desurfer (1286) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, deep amber with a small beige head. Strong aroma of rye with some citrusy hops in the background. Flavor is hoppy and full with a moderately strong and peppery rye component, which gives way to a dry, tarty finish with some lingering alcohol and malt stickiness. This will be a regular in my fridge.
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love it! Very much like their regular IPA. Bright brass colored with a thick and rocky head. All the usual aroma of citrus and pine with a li’l sumpin’ extra, a grainy kind of spiciness - ginger and nutmeg, but not in a holiday beer kind of way. Flavor is mostly hops and then bitter hops, just barely enough malt to keep up, then that spicy-grainy flavor in the finish. Could use more rye flavor for the style. And a little more carmel malt to counter the hops, but what do you expect from SN? Still, this is a flavor bomb.
Bif (2053) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle- Pours a rusty/ copper color with a good head and nice lacing. Aroma of hops citrus and grain, primarily rye. There is also a bit of fruit sweetness in the background. Starts with a good bitterness with a nice touch of rye. There is a bit of fruit and spice that lurks in the background and a clean finish. Fairly light body, smooth and refreshing. the blend of the rye and hops is not overpowering but provides a robust feel. Easy drinker, much better than I expected. Another solid offering from the brewer.
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty much just a dry IPA. You can catch a hint of the rye in the aftertaste, but nothing special in aroma...starts of grapefruity - plenty of citrus and good hop flavor...nothing, however, that really stands out. Probably wouldn’t have even really noticed the rye if it weren’t in the name. A decent IPA, but nothing special.
sharkweek (119) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best thing about this beer was the aroma. I was expecting more, but sadly this beer was just not that great.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle (2012) from Tully’s) Pours amber, mostly clear. Bit of a coppery hue. Three fingers of off-white, lightly amber head. Mouthfeel full, smooth, thick, a touch pebbly. Sticky, weepy, broken lacing. Aroma of fresh pineapple-citrus, grapefruit and pine over lighter caramel and vanilla. Flavor of citrusy and lightly piney hoppiness over rye, caramel and vanilla. Love the graininess of the rye, works very well with everything here. Great IPA.
sawbuck (633) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
beautiful color...nice hoppy bite...rye flavor is balanced. thought it might be al little stronger though.
jjacobs445 (7) - Rolla, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can’t really smell right now. Giving it an average aroma score until I can try this again. Appearance i s a hazy/cloudy golden brown with a tint of orange. Patchy white/tan foam. Taste is hoppy and bitter obviously, but not that overpowering. Light body and very bubbly.
Beerman6686 (6329) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a dark amber to ruby color with a beige head. Aroma was grassy and citrusy hops, with nice rye spice in there too. The rye flavor really coems through nice in the taste, to blend with the bitter hops, but agian like all SN IPAs, too much bitterness and not enough hop flavor.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber body under a rocky tan head, good retention. Big nose of dark grains and a twinge of citrus cascade hops. Floral and slighted roasted taste, quite bitter finish on the sides of the tongue. Think bubbily palate but has a real presence, very long finish. Beautiful!!