Abijen (1732) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden brownish beer with a good white head. Smells sweet fruits, rye and hops. Tastes citrus, rye and hops. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky/dry texture.
Buczer (370) - Łódź, POLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, dark amber colour, lightly hazy, big durable beige head. In aroma: lychee, mango, pineapple, some citrus, a bit of caramel. Medium bitterness, light malty sweetness. Good balance. Slightly oily texture, nice bitter aftertaste.
bhensonb (12139) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Knightly in Orlando, FL. Pours amber gold with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of light stone fruit and rye spice. Med body or more. Flavor is a strong shock of rye with light stone fruits following. It’s hoppy and rye, and the rye seems to add spicy bitter, but there’s not complete dryness. Quite a beer.
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange copper with a thick foamt off-white head and a delicate floral aroma. There is a bitter rye flavor that finishes sweet and fruity. This is an unusual IPA in that there is a more complex flavor than most. Very tasty.
Philym (1003) - 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 (9955) - 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 (3406) - 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 (10870) - 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 (4953) - 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 (7021) - 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.