satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is upfront grains, fresh and clean, lightly salty and not immediately distinguishable as rye. nearly pilsner in its cleanliness. some lemon lurks and pushes forward at times. appearance is well hazed orange with fleeting head and near nil legs. flavor is excellent balance of previous pils like grainery now nearly canceled out by hops. in fact, the two seem to offset into what immediately approaches the palate is neutral. a moment after the sample hops reveal with standard citrus, devoid of tropics and malted grains still with a lack of rye spice. i would call this an excellent amber ale in the end. mouthfeel is a bit flat despite present carb, syrupy even when chilled.
twindadplus2 (600) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange amber with a small foamy tan head. Aroma is faint but it’s there, a bit of dough and savory spice.
Flavor is a blend of light, spicy rye and toffee malt plus a weird diacetyl flavor that I can’t quite pin down. I don’t know if that was the hemp or what but it just didn’t click for me.
mrjaxson (307) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A beverage that arrives with minimal expectations because, really, what do you expect with so many ingredients? One quality this does not have is much of an aroma -- too many ingredients? But it looks darn fine and goes down with little trouble with a snappy little finish that gives a hint of the hop combo.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and herbs. Flavor of orange, grass, toasted rye, earthiness, florals, and caramel.
JaBier (4995) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine on 5/4/14. Aroma of menthol and malt. Malty flavor with cherry character before a hoppy finish. Some very odd things going on with this beer.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. amber with small head. sweet and malty. there’s a bit of rye in there. a bit bready. unexciting.
atomjack9 (19) - - MAR 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spruce hops, very hoppy. Having made rye bread before I can taste the rye and dareisay that adds a rye/bread-y element. Aroma ok, amber really just a basic amber taste...
beerme31 (514) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber thin white lacing. Aroma of sweat bread, caramel, and toast. Taste is quite sweet. Medium body, smooth slick texture, bit of a funny butterscotch aftertaste from the combination of ingredients. Ok overall for something different.
dwyerpg (4637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This smelled great. Toffee and malts, very English. The flavor was a bit malty but the rye was noticeable in that this was difficult to pin down. Good
backdaft (227) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Botttle. Pours a thin amber with almost no head. Aroma IS sweet malt. Taste IS the same. There is no rye or hops to speak of (IMHO). Nasty diacetyl up front. Never again.
Homer321 (2117) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to keir. not much in the aroma. slightly sweet. flavor is sweet with a slight buttery note. slight flavor but not much. really just beer. not much else. some pepper in the very end of the finish. not bad, but just not memorable.