GnarlyGnome (773) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft: copper with a white head. Aromas are spicy and woody, taste is nice and bitter, peppery ad spicy with a breadiness to it. Tasty fo’ sho’
jcnielsen (2544) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at NoDa. Pours an amber color with white head. Spicy, caramel, piney, hoppy aromas. Spicy, bitter, hoppy, piney, caramel flavors. Pretty good.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap @ NoDa with jcnielsen. Pours a hazy dark golden orange appearance with an off white head. Rye, gummy sweet caramel malt in the aroma. A touch of fruits. Fairly high sweetness and bitterness. Spicy rye and candy flavor with some tropical fruits thrown in. Strong. Disappointing.
eIsaacPrice (7) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Served in a Tulip at the brewery’s taproom. Pours a copper color with thin off-white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma yields pine, sawdust, grass. Taste is peppery rye upfront. Slight honey on the back end. The higher ABV isn’t overly hidden.
merc7186 (2515) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head Ring, Great Lacing
S: Rye, Grainy, Earthy, Piney
T: Rye, Piney, Bittering Hops, Mild Honey
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bittering, Mildly Drying
Overall, this beer has great rye and grainy presence but still balances with the hops.
emacgee (4356) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft hazy amber with two fingers of creamy beige head. Not much nose, some citrus zest. Sharp/phenolic flavor, zesty. Light sweetness, becomes malty. Very full palate, coating and moderately bitter.
maxwelldeux (4158) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with effectively no head. Nose is floral and hoppy with just a hint of the rye coming through at the end. Taste is slightly bitter, but ends up being smooth and easy to drink. Pretty good beer.
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Mexican joint. I enjoyed this offering from a local brewer. Decent amount of hops with a kick.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewvival Trip Beer 122. Draft at the brewery. Pours a hazy amber color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, rye, earthy hops. The taste is herbal hops, rye, earthy notes. Medium bodied.
TURDFERGUSON (4017) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at beer study. Pours hazy mahogany with reddish hue, off white foam. Nose is light rye, grassy, light citrus, lots of caramel malt. Similar flavor, a little sweeter than the founders rendition but better than the BA version which just adds too much sweetness.
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