beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF on 9/18/2010. This rye beer pours a medium gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is cereal, grainy, sweet and spicy. A medium bodied rye ale. The malts are cereal and grainy. The hops are herbal and spicy. Touch of rye spiciness cuts the malts sweetness. Crisp and clean. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
AirForceHops (4501) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Redhook, I hate to see this one go! Pours a dark brown hazy color with a spicy scent. The taste is sweet and spicy with a banana clove aftertaste that reminds me of a hef. This was a brewers special, I really hope they bring it back next season!
Goodgrief (1869) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Portsmouth Brewpub. Alright, I’m going to give props. This is pretty good. Poor is hazy gold with some decent lacing. Aroma is cloves, unexpected. My usual criticism of Redhook is that the beer are pedestrian and bland. This shows some creativity. A grainy malt profile spiced with heavy cloves like a 0german Hefe. Heck, I like it! I’d at least say if you have the opportunity, go get one. It’s unique!
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is banana/clove, some medium malt. Taste is banana/clove, spice hops, some medium malt.