RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
My introduction to rye IPAs came via New Holland Rye Hatter and maybe that set too high of a standard, but this just doesnít wow me. It carries the wonderful rye aroma and pours beautifully, but start drinking and youíll find it lacks flavor. The bottle copy talks all about the unique peppery flavor the rye imparts. Did you get that? Because I sure havenít. Iíd drink it again, but not for the price itís going for on shelves.
Scopey (11951) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Neighborhood, SD. It pours clear amber, with a fluffy white head. The nose is bubblegum, sweet tangerine, rye, spice and herbs (sage and thyme). The taste is wood, resin, rye, lemon soap, metal (from carbonation), umami aspect and a some spice, with a long bitter-dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Actually tastes a lot like homebrew... Still pretty enjoyable though.
dfinney23 (2619) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light aroma of grass and grapefruit but a taking a deeper whiff gets a nasty sour note. Clear reddish-amber with an inch or so of persistent head. Taste is grapefruit and pine with a nice bitter aftertaste that doesnít overwhelm.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Served at 50. Light amber clear color. Tan head. Seems like a typical IPA just made it red. Not sure I'd buy this again.
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hawthorne00 (3414) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2012 Bottle. Clear copper with two fingers of off white head that lasts pretty well and laces in rings. Rather modest aroma of spices, forest floor and grapefruit - no malt or caramel or obvious rye, and a bit dodgily green. The taste is modestly sweet with bread, pepper, juniper berries pretty light citrus notes, apples. Oily mouthfeel. Nice bitterness at the end with lots of pepper. Impressive and characterful after a bit of an iffy aroma. [3.7] Aroma is still pretty gentle, but whatever was bothering me is either not there or is no longer bothering me.
davidm (2068) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Parkhill Cellars. Great hoppy beer. Aromas of caramel, grain, and grass. Taste has sweetness to start, with a long-lasting bitter kick. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
Hair6a11 (1470) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pour is fairly clear, golden Amber, with a nice off white head in this glass. It retains well, with some light lacing as well. The nose probably eclipses the flavor profile. The rye and caramel come through, while the hops reveal florals and mild pine. The flavor profile presents a hop bitterness, with some citrus notes, and piney hops. But it just seems overly simplistic. Dissappointing
Onslow (1366) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour form a 12 oz bottle. Reddish amber brew with smaller head. Aroma of citrus, pine, rye. Taste is crisp, bitter, and tart. Citrus, pine, and grass combined iwth the crisp sourness of the rye. Not much malt or sweetness to be found. Rather light but still intense. risp and refreshing.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, from a case my parents brought back from Vegas for me. First off, I love the label - it has a whole Steven Kingís Dark Tower vibe to it, the agrarian, old-west feel, the darkness of the image, suggesting that woman on the label is gazing out on a barren field, and picturing a long winter whoring herself out to horny stableboys to feed her children through the long cold, winter. Ruthless. Pours hazy deep russet bronze, thick off-white head, lovely lacing. One bonus point applied to appearance, just for how rad the label is. I realize thatís wrong, but Iím doing it anyway. Nose is spicy cheesy citrus hops, which play of the rye earthiness surprisingly well, not detecting tons of complexity here, but if you spend any time at all looking at my ratings, you know I LOVE me some Rye IPA, so while this isnít terribly complex, itís smells as appealing as all get-out! Is the old-westiness of the label bleeding into my rating lingo? Darned tootin! Flavours of spicy rye, and nice PNW hoppiness, lemon, grapefruit, cedar, juniper, rye, and just something lingeringly doughy right at the back. Exceedingly pleasant.
musinj6 (495) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper with a large creamy light brown head that sustains itself leaving moderate lacing. Moderate to strong citrus and herbal hops with respectable malt backbone that is toasted and nutty. Subtle woody tones. Moderate body with medium carbonation. Medium finish that is primarily bitter. This is a great beer.