neongolden (1010) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2015 (650ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Jan 23 2015) Pours a very hazy dark brownish orange with a moderate white head. Aroma has lots of spicy rye and a bit of grain as well as caramel sweetness, a bit of grassy notes and some wisps of passion fruit, grapefruit and other tropical fruit. On the palate, rye and caramel lead as well, pine needles, grass, floral, grapefruit. Moderate bitterness holds rye, citrus pith and light pine in the finish. Medium full, sort of thick in the mouth. Frankly this bottle did not drink like it was particularly fresh, so while I quite like the rye character, it lacked the strength in the hops to match it. If fresher, I think I might like it more.
Ron (3277) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy copper with creamy off-white head and lace. Aroma is rye, malt, light caramel, grassy and floral hops, light pineapple and light lemon. Flavor is a good balance of fresh hops, rye dryness, lightly toasted malts, and citrus bitterness. Dry finish with a touch of bitterness and sweetness lingering. Medium body and carbonation. Thanks to Erica and Chris for giving me this as a Christmas present.
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ezek a rozs ipák igen megosztóak szoktak lenni. Ez is egy igen érdekes darab, édesen, gyümölcsösen, karamellásan, csipkebogyósan kezd, aztán jelennek meg a fenyőgyantás, citrusos, komlós aromák, amik egy nem túl brutál, de szép keserűvel és szárazsággal zárják le ezt a sört. Egyébként igen szép a kinézete, főleg a szinte elpusztíthatatlan habja.
Douberd (3988) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Hoppin Frog Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA) Bottle 650 ml at home, served into a teku. ABV 7%
Deep copper orange colour on the body, clear, with a big and thick off-white head on top. Very good retention, the foam collapses slowly and leaves medium lacing on the glass.
Very nice aroma, very fruity, fresh cut grass, rye, light passion fruit.
Nice taste too, again rye, grass, lots of fruits, light pine notes. More sweet than your average IPA but there is a good enough bitterness on the aftertaste, with satisfying duration.
Medium bodied, good carbonation.
Jow (3033) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
So Draught 55 a bar i frequent has a once a month baby brunch in back room so took wife and sone for food, kids music, and I had some brew perfect. This is hazy orange pour nose of tropical fruit and rye. Tastes of rye, perfume, pine, grapefruit, dusty hops, light caramel, and honey. Decent mouthfeel tasty brew but lacks some punch of excitement.
Foxbush (1620) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle First beer of Christmas 2014. It is a good one. I shared with my son. The IPA poured a cloudy amber color with frothy off white head and lacing. You detect citrus and pine in the aroma. The ale had a medium body and average carbonation. I did notice the rye at the finish. The pine resin does provide a dry clean finish. This is a great way to start the 12 beers of Christmas 2014.
sebwaw (58) - POLAND - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle, served in teku. Pours deep orange, amber, a little bit hazy with large and thick head. Aroma is predominantly citrus, grapefruit, some maltiness, a hint of rye. Its much more intensive after shaking a glass. Taste is really sweet in the beginning and then mildly bitter, its perfectly balanced, however, a little bit harsh hoppiness in the finish, but its not too disturbing. It gives you a very pleasant mouthfeel, perfectly carbonated. Low drinkability though, seems quite heavy. Nevertheless, its a great IPA from great brewery. Worth every single penny.
JonMoore (2052) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Clear amber with slim white head. Fruity, sweet aroma, citrus hops. Flavours are big juicy fruit, citrus hops and rye. Very smooth medium mouthfeel, low carbonation. Excellent.
kassner (1468) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Whole Foods on P street. Dark golden color, modest head, nice balance and the rye is subtle but gives it a good bite as well.
Desverger (5773) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Taphouse, CPH (16/11/2014) - amber pour with off-white head. Fruity and medium sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel malts, toffee, some pine needles, herbal twiggy hop bite in the finish. Nice.