Quevillon (2501) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
boto (1853) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
Drake (8546) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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--
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Ibrew2or3 (6889) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy caramel-apricot color with a large fluffy orange-white head. The aroma was sweet pineapple, grapefruit, pine and pepper. The flavor was tangy sour caramel with notes of spruce, pepper, pine, lemon and a bready undertone. The finish was medium length tangy, spicy and had lingering caramel, pine and spruce. Fairly full bodied. Solid.