Maverick34 (2248) - New York, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Brown to amber pour. Quite a bit of head. Strong hop and floral aroma. Taste is same with rye notes.
Brewbie (455) - New York, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. light amber, full tan head. nice hop aroma, citrusy. smooth taste, pepper and hop finish. nice beer
acearl (386) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper hue, tan creamy lasting head, smells a little caramel, decent malt, not overpowering, medium body and carbonation. Rye is not overpowering but it’s there, on the lighter side for what I would expect. Some grapefruit citrus, not too bitter. I like it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SamP01 (565) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep clear amber with a nice lasting beige head with good lacing on the pour. Aroma of caramel malt, earthy piney hops, rye, grains fills the senses with some subtle fruity citrus notes as it warms up. Taste is sweet caramel malt with some earthy, citrus hops, some spicy rye and grain notes. Palate is a medium body with good carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, yeast, rye, with some citrus notes ending with a lingering sweet bitter earthy rye hops taste. Not overly bitter a nice balance of bitter sweetness. Overall a very good and balanced any tasty brew.
ckone244 (2) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer was really done! I especially loved the intrusive balance of hops and the explosion of rye. This was one of the best rye ipa’s I have had. Another awesome product from Sierra Nevada.
queenholly (2920) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Grapefruit hops, bready malt aroma. Clear amber with a medium off white head and some good lacing. Rye bread, resinous pine and grapefruit hops flavor, finishing a little peppery. Medium body.
MarkoR (524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was really surprise by this beer. Wasn’t expecting it to be that good. It pours a medium orange gold colour with a reasonable foamy white head. Hops hops hops! Nicely balanced. A nice IPA.
KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours a glimmering bronze with towering beige foam that gives way to scent akin to citrus pith soaked in kummel. Emergence of malts in taste create a nice roux without stifling the piney tang of the hops. Unique variant with this one.
raphael (883) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
smells like pickle juice with oak and distant honey. in flavor too a dill/caraway spiciness, a little sourness and a woody bitterness. moderate off white head on clear amber, fine in the mouth. spicy finish.
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hamilton’s in San Diego. Pine needle nose, but muted. Reminds me of their Celebration ale which often occupies my fridge. The rye comes through but is soft. Very smooth and clean and quite drinkable as a session ale. The 6.6% is a bonus.