JHeath99 (497) - - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the grocery store. Pours a transparent amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma of malts with a slight hoppy hint. Taste of slight grain with a hoppy aftertaste.
dlbeer (663) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper pour with white head. Smells of malt and hops. Slight malt sweetness with a good hop flavor and bitter finish. Decent ipa
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MayorOfSudz (26) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really interesting ride of flavors from beginning to end. Starts with some brief citrus hoppy notes and a brief caramel-honey sweetness. Transitions to a nice malt ale with some dry bitter notes in the middle. Ending lifts to a dry finish with some more hoppy citrus and sweetness coming in for a gentle handshake at the end...as if to say, "Relax, I'm only 6.6%, so let's do this again soon."
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ninecats (54) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog, had this in fall 2013. Copper clear, one finger thick head, some lacings. Smell is nice, with deep pine, hoppiness, citrus, hints of hay and old clothes. Taste is bitterly hoppy but not overly so. Some hints of spices, citrus and a lingering bitterness, finishes also quit dry. Medium body, average carbo. Kind of sticky texture. There is definitely a battle between the bitterness from the hops and the dryness and light spices from the rye. Works pretty good.
Arve_Christian (2751) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo. Deep golden color, good foam. Immediate hoppy aromas, pine, some fruitiness and citrus- very light caramel in finish. Medium/full body & high complexity. Good bitterness & balance. Very Enjoyable
bellco33 (174) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into pint glass: Full disclosure, I’m in love with Rye beers so my rating might be a bit high: Pours clear amber with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma of caramel pine, and that very distinctive rye spice. Flavor is rye, caramel, and a huge hop hit in the finish but it’s not overwhelming. Medium body, average carbonation, a bit bitter finish but quite nice. I love this rye.
slatermcs (57) - - MAR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great aroma, great coloration, hop forward taste without any bad bitterness. Possibly the best rye IPA I've ever enjoyed. Nuff said
Meilby (6459) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Bakgården Både &, Kristiansand
Pours slightly hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape, orange and hint of rye. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long orange and citrus fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Shinskyweiser (25) - - MAR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber. Thick off white head that hangs around a while. Aroma of grapefruit, pepper and cedar. The rye character jumps out first on the palate. It's a nice, earthy spiciness that resembles cedar. Grapefruit, sour apple and floral hops round out the beer. Interesting flavors but the most dominating one is the spicy rye. This beer taste like it was aged on cedar.
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sparkling amber,small beige head. Intense bead.Complex nose of malt, rye & hops.Rye spiciness,light malt in back, big bitter hop end