pinkzambia (1363) - 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. Didnít notice much rye. Ok.
nearbeer (3278) - 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 (1217) - 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.
JohnGalt1 (193) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler picked up tonight at Bier Thirty for $10ish... Pretty damn fair if you ask me. Poured at home into my HotD goblet... Huge 3-finger slightly off white head atop a hazed orange brew... great lacing and retention.
Nose is pungent earthy hoppiness... some background floral hoppiness.. background pale malt with a dusting of dry toast.
Again ... resinous hoppiness .... very earthy and a bit perfumy floral notes ... Hoppy bitterness builds mid palate to the finish. Malts are there just to carry the hops and everything finishes pretty dry.
Body is about right.. no complaints... a solid medium with a bit of an oily twinge accentuated by an abundant small bubble carbonation.
Pretty damn good... I am surprised I liked this one this much.