LilBeerDoctor (3296) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy brown orange with a thin white head. Aroma of rye, earthy hops, hop oils. Flavor of citrus, earthy hops, hop oils, grassy hops, spicy rye. Very hoppy, tasty rye IPA. Very quenching and drinkable.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4456) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draft this beer poured a caramel-brown color with a medium sized beige head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was bread, pretzel, pepper and faint fruity hops. The flavor was woody, nutty and bready with light notes of pepper, pine, citrus and a bit of an herbal undertone. Long bread, nut, pine and fruity hop finish. Medium body. Ok.
kramer (4562) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, brewpub. Pours a slightly murky and hazy brown body with a small frothy off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is mostly dominated by the rye, but it’s pretty subdued overall, fairly yeasty, a little light hoppiness, some earthiness. The flavor is pretty well balanced between the hops and malt, slightly earthy and bready with some light spiciness. Finishes with a mix of yeastiness and light citrusy hops. Medium bodied with a fairly thick texture due to the fairly prominent presence of the yeast. Pretty decent and drinkable beer, but I can’t help but think it might be a bit brighter and cleaner if the yeast level were toned down.