JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Two dollar bomber, CLICK. Faintly oily looking deep orange pour, medium carbonation and lacing. Soft floral hops initially in the nose, followed fast by spicy rye. Caramel malts detectable, suggesting balance. Light, playful mouthfeel brings out the spice and hops a bit, but the balance isnít there quite so much in the taste. Very malty, tilting precipitously into sweetness in a way that suggests (as if the price tag didnít) a good bit of age. Not bad, I guess.
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/18/2011: New Holland Rye Hatter Rye P.A. (Ale brewed with Rye)... Aroma: Wonderful pine and grapefruit hop aroma with a mingling suggestion of spicy and fruity rye. Appearance: Big, airy ivory-biege head; foamy lacing; amber color that is quite hazy; fairly attractive rye beer! Flavor: The dry, spicy rye malt cuts through the generous sugary orange and resin hop flavors; mild to moderate bitterness thatís just right for the style; caramel undertones. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth and nicely carbonated; oily texture. Overall: Iím pleasantly surprised with this beer and actually like it better than the regular Mad Hatter; this is a well-crafted Rye Pale Ale with the attention on the rye, which is a very good thing! The description from the label is right on, "Rye lends spiciness to the caramel-malt base, while creating a creamy texture. Dry-hopping contributes a fresh citrus finish."
1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle from Dutchís in Cincinnati (East Hyde Park), Ohio. Rating #165 for this beer.
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Going way back in the time machine to last month on this beer. Luckily, as always I have my sparse notes. Pours a hazy pear brown with white head. Scent is booze, grain, and fruit. Sweet front with a bitter back. Touch of spice and booze. Body is medium-light. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA
superspak (2565) - Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 5/9/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, floral, pine, spicy rye, caramel, grass, and floral earthiness. Very nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops with moderate rye/caramel malt balance; and good strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, caramel, floral, pine, spicy rye, grass, and floral earthiness. Decent amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, caramel, spicy rye, floral, pine, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus hops with rye/caramel malts; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Rye pale ale! All around nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.
ICEatALAMO (926) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour is a nice hazy bright orange with a lot of head. The aroma is a mellow hop. The taste is a little hoppy bitterness upfront. A nice drinking ipa.
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BVery (6128) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Happy Gnome. Rich golden pour with a white spotty head. Soft IPA with peppery spice notes. Not blowing me away, but itís alright.
Nsanders (490) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a foamy cream colored head. More floral, but slight resinous hops, honey, soft rye aromas. Taste is mostly sweet. Medium to heavy bodied with a sticky feel. I thought it was good, but that it wasnít as bitter as a typical IPA or with the bite of a rye.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent orange colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of rye and hops. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.
abcfan (712) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very middle of the road for me. Pours cloudy orange, with little head. Some slight spice aroma. Medium bodied and creamy. Clean finish.
backdaft (215) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a deep orange/amber color with a good finger of off white foam. Some patchy lacing is present. Aromas of herbal hops, citrus, caramel malt, and some earthy rye. Taste is rye, pepper, earthy/bitter hops, and caramel malt. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Dry, bitter finish. Not bad at all, but its still too much of a malt thing