radarsock (946) - Vermont, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from THAT PLACE I ALWAYS GO TO (hint: it’s in MA). Thanks, me! 500 mL bottle which contained a hazy gold with a snowy white head two-to-three fingers in length. FINALLY -- A FUCKIN’ STRONG PILS ENTERS DA MIX!!!! Aromas of sourdough bread, lemonade, candied orange, Gari, and floral hops. Niiiice! Starts off with malt, graham crackers, sourdough, rye, and ends with wet grass,hops, blood orange, tangerine, and sea salt. As far as experimental beers go, this takes the cake. Incredibly impressed I actually enjoyed this. I will surely have this again.
arminjewell (6294) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 500 mL bottle, big thanks to Aaron for the pour at ROYGBIV day. Clear reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of dark caramel, toffee, hints of rye, slight grass, orange note, hints of slight earth. Taste is a mix of earth, grass, grain into some caramel, toffee, slight spice in there, touch of orange peel, lemon, finishing bitter. Seems a bit old, but tastes decent.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a very good example of a rye ipa which is a style i like more and more of. Full bright orange color with heavy rocky head. Aroma mixes grapefruit with a bit of peach and hay. Taste is an even balanced lager malt and bitterness. Risiduel bitter lingers. Much lighter taste than smell. Id get a four pack of this any time
Ratman197 (9986) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of rye, earthiness and grapefruitr. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, rye, earthiness and citrus with a smooth dry lingering rye finish.
Steve_0 (2765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Pour is golden yellow in appearance with a big white head and good lacing. Earthy, grassy, lightly citrusy, doughy, biscuity, and somewhat yeasty aroma. Taste is biscuity, doughy, weedy, grassy, floral, straw, and earthy hops - so smooth! Medium mouthfeel with medium-to-high carbonation. Really tasty Pils.
adnielsen (9287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day, courtesy of Ernesto987 I believe. Thanks! Pours a clear golden appearance with a white head. Kind of spicy rye, big spicy, herbal, a bit juicy hoppy aroma. Nice mouthfeel. Dank, ganja hoppy, chewy and spicy rye, lemon citrusy flavor. Cool beer.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a huge, fluffy and pure white head. Excellent lacing and head retention. Aromas of rye and some dank citrus. Bitterness is at the front with some sweetness ending with a sulfer like finish.
Leighton (11457) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Sander’s place, NYC. Pours clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Crispy malts, some dry straw and grapefruit, moderate bitterness. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Clean, light bitter finish, some dry pale malts, grapefruit and other dried citrus. Very nice.
Glouglouburp (6085) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A tasty rye-based aromatic hoppy lager like no other. Excellent
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed fresh two weeks after purchase from the brewery, bottle given to me by lushawn, thanks a lot Shawn
The look: Clear shining pale golden body topped by a enormous dense white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass. A beautiful beer.
In long: Very aromatic hoppy nose full of flowers, lemon pie, citrus fruits, more… A very bright aroma with a freshness quality that is hard to put into words. Needless to say it is inviting. Taste lets the rye shines but it does not overwhelming the beer, typical spiciness that usually accompanies rye-based beers, a slice of lemon pie with a lot of meringue, a little piece of fluffy cheese cake, a truckload of hops (fresh flowers, wet green grass, citrus fruits) providing a tasty bitterness is never aggressive. Mouthfeel is super-comfortable with a full and slightly doughy body supported by lots of soft bubbles. Maybe a bit too tasty to be as seesionnable as like their own Jabby Brau, but this is nonetheless another kick-ass Jack’s Abby offering. Oh man I love craftbeer, I wish everybody loved craftbeer, I find it hard to watch my neighbour drink macro crap, mostly because she keeps her blinds closed.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle. Medium off-white head atop hazy straw body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/floral, some pineapple, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, straw/pineapple, some rye. Light-medium body, light resin, acidity.