RABinVA (989) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into a tulip. Pours slightly hazy gold with a slight white head that leaves modest lacing. Aroma is big and spicy with a bit of pine and citrus. Taste is BIG on the spicy rye with a piney finish and a bit of tropical fruits. Nice, crisp, and dry. Great warm weather beer.
dlbeer (586) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pale yellow pour with white, frothy head. Smells very hoppy with grapefruit notes. Tastes bitter with a lingering grapefruit like flavor. Good ipa.
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Mora2000 (5104) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-amber with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the pine and biscuit malt. The rye really comes through in the flavor and it is complimented by some wheat, orange citrus and pine. Low to medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
cduncan14 (101) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a slightly off nose for me. There are some hop aromas for sure, but thereís a sour note in there that I canít quite place, almost like formaldehyde or a sterile doctorís office. Itís a bit hazy, and a golden-yellow color. The flavor comes through solidly, but this is definitely a sweeter IPA. The mouthfeel gives that nice, dull numbness that hoppy, high-ABV beers leave. Overall Iíve got to say that I was a disappointed in this beer, especially given the ratings and word-of-mouth compliments Iíd heard going in. Iíll give this disclaimer: mine erupted in a foam bomb upon opening, so itís entirely possible that I got a bad one here.
Headbanger (2728) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 3/10/13 (Binnyís Naperville Clearance Rack)-42į in Shaker-Pours a cloudy orangish amber with a huge loose white head. Aroma of rye, hops, and citrus. Taste of the same with more hops and rye. This medium bodied brew is quite tasty.
StefanSD (1920) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a medium white head that has fair retention. The aroma features barley grains, pine and light citrus. The flavor is rather unremarkable with mild grapefruit, washed out pine and some bready malts. The palate is full and viscous with soft carbonation. Finishes short and forgettable. Overall: This would probably be considered cutting edge in 2002, but its not, so today its mediocre at best.
umbeer (2) - - MAR 2, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
A crisp beer with a nice finish. Good citrus flavor and not overly nutty like some rye IPAs. A very enjoyable brew.
BTS (4) - - FEB 21, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Grapefruit aroma for sure but not so much on palate. Very sharp and defined flavor. No lingering aftertaste. Very refreshing beer but not overpowering hop bitterness
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of rye grain bread notes floral and grapefruit hops and metallic notes on the nose. Like the hops dislike the metal. Pours golden thin head fantastic lace. Flavors of grain rye malt spice citrus and floral.notes. a little metallic. This would be delicious without the metallic notes. Bummer. I still drank the whole thing in lieu of sending it back for another. Who is the motherfucking man, a team player like a motherfucker, yeah thats me. Oh yeah.
twindadplus2 (569) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy pale yellow gold color with a good sized, fluffy head. Aroma of tart apples and piney resin. Taste is herbal bitterness with a bit of tart fruit near the end. creamy malt finish with a soft but full-bodied finish.