merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Rye, Citrus, Mildly Bready
T: Rye, Passion Fruit, Oranges, Mildly Grainy
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Grainy
Overall, a really nice balance of rye and sweetness, but after the citrus from the hops, it gets kind of lost. Still good and easy drinking although not a top 5 rye IPA for me.
arminjewell (5590) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big orange, grapefruit, juicy pineapple into a nice spicy, grassy, and rye middle, slight caramel comes through. Taste is a mix of rye, orange, grapefruit, nice pineapple into a very spicy, grassy, and more rye in there, slight lemony notes, finishing with some caramel, toffee, pretty bitter. Well done.
SperkeleForce (387) - FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 65 cl. Notes of citrus, smooth. Pours hazy orange dark. Exotic fruits, very smooth, orange, krusberg, rye and bread.
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a hazy golden with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is floral & sort of soapy... some hop fruitiness is there... it’s funny smelling but not bad. It is also a touch on the boozy side.
The flavor is bright, It’s nicely hoppy, with some grassiness and some juicy hop flavor, it’s also a touch grainy.
Not really my thing, but kind of...
Tsekouratos (88) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle at The Local Pub, Athens. Poured a caramelly amber with a strong head, that stayed maybe a it too long. The aroma was really nice with floral notes, pine, resins and hints caramel from the malts. Taste was pretty much the same with the caramel clinging to pvercome, thus giving a very nice malty bachkbone for the hops, again pine, pineapple, resiny and citrusy notes. The body was medium with nice carbonation too. I would definitely drink this one again.
wlajwl (3483) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is yeast, rye, citrus and fruit/candy. The flavor is citrus, fruit/candy/sugar, slight hop resin notes and a mildly spicy/slight heat in the finish.
dhubler91 (5) - Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
herbs, resin, grass, Rye spicenessgolden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, light body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter,
sagmarium (69) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice orange persistant head. Strange perfumey body. Sweet tropical fruit aroma initiall good. Alas, it becomes more and more sorachi ace coconut sweetness,. in aroma and taste.
jmgreenuk (3263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a slightly hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is grassy pine needle hop. The flavour is medium bitter with a smooth malt liqourice hop palate.
glennmastrange (2125) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate roasted and caramel, moderate to heavy grapefruit and orange juice for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with dried fruit, over ripe peach and solvent in the background. Head is large, frothy, off-white with excellent lacing and good legs, and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy, dark amber/orange. Flavor starts moderately acidic and a touch salty, then finishes lightly to moderately acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily, with a lively carbonation and a slightly tart finish. A mellow IPA overall, but well balanced and a few surprises in the aroma.