keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best before 10-15-2012.
A: The body is a slightly hazy dark amber/copper body with a steady stream of carbonation from the nucleation point on my glass. A thin yet dense and creamy light tan head sits on top, not much retention but leaves a dense coating on top.
S: Interesting spicy, bready and citrus aroma hinting at a slight bitterness to this, mildly sweet.
T: Bready malts with rye spice on the intro with hints of caramel, the rye spice continues through to the end underlying the beer, while a spicy pine hop bitterness matches the rye really well. The finish hints at citrus and lingers for a bit of spice and dries out really well. This is a good beer.
M: Medium bodied with crisp carbonation.
O: This is a great addition to their year-round line-up. This is a very solid Rye IPA and the hop choices really do well matching the rye in here.
tillmac62 (452) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
EBD 11/15/14. Pours a clear medium amber with a slight hint of garnet. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
Outstanding nose of pine, citrus and spicy rye over a biscuit and caramel base.
Medium body with a slick texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a strong burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is intense, moderately complex and well balanced. It begins with a bready rye note that is a bit spicy. The middle brings a mild bitterness that has a bit of rind and pine flavor. As the bitterness fades, a rich malt sweetness comes to the forefront coupled with mango notes from the hops. The finish is a slow fade of rind, caramel and a nice rye bite.
Listigovers (531) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hop resin aroma, reddish colour. Not too bitter, some rye afteratse, could be a bit heavier bodied, although itís medium bodied. Decent I guess.
ordybill (706) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a slight yeast and pine aroma
Appearance- This brew is a great amber to orange color with a nice white head.
Taste- Has an excellent flavor of citrus, pine and hops that goes down well.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate to high carbonation has a dry finish.
Overall- I really like this beer, I donít see it being sold often down in Georgia, but the next time I see I will pick up a few bottles.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from 12 oz bottle a light clear copper-amber color with a finger of frothy white, craggley head. Aroma of some light prickly rye, some malt, some tropical fruits, floral & grassy hops, and some sweet tones. Flavour of bready pale malts, fruity and floral hops, with a spicy rye in the finish. Enjoyable beer !
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Harpoon Brewery, Boston. Hazy orange with white head. Citrus, fruits, pine, nice hoppy bitterness. Bit spicy.
Jow (2788) - New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at stags head in honor of IPA thread today. Pours dusty brownish orange. Nose is earthy and of tropical fruit. Tastes of pineapple, peach, mango, earthy, rye spice, pine and caramel. Palate is nice full mouthfeel. Lingeringinh finish
rjplumer (694) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet fruit aroma. Two finger bubbly head. Body is a clear deep amber color. Sweet fruit malt with only a mild bitter taste. Has a velvet apple crisp like feel and taste.
Brewlizard (8) - Dunwoody, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
These people here drinking same beer...?.pours like a brown ale in draft....perfect soft head, creamy...... Not like an IPA?..but FANTASTIC.....smoothe as silk .... Zero bitterness....well balanced...great medium body ...very quaffable....will seek out again
jflopsu (843) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours gold with light white head. Has a citrus and sweet fruit aroma. Has a citrus and floral hop aroma with some pine, grains, and some spices. The spices and bitter hops linger slightly.
bkurtz (1008) - PERU - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours a clear golden with a creamy head. Citrus aromas of peach and pineapple, nice. Aromas continue in the taste followed by rye notes, bitterness, and a dry finish. Fairly complex, interesting and enjoyable.