seantaylorus (20) - - MAR 2, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not a fan. It has a taste of like a Heineken with less skunk then a clean finish. It gets better as you drink it but it doesn't immediate grab me.
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear, pale amber with a fine white head that fades and leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, a bit of pine, a bit of grass and fruit. Taste is lightly malty with a lot of abrupt hop flavour. Highish carbonation, medium body. Definitely not a subtle beer.
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber, white head recedes to a thin film, great lacing. Nice bright hop aroma, citrus, some grass. Taste is a nice light malty character followed by a huge crisp citric bite. Light spiciness too. Finish is dry and crisp, very fizzy and a lingering citrus aftertaste. Great RIPA!
hershiser2 (1357) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a large off-white head. Smells of bread and grapefruit. Tastes of soapy pine and grapefruit.
rob02190 (24) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber hue of sweet nectar, my god this is a smooth beer. It has aromas of apricots, whisky and honey. A cloudy wildflower appearance. Carbonation is on the light side but very acceptable.
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smcolw (567) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderate head that leaves very good ring lace after each sip. The liquid is neutral amber with a very light haze.
Dry and earthy aroma. Good hop as I pull my nose away.
Okay, this is strange, the first flavor I note is...pate. Itís a meaty taste with a note of oysters. The hop takes over in the swallow without much more than a bittering effect. The body is as expected and the carbonation is mildly elevated.
kespecial (128) - - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A solid rye IPA. Orange amber with thin white head. OK nose--mostly hops, hints of rye. Clean drinking, bitter hops with moderate rye spiciness. A little chewy on the palate, which is nice. Nothing exceptional, but overall pretty good. Just would want a little malt backbone or more resiny hops, ideally.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the Windsor brewery. A play off of the long-time flagship of their IPA with the addition of Rye into the mix. Another of my "gotos" when at Harpoon for an event... love that rye spiciness.
rondphoto (2772) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Party Town / Florence KY Clear dark orange with a 1" rocky off-white head, wide bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt with an overtone of dry rye that grows substantially through the palate, adding burnt toast and a bit of spice before finishing with light bittering. The only weakness would be a lack of balance in the finish - too much spice and rye, not enough bittering. I know there are dry and wet hop additions, but they donít match the grains.
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber brown poured from a tap. Smooth taste with a little bit of citrus flavor. Another good harpoon ipa