BrewDad (4506) - Olympia, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice Amber color, clear with a thin head. Easy drinking pale ale with a good hops backing. This sweet and filled with hops. A very good beer.
AirForceHops (2374) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ Novare Res Bier Cafť. Lightly cloudy yellow this some decent head and lace. Nose of citrus hops, spice. Taste is much the same with a quality rye note in the background. A good hop profile that complaintís the rye. Itís very much like a hoppy APA with a rye character. I would drink this again and I may pick-up a bottle in the near future. Not sure if it is at all the same in a bottle but Iíll give it a try.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance: Pours a murkey dark yellow gold with a large homebrew like head.
Aroma: Huge centennial hops, super fresh. Orange tangerine. Spicy.
Taste: Dry malt, spicy yeast with grapefruit pine hop bitterness that lingers.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: This bottle conditioned ale just didnít do it for me. The hop profile was perfect, and thatís where the enjoyability ended for me. Way too cloudy, way to thick and over bottle conditioned. Came off like an entry level home brew.
MaBeer1972 (1221) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cloudy yellow brew with a few particles floating around inside the glass. Slightly overcarbonated out of the bottle, but otherwise the head settles down to a nice white lacing. Hoppy-spice aromas. Classic American Pale ale qualities. Light malts and plenty of hoppiness. Slight grapefruit bitterness. Some pine and more spice. Finish is quite dry and bitter. Interesting, but certainly not an everyday drinker for me.
italianjohn (2164) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden pour light orange hue light white head .... aroma is of floral and citrusy hops with sweet malts and some rye as well .... taste is sweet and spicy with rye, citrusy and pungent floral hops and a dry resiny finish and tangy bitter rye/hoppy bite .... a nice apa/specialty brew sessionable and tasty
mcox90 (1376) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle from Tully"s. Pours a cloudy light yellow (straw) with a bunch of floaties. Not an attractive brew at all. Huge white head of epic proportion. Took forever to calm down. Picking up some rye in the aroma as well as some citrus hop. Flavor was a bit of a disappointment. Very bitter, but not in a juicy hop way, more in a biting an orange or lemon rind way. Kind of unpleasant.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22 oz. bottle from Rising Tide Co-op) Pours cloudy light yellow-gold. Monstrous frothy-white head slowly subsides to a frothy, uneven cap. Big, hoppy, resiny-citrus-pine aroma with light sweet rye and bread dough underneath. Mouthfeel fairly, smooth, medium-textured, slightly dry and prickly. Flavor is hop forward, resiny citrus and pine over a fairly weak malt backbone featuring light rye and bread. A bit too hoppy for me.