Pailhead (5331) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, toffee, rye, and aged citrus hops. It pours a transparent copper with a one off-white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a soapy ring. There is some thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate caramel, toffee, and citrus. The finish has light aged citurs hops and spicy rye notes. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, I’m generally not a big rye IPA fan and this one is too malt heavy (caramel and toffee) for my personal preferences.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep amber color, almost brown. An off white head that had decent retention and nice lace. Some carbonation present. Aroma was a mix of sweet caramel malts. A nice peppery rye note and a dose of hops mostly pine. Flavor was initially sweet from the malts but gave way to the pepper of the rye. Hops were good, assertive but not over powering. Finish was dry. Alcohol was certainly present.
DYCSoccer17 (3436) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at The Rouses Point Beer Emporium. The aroma has a fair amount of spicy rye character with a little earthiness. Light ethanol is also present retronasally. Transparent light amber body with a medium off-white head. Starts a little herbal and becomes quite a bit spicy with rye character. Pretty chewy later on, and a little nutty, actually. Some ethanol comes through late. Light caramel flavor, too. A bit of a sloppy ale.
raphael (938) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
toasted melt, lumber and distant caramel aromas.. amber with modest white head. aramel, smoke and wood flavors.
mike67 (868) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Trader’s Joe. Pours dark amber with thin off-white hea. Aroma is of citrusy hops, some spices and ripe apples. Body is full, creamy and tangy. Taste is of citrusy hops, spicy rye, toffee and ripe fruit. Finish is long and very hoppy. Overall this is nice hoppy brew.
halfonit (1203) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy deep golden color with a thick cream colored head. Aroma is of hops, rye, bread, grapefruit, some grain, and barley. Medium bodied. Flavors are of malt, rye, bark, slight citrus, grain, and earthiness. Leaves a dry dirty rye finish. Not too bad. It’s nice to see Magic Hat getting back on track.
60minuteman (970) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice off-white head. Thick, foamy, Above average retention. Cereal, hay, citrus nose. Sweet, malt, some hops, Light and airy.
onceblind (4965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark amber with a generous and persistent off-cream foamy head. Aroma is toasty, nutty, full of toffee with a strong backing of pine resin and some earthy lemon rind. Flavor starts kinda bitter with some earthy and leafy hoppy resins, but then quickly turns to this rye bread and toast note, followed with a lot of toffee and gentle earthiness. In fact, there is so much nutty toasty toffee that the entire finish of the flavor strikes me as a brown ale.
phaleslu (7107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2013 12 oz. bottle at the in-laws. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, rye, sweat, brown sugar, and orange peel. Flavor of caramel malts, rye, tangerine, and tropical fruits. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Rye on the finish. Not bad.
unclemattie (4318) - Georgia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Cap read, "Liquor before beer... are you kidding." Well, actually, tonight, I did think about it. Pour red/amber color, white foam, nice lacing. Mild grain nose, nice wooded hop character. Tastes of earthy, bitter hops. Velvety sweet caramel malts. Smooth, creamy texture. Very well balanced. Spicy tingle in the finish. Medium bodied. A very nice, very well hopped, RYE IPA. (3703)