peponi (633) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: resin, pine, characteristic rye notes.
Appearance: amber hazy color, nice lasting head.
Taste: earthy, medium bitterness (resin and pine), spicy, quite dry. Beer is not balanced.
Palate: medium body and high carbonation, long bitter finish.
Overall: That’s what I expected. Nice IPA with intensive rye notes. The only one disadvantage is that Jacobus is not well-balanced.
tricksta_p (1695) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2015 Pours a cloudy brown/copper with a off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruits, herbs, hops and rye. Some pine and pepper. This is somewhat IPA-ish, but the rye is very noticeable. Nice brew, enjoyed it a lot.
DJoer (912) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 Chestnut colour, medium whitd head, sweet creamy sharp citrus/grapefruit smell, medium carbonation, medium to high bitter grapefruit taste coffee lasting bitter, but yet a dry after ?taste? pineapple in the taste
Bullit (4106) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ HT. Light reddish colour, with an off-white head. Nose is light hoppy and grainy. Flavour is hoppy, fruity, citric, fairly bitter. Finish is dry.
__Rb81 (323) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours a cloudy copper with sediments and a white head. Fruity aroma of citrus. Taste is sweet with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Juni88 (80) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can’t see why people try to relate this to an IPA. Compared to a regular pale ale it has more taste thanks to the rye effect. If you like rye in general this is a good beer.
As rye bread pairs well with cheeses and cold cuts, this beer does as well. This makes it into a nice and unique one.
DwarfeD (1431) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Hazy orange with a medium white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Hoppy with a completing sweetness. Citrus, some caramel and peach. A refrehing somewhat watery IPA.
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve had this beer at least seven times and I can’t help but notice the change in taste over time. When I first had this beer, it was still young. It tasted like it had a little more hops than a normal beer and the soury taste of rye was easily distuingishable. It was okay and nice for a change, but nothing I needed to drink again. Until I tried it again, that is. From the same batch, six months later, this beer had managed to turn into a powerful IPA. The rye wasn’t that present in the taste as it used to be, but the taste had transformed into a more citrus-fruity-bitter taste. As I am drinking it now, one of the late 2013 batch, the taste reminds me of the first time I drank this Jacobus RPA. Hops? Yes, but not overwhelming. Rye? Yes. IPA? Not really. I’m gonna get a bunch of these and save them in my closet for six months or so, see if this batch can pull of the same transformation as last year’s batch: from rye-ish bitterish to a very powerful IPA. I highly recommend you try this!
Valito (31) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl. En el Lúpulo Feroz. Buen aroma a malta y lúpulo. Buena apariencia pero algo floja de sabor.
mgajdaczewa (775) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2013 Bardzo dobre żytnie piwo, w którym żyto jest istotnym dodatkiem, a nie kwiatkiem do kożucha. Charakterystyczna ziemistość, jaką nadaje żyto doskonale gra z średnią, szlachetną goryczką i wytrawną, acz niezwykle przyjemną słodową pełnią. Gdyby nie cena byłoby doskonałe codzienne piwo.