ghawener (1480) - San Salvador, - JAN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Virgil’s BBQ: Spicy, herbal, hoppy. Nice Rye ale. Food Pairing: Hot BBQ ribs.
DuffMan (7220) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Light orange Amber, off white head. Aroma and flavour of sweet caramel, bready, a touch thin. Not getting much rye character here. A bit disappointing.
Vir4030 (550) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a cloudy brown with a roasted nose. Flavor follows bit is fairly mild. No thanks.
BOSSbrewer (2139) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at 28 Spring. Thanks so much Casey! Pours a clear Amber with on finger of off white head. Aroma is some malt and slight floral hops. Nice bitterness. Finishes super clean. Really nice beer.
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jflopsu (700) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber-brown. A grainy and rye aroma. Taste is full of malts of grain, rye, and some dark fruits. A dry aftertaste with some spices.
hank37 (139) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sail and anchor, impressive lacing, earthy aromas. Fig and raisin flavours. Excellent lacing. Great beer.
solidfunk (4675) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty we’ll drinkable and great balance for a session ale. Pours hazy dark brown with great head and lacing. Finishes with medium bitterness. Some citrus. Can.
mkel07 (3875) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Wine Emporium December 2013. A bit too grainy for me with grain aroma and sweet light malt flavour.
slowrunner77 (6280) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"this was a nice, hoppy brew, but didn’t have nearly as much uniqueness or rye influence as i expected. Pretty nice, though, as a functional ipa (better than their standard ipa easily)."
orangesol (937) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to whoever brought this one to our IPA day celebration.
A - Pours amber brown with a nice one finger tall white head leaving small wisps of lace down the glass.
S - Smells of tons of spicy rye, buiscuity malt, pepper, dulled fruit, and just the faintest hint of citric hops.
T - Starts off with plenty of rye spiciness slowly giving way to a mix of chewy caramel malt, peppery spice, and some nice citric hop bitterness. The finish is a mix of chewy grains and some dulled hop bitterness, lingering for a short period of time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Chewy, spicy, feel with plenty of it lingering through the finish.
O - Not too bad. This was one of the spiciest rye beers I have ever had yet I still enjoyed it. Thanks again to whoever brought it to the party.
Darkmagus82 (1896) - - 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.