handsomejn (72) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
LOVED this beer. Lots of malty sweetness to offset the complex hop profile. Pours light golden w medium carbonation. Smells like a candy store. Amazing.
jefcon (1476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rye and tart cherry, creamy mouthfeel. I find some LM beers to be sweet, but this is pretty moderate. Dry finish, some bitterness, some rustic malts.
commonshawn (608) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at bangers in Austin with commonmac. Copper with frothy white head. 14oz pour. Hop forward aroma. Citrus peel, some darker flavor are there but more subtle than expected. Mostly hop and bitter citrus. Some off sourness and a tiny bit of spice. Lots of grain malt which could be better. Finish is quick and dry. Short of a beast but good effort.
CopterScott (188) - Kansas, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
orange copper color with a thick off-white head that leaves lots of lacing. aroma is citrus hops and malts. Flavor is citrus hops and bitter malts.
zach8270 (3802) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy orange pour with a fluffy white head. Bitter and dry hop aroma with a light citrus undertone. Rye really dries it out. Flavor is bitter and dry at the start with some light citrus and pine resin coming up at the middle. Dry and lingering bitter finish.
jgb9348 (5022) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich slightly hazy copper and orange tinted body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of rye, resinous and piney hops, earth, malt and a bit of nice fruity sugars. Medium to slightly Full-bodied; Strong rye flavour that shows very well and isn’t too assertive, but also having a proper balance of hops and sugars, all showing strong and not overpowering any other flavour. Aftertaste shows more of an earthy and malty bite with the rye and grain more noticeable along with a very mild alcohol warmth throughout. Overall, a surprisingly nice and very well-balanced IPA with a rye note and a mildishly double ipa quality, but not full out. Definitely worth sampling if you can find this! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Crystal City Wine Shop (12th Street Location) on 19-December-2014 for US$3,79 sampled at home in Washington on 24-February-2015.
shadey (1981) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy melon orange, with a nice pillowy head of tight white bubbles that reduces to a thin layer of white swirls. Aroma is spicy - which reveals the rye character that I enjoy in IPAs. The body is smooth and the flavors come together nicely. The spicy hops and grain notes are supported by a balancing sweetness. Easy to drink for such a big beer.
George999 (229) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From draft the pour is dark golden in color, aroma is bitter citrus hops, taste is citrus crisp with a slight dry finish
wlajwl (4452) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pine, dank hops and a slightly odd funk/garbage element. The flavor is grapefruit, fruit, tropical fruit, that odd funk, malts and a mix of alcohol, rye and tart/bitterness in the finish. Most of the time I use odd to describe negative, but this almost seemed like it came from the hops, definitely different and not negative.
bytemesis (4301) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber, medium puffy beige head, long lasting with nice lacing. Strong room-filling aroma, pretty standard IPA - lots of pine and spruce resins, a bit of perfume. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter, resinous, and fairly spicy from the presence of the rye malt. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, lingering bitterness. A bit too sweet for me, but otherwise a solid effort.
traviskurowski (27) - - JAN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid imperial rye pale--probably my first in the style. Very palatable (not overwhelming) for a 9 percent beer. Mellow hops & malt forward. Bottle. Bottled on 9/10/14.
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