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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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This beer is brewed with our proprietary yeast Ė the same yeast weíve used since first brewing Harpoon Ale Ė and some interesting hop varieties. The combination of Pale, Rye, Caramel 60, Flaked Rye, and Vienna yield a complex malt body that stands up to the spiciness of the rye and the pronounced hop flavor. The rye also adds a reddish hue to the beer. The kettle additions of Centennial, Apollo, and Chinook, and the dry hop addition of Falconerís Flight add a multidimensional hop character.


BBB63's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3053) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Clear. On the dark side of amber. Soft malt. Rye spice is needed addition. Fruity hops.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosco (162) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Copper/orange. Thin head and lacing. BB date is 5/15/13 Consumed on 7/29/14 oops. Stored under refrigeration. Dry palate with sweet finish. Will have to try a fresher bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a one inch frothy beige head. The nose is a mix of caramel and light rye with just a little spicy and floral hops. The flavor is a little too heavy on the caramel, largely dulling the spiciness from the rye and the floral hops. Pretty muddled on the overall, too much sweetness in here. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Not up my alley all that much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (155) - Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Draft pour copper with tan head. Strong citrus aromas. Pleasant hop bitterness with strong balanced rye malt flavor. Grassy/citrus hop finish, but the rye malt really shines in this IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (796) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Amber color , nice off-white head. Aroma of malt , bread and grapefruit. Taste of bread , malt . Sweetness balanced by hoppy bitterness. Full body, low carbonation. Pine and bitterness in aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Rated on 4-28-2012 at Fort Wayne, IN Gathering (Bottle) When poured, this beer has a fizzy white head that mostly diminishes, opaque golden body, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, earthy, fruity, grapefruit, citrus and pine hops. The flavor is moderately bitter, malty, pine hops, fruity, and the rye makes an appearance in the end. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. This beer has a good hoppy flavor with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. This is a good quality brewed IPA and is worth trying.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (504) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2014
Bottle. Smoky aromas of tangy hops, rye malt. Soapy palate, a touch creamier than your average IPA. Funky flavours of grapefruit, dusty malt and booze. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fattybladdy (507) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle, pours a hazy amber. Aroma of citrus and rye. Taste is bitter citrus hops with rye and malty balance. Pretty solid overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (840) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2014
Transparent amber with a ring of cream colored head. Aroma mild. Taste of hops hints of citrus. Bitterness lasts

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (1674) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a hazy copper colored body giving a one finger white foamy speckled head that lasted for a good minute before it concaved into the body lightly and slowly. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. The smell had rye malts up front with some light hoppy notes giving a wonderful spicy scent. The taste brought these flavorings back boldly with some light caramel undertones. The palate had a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue, just an overall great feel. Overall, I really liked this beer and would have it again if I lived in its distro.


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