Blairgus (2183) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5 feb 2012, bottle. Brown, clear, steady bubbles. Oddly enough it has a skunky lager aroma. Thin body and fizzy. Skunky lager and burnt chocolate. Not very good.
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blackflag321 (385) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber. High,loose head. Persistent lace. Nice, fresh aroma. Rye is evident, but does not give grainy taste. Smooth, full aftertaste. I could drink several of these. Rye is nice change of pace.
Wolfenkopf (166) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is strong with rye bread and a mildly skunky background. The head is thin and white, the body is copper. There is a peppery, rye bread taste that would go great with a hefty ham sandwich on rye bread. This is a niche beer, not for a session as the rye taste is quite strong. It is thick and oily on the palate with a predictable rye aftertaste. A very, very tasty and unique brew.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Copper pour with sticky white head and lace. Aroma is rye and resiny hops. Rye and a pretty hard bitter that just continues to grow. Medium bodied with good carbonation. On my first try with this beer I felt it was unbalanced tried it again and liked it better than before. Pretty good beer.
JBVatkeens (47) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this beer from a glass, light brown with decent lacing. Nice grassy hops taste.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Rating #339. Nice dark amber/brown with a dirty white tan head that left a decent amount of lacing. Spicy, hoppy aroma, citrusy and zesty. Nice hoppy bite with a spicy background and all of that lingers on the tongue for a good while. Nice stuff. (2153)
markwise (4089) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Leukens oldsmar. Pours an orange amber with a cream-colored head. Nose is sweet caramel, prickly rye and some bitter citrus. Flavor is caramel and orange up front followed by some prickly rye and sweet citrus with hop bitterness that extends into the finish. Interesting beer overall.
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pete4999 (923) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as pictured. Pours a reddish-orange with a white head that fades rather quickly. Smells citrusy - grapefruit, lemon. Taste is similar with a bit of spiciness in it, from the rye, I guess. Very good beer.
scrubfish (40) - Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddish copper color, head that lasts and lacing that coats the glass all the way down. I think the malt "rough grain" side of this beer overpowers the IPA end a bit. The end is an IPA finish. Overall, this is a nice solid brew from Sierra Nevada, enjoy it without trying to wonder where it fits in the Rye-IPA category.
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle. This is a very nice beer. Very hoppy, citrus, good amount of rye, malty, pepper in here too. Nose was hops, citrus and malts. Good finish. Balance was good too.