TOSG55 (217) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a red amber with a thin white head. Aroma of grassy, citrusy hops. Powerful hoppy flavor, balanced with spiciness from the rye, and a nice malt backbone. Rich mouthfeel. Complex but drinkable - a real winner.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am so glad that Sierra is doing a Rye. Combines the SN hops that you love with the earthy-spice of rye. This is to me a perfect winter session beer.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
32oz Growler. Served at around 45F.
Pours clear copper/amber with a large rocky off-white head that leaves clumpy drippy rings of lacing and holds a very nice foamy cap.
Aroma is dank hops, marijuana, pine & grass, a bit of citrus, a lot of spicy rye notes, bread, a bit of caramel. Very good strength.
Flavor is grassy, citrusy, dank and resinous hops, strong rye notes, dark bread & toast, a bit of toffee & caramel, light sweetness, good bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation.
Very nice Rye IPA. Has a bigger Rye presence than any Iíve had before with a nice dank hop note. Tasty stuff.
aaronbr (121) - Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice crisp aroma and a reddish amber color on the pour, which I really think looks and feels nice. Relatively opaque, with persistent lacing in my pint glass. The rye is very nicely balanced on this, lending some good balance to the mostly bitter, medium-to-long finish. A touch of creaminess makes this really stand out as a great beer.
lamas (1308) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bottled: 12/16/11. A clear reddish amber pour with a smallish beige head. Rye bread, grapefruits, resiny pine, grains, and pepper in the aroma. Thin to medium-bodied on the way down. Semi-sweet upfront in the taste with a touch of caramel and a good bit of cereal graininess. A mild grapefruitiness at the bitter end. A dry finish with a little pepper. Plenty of rye throughout. Avoids the harshness that usually accompanies rye beers. Quite drinkable, but a little underwhelming.
coldbrewky (1408) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Dutch. Beige head. Nutty nose. Sticky lacing that is obvious on the sides of my ceramic mug at the bar. Resinous hops tickle the sides of my mouth. Rye comes thru this moderate boddy quaffer but is then overshadowed by hops. Two with lunch. Congrats to E.C. the brew Goddess. Seeing the clear color in the mug club is a disadvantage but.....Iíll take the extra ounces.
BucannonXC5 (731) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a pint glass. Color was caramel, but fairly clear. About a finger and Ĺ head. Lots of tan lacing. Healthy drizzle on the side.
Smelled of red malt - skunky, rye (if I knew what ray smelled like) and grains, Absolutely no hops/
Tasted of grainy malts with earthy tones. It got bitter late, but nothing too bad.
Medium body. Average carbonation. An abrupt finish. Smooth, crispy and clean.
Not a bad beer, but nothing spectacular. It did itís job and got us ready for the postseason.
An OK beer overall. It started out great until one place overran us.
pinkzambia (1389) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Clear amber color with a white head. Pleasant aroma of something fresh, rye, malts and not much hop in the aroma. However, the hops are readily present in the flavor with a malty finish. Different and refreshing.
Sledutah (4066) - Utah, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle picked up at the state store
Appearance: Pours clear dark amber with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Grapefruit, spices and rye
Taste: Malty, grainy, rye, spices with a sticky piney finish
mrmartin (648) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber pour with quickly gone head. Nose is resiny hops. Malty middle and sticky bitter hops. Grainy bitter finish. Ryes are always kind of harsh/peppery but this delivers on the hops. Very good for the style.