Beermack (725) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2013 12oz bottle. Pours deep orange/copper with fluffy, patchy head - lasts well with decent lacing. Aroma is a real hop explosion: pine, citrus, orange peel, mango, light floral notes and a very distinct rye aroma - peppery, spicy, and bready. Taste is certainly hop forward with oily tongue-coating pine dominating and orange-peel/tropical notes coming through too; backbone is subtle with the pepper/spice notes of the rye taking a backseat and allowing the hops to do their thing. One of the best rye-based IPAs I’ve had.
wildkatz64 (2) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really surprised with this beer. I usually think of Sierra Nevada as my last resort for a descent beer, but this one I actually purchased a second 6pack. I think I found my next "every day" pale
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wanted to love this (because I love rye IPAs) but it just didn’t have the body or malt profile that I expected. Rather thin and watery (though bitter and rye-y). Still tasty, just disappointing.
Suttree (5591) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown, big frothy head. Smells like coffee, rye toast, and piney hops. Flavor is earthy and messy at first, then lots of piney hops, and a dry, crisp finish. Very tasty. Hopefully in Knoxville soon...
umich03jm (2855) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 Nice dark red color with no head. Great clarity. Amazing rye/pumpernickel bread aroma and fresh grassy hops too. Taste is very good. Great balance of grassy hops with rye malt. Nice bitterness. My second favorite rye beer after Founders Red’s Rye. Very refreshing.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours clear amber with copper hues and thin light tan head. The modest aroma offers up musty earthy hops mixing with spicy hops, sweet malts and a touch of rye and slightly roasty malts. The taste has a pleasing spicy hop to spicy rye where the spiciness is more like cedar or oak spice without the wood sensation rather than kitchen spices. It is both moderately rich and flavor and yet sessionable in its lightness. Midway and into the finish it gets earthy with a mix of hops and lightly roasted maltiness. Darn good drinking and the price is awesome at $12 per 12 pack.
DanielBrown (4147) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Sheffield Tap. Red, thin head. Smells faintly hoppy. Sweet, clean to drink. Hops are fizzy and slightly tangy. Refreshing and tangy orange.
Headbanger (3542) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle 3/31/12 (Dominick’s)- 42° in Shaker-Pours a clear amber with a one finger off white head. Aroma of hops and rye. Taste of hops, malt,and rye. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and goes down quite easily. Nice brew.
BillKismet (3520) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toasted caramel amber body, with lively carbonation and an etiolated, wispy, hoppy head. The smells are of warm toasty malt, and assert floral hop bitterness.Medium-bodied with a moderate amount of bitterness, some toasty notes, and a sharp rye influence.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavy hop flavor predominates this ale. A sweet pine flavor is accented with notes of bread, pretzels, anda hint of rubber.