Frank (2976) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a nice, strong grapefruit-centric IPA. This is a cloudy orange golden brew with a head of fine bubbles. Its nose is big citrus with a touch of pine to it as well. It tastes just a little sweet which brings out mandarin orange and floral notes. There is a touch of honey-like malt character but this is really all about the hops. Texture is full bodied and a bit juicy but not too heavy and really very drinkable. It finishes with solid bitterness and just a touch of a pleasant apple skin astringent note. This is a really damn good Ipa, heartily recommended by yours truly to all fans of the style.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first beer ever at world of beer franchise. Certainly won't be my last (in the next 10 minutes and thereafter). Sold to me by the bartender as a good local IPA. I have to agree - more of the crisp lite IPA style - hoppy and refreshing. Interesting lacing, color is super light. Taste is solid, fruity hops, not too heavy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Brigadier (3050) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Cleveland (OH)
A nice draft also comes in cans for drinking at the ballpark, while picnicking, or after mowing the lawn. It might be past the time of year when I normally look for a session IPA but come 2015 this might get some recommendations from friends looking for a new experience.
Aroma / Appearance - A caramel golden base radiates life with bright carbonation and wispy head for company. Rye, pine, and floor polish scrub the air and leave behind a rough bitterness. Lightweight and airy, it feels ideal for a beer meant to drunk more than once in a single sitting.
Flavor / Palate - Rye, pine, and oaky hops tickle the tongue. A fluid mouthfeel sweeps to a bitter memorable finish bursting with fresh hops. Despite the 6.5% ABV this feels like a beer that would be easy to drink over a long session without too much palate fatigue. Grab a can net time you travel through Ohio.
JRListon (9) - - SEP 28, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: 12 oz can.
Aroma: nice hop front aroma. Followed quickly with a nice biscuit malt presence.
Color: great pale ale color. Quite a bit of haze.
Taste: malt backbone is in charge. Characteristic rye flavor, well balanced with the hops. Neither the hops or malt override each. They actually take turns showing up on the palate. The rye seems to be the final note on my palate.
Overall:( A-) A great effort in a style of beer I really enjoy, by a brewery that I feel does a great job with most of their beers. If you like rye, you'll like this beer.
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schlitzfaced (68) - Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pored from 12oz. can. Pours a yellow hazy color with medium carbonation. Aroma is citrus but not overpowering. Light bodied with medium carbonation. slightly bitter but a good session IPA. Would have a few of these. Pretty good.
Lectvay (150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from a local swap, thanks Jeff! This is quite nice. Intense aroma, on the dank, grassy end of the spectrum. Very bitter, grainy, like rye bread.
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can opened 8/22/14. Pours a hazy orange color with a large foamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of rye, citrus hops, toasted malt. The taste is citrus and tropical hops, rye, toasted malts and a bit of caramel. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness, moderate carbonation, decent balance.
suprchunk (2323) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden colored pour. Small white head. Tons of lacing. Enormous malt aroma. Some spicy notes and a bit of earthy hops. Taste is huge malt. Tastes like an English IPA.
Evolutionary (295) - Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at mellow mushroom. Nose is all hop. Thin Body and thin off white lingering head. Very dry overall with some floral notes in there. Decent but not amazing.
---Rated via my mouth
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours fairly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, spicy rye, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/floral hops and moderate caramel/rye malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pineapple, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, spicy rye, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness and rye spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, pineapple, citrus rind, floral, grass, light caramel, spicy rye, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of juicy citrus/grassy hops and moderate rye/caramel malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice rye IPA! All around great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/grassy hops and moderate caramel/rye malt sweetness; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.