maxwelldeux (2933) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a moderate off-white head. Nose is a little hoppy with a lot of rye in it. Taste is slightly bitter, but overrun with the rye grains. Smooth finish and appealing taste.
Alextricity (417) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.
Appearance: Orange/brown in color, with three fingers of a creamy, sand colored head. Lacing’s quite nice on this one as well.
Smell: Really a lot like an IPA with a burst of floral sorts of hops, but there’s certainly a rye aroma, which should be expected (given the name), as well as some sweet smelling malts. A very nice smelling beer. All’s good so far.
Taste/feel: I haven’t had many ryes, so I’ll throw that out there right away... but it’s quite an intriguing beer. I get a lot of sweetness on the front, with a lot of rye bitterness on the finish. There’s a very nice balance here though, which really makes this beer quite drinkable. The finish is not for the faint of heart, but Ticket to Rye is tasty. It smells and drinks like a sweet-ish IPA, but the rye makes things interesting. After having their #9 as my first beer by them, things have really only gone up from there. I like Ticket to Rye more than I thought I would.
unclemattie (4000) - 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)
MarkSachon (496) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from the Spring Fever sampler case. I think the low ratings are accurate here as a few things are missing here, most notably a real rye taste or the dryness you would have with rye. Magic Hat should have done better.
chinchill (1269) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from IPA mix pack.
Pour is lightly hazy, deep reddish-brown in color, and covered with a large and very durable tan head. The glass remains coated with sticky lacing long after the beer is gone.
Smells as expected -- like rye + IPA -- but with a better and more appetizing aroma, probably due in part to a proper dose of sweet malts.
Very nice flavor with spicy rye, sweet and toasted malts, and hops in good proportioned. I see some rather low ratings for this beer which I suspect are due mainly to a less aggressive hop profile than some prefer.
Medium body and medium+ carbonation with a lively feel and a unusually dry finish. Recommended.
onceblind (3575) - 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.
bkurtz (716) - PERU - JUL 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an almost cleat copper with a long lasting head. Great caramel and citrus aroma. Well balanced, very nice on the palate with a good east coast IPA bitterness. Excellent IPA.
foyle (174) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: pours a 1” cream colored fluffy head that recedes slowly. Color is a lovely hazy amber/copper. Moderate lacing and carbonation bubbles.
Aroma: aroma is very pleasant combination of bready malts, citrus rind, and piney hops.
Mouthfeel: fairly light and a little bit sticky with a very dry finish.
Flavor: Very tasty brew. The same flavors as the aroma, sweet bread dough malts, and tangy citrus and pine hops. However, there is an additional peppery flavor that hits the middle of the sip and roof of my mouth (I assume this is from the Rye). And there is a lingering alcohol warming in the throat.
Overall: This is a most excellent offering from Magic Hat.
ozarkspops (305) - - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper orange pour. Fluffy eggshell head. Earthy and floral hop aroma. Some malt sweetness as well. I pick up a little smokiness. Very citrusy initial flavors. Very orange-like. Nice dry spiciness from the rye. One of the better rye IPA's out there.
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scarletfire65 (858) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Spring Variety Pack. Pours a clear mahogany, thick chunky head. The aroma is rye and caramel, with floral hops. Flavors of spicy rye, pine, sweet malt. Comes across as full bodied, but easy drinking. Great balance and interplay between the rye and hops.