Dogbrick (7113) - 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 (1619) - 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 (1819) - 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 (3471) - 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.
salvaticas (350) - - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at downtown bar. Pours a mahogany. Dead aroma. Pretty good flavor but rough finish.
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jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rich ruby tinted amber coloured body with hints of brown near the bottom, all with a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pungent rye and malt, a little hops, a lot of alcohol and bitterness and a hint of some light sweetness. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong malt and rye flavours up front with a big alcohol presence, some earthy and filling starches and a light hop note showing - but there is a lot of filling malts up front with some sweetness behind. Aftertaste shows some alcohol, honey sweetness, rye and a pungent starch note. Overall, not such a great beer - not such a great rye-based IPA and definitely not worth searching out, nor worth spending a lot of money on. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods (Columbus Circle) in New York, New York a few minutes ago on 12-July-2013 for US$11.99 sampled in my hotel room here on 12-July-2013 here in New York.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at TAP-NY. Pours a hazed orange amber with a thin white head. Sweet caramel and spicy rye on the nose. Caramel, toast and a touch musky with some maca starchiness coming through. Long sweet rye and caramel into a toffee filled finish.