shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange,buttery malt and light orange peel aroma. Hazy amber with moderate head. Sweet creamy orange malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Pretty good.
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber color. Aromas of mild malt and citrus hops. Big hop flavor is balanced with a smooth malt taste. Good dry hop finish and aftertaste.
Slipstream (2381) - USA - MAY 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2016 Draft from Half Time. The pour is a nice orange color. This is a juicy, grassy, dry IIPA. The aroma is first rate, with lots of sweet floral scent. There is a bit of caramel, lime, green herbs - really good! A fine intro to this Missiissippi brewery.
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle
If you are heavily into rye IPAs then this beer could be up your alley. To me it goes all in on the wrong things and falls short in most of them. It won’t keep me away from Lazy Magnolia in the future yet I have slightly lower expectations going forwards.
Aroma / Appearance - The semitransparent amber body settles below soft white snowy head. Rye, mulched leafs, and a slightly harsh bitterness push things too hard too quickly to be enjoyable.
Flavor / Palate - Rye toast, almond butter, and warmth permeate every sip. The rye aspects mostly overwhelm any IPA aspects leaving behind a trail of bitterness that falls just short of the finish line. I don’t regret the purchase but it could have been much better.
jgentgesdo (687) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden/apricot with a small light tan head. Nose is grapefruit and floral hops, a bit of pepper, some rye bite at the end. Both sweet and bitter on the tongue at once, really well balanced, alcohol is well hidden. Rounded mouthfeel, oily at first and dry and chalky at the end. Interesting beer. I like the rye bite.
JStax (4586) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a hazy copper color with a white head of foam. Good retention. The aroma has strong pine and resinous qualities. Some lemony zest is going on, too. Much sweeter than expected. Sort of reminds me of a Tom Collins. There is a strong gin character here. Bigger body. Subtle carbonation and softly spritzy mouthfeel. Decent, and fairly enjoyable.
rondphoto (3621) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Double Shoppe / Ocean Springs MS --- Aroma of full-bodied caramel malt and rye. Cloudy medium amber with a two-finger beige head, cobwebs of lace. Taste is caramel malt infused with solid bitter rye that adds medium fizz in the swallow before sweeping to a finish that adds only a little hop bittering. A big, balanced brew, but never heavy. Recommended.
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Bready, rye, citrus, earthy and fruity.
Fr1dge (4) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 3, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled from Taps and Crafts. Light caramel and creamy malt drive forward at first, followed by an impression of grapefruit, then a sharp spike of alcohol. Once the alcohol fades, a strong, warm aftertaste lingers.
tillmac62 (640) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a heavy flocculated brown. Outstanding head volume, very good retention and world class lacing.
Outstanding nose of spicy rye, citrus hops (orange, tangerine) and a rich caramel and biscuit background.
Light medium body with a smooth texture that has creamy moments. Normal carbonation level with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a fair amount in the finish.
The flavor profile has the potential to be outstanding, but fails to cover the alcohol. What results is a nice citric hop flavor accompanied by the rye over a rich caramel in the beginning. The middle brings a mild bitterness that has both rye and hop characteristics that have pine aspects as well. Then comes the alcohol and it overwhelms everything from then on. The brewer snatched defeat from the jaws of victory on this one.
JPDIPSO (5381) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 8/14/14 – Aromas of rye, figs, orange zest and marzipan. Small bespeckled amber liquid. I say bespeckled because it appears hazy, but after further review there are small bits floating about. Smallish ecru colored head. Sweet from the start. Caramel, light licorice and mild fruit., Licorice nearly always throws me off. This one is no exception. Some light rye spice. But the licorice is still distracting for me. Perhaps a fresher sample might have swayed me to like this more. 4/15