Roonai (245) - - FEB 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Revolution. Poured a dark clear gold with a white head that dissipated and left spotty lacing. Smell was sweet floral with a biting spice of hops. Taste was a minor let down compared to the smell but still a nice drinkable, little hop bite.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks thetomg for the growler!
Solid nose, very fruity, nice grainy spicy rye notes. Citrus hops are nice in there as well. Pours golden, bright and very well filtered. Flavors of fruity hops, rye, citrus,
Nice rye lingers, bready, slightly spicy. Nice grapefruit. Really nice rye ipa, lingering rye and nice dry mouthfeel.
Would love to try more from these guys!
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks riversideak! little dry spicy aroma, bright citrus. orange gold. dry bready earthy body, dry toasty earthy hops. killer.
bvc (1158) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler, thanks Alex! Clear and a light bright golden. Clean and bright tropical hop aromatics pop on the nose. Light ícrackeryí rye underneath the citrus hops that add a hint of spice. Orange, grapefruit, pineapple, Meyer lemon, light rye that has hints of spice and pepper to dry up the finish. Clean and really drinkable.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, pours orange with a white head. Strong citrus, apricot, hoppy aroma. Heavy citrus flavor that actually blends fairly well. Didnít really notice any Rye, but this was a fine IPA.
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a golden amber hue, faint haze, frothy head stays a decent film, lacing well. Aromas are a big blast of citrusy grapefruit, florals, and bready malts. Touches of pine enter the fold. Faint sweetness. Touches of rye bread. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, rye malts and bready malts make their presence felt. Touches of floral and lemony hops, light grass, decent bitterness overall with a decent dryness, good lacing. The rye malts themselves balance the beer, a touch of spice and richer sweetness, decent to moderate hopping, with florals and citrusy lemons and grapefruit, touches of orange. A nice melange, but not a powerful hopping. A sweeter IPA, the rye asserting a malt slant. Nice, a good range of flavors, but probably not my choice of Revo IPA. Finish is a dry and sweet bready lingering feel, decent hopping. Touches of grassy nondescript hops, light honey and faintly spiced rye. An ok IPA by Revo that isnít your typical American Hop Bomb. It grew on me, as it warmed the hops came to life a bit more and showed character. But, it wasnít a go-getter..
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub
Pours a faintly hazy brassy-amber with poofy white head which settles down to a persistent layer that leaves lots of lacing behind. Aroma is piny, sharply hops with orange/grapefruit citrus notes. Some biscuity grain and caramel malt shows up as does a mild tangy spice. Flavor has a slightly soapy and prickly hop bitterness that lingers throughout but is tempered by clean caramel malt and tart/sweet citrus. A modest, lightly astringent dried spice floats in and out, but prickly hop bitterness remains the predominant characteristic throughout. Medium-bodied with slightly sticky mouthfeel and lingering citrus-hop aftertaste. Tastes almost as English as American.
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tulip pour at revolution. Shouldve come during the tapping party but oh well... Pours a mostly translucent apricot orange hue with a frothy milky white bead, quickly to fade, and therefore leaving a thin soapy white film... Orange, tangerine, and juicy citrus hoppy nose, sweeter malt lingering in the background. Hop-forward nose for certain without much of a rye presence bu still pretty inviting... Crisp citrusy hop profile and an equally present rye malt backbone that adds a breadiness and faint spice note. Late-palate lends itself to some earthy bitterness and a lingering rye presence. Finishes dry. Carbonation is crisp and semi-sharp with just the right of body albeit somewhat thin for an almost 8% brew. Speaking of which, not too noticeable.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Revbrew. Pours a very attractive golden copper, off-white head. Nose is very nice, Resiny and full of citrus. Nice hush notes and grainy bread notes. On taste, a very appropriate level of bitterness that is well restrained. On taste, more of the citrusy notes and spicy rye bread. The grain notes are very welcomed in this one. The hops lend a monty wood note that is refreshing. Very well constructed and one of the better rye IPAs that Iíve had. Solid.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at rev, pours clear golden orange with foamy white head. Aroma is nice, loaded with clementines and grapefruit rind, touch of pepper, sweet honey notes surround. Flavors are bright clementines, grapefruit, with touch of very subtle earthy and spicy character in finish. Slightly dirty honey finish and grassy bitterness. This is really quite good, although I donít know how rye is present enough to compliment anything but who cares , it taste like a solid pnw ipa with a mild spicy tweak. For some reason Iím struck by the idea that this beer would just shine fresh on draft at your local brewpub but would suck in bottles after a few weeks.