rangerred (949) - 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.
jsquire (3538) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber color with a thin off white head. Huge hop aroma that came right out of the bottle when openned. Nose of candied grapefruit rind and hop resin. This is a sweet IPA with pineapple, peach, grapefruit juice and a strong grain flavor. Long bitter finish. Big hop head beer.
mrohia (146) - - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dewey's in Dayton, OH before the opera. Great, strong aroma and strong, lingering tongue. Head dissipated quickly.
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puboflyons (2193) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the 12 fl oz. bottled version rather than the big bottle as it was first released. Best By 8/15/12. The pour is an amber-copper tone with a quick fizzy head that dissolves as quickly as it rises. Outstanding floral and piney hops on the nose and a bit of grain but little else. The body is medium and smooth. The taste is also highly hopped with a biting kind of bitterness that cuts through the back of my throat. A great beer for hopheads.
Maverick34 (2338) - New York, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught from habitat. Orangey brown clear pour. Moderate head. Hops and grain aroma. Bitter finish.
scarletfire65 (976) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber pour, leaves some nice lacing. The aroma is very perfumey hops, spicy, caraway, pumpernickel bread. Bitter and hop forward, great spice from the rye, citrus, woody, my kind of IPA. The finish is floral with notes of juicy orange and piney hops. The palate is just slightly too thin. Rye IPAs are hot now, and this is a great example. Complex yet could easily knock back a few.
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at Harpoon. Pours dark orange with a thin white head. notes of orange and lemon on the nose. The citrus on the tongue also has some pine sol notes. finish lingers a bit. Solid but not spectacular.
TChrome (1423) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer pours dark honey color with a big, totally retained off white head. Aroma is predominately hoppy with big citrus and floral notes. Yum. The rye is buried under the hop aroma but is there somewhere. Flavor is pretty straightforwardly bitter with just a touch of rye sweetness. I am a sucker for rye IPAs and I really like this one!!!
mar (4940) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
gold/amber with a cream head. nose is bitter, citrus, and rye. nice on the palate, creamy hops, rye, bitter, and grainy.
jredmond (5559) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with friends. Pours a hazy orange body with light head. Aroma is citrus, hops, and sweet caramel malts. Mouthfeel is moderate with notes of citrus, lemon, pine, and sweet bready malts.