ajd6c8 (70) - USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve been on a bit of a RyePA binge lately, so forgive me if this is a bit harsh. Everything about this beer is astringent. The carbonation is massive and twice I had to do the "oh s*#t dance" to the sink to catch the overflow. Smells like rye, lemon zest and booze. Very medicinal. It may be only 62 IBU but the severely out of balance rye and citrus acidity makes this beer a task to drink. I had higher hopes (itís IPA Day after all).
dwyerpg (4827) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A strange milky aroma - no...like some tropical fruit, like tomate de arbol. This doesnít taste that much like an IPA to me. More like a stringy ale. Okay, but not a repeat for me, and a bit overrated in my opinion.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Nice citrusy hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine (Tucson) - Pours a hazy golden color with a half finger thick white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is hops and light rye. Flavor is hops, rye, esters, and light toasted malt. Finish is some what bitter, but not astringent. Medium body. A good beer.
emacgee (4356) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy lemon rind yellow with two fingers of creamy off white head. Spicy citrusy nose with some herbal and bready notes. Rye comes through very nicely, not astringent at all. Citrusy and spicy flavor with some bready character and peanut hull. Dry and spicy palate with a medium body.
marcus (7438) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours murky orange with a thick off-white head and a citrus and toffee aroma. There is a nice pale malt flavor with a tasty hop profile and a bitter dry rye finish. The mutliple flavors work well together resulting in an interesting and satisfying drink.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD. Clearer than expected deep garnet supporting a medium tall rocky head with a good deal of lacing. Big spicy and slightly yeasty aroma with pine resin in the background. Spicy rye grabs you right away then the citrusy hops smack you from behind. Healthy doses of toffee, vanilla, apples and milk chocolate too. Silky mouthfeel and a wickedly dry spicy finish.
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Golden amber color, white head. Aroma of hop florals, and musty malts, slightest white pepper. Flavor of sharp bitter hops, some cardboard box. Finishes with a pine and citrus hop character and a bite of pepper tingle on the tongue. Very thin, light bodied.
glennmastrange (2423) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of light bread and roasted, pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with notes of wood, pepper, and faint date. Head is small, wispy, white with fair lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is clear light amber. Flavor starts lightly acidic and moderately bitter, then finishes the same. Palate is light to medium, watery with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. Though the flavor is missing any sweetness, itís tasty and the aroma is excellent.
obguthr (4526) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is heavy on butterscotch, with hints of lemon. Clear amber, medium yellow head. Flavor is more butterscotch, but to a lesser extent. Hay also detected. Finishes with floral grassy hops, pleasant amount of bitterness. Even with the diacetyl, this is a better beer than some Iíve had.