightly spicy, with some grainy flavors mixing in fairly well. Almost reminds me of a Bitter style brew. This has to be dry-hopped, and well. I liked it, but it’s not my favorite Free State offering thus far.