Blairgus (2363) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8 Mar 2014, tap at Helm's Brewing. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is bitter rye malt, some tropical fruit or peaches. Med body and mildly fizzy. Rye malt isn't as prominent as the nose, nice granola malt, mild bitterness. Pretty good.
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Hopman1 (25) - apple valley, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This Rye IPA was simply good not perfect but somewhat enjoyable it had a nice brownish appearance with a pillowed fluffy frothy yellowish head . Its flavor had the hoppy flavor of an IPA with rye on the back notes to smooth it out . It did have bitter notes that I do not enjoy personally , but being that I personally visited this small brewery located in a small business suite in San Diego and met the brewer who was a very nice personable guy who seemed to have much knowledge of what he was doing , I surely expect to hear more from this small establishment . Cheers!!
StefanSD (1992) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a hazy new penny copper color with a medium white head that has good retention. The aroma is rife with sweet roasted malts and some pine. The taste is bitter pine forward with sweet caramel malts following quite strongly. Something spicy in the taste too. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with a piney bitter aftertaste. Overall: Decent.
skmikeg (680) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium orange with a small soapy white head with very little lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, dank hops, rye, sweet malts, and some light tropical fruits. Taste is very similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, medium long finish. Overall, rather tasty, enjoyable, and drinkable IPA that makes nice use of rye malts.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Rating #2. Good IPA, nice sweetness and a little pine. (2636)
brokensail (9852) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cloudy golden orange pour with a white head. Hop aromas are fairly dank. Plenty of pine, grapefruit, and mild tropical fruit. There’s some malt sweetness of bread and dough, as well. A mild bitterness and grass flavor. Light bread/malt sweetness along with pine, grapefruit, and hints of tropical fruit in terms of the hop profile.