OldGrowth (3102) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, sweet and sharp. Citrus on the orange side . Rye toast. Clean orange copper color. Small head minor lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, Bittersweet finish. Damn good rye. Aroma has bite great flavor. Nice bite on finish. A winner.
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color with white lacing. Aroma is grassy hops. Taste is breaded malt with an earthly hop bitterness. Smooth texture. Medium bodied.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely amber color a fluffy white head that laces. Nose is tons of juicy citrus hops, some sweet malts, baked bread and rye spice. Sweet caramel malt entry followed by some orange blossom honey and spice that leads to a slightly bitter citrus finish. Pretty delicious.
BrewBoxer (2508) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. So is this a specialty graibn or an IPA? Its a combo of both to me. Light flavor, foamy head, not overpowering, easy drinking with some pepper, spice and hops. Well ballanced. Excellent
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours a cloudy orange with a large persistent off-white head, aroma has pine and peppery spice, starts and ends bitter with a crisp ending, medium bodied with playful carbonation. Yum.
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a reddish-amber color with an off-white head. The rye really stands out in the aroma, but there is also a little bit of pine and some biscuit malt notes. The flavor also has a lot of rye in it. I also get some orange and pine from the hops, as well as a little bit of biscuit and bread from the malt which keeps the bitterness low to medium. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful clear dark amber with a thin off white head. Smells of citrus and slight hops. Tastes as you would expect a good rye-pa, and it is smooth too. The only negative might be a slightly dry aftertaste that is just a tiny bit dirty. But beyond that...this is a great brew.
tmongoose (2056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours out in the traditional Sierra Nevada color of a dark amber with an off white foamy head with plenty of lacing. The aroma is of hops and the spiciness of the rye. Incredible flavor. The rye is matched perfectly throughout the glass. That spicy intenseness Ishtar plain wonderful. Yetyou can still taste the hops and medium maltiness. Wonderful flavor.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split a 12 oz bottle with a friend. Light brown with a very light feel and flavor which allows the hops to pop. I’ll be grabbing some more of this to try.
zizzybalubba (1743) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Brownish-orange pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of pine needles and wet grass mostly with hints of tangerine. The flavor, while plenty hoppy, is not over-the-top bitterness. The rye, I suppose, offers a nice balance without masking the pine and citrus flavors of the hops. The finish is clean and only then does the bitterness linger for a little while on the tongue. This is a well done IPA.