alexsdad06 (3821) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 (notes). Pours a deep amber/copper color with a small off white head. The aroma had caramel, spicy rye, light herbal and citrus notes. The flavor has some up front bitterness, hints of grapefruit citrus, spicy rye, toasted malts with a moderate bitterness to the finish.
Mora2000 (5132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish-brown color with a white head. The aroma is full of rye. The flavor is a bit different. I get a good dose of spicy rye, but that is accompanied by some toffee and caramel malt, pine and grass. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
douglas88 (5131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from barley and hops. Pours a dark copper color with a large white head. A sweet caramel nose. A odd sweet flavor of candy, caramel, rye. Earthy. Ok. Butter maybe.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bomber) clear bright amber, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of paper, candied citrus, rye, peppery. Taste of rye, spicy, citrus pulp, alcohol. Medium body.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the bocktown monaca. Very nice lacing. Rather mild yet bitter flavor, much less annoying than other rye beers. You know, they taste so much like an IPA. Not over the top. Rather flat. Big neggy finish. Not real impresses but at least something new from these guys.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at mad mex monroeville. This beer does not play well with others not when it spends all its time playing with itself. Pours brown with an inch of foam. Slight pine on the nose. The faint rye I can detect on the to the does not blend well with all those hops. Pass!
Dank (7) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the better rye ipas around. Nice hoppy nose, initial flavor was good it quickly faded. Not too dry.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at this restaurant by the Duquesne Incline in Pittsburgh, just so i could be a patron and use their bathroom- good excuse for a beer i say.. mild caramel and a touch of sweet rye .. . nice malt bill .. . decent brew .. . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyEqQN9B3mg
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a medium amber color with a white head. Aroma was herbal and spicey hops, light rye and some caramel malt. Flavor was light spicey and herbal, not very juicy or fruity, and some cracker notes. Somewhat boring, but nothing bad.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’ve been nothing but disappointed with Penn since their reopening and subsequent old man ass whooping, but I couldn’t resist buying this to give me some small connection to the motherland of Steel City. Anyway, hopefully this will change my view.
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Clear, deep orange amber color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and a large ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Quite a peculiar, but welcoming nose. Spicy and herbal hops with hints of citrus. The rye opens up as it warms to add the signature "spicy earthiness." Caramel malts and neutral malt sweetness add good balance. Whether from the rye or the hops, it almost seems like there are some pumpkin spices, along the lines of cinnamon and nutmeg, in here.
3.0 T: Despite what the nose suggested, the taste falls flat. The spiciness, the hops, and especially the malts are subdued. Moderate bitterness with just a touch of spicy and earthy hop flavor. The rye gets lost under the bitterness. The malts aren’t as sweet as I thought they would be and the balance is lost.
3.0 M: Medium body. A bit too much carbonation and a bit too chewy, especially for the body. Finally, the finish leaves a drying bitterness.
3.0 D: Again Penn lets me down. They need to stop beating up old men and brewing these experimental disasters and get back to basics - stellar German beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-03-2011 00:40:33