BLuke01 (32) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden with a finger tip of lasting foam. Beer is very lively and smells of citrus and rye. Clean flavor of grapefruit with caramel malts cereal and rye. Short finish thatís slightly dry.
argo0 (10388) - 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.
GT2 (5661) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Meridian Pint for CBC. Pours a low haze red amber. Weaker head formation. Nose is cheesy, tomato. Taste is old lemon drops, dusty, lemon tea, celery. Dry, drained body.
MadRobin (1005) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.
Hazy, dark rusty red with creamy off-white head and good lacing.
Aroma of grain, spicy rye, orange, tropical fruit and hops.
Taste of orange, pepper, rye, spice, grain sweet caramel, earthen hops and more tingly spiciness at the finish.
Full/medium body and medium carbonation.
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kramer (3880) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a nice one finger frothy beige head that left some nice lacing. The nose is pretty nice, a great balance between the earthy rye notes and the moderate floral hop notes Thinking there might be a bit of crystal malt in here, but not positive just from the nose. The flavor doesnít appear to be featuring it though. Itís one of the more unique rye beers that Iíve had. Itís not overly earthy, just a little bit of that rye bread towards the finish. The use of the floral hops is a nice choice as well, rather than attacking the flavor profile with an overly citrusy and grapefruit like intense bitterness. Light to medium bodied, on the drier side, with soft gentle fizzy carbonation. This is a pretty nice beer.
radagast83 (3110) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewery. Poured a pretty clear golden color with a slightly off-white head. Aroma was some spicy rye notes. Flavor was some sweet malts, and some rye character. Pretty enjoyable.
Travlr (7989) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma of spiced rye bread. Taste is bitter spiced pumpernickel. Very nice.
strongpieman (1156) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Great rye hoppy aroma. Deep gold color, clear, light head. Medium body, long finish, lots of flavor. Good all around.
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radio_nowhere (417) - Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 Bottles became available yesterday in the Frederick, MD area. 12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Clear golden orange color with a finger of creamy off-white head. Aroma of citrus/light floral hops and toasty malt. Taste is caramel malt well balanced with hop bitterness ending with rye spiciness. Medium body and carbonation. Good stuff.