aenima (323) - Askim, - OCT 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Citrusy aroma. The taste is citrusy, bready and peppery. Dry finish. A little low carbonation.
corby112 (2716) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy, deep golden orange color with tangerine edges and a half finger off-white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Decent retention with sporadic spots of soapy lacing left behind.
Sweet and earthy aroma with grassy hops, spicy rye and a strong malt character. Lots of caramel sweet along with some bread, toffee and roasted nut. Slight floral hop presence with a bit of resinous pine but the malt profile and rye take away from the hops in the nose.
On the fuller end of medium bodied with a crisp hop bite up front that lingers over the spice and sweet malt backbone into a slightly dry finish. The rye is very prominent with a nice spicy, zesty flavor that nicely compliments the dry, earthy bitterness of the hops. Hop profile is a bit one dimensional but still has nice flavor. The malt backbone is huge, much stronger than I prefer. Lots of caramel, biscuit and toffee. Good for balance and blends well with the rye but it takes away from the hop flavor a bit too much for my preference. Still, this beer is very dry and bitter with spicy, grassy hops and dank pine needle character. Overall a decent tasting beer but I don’t think I would seek it out again.
Zymurgeist2 (1427) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of a sampler at Jet Rock at PHL terminal B. Hazy copper with minimal head. Malt dominates the flavor and aroma.
rondphoto (3169) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of fruit and malt, along with citrus hops. Hazy dark orange amber color, frothy two-finger beige head, cobwebs of lace. Taste is toffee and malt that cruises through a lightly carbonated swallow to a finish that has plenty of citrus hops, albeit, not enough to damage the malt. I’m not getting any taste of rye,...but, it doesn’t matter. This is a terrific, well-balanced, complex brew. Highly recommended.
nihtila (2095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Ushers. Hazy orange. Nose is sticky sweet resin and caramel, orange marmalade. Taste is sticky and sweet caramel and fruits, resinous hoppy bitter, citrus marmalade, rye maltiness. Sweet but great.
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Orange amber colour with frothy, off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Malty, fruity nose with apricot marmalade, Seville orange, crisp-bread, a touch of honey and fresh citric/resiny hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of apricot marmalade, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, crisp-bread, honey and a generous citric, resiny bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Fresh and tasty with a generous hop profile. Excellent beer.
RichardGretton (4470) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orangy amber beer with a very strong smooth white head. The aroma is hopped with medicinal qualities, and the flavour is extremely well hopped and dry with a herbal like quality and a touch of yeastiness. Overall a nice very strongly hopped IPA.
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scotchzombie (461) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown orange with a fine off-white head. Smells sweet caramel malt, citrus and rye. Taste is spicy rye malt lemon-orange citrus to a bitter hop grapefruit finish. A well-crafted beer and a nice example of the style.
mikeyo1 (487) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Amber colored. Aroma of tangerine, pine apple, Rye bread, caramel, citrus and flowers. Medium bodied smooth taste with a dry and assertive grapefruit bitterness. Bitter taste with tangerine pine apple black currants and grapefruit, toffee, caramel and bread.
paintedmaple (605) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap...floral hop aroma leads the way to a piney hoppiness over a slick rye malt backbone, Refreshing and easy drinking.
JStax (4123) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifted. The beer is a hazy copper color with a white head of foam. The aroma has rye spice, pine, and floral hops. Medium bitterness and moderate fruity sweetness. Dry finish. Medium body and medium to lower carbonation.