dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Citrus, tropical notes, floral hops, moderate bitterness. I really enjoyed this one. Very drinkable.
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Ibrew2or3 (7997) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
OK, I knew nothing of this beer before trying it and was wondering if it was going to be a floral mess. Boy was I wrong. Gold medal last year!??! Wow. OK, poured up on tap at GABF 2012 with a pale gold body that exhibits a nice yet slight hop haze and supports an off white head of foam. The mild aroma is a little bit sweet and a little bit floral and really not much else beyond that. Smells good though. The flavor is nice, man this is pretty rich with firm floral hop bitterness, a bitter hop spiciness and then a touch of earthiness. Wow, terrific flavor and fully bitter hop forward from front to back but it offers up a touch of backbone to add wonderful depth and richness. Yes.
madchemist83 (239) - USA - JAN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of grapefruit, rye bread, pine. Golden with white head. Pine, grapefruit and rye.
aaronbr (162) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Brasserie St. James in the Mission, having ended up here after finding our movie at the Alamo Drafthouse to be sold out. I’ve had this one before a couple of times but haven’t gotten around to rating it. Hazy orange gold pour, fruity and subtle aromas. Nice, well rounded hop character with starting bitterness and a tart, sour apple finish. Excellent crispness and balance for a heavy-hitting IPA. This will always be one that draws my attention when I find it.
joeneugs (5450) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the brewpub. It pours a very clear yellow gold color with a nice white head. The aroma is an awesome combination of citrusy and earthy hops with a very clean, almost pilsner-like maltiness. The flavor is the same with a beautiful earthy dank bitterness and clean rye flavor. Great beer.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Served a hazy golden-yellow color with a thin finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some good lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts with some spicy rye, and some earthy and citrus hops.
T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malt with some light spice from the rye and some citrus hop. Through the middle, some more piney hops come through with more bitterness. The finish is mix of rye with some citrus hops and light bitterness.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a nice spicy and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice rye addition to the IPA base. Really nice balance of malt, grain, and hops.
slowrunner77 (9409) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus, floral spicy aroma - bottled TODAY so everything is super fresh. present but not overbearing bitterness. Just real nice.
lupulicious (30) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ APEX. Big sweet floral nose, minimal carbonation. Hard to tell what flowers the name alludes to, but my guess is jasmine, honeysuckle, something like that.
Practically no head, thin eggy lace. Hazy golden straw color. Rye bite upfront, but well-balanced by the hop profile, which shows plenty of grapefruit and bready flavors.
Well-balanced and tight; a rare good hybrid of rye and IPA.
marcus (8803) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap ar Hogs Apothecary. Pours golden with a nice off-white head and a floral citrus aroma. There is a crisp pale malt flavor with lots of citrus and a pleasant rye bitterness. Quite refreshing.
Frank (3897) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is very pale for an IPA and slightly cloudy w/ a small head. Its nose is big and fruity w/ a fresh grape-like character. This is very well balance, smooth w/ medium carbonation. It has a maltiness that implies some sweetness w/o feeling sluggish or sticky. Very tasty.