rajendra82 (911) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The body was pumpkin colored, clear, and formed a two plus finger thick head, domed above the rim of the pint glass. The aroma was typical West Coast IPA with grapefruit, and pine, but with a touch of earthy mustiness. The taste was very citric off the bat, providing a grapefruit and tangerine blast. The rye touch was light and presented itself as a minty, herbal presence. The body was medium dense, and the finish was creamy, with a lingering herbal note. Very easy to drink beer.
joebuzard (1) - West Palm Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2012 Color. Looks Orange to Amber. Not completely clear. Good dense head on pour, receding to thin persistent layer above beer.
Smell. Deep inhale reveals slight malt, citrus, and rye.
Taste. Hops dominate on the nose and is complimentarily malty as well. Creamy but bitter/spicy mouthfeel. I like the specific bitterness of the roasted rye. It complements the bitter hops and the other big malts.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep amber bronze with a well-lacing froth of sticky white bubbles. Has a fresh citrus and piny hop nose with a touch of rye. Starts with good fullness and light caramel sweetness with lots of resiny hop flavors and nice bitter balance alongside some grainy rye character. Finishes drier and bittersweet. Smooth, quite flavorful and very drinkable.
bigtaster (481) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with gigantic tan head, clear amber red caramel color. Nose is slightly subdued, maybe a little too cold, but definitely spicy rye and some Piney hops. Lots of bittering hops with a long finish, spicy rye malts, medium to light body, vert dry. This is a biter, not very balanced, but still very good.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells great, some hops mixed with a milky grain. this is quite tasty. Hops yet smooth in the finish. A rye beer to rival Rocket from Bear Republic.
thornecb (3972) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. White head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing to skim surface. Sweet caramel, rye and resin aromas. Medium bodied with upfront pumpernickel turning to dank resin and grapefruit in the lasting finish.
strap (363) - honolulu, Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a darkish orange. aroma of pine with a little caramel. strong hop profile with a little pepper.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the impromptu Kuhnhenn tasting on 01/17/2012: This brew is a brownish-orange color with a medium off-white head that evaporates slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of grainy malt and floral hops. Medium body with a spicy hops character that has herbal and floral notes. Some citrus and sweet malt in the background. The finish is moderately bitter with a resiny hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
thicksuds (373) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What SN does best is IPA, and this is another solid offering for spring.
Basically taking Torpedo and adding rye for a nice complex flavor component that does not come through too strong and dominate the IPA, but mixes in for a great twist on SN IPA.
Well done....best value for 12.99 a 12 pack.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy copper. Aroma is that of grass and earth. Flavor is a bit like a peppered hop! not my fav!