onceblind (3965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2011. Slight hazy rustic gold, thin dissipating head. Nice citrusy hoppy tones on the aroma, some grapefruit, rye bread dough, yeastiness, with mild toffee under it. Pretty big on body. Flavor has nice amounts of citrus fruit, floral hops, a wee bit of herbal hops, a good amount of toffee, but not too sweet, as hops take most of the show. Pretty good, nothing spectacular.
deyholla (6505) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber brown with a a grayish tan head that is fluffy and dissipates slowly to the edges. A decent amount of sediment in second pour. Aroma has a good amount of tropical fruits with a bit of light citrus and grass with a bit of backing rye. Flavor is similar with tropical fruits up front that mellow it to a bit of a bitter finish with pine and grass. Not as much rye on the tongue.
emacgee (3970) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours coppery brown with a slight haze and effervescent carbonation. Billowing dense creamy off white head, significant lacing. Nose is fine, bready and spicy with some peanut hull and toasted grain. Slight astringency and bite in the flavor, zesty and spicy with some peppery notes. bready with some citrus rind. Meh.
gringo332 (531) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy reddish amber with a big off-white head that lasts and lasts. Nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, rye, caramel and sweet fruit. Taste is sweet and fruity, malty and moderately bitter. Medium bodied, a touch fizzy, and quite dry.
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle shared by duchessedubourg.
Appearance : Hazy amber with a medium foamy white head.
Aroma : Great fresh leafy hops with nice spicy rye. Nice fruits.
Taste : Light floral and leafy with spicy rye. Nice malt too. More malt on finish with spicy rye. Taste isn’t as hoppy as nose would suggest. Very soft carbonation maybe a tad too soft.
Overall : Really nice overall. Nice hoppy nose, nice floral notes. Great malt with nice rye. Very well made.
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. Pours with crazy big head. Retention is forever. Head revolves slowly into big pillows. Color is rusty copper....which is kind dark normally for a pale ale. Taste is primarily hops: pine resin and grapefruit. Back palate has grainy rye prescence. All in alla nice variation on a theme. Have the feeling this beer would be much better after a year of sitting in the bottle. Flavors would probably be more integrated.
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden color with a large head. The aroma contains some orange, grapefruit, rye, and biscuit. The flavor is bitter with some rye, citrus, lemons, and oranges. Overall this was a pretty good IPA.
GODiSSOUTHERN (354) - Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unfiltered, off white head, hazy caramel body. Dominated by hop character with some decent malt backbone and rye sourness. Grapefruity, resinous, dank, and slightly piney.
Suttree (5044) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Secret Santa for this one. Right off the bat, a bonus appearance point for the label. Smells tasty - a mix of rye and black pepper. Lively, prickly carbonation. Very dry, woody flavors, plus some rye and oak. Some light fruity notes as it warms. Not to sound selfish, but I’m kinda bummed that I had to share it with the rest of the Tennessee crew...
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at a tasting at Suttree’s. Pours hazy orange with floaties and ample off-white head. Aroma is mellow hoppiness, some melon, faint spicy grain, maybe some lemon. The flavor is mellow hops, a slight sourness, and an odd grain note. Clean finish.