musinj6 (309) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy light amber that pours with two finger head. Moderately bitter with pine hops and slight bitter citrus. Medium bodied moderate finish that is bitter. . Very good.
pumpkin (27) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours color of orange and copper with nice three finger head and nice white lacing on glass, nice smell of hops, floral and slightly piney. first taste is light tasting body is more medium on second taste, good carbonation, not tasting much rye? taste is more of hops, ends spicy, bitter and dry. Just OK.
nsquishee (508) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit too carbonated for my tastes. Very dry hop presence amidst a smooth rye and malt base. Starts sweet and tart and finishes with a lingering citrus bitterness. Flavors of lemon, hops, rye, oak, and cornflakes.
bosshogg231 (2) - traverse city, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice hoppy aroma hints of pine and citrus. Taste not too much pine flavor. Hints of cream smoke and citrus. One of the best rye beers I have tasted. Pours a nice amber gold mixture. Has a smooth finish. Would make a great pairing with sea food or steak.
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great aroma, color and carbonation. Pallet is a bit bland with rye spice coming in at the end.
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574deadzone (538) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours a deep orange-copper with a huge rocky cream colored head that leaves some clingy lace. Nose is piney, grapefruity hops, some peppery zest, a clean honey-caramel sweetness, some mango and pineapple, and a little toast. Taste is fairly sweet, but substantially bitter so you don’t notice right away. As it warms, the flavors blend together and it becomes more balanced. Palate is bright and crisp with hop bitterness, a fuller side of medium bodied, lengthy tingly bitterness, and a dryness to the finish. This is really nice, very satisfying, yet easily drinkable. Really happy with this one, and nicely priced, too.
umich03jm (907) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark amber color with a decent head. Aroma is spicy and floral. Flowers, rye malt, caramel malt, and citrus. Taste is spicy and citrusy with high carbonation that bubbles on the tongue. Strong bitterness and almost no sweetness. Overall a good rye beer for rye lovers but not as complex or smooth as Founder’s Reds Rye.
coolpop (1163) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Real gusher. Pours pale amber with mountains of off-white head. Aroma and flavor are bretty funk, some floral, spicy notes, some caramel. Struck me as a rye-tinged farmhouse ale. Odd; not what I was expecting, but good. Medium mouthfeel.
jmohno (831) - Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 Foaming bottle upon opening,hazy orange lots of carbonation-6 finger head.
Soapy big citrus/ floral aroma with dry munich/carmel/wood notes.Peppery belgian ripe fruit.
Dry funk yeast some orange hoppyness with tea/wood astringency, sharp citrus.Very dry bordering taste sucking dryness Body is light pretty estery/belgiany and dry maybe infected because of the foaming.Not bad,but a little disapointed too.
Had a 2012 after thinking i had a bad year old 2011 bottle,it was bettter but not by much,very dry and citrusy bitter overall with strong rhindyness.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… Clear amber ale with a huge, rocky, white head. Good retention. The nose is very Orval-like. Fruity, bretty, spicy and hoppy. Medium to full-bodied with Key West carbonation. The flavor is perfectly-balanced, but doesn’t have quite as much going on as the aroma implies. Hints of caramel, rye spiciness and bretty funk. Finishes lifeless, lightly bitter and mildly spicy. Letting this one sit in the cellar for nearly a year actually helped it out, I think. Bottle courtesy of dmschefke!