Philym (940) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with 3 finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Lychee, mango, grapefruit, musk, marmalade, note of passion fruit, rye, leaves, tinned apricots in syrup.
Taste: Medium bitter and sweetness with low sourness.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light quite airy body, average/prickly carbonation, lingering astringent fruity, rye, malty, peppery finish.
Comments: Very good and glass lace. The rye comes out in the flavour over a bit of time.
Beerhunter111 (6879) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes bernsteinfarbenes IPA mit einer schönen großen und stabilen Schaumkrone. Es riecht sehr nach exotischen Früchten, etwas nach Malz, leicht würzig. Geschmack malzig trocken, fruchtig nach Südfrüchten, fruchtig bitter. Klasse!
maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at CBC Clerkenwell. Pours clear amber with a thick white head. Nose is quite spice driven with pineapple and lychee. Very sweet fruits mingle with heavy spice and resinous toffee. Very spritzy carbonation - almost a little too much. Seems a touch tired. Solid
Ratman197 (9518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of rye, earthiness, orange zest, pine and grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, earthiness, grapefruit zest and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering earthy grapefruit finish.
nuplastikk (4295) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle on sale for 5.99. Deepish orange-tan body, slightly hazy with a few floaties. Steady, soapy off-white head. Pretty balanced, this is a pretty enjoyable beer. Toasty gingerbread, smooth caramel, orange pine. Medium to full bodied, very easy to drink despite the strength. Really manages the rye well, melding in with the malts quite well. The hops are never biting or bitter, just a steady orange marmalade sweetness, maybe a hint of black pepper. Good beer.
Ferris (3011) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Tropical fruit, mandarin and citrus with a big malt backbone. Clear orange with a rich beige head. Medicinal, big bitterness and one sided without any balance or hop flavors coming through.
kbudd19 (562) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wonderful golden copper pour with nice white head. Aroma of malty citrus goodness, taste is rather sharp and medicinal. Doesn’t really work for me maybe I’m not a huge rye IPA guy.
mcberko (6016) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Daniel417 (thanks a lot man), pours an opaque dark amber / mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma of strong rye, citrus hops, and caramel. Flavour brings out rye notes upfront, caramel notes to balance, and light citrus notes. Quite well-balanced and smooth. Finishes slightly rye-like and semi-sweet. Highly drinkable stuff. Nearly excellent.
merc7186 (1981) - 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 (6070) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, 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.