travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. The look is a lacing cashew colored head, chill haze, and bright copper golden in color. The smell is hops, fruit, rye grain, decent, bready, and caramel. Taste is a firm bitterness, fruit, grain, rye, and hops.
hayduke (3385) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. From a 12 oz can it poured a cloudy orange color with a long lasting white head. Really good lacing. Nose of tropical fruit with mango and tangerine. Some rye. Medium body. Smooth in the mouth. The flavor is really rich and the mango works well with the caramel malts. The finish is very much tropical fruit and the rye is there and adds a nice bitterness. This is really an easy drinking beer with a ton of great flavor. Basically an APA with Rye. Great beer.
PorterPounder (5600) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moab, UT - Buck’s Grill House - 12 oz can. Sparkling medium gold pour, soft snow white head with light lacing. Light spruce in the aroma with a hint of minty rye. Flavor is crisp and refreshing with some honey sweetness, some rye mintiness, just a touch of light citrus bitterness. Crisp mouthfeel. Went with my dinner of Buffalo Meatloaf.
Strykzone (5009) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce can from Hayduke that we had together on facebook chat. An orange golden beer that is hazy and bright in appearance. A nice white head. Hop aromas hit my nose from a good distance away. They are citrus, tropical, and rye. Tangerines, mangoes, grapefruit, rye flavors. Soft malts. The finish is more grapefruit. Rye is in the background throughout and is never big. I love a beer that can bring big, good flavors along with a low ABV. This one is a winner.
jkwalking05 (3826) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Cloudy light amber with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of rye, floral, biscuit, caramel, and grass. Taste is of rye, toast, pine, floral.
jandd1983 (2619) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a dark amber color with a white head. The aroma was of malts and some spicy hops. The taste was of rye, grainy malts, funk, ginger and some hops. Thanks Hayduke.
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can pours with a hazy (hop haze?) gold to copper to orange juice looking body that supports a thin off white head. The aroma is on the juicy citrus side with sweet tangelo, grapefruit and a dash of mango mixing with thin sweet malts and a mild spicy hoppiness. Nice. The taste starts with a pleasing load of citrus hop bitterness from a grapefruit to tangelo like hoppiness and then picking up modest citrus hop flavors. These notes move to midway where mild mango and spicy hop surface and flow into the finish along with a modest and brief flash of grainy to sweet maltiness. This is a solid session brew. Well done. Plenty of body and depth and hoppiness.
BrewGoblin (385) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange yellow crazy haze from zee tap. I really enjoyed this lil’ number, lots of rye spice and wee bit of tartness too. Good strong malt character helping the pungent and powerful hops to simmer down. I love the taste of rye in beer and although I wouldn’t want it cropping up everywhere it’s surely nice to have a zinger like Payette’s Rodeo in tow.
JohnGalt1 (530) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can picked up last night at the COOP... Pours a hazy light orange with a fairly big meringue like head... nice retention and lacing.
Definitely more hop centric than the malt/rye and I have no problems with that.. tropical fruits and pretty big citrus aroma.. still is balanced by a nice graininess that I associate with rye but always have a harder time identifying in hoppier beers. This is pretty nice... Better than I remember.
Reid (1923) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can bought from "Lifesource" grocers in Salem OR.
Pours a murky darker orange with a large, impressive cream coloured head.
Spicy rye bread aromas mixed with sweet floral hops, nice scent.
Smooth creamy bready taste with a really nice hop after taste.
Nice smooth mouth feel, goes over the tongue really well.
Impressed nice low alcohol beer with some taste!