bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Re-rate - Beer 15 in the Phillips Snowcase - no change to comments or score.
On tap at Beer Revolution and in bottle from the Phillips Hop Pack (ratings were similar, a little less punchy on tap than in the bottle).
This was a deep coppery brown coloured pour with a mild tan foam that faded to a ring. Nose was mango, mandarin orange. Mild alcohol warmth and carbonation (well disguised at 6.5%) Taste is a mild peppery smokiness from the rye grain, mild toffee and caramel malt sweetness, but a boatload of hop punches, citrusy, grassy. Finishes smooth, nice bitterness.
jonas (6002) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Somewhat cloyingly perfumed hop aroma. Golden, offwhite head. Medium light mellow body. Sweet tropical, not quite as grandmotherly as in the nose, nice in the end, did not taste like a noble gas at all.
vadie (930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jaune avec un col moyen blanc
L’arôme d’houblon et du seigle. Le goût est le même, presque équilibré avec du malt léger.
GothGargoyle (1568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with a pale head. Aroma is citrus, rye, caramel. Light bodied, bitter on the palate with a little balancing sweetness and a slightly metallic aftertaste. Taste is bitter citrus peel.
exeter (440) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden colour with great head and retention. Excellent lacing. Smelled pine right from the start which isn’t my thing really. The taste is Bitter pine and grapefruit with rye undertones. Has a spicy after taste, interesting mixture. Worth trying again.
ljthiessen (617) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly cloudy golden pour with a white head. Sweet aroma with a burst of fresh citrus and tropical fruits, and a very nice subtle spiciness. Flavour is fairly bitter, lots of citrus zest and well-balanced rye spiciness. A touch too much hop bitterness in my opinion, but mostly a great IPA and one of the best rye brews I’ve tried. Nicely done.
Oldschool_Mike (141) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden colour. Aroma is of citrusy hops. Taste is grapefruity with a nice touch from the rye. Delicious beer.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
MunBro (685) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
After trying some other Rye IPAs and not being a huge fan I was a bit worried about this, but as usual Phillips nails it. Spicy malty/rye bite with their signature slightly bitter citrus hops. Yum!
Stevo1298 (19) - Taber, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was a nice beer, color was a bit cloudy. Good flavour all the way down. Leaves a good after taste.
AgentAle (944) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma :very pronounced citrus hop notes, clove, ans pine needles
Taste : very very hoppy beer...not really able to detect any malt flavors
Appearance: slightly cloudy gold body with creamy head with great retention
Hammy78 (827) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is a little hazy, gold, big white head, shit ton of lace. Nose is sweet caramel malt, tropical citrus hop is the main scent. Tastes sweet and awesome grapefruit, surprisingly no that bitter, spicy. Really good.