Strykzone (5072) - 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 (2334) - 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 (5104) - 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 (162) - 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 (1552) - 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 (157) - 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 (1530) - 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 (3845) - 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 (1454) - 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 (590) - , 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.