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!!
Jayseppi (159) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rusty copper with eggshell white head. Grainy with strong hopping that gives off grassy scents. Caramel, wet grass and pine in the flavour. Mildly bitter finish.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - APR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. Bottle, pours a dark amber color. Aroma and taste is similar to a good IPA, but with nice rye notes. Not bad at all.
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy red amber beer with a small frothy off white head. The aroma is piney, grapefruit, and floral, but also earthy. The flavor is slightly grainy and spicy, a little citrus and a big floral finish.
Nsanders (1013) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with tall head. Strong fruity, citrusy hop smell, apricot, pinneapple, and brown sugar. Moderate bitter/sweet that fades to a bitter sftertaste. Very active carbonation.
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber color with a medium off-white head. Fresh hoppy aroma with citrus, some tropical fruits and rye. Bitter grapefruity and piney hops flavor, somewhat resinous, with some malt, light caramel sweetness in the background, a touch of rye and a nice lingering bitter finish. Rounded mouthfeel. Really nice.
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 pours a deep amber, small head quickly reduces to a lacing, caramel and rye malts, with sharp citrus coming through, quite sweet malt character with some hop balance, finish is long and moderate bitter. Carbonation is lively, nice one!
Erasmus_ro (2538) - Alabama, USA - APR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Tap @ Yard House, Las Vegas 19/04/12. Pours clear copper with a large, eggshell head. Aroma is fruity, apple skin, grapefruit. Taste begins pith, apple skin, fruitiness. Turns pine in the middle and finally rye and dry caramel with the pith in the finish. Palate is quite full, rather too much so. Went excellently with a blackened swordfish taco, complementing the charcoal in the swordfish with the rye and caramel and the cilantro with the hops.
JFGrind (2005) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting combination of citrus and peppery rye flavors in this IPA. Medium bodied amber with lacing throughout the sample. Where Black IPA zig this Rye IPA zags. Excellent Spring beer.
bytemesis (6943) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber with a strong head. Smell is piney, citrusy and a little sweet. Taste has notable hops, primarily piney, but not over the top. Spicy notes from the rye and significant malt sweetness fill out the flavors. Overall a good, interesting IPA. Nice beer to throw into the mix to change things up a bit.