gsmitty80 (1811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good big rye that has nice flavor but it is a very heavy mouth and stickiness. Not much aroma or hopiness but enjoyable for a GL. In line with much of what else they do.
Shot (154) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours golden with a two-inch head. Good lacing. Aromas are bitter grapefruit, pine needles, and floral hops. Flavors are bitter citrus, pine, sweet dried apricot, and herbs. Finishes with lemon peel and sweet malt with a lingering hop bite. Smooth, creamy, somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Very nice IPA.
zizzybalubba (1448) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Triangle), Raleigh, NC (best before June 24, 2014). Deep orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops with a healthy amount of rye. The rye also is at the forefront of the taste lending plenty in the way of sweetness and nearly overshadowing the grassy and tangerine hops. Medium bodied. A good IPA but a bit sweet for my tastes.
Eberndt (185) - - MAY 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice bready and hoppy flavor. Drank out of bottle barbecuing. Lots of carbonation and good hops/rye balance.
redbeard3 (107) - - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into a shaker pint. Aroma is unique simcoe smell that is hard to describe- piney and resinous citrus rind. Appearance is golden with nice white head. Taste is spicy rye that competes a bit on the palate with the spicy and piney hops.
ContemplateBeer (1548) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Mango hits you first, but is quickly followed by a moderate rye presence that is semi-sweet. Appearance: Nice, rich copper color with a bone colored head that settles into a bubbly ring, carbonation looks spot-on. Flavor: Rye/a little grapefruit up front with the grapefruit biting a bit more than the rye; not as much mango/tropical fruit noticeable as in the nose- maybe a touch toward the finish, if any. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: A very well-made beer in the GL vein, but never went to the next level for me.
rondphoto (2083) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear orange amber, thick white head cover, lots of lace streaks. Taste is marvelous: caramel malt that allows pronounced citrus hops to enter early and share the stage. Both sides sashay 50-50 to a smooth lingering finish. What I imagine any good IPA ought to be. Good stuff.
brigg (517) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Hazy, light amber body, small off-white head, slow stream of rising bubbles. Aroma of hop, grain, tropical fruit, earthy malt. Medium body, sticky. Moderate bitterness and sweetness; bread, citrus, light spice. Very drinkable.
solidfunk (4135) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m liking the rye-PA trend more and more. I think the grain really works well for the style - the intense grain aromas of the rye work well to counterbalance the intense hops for style. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Smells citrusy and has a good rye malt backbone. Finishes medium bitter with some citrus sourness. Tap at Circa.
BREWMUSKCLES (2257) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
funky broom straw type balance to this otherwise bright and powerful enough ipa with flowery citrus sufficiently harsh and finishing in an aggressive enough rye. a bit of sweetness as appropriate to make that brightness and bring out a bit of tangerine.