gururyan (714) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bomber into snifter, pours your traditional rich amber IPA with a thick and frothy vanilla head and a solid curtain of lacing. Malty yet bright rye nose. Mamma Mia that's smoove, better balanced and professionally polished as compared to Green Flash Road Warrior which can leave a touch of road rash...could be the lower ABV. Reminds of the initial batch of SN's Ruthless Rye a few years ago. The Hop Kitchen cooked up a winner.
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drfabulous (6036) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Sol’s downtown Atlanta. Dark pour. Spice and rye. Hop finish.
dlihcsnatas (582) - Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Expected a rye peppery thing going on but just did not find it. Citrus aroma and Citrus flavor with maybe a mild rye flavor in the background. Not going to complain too much because this was still a very enjoyable brew, but was expecting more rye.
bpreo (2373) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I appreciate the high alcohol content. Wouldn’t expect anything less from an IPA. The Rye flavor is hard to spot, so it tastes pretty standard to me.
aracauna (3411) - Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly standard pale ale with a bit of rye. Not a bad beer, but not an exciting beer.
tightslice (789) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is mild pine, some peppered earth. Taste is a pretty straight-forward IPA. Mild flavors with some wet murky mossy notes.
rollinsr (538) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - APR 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with frothy white head. Aroma carries effervescent bitter grapefruit citrus with hints of sappy spruce. Flavor sweet and rounded with a quick bitter edge. The carbonation cuts the palate short but leaves a small amount of citrus.
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terefere (339) - Durham, USA - APR 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange golden, frothy head. Aroma of rye malts, oranges, spruce. Taste of orange, pine, rye malts.
staticGen (4) - - APR 8, 2016 does not count
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured into a chalice. Nice caramel appearance with a hint of redness. Minimal head. Aroma is hard to identify but has some hay and earthy scent, but definitely there is a hint of BO in there. And now for the taste. This beer is absolutely astringent, bordering on acrid. There are no significant flavors to offset this IPAs bitter character. It takes a special blend of aromas and flavors to make a good IPA, and in my opinion NB fell flat on this one as they do with most of their IPA efforts.
JohnnyJ (5295) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with an off white head. Citrusy, moderate bitterness, grapefruit, rye, and a bit watery. Decent IPA.
GenDV138 (5259) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle leftover from my work’s chili cook-off. Poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Best by May 22, 2016. Clear golden amber with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, rye, light floral. Tastes of grapefruit citrus, floral notes, light rye. Medium body with a dry finish.