Niko100 (2707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber/orange color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, pine hops, rye, & fruit/citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, rye, pine hops, some fruit, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Solid.
MarcoDL (4223) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great beer from Hoppin Frog. Hoppy, fruity and spicey IPA, with a nice feel of rye and a tasty extra flavor of the citrus.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a bit of a dark yellow, aroma is hoppy, taste the rye comes through a bit but it has a really nice hop finish and its tasty stuff
Stuu666 (10874) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy amber, hoppy, bitter, fruity orange, grapefruit. A little bit fizzy.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange color with a good white. Nice fruity hop aroma. Slightly bitter citrus hop flavor. Not quite fresh.
pjames317 (94) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pretty full bodied amber-orange. Spicy hop character in the nose, amplified by the rye no doubt. Firm bready malt backbone is bolstered by a piney, resinous hop quality. Definitely has an evergreen, sap essence that is interlaced with freshh dough, faint alcohol (nailpolish remover?), and rawhide leather. Taste is infinitely smoother than I anticipated. A really unassuming quaff. Lingering bitterness but pleasant. Rye is not as pronounced in its usual peppery manifestation, but does show thru in the dry, grainy back end. The take home points are that this is tasty if you enjoy the West Coast Style. Piney, bitter, masterful balance w/ malt backbone. Excels in its mouthfeel. Nice.
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. The poor is a dark orange, not clear at all, with a good bit of malty sediment swirling about. There is a big pillow we dirty white head, that fades down very slowly, leaving phenomenal lace behind. The aroma starts off with a good fruitiness, hiding the hops and malt very very well. There is a little spiciness on the back end, presumably from the rye. The aroma carries a great balance. The flavor is surprising. There is a little bit of a rye spiciness to it on the front and, then it moves through a hoppy bit and finally into a spicy lingering dryness on the back. There are sporadic bits of fruitiness, but not as much as the nose would suggest. The mouth feel is then, and there's not a lot of carbonation to help it out. The aftertaste is really good. It's dry, lingering, hoppy, lightly fruity and malty at the same time
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thornecb (5540) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber into a tulip. White head with little retention recedes to hug rim leaving spot lacing. Caramel and resin aromas. Thick with dark pumpernickel and caramel upfront turning to bitter earth and resin in the lasting finish.
Lowenbrau (3232) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 01-07-2014.
BBD: not found.
In short: a fruity bitter ale.
Pours clear dark golden with nice white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Medium body, average carbonation, slightly crispy texture. Taste is fruity, some grapefruit, peachy, citrusy, moderate bitterness. Dry finish. Enjoyable.
tricksta_p (3617) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt, rye, caramel, sweet fruits and hops. Flavour is malty sweetness, caramel, strong rye presence. A malty rye IPA, the hops are secondary. Quite tasty and easily drinkable.