DrSilverworm (8347) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared by tmoney99. Clear tangerine orange color. Thin off-white head. Little lace. Good citrusy hop nose. some grapefruit citrus hops. Lightly spicy hop. Zesty, light bitter taste. Rye is in check, not too big, well blended. Nothing too exciting, but a solid rye IPA.
BeerSquare (117) - - FEB 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I donít get the allure. . . as with most of the Revolution brews.
This one just doesnít seem Rye enough or IPA enough to be a Rye IPA. Yellowish copper color; slight carbonation; watery mouth feel; dry finish-- none of it makes the type of bold impact you would expect.
There is a clear predominant bitterness. But it seems one dimensional and simplistic.
On the plus side, you do get some hop flavor, and itís somewhat drinkable because itís not "too big."
But who wants a Rye IPA thatís not too big?
Tmoney99 (11818) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate floral hop and toasted rye aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew.
ccex (1061) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Pours a nice clear orange with moderate white head and some lacing. Aroma has rye malts, orange peel, flowers, and lots of good bitter hoppiness. Body is only medium with slight carbonation. Taste is bitter, especially on the finish, but this is not overdone. This would be a very solid IPA even without the rye. Another winner. (After sampling 5 different beers on my last visit to the brewery, this was my choice for the growler I brought home.)
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very tasty rye IPA that doesnít overdo it on either end of the spectrum. Founders Red Rye PA is what I measure this type of beer by and this is pretty good. Nice orange color and pours with a modest white head and some moderate lacing. Had it at the brewery in a tulip glass. Aroma has lots of hop citrus and floral on the nose. The rye part comes out more in the actual taste as you get a few sips in. Itís well balanced and quick to go down. Another winner from RevBrew.
crossovert (9089) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of a bland one. THe flavor rolls across the tounge. Bitterness is low, carbonation is low, and the overall hop character could be amped up. The rye adds a pleasant oatmeally taste but doesnít help the beer.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at DLD12. Cherry, orange and rye malt aroma. Golden yellow color with small head. Sweet orange, rye malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. A great rye beer.
queenholly (3374) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Dark Lord Day. Floral grapefruit hop aroma. Clear golden amber with a large off-white head. Sweet malt, rye bread, floral hops flavor. Medium body. Nice.
dinkle50 (1134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish amber pour with a nice big head. Tons of lacing. Creamy mouth. Aroma of citrus. A little citrus in flavor with a big heavy hand of rye. Very drinkable. I could put a few of these away in 1 session.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a crystal clear, rich gold colored body with a finger-width, dense and foamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big grapefruits with lots of dry and slightly spicy rye. Some crackery pale malts, more citrus florals, a light pine, some bread, and a few tropical fruits. Flavor is similar. Nice grapefruit citrus with some tangerines and tropical fruits up front along with a nice rye giving off a moderate spiciness. Floral fruits are somewhat juicy with a crisp, dryer crackery pale malt backing. Some pine towards the end as the crisp rye and grapefruit increases a touch along with a juicier floral fruitiness. Finishes dry, crisp, and moderately bitter before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium-light body with a crisp, clean, moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid rye IPA. The rye offers a nice spiciness and crispness while allowing the grapefruit-citrus-tropical fruit hops to shine. Really easy drinking and enjoyable.