Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep bronzed amber, nicely active, with a firm but thin head. The aroma is fairly restrained, but once you start to drink this, be prepared for a bountiful flourish of rich, earthy warmth, rolling with silky and oily hoppiness, quite nicely intertwined with a big, malty base. This is some good, good stuff. (#4449, 1/20/2012)
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours pristine copper w/ sudsy ivory head, resiny hop aroma, oily spicy malt w/ resiny bitterness throughout, finishes slick w/ light lingering bitterness
TURDFERGUSON (3874) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a lasting quarter inch white lace/head. Nose is rye, herbal, pine, light citrus, toasty malts. Flavor is a lightly , some light pepper, rye, citrus rind bitterness. Slightly sticky palate, bitter finish. Solid and sessionable, but could afford a little less alcohol.
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a totally clear, copper amber with a very frothy, sudsy white head. Nose is very earthy, pine cones, wet leaves, stank hops, resin. The smell reminded me of a hop plug used for homebrewing. Flavor is sweet, herbal, hoppy, lemons, pine, light grapefruit, some caramel sweetness, bread, rye, crackers. Medium bodied, dry, bitter finish. Easy drinker.
peteinSD (1235) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Toronado SD. Pours a clear, darker caramel with a frothy white head. Aroma is light bitterness, spicy rye, and a clean grain character. Taste is dominated by a medium-heavy bitterness followed by pine, grainy rye, and a fairly pronounced spicy bitterness through the finish. Mouthfeel is light, clean, and appropriate to showcase the spicy bitterness. While the aroma is a bit lacking, I think Sierra Nevada has done very well here with the taste in this solid IPA variant. Good beer.
MPosey (134) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a really beautiful dark lager/carmel color, really beautiful color with a slightly offwhite head that dissapates very quickly. Hoppy aromas, with an almost hint of apricot aromas. Hoppy attack which fades to a very malty (you can actually taste the rye in this) and mellows. A very nice IPA.
italianjohn (2207) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour thin white head little soapy sticky striped lacing .... aroma of rye and floral pungent hops but mostly rye ..... taste is of spicy peppery rye and spicy floral and pungent hops ..... the rye really shines through on this brew and is very fresh .... finish is dry hopped and rye with a light spicy kick ... abv hidden well easy drinking and tasty stuff
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber with a large white head. Aroma was citrus hops, light malts, and nice spicy rye. Medium body. Starts out with nice citrus hops and sweet malts and then passes on to a medium spicy bite from the rye. The hop bitterness melts seamlessly into the rye spice and it can be hard to figure out where one ends and the other begins. A very well done rye IPA.
JohnnyJ (4041) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear reddish amber, off white head. Citrus, spicy rye, light sweetness (caramel), and rough bread. Moderate bitterness. I like it.
GJF (1193) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber. Very white head. It’s a thick, chewy beer. Lots of malt with a caramel sweetness balanced with straw and citrus. Dry bitter finish and just a hint of rye sour. Good beer.