JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m a sucker for a beer which delves into rye for some reason and this one has a nice dark sticky malty base to it along with a generous dose of hops which have a wet citrus west coast style profile which accentuates things very well. There is a bit of a dark oil smelling caramel piece which I’m not fond of but overall I enjoy it.
boFNjackson (4126) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can... Poured dark, reddish with an off-white head. Sweet, slightly bittering tones from the rye. Honey, malt sweetness, and decent punch of earthy, peppery hops for balance. Very clean and a worty finish.
Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish gold with a half inch head that retains very nicely. Aromas of rye, caramel, toast, orange zest, and earthy hops. Taste is neither sweet nor bitter. Like a lot of rye beers, this is pretty well balanced. The sweet rye, honey, and earthy notes are finished nicely by a mild citrus hop kick. Dry finish, not necessarily bitter like an IPA. Solid, semi-light mouthfeel. Not a huge Sixpoint fan, but I love rye beers and 16 oz cans. Well done.
bth122 (1255) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can, amber color, modest head. Aroma of grainy hop, simular to ipa. Medium bitterness. Med body, Ave carbonation. Earthy, grass bitter pungeant taste with malt tones. Not bad.
jsmerig (1230) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours reddish amber. Aroma of fresh peppery hops and bread. Taste is peppery sweet with overtones of ginger. floral notes Appear towards the end leaving a lingering bitterness.
thornecb (4352) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber into a Shaker. Off-white micro head with excellent retention recedes leaving spider lacing to coat surface. Caramel, pumpernickel and resin aromas. Medium bodied with sweet cinnamon roll upfront turning to pumpernickel before the last rye finish.
dmac (3989) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served from the new 16oz cans that lists the ABV as only 6.3%. At first glance it appeared as if this beer poured a deep chocolate brown but upon holding it up to the light I can see that is actually more of clear super deep reddish/orange. The head was of average sized but very foamy and of an off white that dropped the appearance down from a 4 to a 3. Aroma has a good dose of rye bread up front followed by chocolate, spiceyness and citrus hops. Fuller bodied with foamy mouthfeel and average carbonation with a good strong lingering aftertaste. Flavor of rye, chocolate, grass, slightly wet leather, a hint of metal. I really like this.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - The beer pours an almost clear rich copper-brown color with a big covering of frothy tannish head. The head fades very slowly down leaving behind lots of thick lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of rye and piney hops. There is also just a bit of light fruit in the background.
T - Starts off with a mix of rye flavor and some piney hops and a touch of bitterness. Through the middle, the hop flavor and bitterness grow alongside a bit of deeper bread flavor. The finish is a mix of rye, hop, and a touch of fruits that linger nicely.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels really smooth and not at all watery. Even with the rich flavors it does not feel overly heavy or thick. The finish has a bit of a dry kick which is nice.
D - Very drinkable. Really great balance of hop and rye flavor from start to end. The flavors are nice and rich and the beer stays fairly light.
eaglefan538 (2883) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Lord Hobo in Cambridge. Labeled 6.4%. Poured an amber color with a nice off white colored head and sound lacing. Aroma was of citrus and grains and rye. Flavor followed, some caramel, some rye bite, spicy hops, citrus hops, floral notes, some caramel. Mouthfeel full. Good one.
Leafs93 (1658) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with of white head. Aroma is rye, florals, caramel and roastyness. Taste is sweet with the rye lending a nice earthy quality. Very session able