Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, caramel), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), with a note of butter/diacetyl.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, syrupy texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
A very simple, buttery example. Drain pour.
Beaver (1285) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a thin white head that quickly goes to a thin collar that leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is some spicy rye with tropical fruit and floral hops.
The flavor is sweet grainy caramel/toffee malt with some spicy rye and light tropical fruits. The finish is grassy, slightly soapy, hops that have good bitterness. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and with a big watery feel that washes things out.
Overall, an OK rye IPA - too watery though.
gnoff (7782) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught as part of a flight, at the Renegade tap room, on October 6, 2012
Hazy golden to amber color, yellow to tan head. Hoppy citrus, spicy, caramel, chili scent. Hoppy, fruity, spicy taste. Bitter, herbal, apricots finish. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a foamy dark golden color. Smell is of rye and spice. Taste is rye, hops, pine. Overall a mediocre beer.
theisti (3219) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can purchased at Joy in Denver, Colorado. The pour is a hazed copper golden with a small white head. The aroma is spice rye, paired nicely with caramel malt, followed by a lighter floral hoppiness. The taste is the spice of the rye with the malt primarily, the floral (additional spice) hops under that. The palate is medium bodied with a lower carbonation level and black pepper and spice rye in the finish.
Cwrw42 (26) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012 Refreshing thirst quencher on a record high temp day! Balance of hops and spice in the aroma. Medium bodied, easy drinking one to come back to again and again......
drfabulous (3937) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
64 ounce growler thanks to Armin. Nice orange pour. Good foamy head. Caramel. Bitter. Not in your face hops, but well done and balanced. Very tasty and even at 7% feels very drinkable and sessionable.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, earth, rye, and mustiness. Flavor of orange, grass, rye, caramel, and pine with a dry finish.
wchesser (1153) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid straightforward IPA that gets rounded out by earthy, rustic rye notes. Took a growler of this home. Nice go-to if they decide to bottle it. One of the better rye IPAs I’ve had.
Steve_0 (2605) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from tap at the brewery, with a small off-white head. It’s golden amber with a slight citrus aroma. Nicely balanced and the rye comes through at the end. A solid IPA that I would definitely drink again.