cstuartj (853) - Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish yellow color. Nice dense head. Very nice nose, hops, citrus, dry grass. Clean crisp taste and slow finish.
Trev (1769) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: copper colour with a medium tight head.
Aroma is citrusy hop, rye bread, slightly grainy, caramel maltiness.
Flavour has a lot of peppery rye, assertive citrusy bitterness, turning more of a herbal citrus pithy bitterness towards the finish.. Bit thin in the finish.
deyholla (5376) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a clear amber orange with a gray head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of rye, grain and bread notes with a bit of backing pine. Flavor has a bit more of a pine hop presence but mainly has notes of bread, grains and rye.
TheBeerGod (4903) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Shimmering copper pour with a tall, fluffy tan head. Spicy rye notes, bread, citrus, pine, and wood notes. Taste is peppery rye notes, grains, bread, hints of wood, citrus, hop resins and pine. Damn tasty! Body ie medium with a pleasant chewiness and a mild resinous feel. Carbonation is moderate and the spicy bitterness only gently lingering. Finishes equally as spicy and hoppy with more peppery rye, citrus notes, light wood, caramel, pine and floral hop notes.
freekyp (1449) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This Rye-based IPA is spot on. The nose is amazing, displaying deep rye character mixed with clear citrus hops with a light malty sugariness nestled comfortably in the back. Pours a deep clear copper with a full sticky bed of foam. Lacing is spare but there. A single swallow brings you on a rollercoaster ride. Initially, the beer is bright and acrid on the tongue, followed by the bitter whack of hops, and ending with a nice mix of subdued malt and settling bitterness, which lays on the middle of the tongue to a long semi-bitter finish. This is no starter IPA. In fact, it is Ruthless.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL thanks to oteyj and craftycarl21. Pours clear copper with a massive, yellowish beige. Huge formation and long, lasting retention. Ice cream scoop retention. Sheen and rocky. Good lace. Nose is minerally with mild rustic malt and mild thicker candied orange peel. Small manure, raw nose. Very earthy. Taste is astringent, very bitter, mildly tart and citric...wow over the top IBUs. Iím having trouble getting though this one. So much nutty, tannic bitterness. Incredibly raw. As it warms, more juicy orange is the saving grace. But compared to Founderís Redís Rye, this is more harsh and less fruity and quenching. Tangy, sharp lemon finish.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, check the fancy label from Sierra Nevada! Nice to see this beer in many places around here recently. Pours a clear orange-amber with a light beige head and solid lacing throughout the drink. Nose is bitter hops, spicy even peppery rye, loads of citrus, and even some odd fruitiness. Complex and inviting. Taste adds a bit more of a spicy bit. Seems about as rye and hoppy as a rye beer can get. I swore I could detect the caraway seeds.
mixmasterob (871) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very pretty amber pour with a fluffy white head, excellent retention. Aroma was full of spicy, light citrus hops with a nice caramel malt back that held up nicely. Flavors were earthy, spicy with a light citrus hop bitter finish. The bitterness came and went quickly with a spiciness that lasted on the palate. Carbonation light to medium, body was medium and fitting. Nicely done.
notalush (4450) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazy copper - soapy, lasting head - nose of toasty grain and moderately spicy rye, some floral notes - medium bodied, relatively soft carbonation - the approach is mostly lightly bready, medium clean maltiness, but the strong spiciness of rye and peppery, woody hops swell up gradually, leading to a strongly spicy, somewhat dry finish - like Celebrationís lighter, drier, leaner cousin - good brew.
BeerGuyTWMore (127) - Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a big fan of the style-had the terrapin, blue point, heíbrew, and recently widmer all decent...but this one is fantastic! Intense rye malt, intense hop bitterness, along with a complexity that tantalizes from sweet to spicy. Best rye-pale out there, but I love everything from SierraNev.