Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Funky 6. Pours clear copper with a modest, off-white head. Some sharp malts man the aroma, with grapefruit hops. Sweet flavor with some spices and floral bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes bittersweet. Good overall.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The beer pours amber or red in color with a couple fingers of off-white head and some nice lacing.
S: Citrus hops lead the way giving off aromas of grapefruit and oranges. The is a solid pine quality to the beer and quite a bit of rye. A mild bread-type sweetness is there and provides a nice base.
T: A mild malt/bread sweetness to the flavor with grapefruit, orange, and lemon zest coming from the hops. The rye is once again prominent and the flavor is what I would call above-average overall.
M: The body is medium and the carbonation is lively.
D: Not my favorite tick from Sam Adams, but a cool rye beer. I do wish it was a bit more heavy handed on the hops, though.
bhensonb (12952) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a multibox at the BevMo in Natomas. Pours dark ruddy amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is rye with some musty herb. A little spicey. Med body. Flavor starts with citric hop followed by mellow rye. It seems just a bit sour. Finishes more dry than not. The rye renders it pretty tasty.
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, thanks yobdoog. Small off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, rye. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light rye, bread. Light-medium body, low carbonation.
Tmoney99 (12408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample. Poured clear brown color with an average white frothy head that mostly lated with fair lacing. Moderate toasted rye and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid soft drinkable brew.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma of peach, citrus, and caramel. Flavor of rye, caramel, citrus, grass, subtle pine, and biscuit.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a light tan head and copper color. Aroma is rye bite/some medium malt. Taste is dry rye bite/some medium malt-caramel, 2nd grassy hop bite. OK carbonation.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the American Original sampler (or whatever its called). Pours a clear reddish orange with a medium sized frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of earthy notes, a rye bite and a sweet finish. The taste is citrus hops, rye, earthy notes. Medium bodied. Decent beer.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown pour, very light beige head. Sweet malty aroma, crackers, honey, maple syrup. Flavor is stank, off malty flavors, meh. Nasty flavor actually.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft… Clear copper ale with a burnt orange tint and a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Great retention. The aroma is more nondeScript than I was hoping for – a touch of caramel and a tinge of rye is about all I can pull from it. Full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. The flavor is mostly malty and caramely, but there’s definitely a whisper of spicy rye in there if you dig deeply enough. Crisp, clean, dry finish. Very refreshing on a warm, south Florida, February night.