argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Large rocky white head atop cloudy amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, yeasty/spicy, some grapefruit, pine. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, some yeast/spicy. Light-medium body, light acidity.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Cloudy pale yellow color, large fluffy white head, amazing crazy lacing. Aroma of lemony, peppery perfume and flowers. Taste is bitter dusty straw, pepper, light spice. Fantastic!
Sammy (8349) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh bottle from Maine. The rye and the Centennial and Columbus combined make this a very bitter beer, even astringent. Would like to distinguish the rye spiciness if I could. The bottle says a pale, its not that. It is more malty with sediment on the bottle and grows on me as far as drinkability, but it is also a palate eraser and harsh.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a very hazy golden yellow with a medium sized creamy and dense white head. Musky and spicy with rye. Medium bodied, spicy rye, toast and spicy malt. Spicy rye and subtle grapefruit bitterness on the finish.
Glouglouburp (5934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A yeasty and very hoppy (floral-fruity) blond IPA with a sharp bitterness and a medium rye presence. Good.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed fresh soon after purchase.
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a persistent medium white head.
In long: The medium-hoppy nose proposes an inviting bouquet boosting peaches and lemons over a big bed of flower petals. Body is doughy and fluffy with plenty of soft bubbles, a Belgian-ish mouthfeel. Taste has plenty of bready malts with a medium rye presence, halfway between a baguette and a rye-bread. Very much hop-forward with an assertive bitterness where the sharp lemony and grapefruity bite dominates the softer floral character of the beer. This so-called rye-beer (current ratebeer style is Specialty Grain) is dominated by the hopping, it is more an IPA than anything else. My only problem with this beer was the strong yeast presence, lots of yeast here, too much so for the style imho, and that lowers the refreshing aspect of a beer like this. Still pretty good. It’s not easy for me to write all these thorough beer ratings, if only you guys knew the level of dedication required to write long beer ratings when you suffer from ADD, I have a blue bicycle.
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de d’agrumes avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est orangée opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de pins. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #4426)
swoopjones (5596) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from somewhere in PTown. The 3rd bottle I’ve bought that was well over a year old. This was 13 months. Caramel maltiness, orange rind, diminishing bitterness. Would like to try fresh as other beers I’ve had from them were solid
jredmond (5196) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a nice body with white head. Aroma is spice, grain, and a bit of sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet grain, a touch of alcohol, and a light bitter hop profile.
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster glass at de molen.
Thin white head. Hoppy aroma. Grapefruit bitter aftertaste. Nice
BrewDad (4772) - Olympia, Washington, 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.