DrinkyCrow (63) - Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Nice pour, robust head. Not much to the aroma. Notes of citrus, rye, hops. An overall good rye IPA.
574deadzone (1137) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First of all, fucking awesome. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a decent khaki head that settles to a thick ring and film, leaving spots and strings of intricate lace. Nose involves black pepper, sweet ripe peach and apricot, orange and grapefruit citrus, some fig and sweet dried fruit notes, and some crusty bread. Fairly sweet, quite bitter. Medium bodied, oily, decent action, with a long fruity and drying herbal spicy bitter finish. One of the best IPAs Iíve had in a while. Great balance, lots of character, does everything well. And rye is always welcome in my IPAs.
pineypower (2635) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out a cloudy copper color with a moderate off white head. aroma is of sweet caramel, sticky syrup, grains, some mild floral notes, slight touch of rye with some more borderline cloying sweetness. Taste improves on hop front, citrus, lemon, orange peel, oil, some toast, spicy rye malts caramel, and some lingering bitterness.
trapped (1064) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ NYC Craft Beer Festival. Cloudy orange with small off-white foamy head, floral hops aroma, low carbonation, balanced hoppy rye taste, longish finish. Nice
Rustyham (1778) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of warm wort. Flavor is sweet chewy, earthy, and soicy. Caramel, peanut husks. Very good, deep flavor but very simple.
capecod (13) - - MAR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. resin and grass aroma.
Pours orange, amber, cloudy with white foam and minimal head.
Medium bitterness, full body, creamy palate and average carbonation, long finish. Hard to pick out the rye from the hops, but doesnít matter, this is a fine New England IPA.
Changed (369) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. WIll return to tasting notes later. Currently: It tastes like a delicious rye IPA.
maekchu (2505) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pungent hops, citrus, pepper, pine, and caramel. Hazy copper color. Caramel and rye fight it out right from the start, and the caramel wins (sort of), but then pepper and hops surge back in the finish. Medium body, a bit prickly. Nice stuff. But I donít need another.
WillRunForBeer (1087) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle opened for a free taste at the source. They even gave me a water to clear my palate after the Shebang. What a nice, friendly operation. Pours dark copper with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, grapefruit and pine. Tastes like it smells, caramel up front, then grapefruit and pine hop. Only a hint of spice from the rye towards the finish.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (33) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden in color with tropical fruit and citrus coming through the nose. Sort of a dominate grapefruit in flavor with a slight tan head and very minimal lacing. Light and smooth with a creamy feel and no aftertaste and acceptable bitterness. Refreshing and very easy to drink. Poured into IPA glass and relatively fresh. Overall, another fantastic offering from Smuttynose!