George3200 (6) - - JAN 14, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The greatest beer Iíve had in a while. I am a huge fan of rye alcohol. Aroma was citrusy. Appearance is rustic brown with a tiny head. The taste is nice rye spice with a good whole cone hops citrus. the palate is parallel to the torpedo from sierra nevada. Overall I am a fan.
Zeswaft (1316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a huge fan. The rye is so pervasive. A tangy, copper, spice flavor that i canít get past. Seems well crafted and if you like rye this is probably up your alley but not my cup of tea.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice clear amber with a white head. The aroma had some pine and citrus as well as some sweet malt. The flavor was hop heavy and peppery. The finish is dry and crisp.
BoostIPA (971) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light brown with little to no head. Heavy signature Sierra Nevada signature hop profile in the nose. Bracingly bitter on the tounge. Nice hop zing with the extra bite of the rye puts this one over the top. Excellent.
drjay44 (2344) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, long duration ivory head, with sea foam lacing, over a clear dark amber (SRM 10) body....nose is light pine, citrus, rye flour...taste is pine, citrus, toffee/caramel, hints of honey, light rye spiciness, finishing with a sharp hop bitter bite which lingers....mouth feel medium, carbonation low. There is little doubt that this is an American IPA. The muscular hop back bone is barely balanced by the malts, with the result that the rye is barely apparent. It is quite good. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
wnoble (1089) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured deep red or almost a brown with a just very slight tan head that is thick and creamy. Nose is an enchanting humble blend of spicy grains, malt cereal, intense fruity hops, some citrus, and very light touch of resinous hop oil. Flavor has some of the spicy malt notes but is neutralized by the intense fruity and citrusy hop dankness. More of the resinous oily hop flavors come out as it warms. moderately heavy bitterness which is quite sharp and lingers for some time like all sierra nevada stuff. Full bodied and moderately sweet but dry on the finish. Pretty good.
boxofrane (1705) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a big tan head. Smells like a loaf of rye bread with a bit of citrus. Taste is very mild on the hoppiness (IPA) but very full on the Rye. This is a killer beer and I better get myself back to get more.
Westmeister (1303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber brown with white medium head. Smell is the well known SN hop profile with a good spiciness. Flavor is a good combo of hop bitterness and the rye spice kick. Nice.
Ron (2190) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wegs pic 6. I thought I was getting a IPA rating out of this. And to think I used my free move on this. Clear amber pour with an off white head. Interesting grainy nose, some rye and big grapefruit. Somewhat dry, citrusy bitter over decent malty caramel. Finish is somewhat dry and peppery, some grapefruit late. It was ok.
ElGaucho (2117) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2012 3/3/12: Really nice hop zing in the finish that I didnít detect on my first tasting. Better than Torpedo. 1/14/12: Bottle courtesy of wellestone. Nice hop nose with dark roasted malt. Clear dark brown body with small tan head. Some lace. Nice happy mouthfeel with a malty finish. Very similar to torpedo albeit with a different hop variety. Only thing that would make this better is a little more sweetness.