kennydiaz (352) - Manahawkin, New Mexico, USA - DEC 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear golden color with a mild head. Nice rye taste with a medium hop flavor. A little on the average side.
HighlanderOne (1016) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle. Malt and floral hop aroma. Lager gold color, thin white head. Flavors of pine hops, dry malt, spice, banana. Dry, refreshing feel, malt hop aftertaste. Honey flavor noticed as it warms. Good finish. Not a stellar IPA, but a decent brew.
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 (911) - 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 (606) - 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 (9952) - 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 (631) - 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 (667) - 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 (1904) - 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.