chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful dark orange color, with a thick foamy head. Great lacing. The bitterness on the tongue is predominant although the beer is tinged with an interesting dryness, I feel like it’s a little too one-dimensional for the high IBU. That said, I can see why some people would be really into an uncomplicated hop-loaded IPA, and this works pretty well on those terms. Not my cup of tea but I can respect what they were going for.
tectactoe (1890) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Highly cloudy body, sitting somewhere between amber & orange. Slow forming head that grows huge, three fingers at least with a modest pour; just as slow to recede, nice lacing left behind. Beautiful looking beer. Aroma is LOADED with rye. Very spicy & dry on the nostrils. Toasted grains, leafy, herbal, ashy... Bitter, white pepper covered grapefruit rinds in the background with a charred bread back-end. The first sip isn’t quite a spicy as the nose would indicate, which is good. Still plenty of herbal, peppery bitterness & a bit of spiciness on the tongue from the rye, but it’s manageable. Mild hop bitterness; cut & dry experience. Buried citrus flavors, maybe a hint of grapefruit. The bitter pith, not so much the sweet or acidic flesh. Burnt toast & spicy rye seeds in the finish. Surprisingly creamy body. Generally not a fan of rye beers... This one was decent, but I still didn’t love it.
Darkmagus82 (1313) - - SEP 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 5-12-13-
Poured from growler into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a beautiful golden-orange color with a nice and thick two finger orange tinted head. The head is amazing in retention very slowly fading to leave a wonderful level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The has a nice smell of rye and a bready aroma. With these malty aromas is a good presence of sweeter aromas as well as hops. The hops are mainly of a grapefruit smell but are accompanied by some grassy hop as well. The sweeter aromas are of a citrus tangerine and some smells of caramel. Rounding out all the aromas is some spicy notes creating an overall pleasing smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a fantastic rye and bready flavor mixed with a bit of caramel sweetness. A grapefruit hop flavor quickly complements these. This grapefruit grows stronger through the taste, but is balanced by a sweeter orange flavor that begins coming to the tongue. Some grassy and spicy hop flavors later develop in the taste, with the sweeter flavors beginning to fade some at the end and the grapefruit flavor getting stronger. The rye and bready flavors remain consistent throughout the taste profile and create a great base of support for all the hop flavors. In the end a pleasant and rather balanced rye and bitter hopped flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is nice and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the average to just below average side. The creamier body and lower carbonation are great for allowing all those wonderful rye and hop flavors to be sensed by the tongue while not being too overwhelming to effect the beers drinkability.
Overall – This is a very enjoyable and tasty rye IPA. Just about everything is awesome. It has a great look, smell, taste, and feel. This is one that I will certainly buy on much more occasion.
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden bodied with a sustained white head, this ale has a caramel nose coupled with lemon zest, pips, and black pepper. It’s got a rich, creamy mouthfeel to it. The flavor begins with caramel and sweet grain soon to be overtaken by a lemony, zesty bitterness. The solid ABV remains well hidden throughout. The finish is dry and bitter, a bitterness that started out quietly but increased during the course of the drinking. Not too shabby.
John25 (502) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Honey orange. Rye spice, caramel malt, and tropical fruit aroma. The taste follows and adds peach, honey, and mango. Barely any rye in the taste. Light clean mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this but, it was more of a sweet tropical fruity ipa.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at macgregor amherst. Golden with lace lines. Cheese in aroma. Sweet rye soso drinkable.
miyauchi38 (238) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
wmubronco1992 (617) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours honey color. Big frothy long lasting off white head. Aroma of pine, but also spice. Flavor has citrus and lots of pepper spices. Good lacing. Big hoppy mouthfeel. Dry finish. Good beer that I’d drink again.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours medium coppery with off-white head. Nose was hops, rye and caramel malts, spicy. Tasted full bodied, with caramel malt, notes of rye, heavy hops, mango, and a somewhat syrupy yet spicy finish.
bth122 (1268) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a golden color with one finger head. Aroma of potent rye bread, rice, and floral grass hay hops. Gives way to a light sweetness and medium light bitter throughout. Very unique and surprisingly pretty good. Yo Adrian- come have a sip of this!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
murphious2000 (10) - - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is medium carbonation, off white to creamy head of 3/4in with gentle bubbles in glass. Slight haze and light amber color. Aroma of bread, pineapple, maybe some apricot(?)--could be a blend of the malt sweetness and pineapple combined. Taste is somewhat thin, slight citrus dryness with back of tongue hop bitterness in finish. Rye could be a bit stronger. Overall a smooth beer, needs a little more depth/complexity to be outstanding.