jeremyh70 (831) - Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper penny color with small white foamy head that dissipates quickly to a film. Leaves good lacing on glass. Nice aroma of grapefruit and slight lemon with rye spiciness coming through and some malt sweetness. The flavor and spiciness of the rye is apparent along with some piney hop flavor and moderate bitterness and the malt sweetness. Rye always gives me a tea flavor and this is no exception. Semi smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very nicely balanced and fairly easy to drink. Would definitely drink again. One of the better rye beers I've had.
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MattShizzle (548) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - from sampler pack. Deep copper color, clear. clean aroma with some malt and hops. Pretty good. Very hoppy.
VeinAle (95) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep aroma, layered bread, grass, roast caramel. Dark pour, minimal head. In the flavor, well pronounced bitters, rye, piney citrus. Medium full body. Well delivered experience!
Sarlacc83 (1113) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Caramel color with a foamy off-white head that clings to the side of the glass. Lacing.
N: Toffee in the nose, peppercorn right behind. Biscuit and rye bread loaves. Pine and earth. Some grapefruit citrusy and juuuust a touch of pineapple from the hops. More damp fall leaves.
T: Moderately sweet - more bready, and a solid amount of balancing bitterness.
M: Medium body, foamy, prickly carbonation, touch of alcohol burn (though that might be the hops).
O: A very good rye IPA. The hops and the grain complement each other very well, and I will be happy to go back to the box I bought to have the reset of these. Good show.
rdixon77 (1164) - Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty nice rye pa. Reddish brown. Caramel, malty, roasty, with nice dose of rye spice and lasting bitterness.
butter14 (8) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong hop aroma, cloudy amber colored appearance. Strong rye flavor balanced by West Coast hop bill. Strong velvet body from the rye is present, heavy lacing, moderate carbonation levels. Overall delicious, sets the bar for Rye IPAs.
terefere (255) - Durham, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours ruby red, clear, creamy head. Aroma: bread, nuts, caramel, citrus. Taste: roasty, woody, fruity sweetness, sprce, caramel, spices.
DrunkSanta410 (416) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Home. Pours dark copper, thick fluffy off white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is lightly piney hops, grainy, a bit of spice from the rye. Taste is lightly bitter, spicy rye flavors, mild caramel sweetness. Hops bring faint pine and citrus flavors. The rye dominates the subtle hop fllavors, but the hoppy bitterness is still there. Medium body, high carbonation. It’s a good beer, but not the best Sierra Nevada IPA.
rgf001 (175) - München, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of dough, caramel, floral. Clear Amber with off white head that lingers. Flavors of malt, caramel, resin, spice, citrus, spruce. Resiny mouthfeel. Dry Resiny finish.
jamesewelch (129) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from 12oz bottle, variety pack, poured into 16oz tulip glass
Aroma: Rye, malty sweetness, american/citrus hops
Appearance: amber, clear, off white head
Taste: light sweet, medium bitter
Palate: medium body, sticky texture, bitter dry finish
Overall: Nice Rye IPA. Good balance with malts and hops. Bitter but not overpowering. Peppery/spicy on lips. Nice finish.
60minuteman (970) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hearty brew for the style. Tastes a little like soil, trees, bark and bread. Maybe a yeasty component. Heavy on the rye even for a rye beer. Some hops but not sure how bitter it is.