Aurelius (4181) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Very nice fruity aroma, with good caramel and a little vinegar. Overcarbonated. I got a 100% foam pour out of an ice-cold bottle, and the buff colored foam wouldn't quit. Flecks of brown (orange peel?) in the foam and sinking to the bottom of the glass. A pinky-orange, new penny color with a very slight haze. Lightly sweet, with a medicinal/vegetable quality to it, over grapefruit. The CO2 spoiled the mouthfeel, and made it more acidic than I think it would be under different circumstances. I agree with bigbadbear, this is a different brew, and although not stellar, it ought to be tried. One other note, my label was 100% different than one pictured -- it had a woodcut courthouse on it. Rerate a little warmer this time. This grows on you. Nudging the rating up.
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Flying Saucer Ft Worth Texas. Amber hue with a small white head head and little lacing, medium-bodied. Aroma of toasted malts, flowers, earthy yeast. Just a hint of smoke, spice and rye. I expected the rye to be more pronounced. Good balance in flavor with a clean and crisp finish. Mostly oily ans soft mouthfeel. This brwe is different, the rye style adds a new diminsion, slight recommendation.
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 8, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Medium heavy bisuit aromas and flavors, new beer yeastiness, worty, unfinished, long flat finish. Has nrightness but way too much young character.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm not crazy about most rye beers which is why I really liked this one. It's a decent pale ale with a rye flavor that's not overdone. It's still got the dry rye finish but the grainy rye tones augment rather that overpower the other malts.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I guess I'm missing the Rye end of this Pale Ale, but what the heck, I really like it. Piney hopped, medium bodied (which is full for a pale). Nice brew, hopped as well as some IPAs. Many Thanks go out this Fly for this one. It was a pleasure meeting up with him and his significant. Cheers
omhper (19383) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled draught at The Flying Saucer, Addison, Texas.
Dark amber. Clean and reasonably malty with chewy mouthfeel and citrsuy hoppiness. Very bitter finish. Really solid.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Seems like a good beer, but not quite my style so it was hard to rate fairly. I don't know how much rye is actually in it, but I felt like I could almost taste it. Well made pale ale, just not my style.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, lightly cloudy appearance with a blooming head. Fresh hoppy aroma reminds me of a homebrew I once made. Full bodied with good malt/rye backbone and a good amount of citrusy hop bitterness. Best Texas brew I have had yet.
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Looks just like the Great Grains Texas Tornado which everyone panned and I gave a 2 for appearance. A tea water lookin’ muck with a laced off-white head. The only difference is that this beer actually tastes alright. You can sense the rye in this pale ale as it leaves a grainy dry aftertaste. The citrus notes at the front help balance the beer.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grapefruit hops overpower everything else. Acceptable but I don’t care much for grapefruit.