AskForJenny (1005) - Ontario, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
22oz - Clear gold with small bubbles and a thin tan head. Wood and cabbage nose. Mild creamy caramel on palate, rye spiciness arrived only after the glass warmed to nearly room temperature. Sort of a train wreck. I like Ryes, but this one missed.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-01-13. Orangey body with a nice creamy off-white head. Pleasant orange citrus in the aroma with some mild grainy malt. 7+ Flavour is similar, orange-tangerine citrus, pleasant modest bitterness throughout. Modest malt undercurrent. Average plus palate. 3+ Pleasant, quite quaffable. Bottle shared by Blankboy
garthicus (2468) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: Nice copper colour with a small white head. Aroma: A little spice and citrus rind, malt and a little rye. Flavour: Sharp rye, like a German rye bread, malt, some nice hoppiness in there too with a long bitter finish. Nice.
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle ( 650ml ). Shared by blankboy with me, garthicus, gregclow, jerc and mabel. Slightly hazy bright orange-amber, smallish mottled frothy/creamy beige head. Leafy, slightly sweet aroma, floral and somehow reminiscent of crushed garden vegetable leaves. Taste is nice - dry, pungent, not as sweet, only a hint of rye cereal .... still a weird vegetable pungency in the finish. Light body, strong carbonation, light malt body but a fairly long floral bitter finish. Odd, not bad.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Floral hop aroma with some light sweetness. The flavor has bready sweet malt, spicy rye notes, and crisp floral hops. Well balanced and very drinkable.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle: Pours to a light amber colored body with a small, frothy white head that lasts for a short while. The aroma is light cereal, sweet bread, a bit of spicy rye, and some mild grassy hops. Taste is a bit of spicy rye and bitter earthy hops up front with some lightly sweet pale malt towards the middle, and finishes with some mild spicy rye, sweet bread, and mild grassy hops. Light-medium bodied, medium carbonated. Tasty, but I like the rye beers that have a bit more rye and more sweet malt body to back them up (see Founders for example).
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colored beneath a dense white head. Aroma of toasty malts, rye, and fruity hops (apricot and pineapple). Firm bitterness followed by spicy rye and some light caramel malt notes. Finishes with flavors of grapefruit zest and piney hops. Not bad.
zach8270 (3037) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Amber pour with a fizzy white head. Aroma is a nice mixture of caramel malts and spicy, floral hops. Some nice citrus and pepper makes its way through. Flavor begins with a smooth and sweet caramel flavor with a very nicely balanced and apparent peppery hop middle. Some apple sweetness comes through at the end with a very nice and dry rye finish. Crisp and rather chewy.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Candy apple and fuggle-smelling hops in the nose. Brilliant light golden amber in color, very clear, with a thick and rocky head - some lacing. Very clean. Succulent English hoppiness crisply dances on the tongue, combining with a soft maltiness - not overly sweet or caramelly, really done well, with a bready rye-spicy finish. Subtle yet complex, this beer is a true pleasure. This is a pale ale I could drink all the time. Very well done.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010 Aroma is sweet with light hops and a bit of a peppery nose. Taste is smooth and crisp, very drinkable.