Sledutah (4314) - 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 (2363) - 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.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice orange hue below a decent head. Chewy malts up front. Becomes drier and quenchier (if thatís even a word) toward the finish. Spicy and citrusy hops, with a curious sour element. Combo of malts and hops and whatnot wasnít my cup of tea, but it wasnít necessarily bad.
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden amber with a white head. Aroma is citrus hop, light toasty malt, and a bit of spiciness. Flavor is hops forward with lots of pine and citrusy notes, light malty sweetness.
Indra (2594) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. bottle. Nicely fresh hoppy, spicy, floral, citric aroma, with light touches of honeysuckle, pine, lemon and grapefruit, the Simcoe character showing through nicely, combined with a mild, toasty, sweet maltiness in the background. Initial pour is clear light amber with a lasting head, however, this is a bottle conditioned beer and turned much cloudier once the sediment was decanted. Flavor profile is quite satisfyingly hoppy, with leafy, fruity hops throughout, combined with faint spiciness courtesy of the rye, along with a light, toasty, honeyish malt sweetness and generous but seemingly soft bitterness throughout, finishing long, dry, resinous and quenching. Good balance for the style, strongly focused towards the hops but the multi-grain malt bill providing a nice counterpoint, including a gently roasty note appearing very late. Moderately high degree of effervescence, palate is lightly oily and airy with a medium-full body. Really pretty nice.
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First impression, this is a solid, everyday drinkable beer, and I mean everyday...this beer is one of the better balanced RIPAís iíve had and could drink this everyday. Perfect balance, sweetness, but that rye back that works for me. Iím looking for more, anybody want a pliny??
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with a large pillowy white head. The aroma is dry with lightly toasted malt, mustiness to the malt, some rye and lightly spice floral hops. Medium crisp body that has a tingly effervescent carbonation. The flavor begins with a nutty / toasted malt with rye spiciness, some cardboardy oxidation and spicy hops. The finish is piny and spicy along with a lot of oxidation. This is okay, but seems like it is pretty old. This was purchased and consumed within a couple days of coming into the area. Somebody in the chain Laughing Dog beers have to go through to get to the shelves in MO doesnít give a crap how old these beers are. Itís frustrating that these seem like they were good beer & arrive old here on a constant basis.
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle drank in motel in Spokane. Amber with a fluffy white head. Fruity aromatic hop nose. Flavour is woody hops, some light melon and a chewiness from the rye perhaps. Hoppy but I didnít think that the hops were super amped up.
jgb9348 (4659) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great hazy orange/copper coloured body with a perfect sized (2 centimetres) tan fluffy head - this one looks perfect, and a bit light than most other Rye beers, and very nice for an IPA. Aroma of fresh grapefruits and pineapple - super strong. Some piney hops and a small touch of rye is in there, but the smell is nice and making my mouth water. Medium-bodied; Sharp resiny and floral hop flavour with a bit of pine noticeable and a rather short taste up front followed by a touch of rye and a bunch of pineapple and passionfruit. Thin aftertaste with hops coming out the most and a touch of malt, some light bitterness and a bunch of the tropical fruits. Overall, a great smell and look, but the taste is somewhat one-sided and thin compared to what iíd expect from the style. Still, a nice beer and Iím glad I tried it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Ye Old Spirit Shop in Frederick, Maryland on 29-July-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 30-August-2010.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange with a white head. Aroma, citrus and sanitizer, some light pale malty notes. Flavor, sweet malts, some bready notes, citrus hops, slight grapefruit, oranges. Finishes with a nice bitterness, slightly sweet on the finish.