cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2012 amber color, aroma of rye, grapefruit, taste of lots of spicy rye, grapefruit, toast, dry finish, very good IPA if you like rye
teddybeer (2472) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Thanks to MatSciGuy]. 12fl. bottle. Orangish colour with a perfect formation of an off-white head. Nice lacing on the glass and moderate lasting. Aroma is fruity, floral and hoppy. Flavour is from the beginning to the end bittery, dominating floral hops, resins are also present in the aftertaste. Slightly dense on palate. Carbonation is medium. Body is medium. Texture is mld oily.
bubbleflubber (1896) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber into the glass, with a wispy head that diminishes, leaving spotty lace. The nose is huge of hops and rye bread. Flavors are of peppering rye and superbly bold bitters. It finishes spicy, with lots of pepper, and has a substantive, yet quaffable, "large" mouthfeel. A bold palate, but well-drinkable, this is a nice take on the IPA. And plus-one for Sierra Nevada for exploring a different side of the whole-cone hop experience. Nice job.
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber with fair head and decent lacing. Nose of aome piney hops and a touch of rye. Nice bready malt in there too. Taste is grapefruit, pine and rye bread.
jake65 (2810) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Light amber pour with a finger of creamy beige head. Sweet citrus aroma indicates lots of sticky wet citrus hops... some caramel, pine, resin. Tastes a lot like SNPA, but with the addition of rye. Some florals stand out and it gets a little dry. Not as hoppy as an IPA could or should be, but more hop profile than most rye beers I can recall. Good
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, Sweden.
Clear deep golden colour with small off-white head.
Sweetish fruity bitter aroma with exotic fruits. Bitter fruity hops and malt in flavour. Rye rounds the flavour. Strong bitter aftertaste. Low carbonation.
evergreen0199 (2222) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Euston Tap, London. A dark amber coloured pour with a decent off white head on top. Interesting hoppy, rye aroma. Overwhelming taste of rye, spice, hoppy, citrus fruit, caramel. It’s not a bad IPA but I’m unlikely to seek this one out again.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with an amber hue. a blend of citrus and hops on the nose. Taste is a bit lacking compared to the aroma. The rye comes through on the finish. Not bad not great.
dresden (1049) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Tons of grapefruit aroma. Pours a clear rusty brown with foamy head. Lots of grapefruit and grains. Some spice and roast malt. Great beer!
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one’s a beaut! Very much a typically IPA... hoppy, floral to the nose. Pretty darker gold hue with almost creamy bubbles. Then the rye becomes apparent with aggressive roasty, toasty notes with spicy clove/anise/smoky tones. Very good IPA style.