callmemickey (4285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Somewhere between amber and copper. Nice clarity. Moderate sized white head. Spotty Lacing.
S: Spicy, grassy, piney hops. Strong component of grain and rye.
T: The hops wash out a bit, leaving mostly a spicy character. This combined with the strong presence of rye gives this beer a harsh/raw vibe.
M: Assertive carbonation + rye + spicy hops = prickly mouthfeel.
O: Can’t say I "love" rye beers, but this is no Hop Rod Rye.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dark orange brownish. Smaller head. Smells tastes of resin, bread, malt. light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, not bad all just diff enough to make a fun ipa to drink.
McGarnigle (624) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Six pack. Gorgeous copper ale, lasting head. Love the taste. Prominent piney hops, nice malt. Either the rye is restrained or so well integrated you can’t tell. All told, a very good IPA, though not most aggressive one.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of sharp pine and some herbs. Pours brown with a huge fluffy head. Taste is intensely bitter and hoppy. Pine, rye bread, and delicious. Great IPA.
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light caramel pour with a light tan head. Aroma is rye as is the taste. Light carbonation, nice hop balance. Little spicy hop and rye aftertaste. Nice lacing.
arkurzynski (2268) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange. Refined pine, grapefruit, dried fruit, and mild rye spice in the nose. Solid grapefruit, pine, and citrus, dried fruit, ending with light peppery rye and malt fruitiness. Residual citrusy grapefruit bitterness and spice. Great stuff. No wows, just good.
paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle...spicy, dry, puckery, aromatic brew that is complex, crisp, and clean. I expected good and got great. Outstanding
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great specialty grain IPA. The nose is very hoppy mostly grapefruit with some piney notes as well. The pour yields a copper beer with a thick white head. The taste is full of grapefruit hops, pine, and that pepperiness of the rye. The body is medium and very crisp, but has a little bit of a sharp edge in the finish that is not to my liking. Great, would drink again.
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rye and dry hops are what make up this one. Good lacing and great smoothness. Good overall rye P.A. Love this brew.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Impressive! The peppery, hay hop scent had a sweet underbelly, especially as it warmed. The pale amber, translucent appearance held a half inch of dense head that faded to a white ring leaving an average amount of lacing. The palate was a med-light bodied crisp finish, and the taste was full of hay. Spicy pepper grassy hay hop with a citrus touch rounding back to finish right where it started with the hay hop. Delicious.