Darkmagus82 (1915) - - SEP 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-19-13-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served a brown colored brew with a one finger off white head. The head fades relatively quickly to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a bready nature with tons of rye and a wheat smell. Mixed with these more malty aromas is a good sweet caramel smell as well as a moderate presence of some citrus an earthy hop smells.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice rye flavor which creates a base for the other flavors of the brew. Mixed with the rye upfront, there is a rather nice mix of hop flavors- some earthy, grapefruit citrus, and herbal tastes. The flavor sweetens ever so slightly with a caramel flavor coming to the tongue at the middle of the taste. This fades more toward the end where more bitter citrus hop of grapefruit, some lemongrass, and grassy flavors become even more pronounced. The hop never becomes too potent but provides a nice balance to the rye malt flavors of the brew to, in the end, leave a pleasant lightly hopped rye flavor on the tongue..
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is average to just above average. Both make for a rather crisp feel on the tongue and are rather nice for the mix of hop and rye that are present in the brew.
Overall – This is a great, rather rye potent brew, with a nice hop profile and balance for the more malty and rye flavors of the brew. Quite tasty and a good drinker.
NikkTwist (1840) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a staple for me back in the (now long gone) Sugarmoms days. Now having for the first time in two years at Khyber Pass (August 2014). Clear medium copper pour with a good amount of froth on top. Very nice spicy rye flavors. Blood oranges. Dark toasted grains. Burnt caramel. Kumquats. Purple passionfruit. Juicy black plums. Chipoltes. Burnt grains. Peppercorns. Deep interesting stuff going on here. Not refined - but mind you still one of the best rye beers out there!
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade. Medium brown color. grainy nose, chocolate, earthy. Very malty and grainy flavor, chocolate, dirty hops, rye. Decent.
duganc (15) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
May not be giving it it’s due. Drinking from can and smoking a Rocky Patel Edge Lite Toro. Lighter in body than I would have expected and less Rye character than I wanted. A bit sour, but not the Rye sour. Stays true to Six Point’s resiny leanings. I could really see this as a hot day quencher if it was in the 4-5 range of ABV. All that said, I do like this beer and would definitely recommend. And I am becoming a fan of the can.
TXBadger (1704) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice clear amber color with off-white head. Spice, rye, caramel malt, roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little rye spice. Very nice.
highlandlad (1431) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Richly flavoured and highly satisfying rye ale. Likely the best rye ale from the handful I have come across. I could imagine drinking a lot of this if the price point in Australia was less punishing. Brown as Mississippi mud, hazy with a thick head. Ripe nose of summer fruits - strawberries, passionfruit, quince - on a bed of grains. Medium-bodied with restrained carbonation. Great bitterness, with some pine and mint in the finish. Spice, blackberries and a little alcoholic burn. Great drinking. Side note: I’ve read the blurb on the can three times I still can’t make sense of it. Makes BrewDog read like Shakespeare. (One pint can from Leura Cellars. BB: 27 March 2014)
gripweed57 (854) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 ounce can. Amber orange color. Big bubbly beige head. Rich grainy malt nose with a touch of earthiness and brown sugar. Sweet toasted malt flavor has an underlying bitterness. The grainy rye character makes for a spicy backdrop. Finishes malty with a nod to the complex hops that seem to be hidden below the surface.
Mep3222 (694) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, with some peppery flavors and aroma. Solid hop balance and finishes bitter with a bit if pepper. Good beer. Malt dominates. Slightly heavy but if in that mood would have again. Almost spicy. Nice winter beer.
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EithCubes (5151) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint can. Nose is partly dull, partly spritely, rye on caramel with light citrus and nice CTZ-style hops. Pours chestnut brown that’s darker and has a lot of red when in the glass, supports a large and dense rocky cream head (Orval-like lacing and cloud formations). Body is thin but not watery, very smooth and really creamy. Taste semi-dry with light but "there" bitterness, though just barely; basic American hops that are somewhat woody and dank, earthy, but not heavy on the citrus or pine. Clean and balanced throughout. Rye is more of an accent here but everything’s tailored to meet its needs, if that makes any sense. Surprised at how mild and drinkable, alcohol seems non-existence and the mouthfeel/body are straight cuddly. This is the twee answer to typically aggro posturing with rye beers; I am a fan!
drjay44 (2830) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
473 ml. can. BBD 27 MAR 2014. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head with attractive lacing, over a very slightly hazy medium amber (SRM 15) body....nose is rye cereal, hints of treacle from the malts, light pine, hints of citrus from the hops, minimal esters.....taste is malt dominant, slightly sweet, with rye spice tones, lighter hops with pine, resin, light citrus notes, finishing bitter, minimal esters.....mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, minimal alcohol, no astringency, light acid on finish. This particular can was 3 weeks beyond its BBD. Additionally it had not been refrigerated, as requested on the can. It is, those considered, a nice beer. The malts may have been a bit more dominant than when it is fresher, because hops do lose their subtle floral, and more complex citrus notes as they age. There were no pineapple or apricot notes indicative of quite elderly hops, so I think the beer is probably close to its natural aromas and flavors. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7