Darkmagus82 (2003) - - JUN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a small white head of foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is mostly of a bready nature mixed with some rye and a little it of a pine and a hint of an herbal hop.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and lighter rye flavor which get stronger as the taste advances. Along with these are some lighter pine and herbal hop upfront which also grow stronger in intensity as the taste advances. While the hop and rye grow stronger they never become too potent, remaining a lighter back drop in flavor (at least for a rye IPA). In the end a little bit of a floral hop comes to the tongue, leaving one with a rather smooth and bready rye IPA flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the average side with a carbonation level that is a little on the lower side. For the style it was pretty good and made for a rather easy sipper overall.
Overall- A decent brew overall with a fairly nice flavor profile, although it could have been a bit more hoppy and rye like for the style.
Strykzone (5526) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This is dark amber and pretty much clear. An off white head leaves papery lace. I smell rye out front with citrus. It is a sweeter aroma. I don’t taste as much rye as the aroma hints at. More sweet fruit. Tropical is the generic call. Bitterness is almost nonexistent. This beer is tropical fruit. Ron called it mango. There is some rye but not a lot. It brings some spice. Very late I did taste something like peaches and then some melon. Credit for unique but I am not sure what to make of this one.
stevoj (2870) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Be prepared for some rye sourness in this brew. Right from the aroma, some funky, musty sour grain aroma. Beautiful pour with nice lasting fluffy head. Some more dry sourness in the taste, more malt than hops, but the rye maybe masking them. Different.
Sledutah (6035) - Utah, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at mbbf 2014
Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is dusty and floral. Flavors are dusty, floral and grassy
lightbias (300) - USA - MAY 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a bomber, poured a very nice amber with a thick, pillowy head. Bitter taste with little to no hop punch. After warming a little, the hops finally start to come through, but very slightly. Very average carbonation, thin and disappointing. Not my idea of a good IPA, or a good Rye IPA. No smell, no flavor, no one-two punch in my mouth.
TXBadger (1918) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber color with slightly off white head. Spice, pine, and citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. The rye really gives this a nice spice and backbone.
Lectvay (182) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from co-op. Pretty solid IPA. I don’t notice the rye much, but ends up tasting nicely balanced, especially as it warms up.
pinkzambia (1682) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Brewforia - Eagle: Semi-clear copper with a frothy head and lots of lacing. General hoppy aroma with some cardboard. Average IPA bitter flavor with a tangy taste. Didn’t notice much rye. Ok.
nearbeer (4156) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint on tap. Clear copper with a lasting cream on top. Light nose of toast, earthy pollen and a hint of peppery rye. Taste is the same, plus slight evergreen resin on the finish. Light-medium body is fairly smooth and balanced. Pretty bland, and quite a disappointment in the lack of a rye character.
gramity (1573) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another tasty beer enjoyed on tap at the taproom. I can see why this is their most popular beer. The rye malts compliment the bitterness nicely. The hops chosen are just right with an excellent earthy and floral character. This is likely what is going in my growler on the way out of town.