trapped (2145) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Malt & Mold. Slightly cloudy bright orange with small foamy off-white head, grassy hops aroma, low carbonation, slightly sweet grapefruit taste, thin body, longish finish with grapefruit aftertaste. The rye component was not very evident for me,
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Sweet and rye malts, toffee, and lighter fruity citric hoppy bitterness. Not bad.
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass, 4-ounce, bottle, during the Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 11 2014; eye: auburn, clear, tiny ring of beige head, average lacing; nose: malt, caramel, spent grains; mouth: malt, caramel, hops, semi-dry finale in malt with presence of caramel, medium body, average carbonation, surprisingly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Verre, 4 onces, bouteille, lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 11 juin 2014; œil : châtain, limpide, petit anneau de mousse beige, dentelle moyenne; nez : malt, caramel, drèche; bouche : malt, caramel, houblon, finale semi-sèche en malt avec présence de caramel, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, curieusement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien
Sammy (11076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Mondial. Very malty for the style. Above average mouthfeel. Decent drinkability.
Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet doughy malt with floral resinous hops, tropical fruit, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with loads of resinous floral hops, licorice notes, orange juice, nice. Bottle at Mondial 2014.
AirForceHops (6085) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle from Cigarette City for $9.99. Deep clear ruby with lasting thick head retention. It sure does look nice in the snifter. Aroma is real nice; big rye, citrus and lots of pine resin.
Flavor is the same as the aroma but in reverse order. The pine resin is pretty bold upfront with the spicy rye in the base of the beer. Crystal malts and some caramel are here for some balance but the pine resin and rye is pretty over the top. After it warmed up a bit the alcohol was pretty noticeable as well. Overall I have a few more bottles from this brewery to pop open, as far as this brew goes, it is just ok. If your looking for rye and pine resin you will find it here. It really did left me wanting more, substance.
Dogbrick (11339) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Blind Tiger. The beer is a cloudy reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, fruit and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of piney hops, sweet malt and fruit. The finish is moderately bitter with a spicy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
Ed5388 (3173) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2oz sample at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Pours amber in color with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, rye spice, and old citrus. Taste of mild spice, thick caramel malt, and bitter rotted citrus.
Jow (3384) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Draught 55 pours mahogany. nose of rich malt and some pine. tastes of dark fruits, malt, pine needles, rye spiciness, toffee, ginger, and leather. touch of boozy finish and creamy mouthful. almost like a barley wine.
ben4321 (5646) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/3/13
Aroma: The aroma is full of rye malts and spice, with some caramel and toffee as well
Appearance: It pours a deep ruby red color with a lasting foam of tan head and heavy lacework
Flavor: Fairly sweet with lots of spice, like the nose, but there’s some light hop bitterness too
Palate: The feel is creamy, it is medium bodied, with soft carbonation, and a long, sticky finish
It is a heck of a good looking beer, so it has that going for it. Oddly though, the hops really don’t come through on the nose at all. It’s just spice and sweetness. There’s a little hop that comes through in the flavor, but not really enough for me to consider this an IPA. Still though, if you went in expecting a rye-based ale with mild hops and lots of sweetness, you’d probably get what you wanted here, but if you are going to use those faithful letters I-P-A I need more hops.