ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An ok double IPA. I was excited about this beer because of the rye addition, but I’m not sure I can identify where it is in the beer. The double hopping may have hidden it. Josh brought this one back with him from Mississippi in 2013.
jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burnished gold color with a thin off white head. Big hop resin nose. Thick taste of candied orange peel and red grapefruit with a strong, grany backbone. Syrupy mouthfeel with a strong hop resin finish and a nice richness that I associate with rye. Pretty damn bitter.
jhliesen (692) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle--love that I’m drinking this on the back porch! Solid amber color with nice size head that sticks around for the whole drink. Aroma has a decent amount of hops with some malt and rye. The taste is sweet caramel with the rye as a backbone. Bitter, thick finish in which the alcohol doesn’t appear until the sip is finished. Great stuff. Total Wine.
Braudog (5461) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice American pour ... light orange-laden amber, thin top. Big, spring blossom aroma of citrus blooms. Drinks with a nice tart smack of acidity, orange, flowers, green leaves ... quite the green tea effect. Very nice American beer ... the 9% is exceptionally well hidden! Wow. (#5039, 5/26/2013)
RobertDale (2852) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Sean! Pours golden orange with a nice off-white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, grain, and florals. Taste is grapefruit, pine, rye, caramel, and florals. Very nice.
Westchesterco (769) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance cloudy golden yellow aroma citrus and floral flavor of citrus with bitter overtones. Strong and bitter on the palate
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. Fruity hop aroma. Flavors of pine, citrus and biscuit. Bitter finish. Nice DIPA.
mikedR (873) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
With an ABV of 9, I'd argue this is an imperial rye IPA. In any case, just wonderful! Strong hoppy aroma following a surprisingly light color pour. Beautiful resin and pine malt backbone, with nice bitterness. The rye makes this beer -- a super good spiciness that starts at the beginning and stays around long after everything else fades into the background. Recommended!
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TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 bouteilles de 12 oz partagées lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de pamplemousse et de pin. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de pin et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné (Rating #4788)
Steverus0 (120) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Either this brew caught me at the wrong time or the beverage that looked so beautiful in the glass, with its burnished copper and pale, persistent head, is more beautiful than appealing to the palate.
Aroma is mostly up the middle for an IPA, but the rye malts and hop varieties are not quite right. I love a good RyePA (See O'Fallon Hemp Hop Rye), but the hops here leave too much grassy character where rye would be much better balanced with a more floral character.
An interesting shot from a great southern brewery, but misses the mark for me.
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