tmoreau (2368) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and shaker served showing a clear, orangey gold color, with a persistent layer of frothy, off white head foam, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The aroma was a modest nose of sweet citrus as orange & pulp, and some spiciness. The taste also started sweet, with maltiness, and bitterness that was citrus, rind, & rye. Medium bodied, fairly disguised alcohol, but pretty tasty.
Beerathon (1133) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the few IPAs where the flavor exceeds the aroma. Donít get me wrong, the hops are there in the nose, but tropical fruits and spice come through much more in taste. Yum!
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Dark golden pour with a small amount of head on top. Rye malt and earthy hop aromas. Moderately bitter overall. Rye, bread, pine, white pepper, biscuit and some citrus notes in the taste. Nice balance. The flavors come together well here. Lingering sweet and malty finish.
csaso (1342) - Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - fair size foamy head, clear medium copper color, good size grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, fair malt backbone, mild rye spice, mild creamy finish - very good overall
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DialSquare (2612) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Brooke (thanks!). Amber pour with thin white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and grass. Tastes are orange rind, tropical fruit, floral and solid rye malty backbone. Good.
Ratm22 (5) - - JUN 15, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh Hops! Malt with not very much bitterness. Classic strong rye IPA. Good Ohio beer.
fidemaster (281) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber color. Has a nice aroma of sweet citrus fruit, and pine. The flavor is a wonderful mix of tangy IPA, sweet citrus, sweet malty caramel, tart fruit, and spicy rye. It has a fantastic balance and is a great beer.
Maltymess (3) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma pours an orange hue , smells like orange and rather sweet. Taste is good citrusy and mild rye. Mouthfeel is not very full but would not turn it down. Would like to try it on draft .
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty decent IPA, orange pour, white head, citrus aroma, taste is hoppy, well done Great Lakes.
ARH (371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap poured into a shaker. The aroma is predominantly a roasted grain and rye with a caramel touch. Thereís also a bit of pine and herb in there as well. It pours a clear honey yellow-brown color with a foamy, fluffy, pillowy soft, small-bubbled white head. It retains quite a bit of the head leaving a good medium-thick fluffy ring, an abundant, cloudy surface coverage, and a near sheet-like messy lacing. Itís a highly bitter beer with a mellow, malty, medium sweetness. The soft, creamy carbonation combined with the syrupy smooth texture to give this beer an overall slick and creamy feel. The full body finishes with a dry caramel, roasted grain, and pine with a touch of citrus sweetness.A gritty, resin aftertaste is left behind with additional notes of toasted rye. Itís a strong aftertaste that has a lingering quality.