PhillyCraft (3808) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Grace tavern. Pours a copper color, white thin head with alright lacing. Aromas and taste of spicy rye bread, grapes, and mint spice.
jsmerig (1325) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber orange with an off-white head. Spicy grainy aroma with peppery earthy quality. Taste is sweet and mellow with a peppery bite. Finish is dry and crisp with nice balance.
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wlajwl (4452) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is rye, spices, yeast and hops. The flavor is rye, malts, citrus and a dry/bitter finish. Probably the best Harpoon brew Iíve had.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
rye is apparent with a spicy graininess in aroma, but hoppiness is more resin and pine and thereís a bit too much sweetness / caramel. flavor is sweet in front and slightly harsh and bitter in back. could really use some fruity hoppiness, but itís interesting and tasty. medium body, quite a dry finish.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amber with a thick head. Aromas of grass pine some grain and citrus. Flavor is bitter with a touch of sour from the rye. Body is medium and finishes crisp
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
First and foremost this is my favorite style of beer...secondly this is a great beer...
Aroma is well balanced hops are present and bright but the spiciness from the right malt is there
Flavor showcases the spice and is matched nicely with the floral bitr from the hops
this beer was a pleasant surprise
patrick767 (3724) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting - Pours hazy golden with an aroma of citrus and mild malt. The flavor has good bitterness overlaying rye. Itís medium bodied and ends with a dry, crisp, bitter finish. Good.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The first beer I tasted at the brewery, the rye for me over powered the beer, leaving a notable hop finish.
jw0406 (883) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
32 oz growler pours and orange/amber color with a small white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, resin, tropical fruits. Medium bodied, with a bitter spicy finish. Nice
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap in a pint glass.
Arrived with a thick, creamy two finger head and a slightly hazy light brown body.
Aroma of piny hops with a little bit of caramel. Some rye spiciness was present as well.
Floral and piny hops were up front in the taste along with some yeast. Spiciness was not as predominant as I was expecting. A little bit of pipe tobacco on the finish with a moderate to high bitterness. Mouthfeel was full and creamy.
Being that I tend to love rye beers I was a little let down. Way too much yeast and not enough rye characteristics. Just an ok beer.