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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Organically grown oats, wheat and rye from Amish farmers in Lancaster County gives our new ale a full, complex malt profile. A full buggy load of Apollo, Bravo and Calypso hops deliver a big hop flavor.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1480) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Overall nice flavorful amber ale. Clear, avg white head. Medium body and finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
This one poured a light amber color with an off white head. Aroma was of grass and butter. Flavor similar, some bitterness, but unclean and diacytle.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (4840) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Nose is heavy rye, slightly sweet, some citrus, very toasty malt with warm bread overtones, touch of candy in the finish (as in certain British Bitters), somewhat jammy hops. Pours is amber leaning to copper with a dense and rocky tan head. Light body with medium-strong bitterness, a little rubbery and tough, with gritty resin and dark scorched pump crusts. Caramel with a touch of cardboard. Crisp with a little weight, hops are wooden with citrus but not explosive; strong soapy-cleansing feel makes this a good companion to many foods, though I think Id like if it had decided on one direction or the other instead of splitting its aim.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5368) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2014
12 oz bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a slightly hazy reddish amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor had lightly toasted malt, mild to moderate sweeter caramel, a touch of the spicy rye notes, mild fruit, light spicy hops, seemed to have a hint of oxidation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5343) - Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared withe group by DrSilverworm). Looks good for the style a cloudy amber with eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells bittersweet and malty with light notes of caramel and toffee. Tastes like it smells, but less rich and balanced, with an average (at best) mouthfeel. Not bad, but starts better than it finishes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6317) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to Pat H. Shared with local raters. Labeled 5.8%, 55 IBU. Code on bottle reads 04214. Hazy amber red orange color. Thin off-white head. Couple dots of lace. Spicy hop, rye citrus in the nose. Nice bigger spicy grain flavor. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Solid, spicy rye amber ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Sweet malts and grapefruit hops may not merge well with rye. Reminded me of a Black IPA. Sampled via the bottle, curious how a fresh keg of Hop Buggy would differ in flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reberiii (323) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Deep amber pour from draft. Nice hop aroma with pine. Bitter, wheat esque mouthfeel. @ Buffalo Wild Wings where I got this, it is adequate to buy again, but I wont seek it out elsewhere.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
cazort (516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
One of the most interesting beers Ive tried in a long time; classifying it in the non-descript style of "amber ale" seems to fail to do it justice. The malt quality in this beer is very different, owing to the oats, wheat, rye (and lack of barley). Very complex malt aroma and very different from any other beer. Intense fruity aroma, which strongly suggests concord grapes or grape jam. Hop presence is moderate, less than I was expecting from the name. Bitter aftertaste. This may not be the most refined artisan beer (it was too heavy for me, and too sweet, both sweet and bitter) but it was something genuinely novel and I would really recommend just about everyone to check it out. The grape aroma is really astonishing, and the malt character alone I think makes this beer worth trying at least once.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gripweed57 (646) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Hazy amber orange color. Medium-sized rocky beige head leaves a big clinging lace. Toasted grain aroma redolent of baked bread. Bitter toasted malt flavor has hints of rye, coconut and grapefruit peel. Bitter, dry finish.


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