jjgmd (1408) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at World of Beer, UCF, pours a deep red with a nice head. Nose is all tropical citrus, deep and pleasant. Taste is citrusy, with deep resin and pine...and a good amount of bitterness. The finish is bitter sweet, with a long bitter ending.
Bauzen (8) - - SEP 18, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank it from a mason jar. Very little head upon receiving it, so I can't comment on that. Aesthetically, it's a dreamy dark red with less than average carbonation, but it's certainly not flat.
Just by the color, you can tell it's a malty beer, and the smell gives off that vibe. The nose is complimented by spicy notes alongside the grapefruit and pine. A really pleasant aroma.
Flavor is a mix between an Imperial IPA and an American Strong Ale. I catch the rye with every sip, but the malt gives balances the hops nicely. It's bitter, spicy, fruity, and dry on the finish. Thankfully the ABV is right where it needs to be to compliment all the flavors and make the experience memorable.
Outstanding beer... Another excellent offering from Green Flash and my new favorite Rye Pale Ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tkrjukoff (4030) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deeper amber with a small beige head. Malty lightly fruity citric nice rye touch some fruity sweetness in flavor good bitter ending.
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Cole’s in Buffalo. Hoppy aroma. A good balance of grapefruit hops and a good maltiness. Very drinkable. Lacy. Some red coloured body.
574deadzone (1027) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a hazed amber-orange with thinner khaki head that leaves a thick wall of intricate lace behind. Nose involves lots of spicy and herbal hops, some caramel and toffee, orange citrus, some rustic rye and dusty yeast. Somewhat sweet, nicely bitter. Full bodied, oily, creamy, softer action, with a spicy rye finish. Really nice brew, big but not overly so, with lots of fun hop and rye elements and a good malt backbone.
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Ladyface. Pours a nice amber color with a tall off-white head. Big pine and citrus hop aroma. Grapefruit zest, tropical fruit, rye, and a bit of malt sweetness. Really nice citrus and pine hop flavors. Fairly bitter, some rye, tropical fruit, and a surprisingly restrained malt sweetness.
TheJester (1863) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cole’s. Beautiful, dark amber with a medium tan head. Definitely seems dry hopped, with an even combination of pine and citrus. No malt notes in the nose. The rye adds a little spice to an otherwise very hoppy tasting beer. Mostly train. Quite full. Not a session beer - there is even a note of booze in the finish.
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear deep amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of resin and pine with a backing of rye and shiny of grapefruit. Flavor starts with grapefruit and rye with a finish of pine and resin.
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Several on tap. Deep copper with a lasting head. Nose is spicy caramel, orange-grapefruit and resiny wood. Tastes of orange toffee, light cocoa, evergreen resin. Long finish is dry spicy grass, resin and wood. Medium body has average carbonation and is well balanced.
NikkTwist (1589) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Monks. Deep burnt orange pour with a large tan head. Rich and boozy. Full syrupy palate. Brandied cherries. Pomegranate. Clear candy toys. Big earthy, resin hop flavors. Liquorice root. Molasses. Truffles. Black pepper. Turpentine. Darkly sweet but also a lot of lingering bitter. Bit harsh, but nice to find such strong dark red fruit notes in something so hoppy.