flatmatt (1013) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours orange golden with a small particle haziness and a white head. Citrus herbal hoppy aromas, pale toasty malt. Grapefruit, herbal, grassy hops with toasty rye. It’s solid, but not that exciting to me.
tdmuel (244) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a slightly hazy golden orange with a bubbly off white head. Lots of rye spice on the nose, good bit of malt, a touch of dark fruit, some nice floral hoppiness and a bit of citrusy bitterness. Very much a malt forward and spicy ipa on the taste, there’s a good bit of lemon and grapefruit bitterness, kind of a grassy taste too, and a bit of pine. A lot maltier than most IPA’s, still quite tasty.
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, dark golden color with a finger and a half length head that leaves decent lacing. Strong citrus and pine aromas, with a bit of the rye slipping through. Taste is bitter all the way through. Not a big malt backbone on this one, but the rye makes up for this quite a bit. Good beer, an easy to drink one for hop heads.
demitriustown (1027) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Big hop nose upfront with a bit of the slippery rye note mixed in the scent. Appearance is a golden color with a thick white head that lingers. Taste is interesting with the citrus and pine notes of the hops then the twang of the rye mixed in is quite interesting. Palate has medium carbonation with an aftertaste of lingering hops and a bit of rye. Overall, Decent. Kind of straight forward but good. Cheers!
Ericular (429) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with good head and great lacing. Aroma is citrusy hops and rye bread malts. Taste is spicy rye and bitter hops balanced nicely together. Earthy middle and a lingering rye malt finish. Palate is medium-bodied with good carbonation. Not bad at all!
milewide (1365) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very slightly cloudy light amber color. Average head and body. Hoppy aroma and flavor with added rye spiciness. Lacks the hop fruitiness of Hop Rod Rye.
wxman (1325) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Pours a light copper/tan with a thin but resiliant small bead, off white head. Aroma is caramel and spices. Taste is sweet caramel malt, some biscuit and a whole heap of hop bitterness. I’m thinking the hops are a bit overdone, but this is a robust, refreshing and well balanced IPA. Good job!
LKT1983 (110) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Nicely done, tons of hops & explosive flavor. Sampled from draft, which made the experiece even better.
HighlanderOne (952) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Faint hop and rye aroma. Beautiful amber with fluffy white head. Floral and pine hops with the rye give a decently bitter hit. Caramel, nutmeg, spice notes. Well balanced. Nicely done.
Ughsmash (6970) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear, medium golden with a short beige head. The aroma picked up juicy orange hoppage plus spicy pine and rye.. quite nice. The flavor found sweet caramel and a touch of molasses at the core, with the same spicy pine and peppery rye around.. finished quite peppery. Medium-bodied with nice carbonation.. good feel and flow.