BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small, off-white head, hazed amber body with small particles. Aroma of coffee, rye, hops and a bit chalky. Taste is spicy and herbal with notes of coffee. Medium carbonation.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Rusty brownish orange pour with a dense tan head. The aroma is a mix of dark bready rye malts, light citrus and resiny hop character- nice. Creamy body- nice bready lightly sweet background meshes with resiny bitterness. Light grapefruit notes are there as well leading to a piny lingering finish. Solid.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with off-white head. Aroma of some bubble gum and some malt. Flavor is fruity, hoppy, with nice small bitter. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Over all, not bad, easy drinking and tasty!
jrob21 (2823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Amber clear color. Piny resiny sticky hops are pretty nice. Very impressed with the french broad guys as they can make a wide range of very drinkable and enjoyable beers.
unclemattie (4336) - Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap @ TacoMac, John’s Creek. Pours cloudy copper brown, light tan rocky head. Looks fresh. Tastes fresh. Aroma is a sweet caramel, nice rye, lots of malts in the nose. Nice scent of citrus and pine hops. Flavor has a nutty malt character, sharp and bold. very full flavored. Kinda what i expect in a rye ale (thanks to spike). Nice toasted notes. Then there are th hops. Yum. superb bitterness. lots of earthy bitterness from the abundance of hops. If this beer could be oaked... wow.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Oily-looking, hazy copper pour produces a steady ecru froth and seafoam lace. Attractive nose of sweet toasty malt, tart citric hops, oregano and parsley spiciness, and a touch of butter. It just keeps getting better… toasty malt and sharp lemony hops compliment the peppery rye flavor. Intense and perfectly balanced. Wow! Smooth, substantial mouthfeel, fruity finish, and a mild but deep bitter afterglow. Now this is beer, and probably the finest rye ale I’ve sampled. Very, very nice.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled shared by Paul. Super-grainy, rye and pumpernickel aroma, with a czech hop finish. Some milk chocolate notes. Crispy, murky, medium bodied, with a gentle carbonation. Fairly drinkable, with some bitter hoppy notes and spent, old grain.
rajendra82 (973) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the first French Broad (love the name) beer I have ever picked up. The Rye Hopper was poured into a standard pint glass, and it looked darker than I was expecting. The body was a deep shade of copper and clear, and the head atop was foamy. I did not see any carbonation streamers. The smell was sweet and fruity, which is odd for a beer named Rye Hopper. The taste was also sweet and mildly bitter. The bready taste was followed by a bit of spiciness. The body was soft, but this beer lacked the carbonation to make it feel creamy. Easy to drink for sure, but not the most memorable beer made with Rye.
chandler0201 (648) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burnt orange pour with medium head. Aroma of strong hops and bitter citrus. Very bitter in the flavor, yet oddly light. So so, especially since the drinkability is not so high.
CheersMate (1313) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - APR 21, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark caramel brown. It says that this is their interpretation of a Rye Ale. I hope Terrapin is better. Nice deep dark caramel brown in color with a lovely head sitting on top. Looks pretty good to me. Subtle hop aroma with a pretty big rye aroma. Mouthfeel is a bit strange i.e. a bit too watery for me. Flavoring hop and bittering hop are decent. As I said there is no body on this thing to carry the flavor(s). Leaves a dry feeling in your mouth; I believe this is due to the hops. As SSSteve said, "there is no sweetness at all." I couldn’t agree more. Overall, fairly hoppy beer, with some rye flavors, but not a good malt presence if you ask me.