Darkmagus82 (2130) - - FEB 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice clear amber color with a huge billowy and thick head of off white foam. The head has an amazing level of retention, very slowly fading over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a pine hop smell mixed with a nice rye bread aroma. Along with these smells comes some coriander and a bit of a citrus and earthy hop, giving a very nice and slightly dank aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a ton of a rye bread flavor with just a hint of a caramel sweetness. Along with the strong rye is a good showing of a pine hop taste as well as a decent showing of coriander spice. The rye and the pine grow stronger and stronger as the taste moves on further to the end. All the while the caramel fades while some earth and a bit of a cracker taste move onto the tongue. With the big increase in the rye bread and pine and the other flavor transitions that occur, one is left with a slightly drier and nice dank rye bready taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the rye and the dank hop the feel is fantastic and makes for a great medium for accentuating all the nice taste of the brew.
Overall – This was a rather nice and tasty rye beer overall. I rather enjoyed this one and hope NB will make it a regular in their line up.
shigadeyo (3461) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flush with citrusy (tangerine and lime), pine, and pithy hips in the aroma and flavor paired with a nicely dry, peppery/ spicy rye finish with hints of toasted malt; love the dominance of the Mosaic hops; another great, very flavorful IPA from New Belgium.
JohnGalt1 (1217) - , Idaho, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle as part of the Spring Folly Revival 12-pack... Pours clear copper/golden... nice white head that leaves great lacing.. Rye crisp dry toastiness is very abundant and so are CCC hops... Definitely compliment each other and are not out of whack... Nice dry finish with a great rye element.. Bitter hops help dry things out... very tasty and begs for another sip.
DenverLogan (990) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New batch...same hops and almost the same label as in photo but 6.6%abv. Pourse gold with head and lace in St Bernardus glass. Aroma of fresh straw hops and grains, tropical fruit juice. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich grains, amber malts, straw and pine hops, minerals, hay, bitter herbs. Overall rich, flavorful, bright, a little rough but nice.
firemarshal (199) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pine needles, herbs, bready, and clove for the aroma. Flavor roasted nut, hoppy resin, then a nice bitter finish. Slick and salty on the palate. Good clean IPA.
markas101 (2172) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Kroger. Medium amber, very slight haze. Sweet resin aroma. Peppery citrus flavour with a caramel hop finish.
ibrubeer (237) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottle. Orange amber color, with very light orangish head that dissipates slowly with no lacing. Taste is perfect balance of malt and hops. Bitterness is a little earthy, touch of citrus, a bit of spicy rye evident. Medium bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a delicious IPA!
robforbes (2090) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear dark amber with a medium size off-white head, and very good lacing.
smell is of hops, rye, some tropical fruits, and malt.
taste is smooth and creamy, subtle hops, malt, and rye. ends creamy and bitter.
slowrunner77 (8397) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice combo of hops and rye in this bad boy, and another solid addition to the hop kitchen series. spicy rye, earthy hops and a dash of tropical fruit from the mosaic. Covers the abv.
wlajwl (5061) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is fruit, citrus, mild Cascade tea and a hint of spice. The flavor is Cascade tea, rye, citrus, light grapefruit, fruit/blackberry, mild earthiness and a bit of hop resin/bitterness in the finish.