JorisPPattyn (8439) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Towering, light beige stable head over fully hazy foxy-amber beer; fine lace. Already upon opening, powerful fruity hops wafting up, citrussy & exotic fruitlike (passion fruit, lytchee, rosewater and of course grapefruit). Pure lupulin smell. Bitter, but nowhere exaggerated. Citrussy flavour with cakey maltbacking or kletskoppen . Very classical, but all the same quite satisfying. Rather light bodied, slick. Lupulin induced sticky bitterness remains throughout, but yet the beer comes over as primarily fruity-sweet. Very nice, extremely aromatic IPA, if a tad sweet. Many thanks to the Dewberries!
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with some buddies. Hoppy aroma with subtle hints of rye, not a lot, but it’s there. Earthy flavor, piney and malty. Seemed a little boozier then I thought, but I guess that’s the rye talking.
Sammer (1082) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown pour from bottle with an off white head. Aroma is strawberry jam and rye. Taste is hops, citrus, fruit and hay. Complex, interesting and excellent.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to wagenvolks for getting a fresh bottle of this out my way. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.
Pours a medium golden color with a tall, tall white head. Good stability and retention time, and then really great lacing as it falls down. The nose brings some light caramel with a bit of floral and citrus character. Light hops, but what’s there is nice. The taste is similar but pulls back further. There’s some floral notes and a bit of light spice on top of a bready body. Medium body and a nice bitter and spicy finish. Not super awesome, but glad to try this.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-11-2011
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to BgThang, pours hazy copper with a medium white head with lots of spotty lacing. Aroma is huge pine and citrus hops, very green and fresh smelling. Flavor is nice biscuit and toasted malts with a very clean and dry finish of pine and citrus rinds with little hints of peppery rye malts. The mouth of this beer is out of this world. Creamy as hell but just enough carbonation to keep the body lighter and dry out the finish. I’m a fan.
Sledutah (6042) - Utah, USA - MAY 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from Thirdeye11, thanks
Appearance: Hazy amber with a big white head and great lacing
Aroma: Citrus, rye and piney
Taste: Pine, rye, caramel and bitter pine finish
Very nice from the label to the last drop.
douglas88 (7249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
What an awesome bottle! Pours a cloudy orange/brown color with a large white head. The aroma is fresh citrus and pine and loads of earthy rye. The flavor is a mix of fruity hops and spicy rye, generous amounts of both, easygoing, a tasty treat. Not super bitter, but balanced and flavorful. Very fruity as the rye meshes well with hops.
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a white head. Nose is citrus, malty, slight sweetness. Flavors are hoppy, pine and touch of sweetness on the finish. Dry and medium bodied.
jtclockwork (10850) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to legion242. Shared with jcwattsrugger. Pours olive brown. Off white head. Nose of hops, rye bread, caramel malts and peppercorn. Taste is rye, caramel malt and pine. Taste falls a little short from the terrific nose. Still a solid all around brew.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Flying Saucer, Houston.
Pours a crystal orange with a nice white head. Aroma is fluffy but thick grapefruit and malted bread. Flavor is malted grapefruit and bready pine. Slick mouthfeel. Great IPA.