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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is brewed with our proprietary yeast – the same yeast we’ve used since first brewing Harpoon Ale – and some interesting hop varieties. The combination of Pale, Rye, Caramel 60, Flaked Rye, and Vienna yield a complex malt body that stands up to the spiciness of the rye and the pronounced hop flavor. The rye also adds a reddish hue to the beer. The kettle additions of Centennial, Apollo, and Chinook, and the dry hop addition of Falconer’s Flight add a multidimensional hop character.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2620) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a rimmed white head. Aroma of hops, rye, caramel, and pine. Flavor of rye, caramel, pine, and a subtle hop bitter ending. Really nice beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2407) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
660 ml bottle purchased at a liquor store in Windsor, Vermont, on July 28, 2011. Honey blonde hazy, small head. Aroma of rye very dominant, with notes of raw barley, slightly hoppy. Taste of dry rye, slightly hoppy with hints of herbs and citrus, aftertaste of bitter cereal. A intense and enjoyable cereal IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2011
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear orange amber with a medium sized white head. Earthy hops, spicy malt. Spicy citrus and rye, sweet malt. Earthy, malt and spicy rye notes. Nice bitterness with grapefruit and earth on the finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1808) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Draught: This one poured a darker golden color with a bit of an amber hue. There was a good sized off-white head on it, that left a good deal of lacing. Grapefruit nose with a bit of pine. Some rye also. The taste is good. This one is fairly bitter, with grapefruit and pine hop tastes most prevalent. Some rye taste coming through also. Not a bad beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (7948) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Georgetown, DC, opened 6/15/11. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of earthy and spicy hops with a bit of a rye finish. The taste is rye forward with earthy hops and a bit of a citrus hop touch. A good bit of toffeeish malt. Medium bodied. Solid brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Pours hazy orange, with a thick lingering head. Nose is hops and citrus. Taste is clean, with strong hops backed with subtle rye notes. Citrus and grass is apparent in finish. All in all a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Mild floral, grainy, caramel aromas. Medium bodied with soft co2. Nice floral, pine hoppy bitter flavors on a solid pale malty base--

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. The aroma has rye and bready malty notes, with some floral and earthy hops. The flavor has floral and citric hops, spicy rye malts, some light sweetness, and some light toasty malty notes. Nice bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Poured up on tap with clear deep gold body, copper hues and off white head. The aroma offers up some nice spicy rye notes as well as smooth sweet malts and a modest level of sort of vague hoppiness. The taste has fresh spicy rye moving around both here and there as well as some spicy hops, floral hops and citrus hops too. Overall it seems nice and spicy with rye and getting a bit resiny into the finish balanced by ample malts sweetness. Yummy one with a pleasing spicy rye presence.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of bitter hops, caramel malt, spicy rye, and bready malt. Flavor of bready pale malts, fruity and floral hops, with spicy rye in the finish. Good stuff! 8/4/8/4/14 [3.8/5]


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