deyholla (8348) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Lizzie and Daren. Pours a clear amber with a near white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma is very rye forward with a lot of bread and a bit of resinous pine underlying. Flavor has a bit of pine with a strong rye note supported by bread, pine and a bit of toffee.
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3/1/15] Draught at Reubenís Brews in Seattle. Hazy golden. Pleasant hoppy aroma with some citrus and some tropical fruits. Flavor has light maltiness, fruity hops and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
Ferris (8120) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Citrus grapefruit notes. Cloudy brown gold with a good rich white head. Rich grapefruit and sweet balancing malts. Finishes off peel. Well balance masks the big flavours and ABV.
notalush (5393) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery - a balanced, clean imperial ipa - clean sweetness that is not sticky or intrusive - a touch of spicy rye and spicy, citric, floral hops finish - balanced and not over the top - good.
DrinkyCrow (99) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
At the brewery. Citrus aroma and cloudy appearance. Very tasty. Bitterness lingers. Really good.
smallfry (168) - - NOV 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Tap) really like the flavor but too bitter for my tastes. Boy I wish this wasnít so bitter!
sunevdj (3500) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Devils Craft, Tokyo. Pours a clear orange with an off-white head. Sweet and dry with lots of chinnook hops. Some notes of rye and hints so of sweetly core and alcohol. Dry finish.
shoulderbroken (2842) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Devil Craft. Nice rye weirdness, punchy fruiyiness, bit of citrus, nice bitterness, booze hidden. Good stuff
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not an over the top hop monster, but this really speaks up once it warms. THe rye is lovely about a third of the way through complementing a big american strong ale.
jinroh (803) - ESTONIA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours darker, copper - but at the same time very clear. Foam is abundant at first but soon reduces into a thin layer. Aroma is surprising - its actually sweet, cleanly caramelised sugar. This is not reflecting in the taste though. The beer is dry, spicy and sharply hoppy. If thereís any sweetness then itís hidden under everything else. As it is proper for a West Coast beer, the hops are plentiful, dry pine resins. Not a fast beer to chug down, one to enjoy longer.