Darkmagus82 (1976) - - JUN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a rusty orange amber color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a mix of a rye bread and biscuit smell mixed with other aromas of a grassy and pine hop aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather light cracker taste mixed with just a little bit of pine and rye. As the taste advances further, the little bit of sweetness of a caramel nature that is present up front, fades from the tongue, all while the rye tastes and the pine get more potent in nature. A little bit of a fruitiness replaces the lost caramel at the end, but with an increase in the rye, some more pine, and a coming for some grapefruit hop tastes, the overall flavor left on the tongue is one of a rather dry and rye flavor (which is not super potent, but surprisingly strong for a 4.0 % abv. brew).
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin and light with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the mix of rye and hop, a thicker body would have been much nicer for the flavors, but given the 4.0 % abv. of the brew it is quite acceptable and makes for a nice session rye pale ale.
Overall – Very light in abv., but still delivering a decent showing of rye. Not a bad session style brew.
bartzluke (269) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz pour from refrigerated can into shaker pint. Hazy and orange. Light head. Medium body. Fuller than I would expect for a for point. Nose is light malts and some rye. Taste is pleasant pale ale maltiness with a hint of rye spiciness on the end. Very enjoyable and drinkable. A great low-point beer.
bpreo (2014) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy shark attack!!!! This beer is delicious. Enjoy that aftertaste!!! Wow amazing.
kerenmk (3205) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sample at a tasting at Trouble’s place. Thanks Denny. Hazy amber. Peppery, a little dry, onion peel aroma, bitter, dry, malty taste. Light body, dry, rye finish. Good.
thirdeye11 (5771) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz can) clear gold, fine white bubbles. Nose of celery, spicy rye, earthy, medium hoppy aroma I just can’t describe. Taste of rye, earth, caramel, citrus rind. Slick body.
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sample at a tasting at Dror’s place. Thanks Denny. Hazy golden. Pleasant hoppy aroma, "green" and weedy, with an oniony note and some spicy rye. Dry flavor with "green" hops, a bit of spicy rye, and nice bitterness. Nice.
Tmoney99 (11804) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced very good lacing. Moderate rye & floral hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.
alexsdad06 (6876) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can from Gription79 shared with Tmoney99. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor had lots of malt, toasted bread, rye character is there but mild, hops seemed a bit old/faded, light bitterness, just ok.
jake65 (2881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Probably about time I review on of these, after having it several times now. A cloudy golden orange color with a finger of creamy sand-colored head. Aroma is moderate, but very likeable. Citrus and tropical fruit with a little bit of spicy floral/herbal hop notes. A faint bit of bread. A good amount of citrus and floral hops in the taste, along with the spicy rye. The rye is used somewhat sparingly, but it contributes well to the overall flavor and balances with the citrus hops. Good stuff overall, I’ll be keeping up with these this summer.
travita (4375) - 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.