redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light amber color with a small white head. Distinct rye spice aroma, somewhat medicinal in a good way, hints of grapefruit. Nice sharp bitterness with the citrus hops showing through and the rye taking a back seat to the hops in the taste initially but the rye, with its clever evergreen subtleness, gives this one a little extra bitterness in the overall taste. In the usual Great Lakes way they have produce a very good beer, one that should be a standard in their lineup, even with the cheesy name, it lacks a signature characteristic to give it world class status.
hman43 (736) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden in color with good lacing. Aromas of citrus and floral. Taste of citrus, floral and a bit of rye.
OsuStu (146) - - AUG 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. A nice deep, translucent amber with a off white head. Aroma is grass, very ripe fruit, banana, apricot, and citrus. Bitterness that is slightly astringent. Complex malts. Bready, apples and oranges, dark caramel. Lasting bitterness.
eaglefan538 (2965) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour on draft in Cleveland at the ballgame was full Amber to brown with a frothy huge head. Aroma of caramel and citrus and pine. Flavor followed with that spicy rye sharp bite. Darned fine. Hop Rod, let’s go head to head!!!!!
knickskicks (985) - - AUG 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour. Nose and taste are tropical fruits and good malt balance. Flowery. Dry bitter finish.
scarletfire65 (1187) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Square in Chicago. Spicy rye aroma. Full bodied and very malty sweet underneath. Huge rye spiciness, fruity hoppage. Bold dry finish.
mymaestro (52) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy aroma, pours golden with a thick tan head. Peppery bitter start with a rich malty finish, not too sweet. On tap at Jet Rock in the PHL terminal B
TheJester (2240) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Progressive Field. A favourite style of mine, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Gold-amber with a nice white head. Citrus and caramel in the nose. The flavour is more complex, with lemon and pineapple from the hops joined by peppery rye malt. Nice bitterness level.
pinkzambia (1763) - 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 (3959) - 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 (2387) - Chicago, 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.