shrubber85 (8492) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Grainy malt (rye dominates) aroma with a hint of lemon and cherry. Golden yellow with giant fluffy head. Sweet-tart lemon and grainy malt flavor - again, rye seems to be the most prominent but a nice blending. Mildly bitter lemon peel finish. Very tasty.
Aniela (2552) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Pony Bar NYC sept 2012. Clear amber beer with a big white head. Hoppy, spicy and fruity aroma. Hoppy, yeasty, fruity and a bit spicy flavour.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap on 1/13/2013. Appearance is a clear dark amber with an inch of fluffy off-white head and very nice lacing. Aroma of malt and rye. Taste is malt, grains, rye, and some hoppiness. Very good beer.
Beaver (1406) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange amber with a monstrous rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is subdued - grainy malts and a little fruit with some floral perfumey hops.
The flavor is sweet grainy malts, a little fruit and a little rye with a medium bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, it’s a decent amber but a bit uninteresting and pricey at $11 per 4 pack.
Scrapersnbeer (1501) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeasty, ester and spice filled aroma. Hazy orange with long lasting foam head. Nice bitter front, almost a sourdough finish. Like many rye ales, it’s heavier than you think at first, and kind of chewy. Very delicious beer as expected from this brewer. RB needs a rye specific category as there are so many these days.
Finhead (1299) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy, amber pour with a large, frothy white head. The aroma is a little earthy with some rye bread. It has a medium body with slick texture and lively carbonation. The taste is sweet, but it also has some sour touches toward the finish.
IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour. Aroma of bready peach apple with a wonderous head and awesome medium clear dark orange color. Taste is immediate bread malt tree fruit with a settling finish. No lingering effects on this one. One of the best low gravity offerings from Cooperstown.
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours hazy and dirty-orange with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Good retention. The nose is grainy and spicy - spicy grains mingle nicely with spicy phenols and banana. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and prickly carbonation. The bittersweet flavor and finish offer spicy hops, spicy grains and spicy phenols. Crazy stuff, but it works.
Slipstream (2159) - USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Foamy pour on a dark amber base. The malt and yeast aroma says beer. The flavor is malty with a dash of sharp hops. It is a little like an Oktoberfest. There are some out of place sugars. Brewed with oats and rye along with the barley, and maybe some type of Belgian yeast? Not bad, but not superior. I have been losing interest in Ommegang since they jacked up their prices in the last year or two.
SSSteve (3902) - - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. lightly hazy amber with a medium sized, fluffy, cream colored head. peaches with toasted pie crust in aroma like a peach cobbler. flavor has lots of toast and bready pie crust maltiness. hops taste like bruised peaches. carbonation is a bit fine and nippy, but the thick maltiness and oat addition helps mellow it. medium bodied.