keanex (1232) - 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.
b3shine (4233) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to taster. Bottle is labeled enjoy by 03/15/14. Looks good for the style; a transparent orange with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of floral and piney hops and mild rye spice with a fairly sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells, but not as hoppy. Average on the palate. A little sweeter than I prefer, and smells better than it tastes, but a decent example of the style nonetheless.
kirk36 (100) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean, crisp, floor sweeper of an ipa. The rye usurps the cascade and corrects the balance so it's even. I like it.
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howlinwlf (17) - Ronkonkoma, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a half liter glass. This is a sturdy IPA strengthened by a addition of rye. A good dose of malt solidifies this brew. Not a weak piney session beer. Not a hop-head amped up behemoth. This is a great and solid IPA. Bravo and Cheers!
seantaylorus (10) - - 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 (321) - 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 (261) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - 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 (1173) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
smcolw (529) - 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 (6) - - JAN 27, 2014 does not count
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.