bnokk (102) - Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
APPEARANCE - dark golden straw in color with good turbidity (thank you rye!) and a cheerful white head.
NOSE - strong floral hops immediately. Very pleasing.
FLAVOR - good ipa flavor with a bit of an aftertaste I can’t be certain of.
NOTES - solid rye ipa.
echudy (42) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great standby for a cheaper hoppy beer. Great Amber color, nice hop aroma and a good flavor at the start as well as a strong finish
mstrcrwly (590) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler..copper color with a fluffy white head..aroma of pine,resin,spices..hoppy,resinous flavor with decent bite from the rye..solid.
N3lson1 (403) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle, thank you Katrina!! :) Aromas of pine and flowers. Has a light initial taste, a very hoppy/bitter middle flavor and a very light crisp and light finish. A decent beer, complex, IPAs just are not my jam.
superspak (3215) - Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/6/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, spicy rye, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready rye malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, spicy rye, and floral/grassy earthiness. Large amount of pine, citrus rind, and spicy rye bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, light caramel, spicy rye bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready rye malt flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and resinous/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent rye IPA. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready rye malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Bulk_Carrier (2572) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a thirty seconds. Light lacing strung about the glass.
The smell had a nice balanced blend of sweet citrus over top of a light grapefruit, fresh and bright with a light grassiness coming in and out.
The taste was bittersweet thoroughly balancing a crisp light spice into the mix. A sweet to lightly spiced aftertaste leads to a decent balanced dry to wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation hit appropriate for the style and for me. Nice bittersweet grapefruit harshness rolls over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA that I could have again.
joejames (306) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours cloudy amber/orange, nice 2 finger frothy head, nice lacing, great retention. Aroma is citrusy and bright. Taste is incredibly balanced, nice peppery rye malt sweetness, complex bitterness. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, resin yet creamy mouth feel. Finishes slightly sweet but mostly long and pleasing bitters. Tasting notes of caramel, pepper, grass, spruce, lemon rind and grapefruit. Wow, this beer is fantastic! I’m on the bus!
Slipstream (2188) - USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A handsome rye IPA. Big, sticky head on a dark gold pour. Humid, floral aroma and a well balanced flavor. Very good.
grundsow (107) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle into glass pours a cloudy yellow. Fantastically bitter hops dominate. Intensely flavorful pucker factor without being offensively harsh. A fun label, not too much alcohol, an overall perfect beer!
johnnnniee (2726) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Harvest Market.
Wicked tangerine, but a bit heavy on the mineral.