Arayaga2 (2062) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep honey color with an inch of rock-solid tan head. Aroma is citrus with a secondary note of peppered meat. Taste has that too, with deep, pithy, almost tannic bitterness and robust bready malt into the finish. $2/12oz
Amco (34) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cooper pour with a light head. Taste of spices and hops, medium body with a bitter end.
JStax (4581) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Appearance is a translucent copper with a nice crop of white foam. Good head retention and splotchy lacing. Aroma is sweet and citrus hops. Taste is mildly bitter. All around this is a good beer.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours copper with a creamy khaki head. Aroma is sweet and spicy with definite notes of rye and a good dose of sticky citrus/floral hops. Flavor shows light caramel, grainy rye, grass, pine, and pepper. Overall boyd is moderate and the finish is moderately bitter/spicy.
Jlo7399 (218) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with white head. Aroma is citrus hops and caramel malts. Taste is citrus hops with a sweet malt backbone to balance it. Didn’t get much rye but it didn’t detract from the beer. Very enjoyable.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/4/12 notes: Bottle. Pours clear, tarnished orange with nice white head. Beautiful. Aroma is pungent rye and sourdough, floral hops, cracked pepper. Flavor smacks of hops initially, with pine following along with perception of a taught, dry body. Well integrated, flavor-forward with a hop/rye-tea clarity of flavor. Very good.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured clear copper with light tan frothy head . Faint floral, citrus, toast aroma. Flavor a nice pine, spicey hop flavor that,has a medium body and finishes quickly with a bitter toasted malt. Reallt easy to drink clean ipa i would get it again !
ttutony (823) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper color. Aroma of citrus and resiny hops. Slight spiciness, overall nice balance.
andyhwcinc (1796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at Armanetti’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed prior to a long work trip out of the country. Appearance a dark caramel amber with a very rich, frothy white head that laces to the glass, looks decadent. Aroma is a nice, vibrant hoppy citrus, mixed with a present, subdued, but potent toasted malt and that aroma that goes along with whole cone hops, a bit of pine. Taste is really freaking good, tastes really fresh, enamle-ripping bitterness, I’m not completely familiar with the rye aspect, but there is a spice that I’m sure is attributed to it. Also, a nice bready flavor to it. There’s a lot going on, it could be a sipper but can also be easy drinking. This is an awesome and intense IPA.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours a light head, a light bit dark in colour, taste is quite nice, bitter. The rye is in the finish and overall it was quite drinkable