DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from unknown place. Pours brown with a thing brown head. Has some of that spicy on the nose. Rye’s a bit more prominent on the tongue with a bit of hop bitterness on the finsih. Solid but not blowing my socks off.
Beergeek23322 (2224) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
December 2012. 22 oz. bottle. Fantastic RIPA in any aspect. It doesn’t get much better than this. Big bold flavors, plenty of hops and fruit. Dark amber color with a white head. Bravo!
DedicatedToFun (2400) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Holy cow awesome rye IPA, nice creamy head dark orange hue bottle in Cleveland, tons of hops
48FanInCali (714) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Sure as hell won't confuse this Rye IPA with Alpine Nelson. Rye is fairly faint. Hop profile isn't terrible but fairly subdued.
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Suttree (5122) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy reddish orange, thin but dense white head. Clan, fruity aroma, with hints of pepper. Taste is very clean, dry and woody. Some peppery hops, some other spicy notes.
Hermod (3127) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl bottle shared @Kaisla, Helsinki. Deep golden in color, smooth, thick white head. Aroma of ripe exotic fruits like kiwi and passionfruit, gooseberries definitely in there as well, coming better through in the flavor. Really interesting hoppy flavors with exotic fruits, gooseberries giving it some spicy notes and punch. Rye rounding it up, making it very smooth. Really lovely IPA, made my day.
SpringsLicker (3126) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold pour under a tall, off-white head.
Aroma of juicy malt, citrus and pine hops and a touch of spice.
The flavor is well balanced between the malt sweetness and the hop bitterness.
Some distinct fruitiness going on here too.
RexTalionis (2403) - FINLAND - JUN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours hazy amber in color with a small head. Very fruity juicy ripe fruits, some passionfruit and kiwifruit. Feels incredibly smooth. Fruity taste, some tropical fruityness and light bitterness. One of the better ipas i tried today. Incredibly easy to drink. Refreshing too.
Kinz (3274) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had been excited to try this one. Poured a slightly hazy medium orange with a lasting thick head. Aroma of piney hops and gummy malts. Flavor is peppery, caramel malts, a bit of almost rubbery phenol that really detracts, and a piney hop finish. So close. But just missed. I’m probably just bummed that I’m missing the JRHB club meeting because the spouse got drafted to play volleyball tonight. But the phenol really detracted. A bit hot on the finish too.
Borup (5777) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Hazy golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, malt and spice