bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and earth aroma with light malt. Grapefruit and pine flavor with caramel and earthiness. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and grapefruit linger with light pine and light spice.
mikedR (925) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very very nice. I always have a hard time describing rye ales, but this is a good one. With the hops, you get a nice extra twist, with surprisingly not overwhelming bitterness. I like it.
scottw86 (1066) - Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a muddy looking brownish color with a medium-sized off-white head. Nice aroma with lots of rye, molasses, spruce, and resin. Taste is full flavored with lots of good hoppy notes. Good malty backbone with a slightly nutty flavor. Honey and rye blend well with pine and caramel. Overall very nice!
drjay44 (2481) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. swing top bottle. Pours a medium, well retained ivory head, withh some lacing, over a slightly hazy dark amber (SRM 15) body....nose is rye, light dried fruits including fig, light pine, hints of citrus....taste is rye, lightly sweet with toffee/caramel tones, hints of floral honey, finishing with a lingering pine,resin, citrus peel bitterness....mouth feel medium, soft, light alcohol warmth, carbonation low. with a mildly acid finish. This beer is nicely balanced and well made. The rye and various hops add a nice complexity to both aroma and flavor. BJCP 8/2/14/5/7
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Humongeous swing top bottle. Dark amber color with a white head. Caramel, sweet malt and fruity aromas. Good balance and a nice hoppy finish.
Derek881 (945) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a large, tall bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a cloudy deep, hazy amber color with a big foamy and creamy deep off-white head that had great retention, and very good cling and lacing. Its aroma featured a blend of rye, pine, floral and citrus hops, along with some grainy and earthy hops and lighter bits of caramel malt and spice. Its taste was a mix of bitter hops and rye, with a significant amount of spice, and a bit of sour characteristic. It had a somewhat wet and watery body, but a very full and thick mouthfeel with ample carbonation and life, and a dry finish. Thank you Scott & Tab for the great birthday present!
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods P Street. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of citrus, light pine, subtle toast. Taste is malty and fruity with a bit of spice. Decent.
TheBeerWenchGA (5) - Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pineapple and toffee entice the nose of the drinker. Although caramel and toffee dominate, there is a nice hop balance finishing surprisingly dry with spicy rye notes.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl swing top bottle (8.59% ABV) pours with a dark clear amber body that supports a tan head of foam. The modest aroma offers up sweet malts and then faint levels of musty brown sugar covered prunes and then some vague resiny hop notes. The taste is smooth sweet and then more and more resiny bitter hops. The more I drink I think the more I like. It has smooth sweet soft malts, a dash of prunes, raisins and booze and toward the finish a resiny hoppiness grows and grows and dominates at the end. This is pretty darn nice.
wildbeercat (338) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at a tasting.
Aroma: Eh average malt aroma. Couldn’t tell it was rye. Piney, citrus-y hops though!
Appearance: Dark amber body. Large frothy off-white head, excellent lacing.
Taste: Ok, the rye is more present in the flavor. It’s quite present, actually. Almost overpowers the hops, which are there, but kind of get lost.
Palate: Light/medium body. Medium finish.
Overall: Definitely a rye beer, but it’s no Wookey Jack.