sheep (93) - FINLAND - OCT 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a little sediment and a nice, thick, creamy white, one finger head that lasts. Aroma is big tropical fruit, apricot, passion fruit, stingy and sharp hops and a little caramel. Taste pretty much follows the nose with a thick malty backbone, ending with a soft, bitter, hoppy bite. Great balance. Medium carbonation, soft on the palate. Wonderful.
Geokkjer (5386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy golden with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of spicy rye, citrus, mint and malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter with some peach, grapefruit and rye. Medium body, average carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy copper with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fragrant tropical fruity esters, citrus and spruce hops with cracker and honey malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, earthy and spicy rye malt with tropical fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
superspak (2212) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating(bottled some time in June most likely). Pours fairly hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with excellent retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of mango, orange, pine, rye, herbal, caramel, toast, floral, and citrus rind. Very nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of orange, mango, pine, caramel, rye, herbal, floral, toast, and citrus rind. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, mango, rye, caramel, toast, floral, orange rind, and herbal spiciness. Very nice balance of malt/hop flavors, with a great bitterness/sweetness balance as well. No cloying flavors or bitterness on the finish at all. Rye isn’t overdone either, just enough to make itself known. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Rye IPA! Great flavor balance with good hop complexity; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruchtig getreidiger Hopfenbeginn. Das Bier bleibt deutlich getreidig, der Roggen ist erkennbar. Viskos wirkend, hopfig, dunkler werdend. Leichte Süße, süffig. Er, leichte Kräuternoten. Würzig-süffiges IPA. 9/9/11/10/11/10
JorisPPattyn (7722) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very stable, good yellowish head over orange-amber beer, cloudy. Intense fruity (exotic fruit) nose; grapefruit, passion, lychee. Hopoils, straight lupuline. Something faintly solvent-like. Grapefruit, passion fruit, mango, orangepeel, apricot. Great choice of hops. Predicatbly little else, but it doesn’t really need more. Warming ujp, it acquires a slight dishwashing liquid aroma. Very slick, bit viscous, oily. Medium bodied. I’ll believe the rye. The hops... well, they might believe in me.
omhper (18970) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy deep golden, small head. Hay-like hop aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Hops, mostly hay and some citrus, dominates. Mid bitter finish.
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at de molen after shoe party ... light amber ... thin white head .... soft banana ... zezty custardy nose ... zezty fruity nose ... soft floral hop ... light pine... soft orange hop
harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in Fonefan room Borefts 4. amber colour thin white head. Pretty good hoppy beer with some lime? its a good lively fresh hoppy beer. Decent hoppy beer.
ekstedt (5217) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (bomber) from bierkompass.de. Clear amber, medium off-white head. Strong perfumy and spicy aromas (hops and rye I suppose) with some coconut and vanilla. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness. Very nice.