Holdwine (1179) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Less a "ruckus of complex flavor", more of a muddle. The rye is cloaked and the roasted malt doesn’t play well with the piney citrus. Not a good effort.
altonbrownd (5769) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Dark brown caramel body with thin, puffy head. Nose is hoppy, but also of grains, spices and malts. Taste is quite hoppy, a nice IPA style, with funkier spicier notes. Burning finish. Just a really nice beer. Really well done.
Iphonephan (6253) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Magnolias in Pucellville. Pour a clear copper with a creamy tan head. Rye aromas. Spicy flavors. Bitter finish.
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in December provided by my parents. Pine aroma, lots of rye in the taste, medium bitterness. Have 3 more in the fridge, will update rating after.
Maverick34 (3010) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep reddish brownish. That clean minty rye taste and smell. Malty heart. Pretty nice.
hershiser2 (2160) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy Amber. Large head. Smells of black tea with hints of citrus. Taste is a lightly fruity malty mix of dried leaves, tea, dark fruits, and citrus peel. This is tasty.
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Steverus0 (262) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber with tight, fluffy head.
Heavily citrus and slightly resinous nose. Spice was not immediately apparent.
Very effervescent on the palate. Rye comes through, but is just a bit discordant with the hop character.
Finishes with resin and lightly spicy.
A solid beer, but not the cleanest blend of rye.
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JDBaker11058 (1963) - Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: clear bright copper, with a fat finger of creamy, frothy, off-white head that has excellent staying power and leaves plenty of lace. Aroma: awesome smells of rustic grains, crusty rye bread, light sage, grapefruit, apricot, orange zest, and light floral honey. Taste: slightly spicy, with a nice caramel sweetness on the malt side, with a pleasant wave of citrus, light resin, and some general soft earth. Finish: dries out nice and slow, with a lasting sweet-spicy-bitter note that’s perfectly balanced; palate was slightly slick, but in a good way. Notes: Man, I am a sucker for a good rye beer. This has got to be one of my absolute favorites ever. Absolutely blown away by the craftsmanship of this. Would drink again. Bottle from Ye Old Spirit Shop in Frederick, Maryland.
Drake (11914) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run, 4/4/15. Clear copper, large foamy off-white head. Good retention. Aroma of strong rye, herbal notes, caramel malt. The taste is fruity and bitter rye, toasted malt, caramel malt, piney finish. Thin-medium bodied, moderate lingering bitterness.
floydslip (347) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking mahogany colored beer with a rich light tan head. Spicy nose of cedar, resin, and burnt orange peel. Flavor starts with a tongue-coating bitterness of citrus and pine followed by wood and leather. The rye is subtle and comes through on the back end with a bit of sweet malt. Nice beer.