Arayaga2 (1819) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear honey colored, with a half cm of dimpled white head. Aroma is citrusy and sweet, like a creamsicle. Taste is the same, but thinner, and more lemony acidic than expected. $7/22oz
argo0 (11725) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, pineapple, some grapefruit, light rye. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, some pineapple, rye. Somewhat dry finish. Medium body, some resin.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
thin amber gold, frothy white head with spidery lacing. Nose has a bit of rye spice, pine, grapefruit. Flavor has a lot of sugar, caramel malt, bit of pine and grapefruit, slick body with a bit too much creaminess and not enough bitterness.
Bradytim (1) - USA - DEC 13, 2010 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very very good beer. If you are an IPA fan then this beer is a must try. Fantastic on draft and still very good out if the bottle. Impressed with this beer.
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rocket Dog. Interesting name. Pours a bright golden straw, with a nice amount of clarity. It’s lighter and more yellow than I was expecting, as I typically expect beers brewed with rye to be more red in color. Nice fizzy half inch head crowns the glass. Prodigious amount of hop aroma hits the nose first, with waves of grassy and spicy notes piercing the nostrils. First taste hints at the nice carbonation and a smooth bitterness that coats the palate. Taste is very hop forward, with a freshly mown grass character hitting the palate first. Grapefruit is up next, with some honey sweetness in the middle rounding things out there’s also a nice and sweet, almost like bell pepper, spiciness that finishes the beer. The rye takes a back seat in this beer, as it offers a solid pillar in the background. This beer is all about hops, and I can appreciate that in an IPA.
Ratman197 (10314) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a hazy golden amber with a lating amber head. Aromas of biscuit, rye, earthines, pine and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, rye, earthiness, pine and a hint of citrus with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A very nice grapefruity IPA with a moderate rye character
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a month after purchase
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: Nose is a fun mix of grapefruits, rye and bananas (really). Taste starts with honey over white bread, fruity notes of pineapples and bananas and some rye. This is far from an intensely-rye beer, this is no Founders Reds Rye. The rye is there but doesn’t steal the show. The hopping is really grapefruity with all that comes with grapefruity IPAs (very sharp and biting short bitterness, a bit dry). After-taste has the grapefruity hops and bananas. Body is a bit fluffy and the carbonation is very lively giving the beer a Belgium style mouthfeel. I was getting a lot of Belgian style yeast flavors such as bananas. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear this beer does use Belgian yeast. Dogs don’t laugh. Dogs don’t even have facial expressions. I wish they did because I’d kind of like to know their opinion when they sniff and check out my junk.
douglas88 (6489) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a large white foamy head. A sweet citrus nose, rye and pine. The flavor is very good; rich citrus hops, smooth rye, spicy, honey, sweet and lots of hops. Mellowed much by the rye.
Sledutah (5215) - Utah, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from Brewforia
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden/amber with a nice big frothy off-white head and lots of sticky lacing in the glass
Aroma: Sweet tropical fruits, citrus and rye
Taste: Floral, sweet malts and slightly bitter grapefruit in the finish
Very nice IPA, refreshing taste with a dry finish.
Dorwart (2403) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice large frothy tan head of fine bubbles. Settles slowly to a nice rocky top. Strong aroma of sweet canned mandarin oranges in syrup. A hint of funk in there also. Maybe a little cheese? Strange. Color is a nice dark orange. Interesting flavor. Lots more oranges again along with some strong bitterness and a bit of roasted grains, almost smokey. Fruit and pine. Man this flavor is all over the place. Alcohol seems to be a bit prominent for a 7% er. Finishes fruity and bitter with a lingering dry spicy palate. A decent IPA.