thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a copper-orange. Aroma has a bit of hoppy spice. Not bad. Flavor is mostly hoppy, but not overwhelmingly so. Good IPA.
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale clear brown, white head.
Bready malt aroma with light hopping.
Fresh crisp dry hop flavor.
ARMed (597) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of my favorites in the Saranac variety pack. A nice IPA with a good floral aroma and a nice foamy head. The clarity was not to the standard that I would like to see for this brand, but overall a decent beer with a nice taste.
Ratman197 (9454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of rye, earthiness, spicy hops and pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, earthiness, spicy hops and light pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter rye finish.
joeyplush (628) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale opaque copper with a very solid head and excellent lacing. Aroma of resin hops and a little bit musty. Taste is very dry and nicely hopped, with a dry bitter finish. Quite enjoyable and drinkable.
JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2010
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
floral, grass, spruce, herbs, skunky, amber, very bitter, medium body, thin feel, bitter,
Not a fan.
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a friend. Crisp and dry IPA with a hop flavor that tastes slightly burnt, perhaps from the rye malts. These malts augment a unique spice flavor. Not too heavy of a beer. Good session.
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from a 2010 winter 12-pack. Bright crystal clear orange with a thin layer of white lace clinging to the glass. Aroma is lightly sweet with only a hint of spicy hops. Flavors are very dry and biting. The rye is apparent in the dryness... at least that is what I have come to expect (and enjoy) from beers made with rye. The spicy hop character is welcome in the winter months. I like it.
Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours bland brownish orange. Taste is stale cheap hops and nothing else, why bother using inferior supplies.
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
White head with a golden color. Aroma has a caramel hint with a citrus hoppy flavor. It is a light IPA but very well balanced. Citrusy, earthy taste with a lasting bitterness. Surprising Light sweetness at the end.