dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I expected more from this. While Sierra Nevada’s standard pale ale offering is quite good in and of itself, this beer tastes just like it but with the subtle addition of that signature peppery rye note. This beer is quite good, but the rye just isn’t intense enough for my liking.
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) rich copper/amber with soapy off white bubbles that last forever and lace excellently. Smells like sweat, spicy rye, mild grapefruit and citrus zest. Taste differs greatly. Spicy rye, nice malt backbone of caramel, spicy hops mix well. Body is oily and delicious finish with some crackery citrus finish
jzzbassman (1557) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This has been my go to since it hit TN....always in my fridge. Copper pour with a small white head. Rye aroma along with pink pepper, grapefruit, and pine. Nice full body with just enough carbonation. THe flavor is more IPA than rye, resinous, with the rye just adding a bite. Really hits the sweet spot for me.
MiamiRedhawk (12) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into 16oz pint glass. Head was very bubbly, and went away after about a minute. Aroma is very nice, hoppy aroma, color looks like a light red color, taste the hoppiness, but not too intense, very nice drinkable beer for me. Good job Sierra.
tgncc (3078) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is not very enjoyable, cereal grains, like being in a grain silo. Some caramel after a while. The appearance is a clear amber color, off-white head. The flavor is much nicer: rye, spicy, caramel, citrus hops. The finish is spicy, light pine hops. medium in body. Decent beer. Drinks better than it smells.
Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark copper, light white brownish head with thin retention, lots of lacing on the side. Has a very faint aroma, but it seems like a nice blend of grainy, sweet malty and hoppy all in one. Its not overly bitter, but it strengthens towards the end. Its semi sweet and very grainy. Some veggie type flavor from the hops. Med-low carbonation, though it kind of lingers on the tongue. Medium body, pretty slick texture.
MrBeerFanatic (964) - Friona, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange red amber with a bubbled pillowed head. Aromas of spicy citrus hops with some candied caramel and grain. Flavors of very dry citrus hops enhanced by the rye bitterness. Dry and very bitter. Noticiblely a more unique stand out from your typical ipa.
zgaier (1858) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber-copper with a beige head and aroma of hops, grapefruit, and citrus. Flavor is big on grapefruit, pine, citrus, hops, and herbs with a heavy bitter, dry finish. Another great brew from Sierra Nevada with a lot of flavor.
jjgmd (1925) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber rusty color. Small head with nice citrusy aroma. Lightly carbonated, head dissipates quickly. Taste is flavorful, hoppy, with strong citrus flavor, grapefruits predominating. Nice bitter finish, not ruthless at all. Another great beer from a great brewery. Quaff score ( drinkability with hearty enjoyment ) 7 / 10 Plain and simple nice IPA
AirForceHops (5774) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pored copper color in a tulip glass. Huge, soapy, full head with great retention and lace. Nose is mostly grapefruit and some rye earth tones. The flavor starts with spicy rye with a good malt backbone, leading to a citrus / grapefruit toward the back of the sip. Finish is somewhat dry and peppery, some grapefruit rind. A tasty beer and a solid everyday drinker. At $8.79 for a six pack it has a nice value for the quality.