Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear medium-golden pour with a light white head. Pretty dense and intricate white lacing as this one went down. Spices and bread complemented the strong citrus hops very well in the aroma. Mouthfeel was slightly oily, well-carbonated, and had some very fine bitterness on the finish. Flavor was well-balanced with the spices and the citrus hops. There was also some sticky caramel malt. Very tasty and appealing brew all around!
BBB63 (6544) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask Conditioned hand pull at Clybourn: Brilliant sunset hue with a long lasting frothy head and excellent lace. The aroma screams RYE as well as grapefruit, pepper, bready malts, and earthy yeast esters. The flavor profile starts with a nice citric bite supported by spicy rye character and a biscuity dry finish. The bitterness last a long time on the aftertaste. The mouth feel is so smooth and creamy balanced by the hop and rye bite, nice! The Tomahawk hop shines as does the Rye addition, a beautiful handcrafted brew, get ya some!
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: I’m surprised to see this classified as an APA, although, considering the last ratings were from a year ago, the ’06 version may have an altered recipe. What this came across as, as the name "cleverly" implies when you read it as it was on the brewpub’s chalkboard, RyePA, is an IPA with the addition of rye for spiciness. Pouring a hazy copper/amber body, it has an off-white head that laces with arachnid webs. Nice sturdy PNW hop aroma over a base of caramel and peppery spicing. Tastes like that, too, with a prolonged, lingering, bitter finish that cheered this hophead. Whatever it is, it’s a darned fine drink.
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Nuffield (4034) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with very rich clinging head. I mean, completely coating the sides of the glass. Wow. Bubblegum aroma seemed to come out when fresh-from-the-tap cold, but then more rye when it warmed. Very nice flavor, big IPA quality with the grapefruit, though clearly a good malt base. Also very smooth, but not pulling up limp. Very nice. (on tap at Clybourn location)
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
plane golden color, about the same as the IPA. Nose is distinctly rye, followed by hops. Smells like a marble rye sprayed with xmas spice. I particularly appreciate GI’s most recent attempts at delivering the beer at the desired temp. I haven’t had an overchilled beer in ages. Anyway, the beer itself is spicy with a touch of hops. Creamy and drinkable. Complexity keeps it interesting.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler via Jason. The beer pours to a hazy straw/amber body with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet pineapple and pine and some sweet malts. The flavor is pine and spruce everywhere. Rye is there, but not overly intense. The palate is bitter and medium bodied.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Ugsmash for sharing from a growler.
cloudy off orange color w/ a nice white head and some decent lacing. Great hoppy aroma lots of tropical fruits very fruity... num num some sweet hop flowers as well and a good amount of oranges and carmel. Palate is fairly avg. flavor is surprisingly more bitter than i expected some pine and carmels some light tropical fruits. Pretty good stuff, could use a little more sweet.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Goose Island Clybourn. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of zesty citrus, spicy rye and some toasty malt. Flavor is bitter up front with the malt and rye adding a balance. Medium body with average carbonation and a clean, crisp finish. Good Pale Ale, the rye adds a nice touch.
ElGaucho (2388) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GTM ’06 draught. Nice hempish, hop aroma. Wet hop. Hazy orange, not much head, not much lace, thinring of large bubble, off-white head. I don’t like the hop variety which is why I gave this brew a relatively low rating.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2008 On tap at the brewery (not cask): Poured an amber gold with a small head. Light hoppy aroma and rye, the flavors are grapefruit, peppery, citrus, and wow a lot of rye. Rye comes on surpsingly heavy but still pretty enjoyable. Long bitter finish.