bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured clear copper with light tan frothy head . Faint floral, citrus, toast aroma. Flavor a nice pine, spicey hop flavor that,has a medium body and finishes quickly with a bitter toasted malt. Reallt easy to drink clean ipa i would get it again !
ttutony (595) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper color. Aroma of citrus and resiny hops. Slight spiciness, overall nice balance.
andyhwcinc (1311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at Armanettiís in Chicago, IL; enjoyed prior to a long work trip out of the country. Appearance a dark caramel amber with a very rich, frothy white head that laces to the glass, looks decadent. Aroma is a nice, vibrant hoppy citrus, mixed with a present, subdued, but potent toasted malt and that aroma that goes along with whole cone hops, a bit of pine. Taste is really freaking good, tastes really fresh, enamle-ripping bitterness, Iím not completely familiar with the rye aspect, but there is a spice that Iím sure is attributed to it. Also, a nice bready flavor to it. Thereís a lot going on, it could be a sipper but can also be easy drinking. This is an awesome and intense IPA.
Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours a light head, a light bit dark in colour, taste is quite nice, bitter. The rye is in the finish and overall it was quite drinkable
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber brown with 2 fingers of off white head that laces nicely. Nose and taste are very bitter to me. There is definitely a big array of tastes, so much so I actually think I will like this beer more in a couple months once the hops fade a bit.
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a snifter, I must say that this is one remarkably pretty looking beer. The hue is a beautiful deep orangeish-red, almost a rust color. The head is large, tight, billowy on top, and leaves great lacing on the glass. That is damned near one of the most perfect looking glasses of beer Iíve ever gazed upon.
Now there are grassy smelling beers, then there is this... my goodness this is grassy. Itís not the lush sweet springtime freshly mowed lawn grassy either... this is the middle of summer a bunch of the grass is half dead and a good bit of your lawn has got some nasty weeds you know you can forget about for four days once youíve obliterated the visible part of them with the blade attached to that trusty Briggs and Stratton engine. This is a rustic sun baked grassiness, and I donít know if Iím impressed, if I like it, or if itís terrifying me because I know that in a few short months Iíll be committed not only to mowing my own half acre but the damn rental property as well. Itís interesting to say the least.
Dang! The flavor is grassy too, but I kind of like it. The spiciness of the hops matches well with the robust rye character of the beer before the hops turn the focus of the beer to a bit of a mixture of soapy and citric. The finish has a lingering astringency that I donít much care for, but beyond that I do really enjoy the flavor of this beer.
smaynard6000 (510) - Apopka, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color with small white head. Aroma is mildly citrusy. Sharp bitter, hoppy kick as this beer hits the tongue. A bit peppery. Medium bodied with a bitter finish. Pretty good.
jhamp9 (927) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with a nice cream colored head. Nice lacing. Aroma was piney hops and spicy. Taste was spicy rye bread, pine, and a hint of citrus. Not bad.
BrewDad (4601) - Olympia, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Super hops and rye aroma. Nice malt backing flavor was filled with hops, rye and awesome hops floral and fruity flavors. This was a super beer.
piscator34 (1883) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample from JL Beers in Grand Forks. Copper in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of spicy grains white grapefruit, and quack grass. Sort of an off-putting grain husk flavour going on, but backed by more pleasing notes of citrus fruit salad and peppey spice. A bit lighter than what I would call medium bodied, with a solid bitter finish. Drinkable enough overall, but the overly husky grain character was a real letdown for me.