Frank (3299) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a big, ole sticky IPA and even thought itís "only" 7.5% alcohol, it could probably pass as a IIPA in most circles. It has pine and tropical fruit notes in the nose and a lovely, glowing orange color. A bold malt sweetness and subdued carbonation make this feel like a slow sipper and server to emphasize the earthiness and grassiness in the finish. This isnít bad for those who like their beers to be big upon big but I am tending to prefer hoppy styles be more dry and drinkable these days.
pinkzambia (1653) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear gold with a frothy head. Dry rubber aroma of rye followed by a well balanced hop flavor. Many times, the rye is too strong but this is just right.
zach8270 (3834) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear gold with a thin white head. Dry rye in the aroma with a pronounced hop bitterness. Bitter and dry throughout with a nice dry rye flavor near the middle. Bitter bite lasts at the finish.
Niko100 (2226) - Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral/pine hops, some rye, & citrus; Flavor of caramel malt, pine hops, rye, some fruit, and citrus; Finish is fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Quite good.
Criz (206) - - JUN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange marmalade color with minimal head, great color. Lemongrass, resin, caramel make up the aromas. Flavors of orange peel, caramel, corriander, and rye malts. Beer is heavy on the palate medium high carbonation, hoppy dry finish.
joejames (348) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker glass, pours hazy copper, Two finger off white creamy head, decent lacing, filmy retention. Aroma of rye bread and citrus. Taste is wonderfully balanced sweet peppery malts, bright herbal/citrus hop bitterness. Body is full, moderate carbonation, sticky mouth feel. Finish lingers, Tasting notes of pepper, cherry, tangerine, light pine, caramel and herbs. This kitty is a winner
williamherbert (1378) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely SRM 13-15 golden color, absolutely glows, and has a finger of puffy white head.
Aroma is spicy rye malts, like a pumpernickel bread. There is a touch of broccoli sulfuric. I had always thought I was imagining this in the past but at least a year later Iím getting the same thing. It overpowers the hop, which is oily, resinous hops.
The flavor has less of that broccoli stuff, and is very spicy and well-balanced. The spice of the malts and the spice of the hops are a great combination on the palate.
The feel is rough and sandpapery. Iím not advocating to drink this one out of the bottle directly, but itís okay to drink it out of a narrow-rimmed glass. Itís a very solid IPA that could be better if they could figure out that one off-flavor.
DrinkinWell (367) - - JUN 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orangish amber with decent head and lacing. Malty, pine aromas. Bready, creamy, malt forward.
commonshawn (633) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Haskells with commonmac. Light copper with white head. Grassy grain nose with spice . Aggressive sharp hop and rye, bitter. Drying. Full taste and full body. Yo adrian ,This beer roars loudly.
MaBeer1972 (1432) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Six pack from Oliverís in Albany. Pours out a murky golden amber with a frothy off-white head that settles to a thick lace. Herbal-citrus-malty aromas and flavor profile. Lingering light spicy bitterness. Solid IPA
Thechasm442 (400) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle served in a tulip. Beer pours a hazy copper with a thick white head that leaves nice lacing as it shrinks. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, orange, some breads and spice. On to taste. The beer has a pine resin, citrus hop flavor right off the bat. It is met with a nice caramel malt back and some spices from the rye. The beer is quenching and finishes somewhat dry. Great rye IPA.