BBB63 (5423) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in nonic pint glass: Pours a mostly clean golden hue with a nice frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has juicy hop esters of grapefruit and melon along with some pine. The rye is not overpowering on the nose, some caramel and bready notes. The taste is more akin to that of a standard IPA, moderately bitter and fruity with a touch of resiny character. The rye is more noticed towards the finish with a dry spicy tone. Fair amount of malt balance as well. The mouth feel is sprite but not overly aggressive, metallic finish. Overall, a solid brew and worth trying again.
snoworsummer (461) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is heavy on the citrus and rye with some biscuit malt. Flavor is rye, orange, pine, toffee and low bitterness. Medium body and medium carbonation.
BrettTaylor (49) - - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured as part of a flight. Light hop aroma, reddish gold color, bitter throughout, some rye bread flavor mid-taste, medium finish. For me, the rye makes this fairly unappealing.
rustbucket0873 (244) - Krikville, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a light red to heavy copper color with good head retention. Aroma is heavy in grapefruit, some citrus, and spicyness. the flavor is malty with caramel up front with a finish of the rye spicyness at the rear and grape fruit from the hops. This is a good well rounded beer and would recommend to a ipa lover plus a rye lover. I believe i have homebrewed this recipe myself.
raphael (762) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this right after the regular IPA, at somebodyís Summer Shack in Alewife.
Gave them both the same ratings, though are some differences. aroma of caramel, wood and. black pepper. flavor is grapefruit rind, caramel and toast. light in the mouth.
Braudog (5060) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, in the new year-round livery. Hazy orange-amber with a thin but staying top of foam. Thereís a nice citric aroma, and drinks with a gristy, grainy grittiness, and a pleasant floral citrus bloom flourish. (#5027, 5/23/2013)
gerbewa (114) - - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap in Boston MA while coming back from Germany. Really great hop aroma and a nice bitter flavor. Great beer and bought a glass!!
jrob21 (2033) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The rye dominates a bit and gives this a bit too strong of a spice flavor. Herbal aromas are drowned out quickly as the flavor comes in. The finish is pretty quick and spice again. Interested to try this but probalby wonít be picking up more.
Block (1045) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with a thin white head. Aroma of hops and caramel. Light body but a lot of flavor. A nice hope profile which fades to a sweet finish.
Emeister84 (464) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strawberry preserves, citrus fruit, and mild cereal aromas. Clear copper with a faint, off-white head. Dry, fruity, with a well balanced malt backbone, and good bitterness. Light-medium bodied, spicy, well carbonated, and finishes with hop bitterness and subtle notes of black pepper.
zickbeer_ye (67) - Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hoppy spice and fruity almost jam scent. Thin white head and light amber body. Dry hoppy slight spice and rye flavors. Crisp smooth but a lityle thin on the palate.