Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with Leighton at Tampa Airport landside @clearing space in the baggage mini tasting, 22/02/15.
Clear golden topped with a decent off white swirl.
Nose is rye bread, pine, mandarin, citric pith.
Taste comprises pine needle, light grapefruit, bitter citric peel, straw, light bread dough.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with hop bitterness.
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Tampa airport. Pours clear yellow with a frothy white head. The nose has some piney spice, pale bread. Medium sweet flavor with a bit of zesty grapefruit, pine needles, dry pale bread. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with more zesty citrus, spicy rye, pine needles, mild boozy warmth. Not bad.
thehinge (290) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lemony aroma. Bubbly orange pour with lots of white head. Citrusy, resiny front end. Nice example of the style.
hotstuff (4811) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rated on 4-29-2013 (Bottle) The appearance is a large white head, hazy yellow body, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is bready malt, rye, spicy, pine, grassy hops. The flavor is sweet, lightly bitter, lightly spicy, pine hops, and acidic. The mouthfeel is soft carbonation and this beer is light bodied. This beer’s aroma is better than its flavor. The flavor has a very weird taste for the beer style and possibly lightly infected?
TimE (4836) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light dry fair amount of rye. Modestly bitter. Balanced and highly enjoyable、.
puboflyons (2959) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 650 ml. bottle. Way old. Bottled 3/7/13. How did I not see that at the store? The pour is an unfiltered pale yellow but the fluffy, white head is ridiculous. I had to pour it into two glasses as the foam just spilled out of the bottle. The aroma was mildly hopped with a nice toasted biscuit note. At least that is what I could get through the foam that was tickling my nose. The body is medium or better. The taste was moderately hopped but there was a sort of buttery sensation in there as well. This gets pretty good ratings but since my bottle was 18 months old I didn’t get it in its prime. My bad.
desurfer (1276) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark amber with a pillowy head. Pretty intense rye character and a solid dose of hops. Good.
Padron4KM (790) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle.
Cloudy pale orange, with a thick, long lasting white head and sticky lace. Tropical fruit aroma, mango and pineapple, some citrus, rye.
Flavor has some spicy notes, along with some tropical and citrus hops.
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy reddish brown, aroma of rope tropical fruit. Mango, papaya, hoppy malty stuff. Tasty.
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abrewer (1) - - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy light yellow. Aroma, spicy almost Brett like?, some perceptible hop aroma. Nice smooth start, backing into hop flavor and touch bitterness. Flavor seems Brett like, too. Nice spicy note with a great balance with hop flavor. Quite a nice IPA, rye or not. Smooth and balanced for IPA, nice citrus notes, pretty subdued. Need to drink more rye pas apparently. Solid!