DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Pours light brown with a thin slightly khaki. A bit of perfumed rye spice note on the nose. Nice rye on the tongue with a hint of citrus. Finish lingers a bit but not in a bad way. Nice.
Howlader (73) - - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great rye smell. 12oz bottle split with friends - served in a snifter. Good beer
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BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice rye malt and good use of hops. Loved the beer. I was impressed with this beer at GABF 2012
gsmitty80 (1675) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid initial offering and a good Rye beer. Not too dark, ambery with a good sweet and tart push/pull going on.
TylerGreenDC (120) - - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2013 In 12oz bottle purchased at the brewery. Slightly reddish copper color. Tangerine hop aroma. Unusual flavor: This is not a hopped-up ryePA a la Bear Republic’s Hop Rod Rye or Green Flash’s Hop Head Red, so it?s not really fair to compare it to them. Instead it’s more in the line of Terrapin’s rye pale ale &c. Considered in that context: The hops provide a cutting tangerine bite and the ryes back them beautifully, giving way to a crisp sweetness. Best rye pale ale I’ve had.
drowland (5680) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Meridian Pint during CBC. Amber red pour with a small khaki head. Flat malty nose with rye, some lemon, and tomato soup aspects. Sweet malty flavor with some tropical fruits, citrus, and more soup. Meh.
sonnycheeba (2520) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Pours hazy amber with thick, frothy off-white head. Aroma is orange peel, floral hops, grassy notes, biscuit and cereal malts, and faint spice. Flavor is dry malts forward quickly followed by some hop bitterness and light fruit esters; smooth, dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
snoworsummer (1003) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Brewer’s Alley. Pours cloudy orange brown with a white frothy head. Smooth medium body and low carbonation. Floral hop taste, some sweetness. Smells like floral hops. Not much depth of character.
nimbleprop (3845) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz pour at Meridian Pint in DC. Pours a clear amber with some thin, white head. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, light soap, some malt, a little cracker. Flavor is similar, malty, bitter, orange, grapefruit, bread crust. Medium, dry finish.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, MD Craft Brewers Festival. Clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some rye, light orange, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange. Light-medium body, light acidity.