DocLock (9702) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capone’s, as a sample, then a pint. Pours turbid golden with white head and well-retained and copious lace. Nose is rye malty, with resiny hops, fruit. Tastes of rye malt and resiny hops up front, some mid-palate fruit and funky Simcoey notes, and an overall complex flavor and finish with a complex mouthfeel.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at deep ellum. hop profile reminds me of daisy cutter. some nice juicy citrus and grapefruit, touch of tangerine sweetness, fresh cut flowers. taste is toasted caramel, some rye malts and resiny hop bitterness. alc well hidden. gets a tad doughy as it warms. good.
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza, Stamford, CT. I’ve been seeing a lot of rye IPAs lately, and it’s an experiment that requires careful mixing. Unfortunately, this brew provides a slightly acidic aftertaste that prevents this from being a real enjoyable beer.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a hazy orange. Leave behind great lacing and a thin cap of white atop.
Aroma: An even steven nose full of pine and citrus essence, peach.
Taste: Peach, light toffee, a little citrus tartness with a earthy bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Everything I look for in an IPA is in this beer. Well done. It wasn’t what I expected at all based on my many encounters with Rye IPAs over the years. While had some Rye spiciness, the hops were the start of this show.
rocbyter (2072) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light floral hop aroma. Cloudy orange color with a small white head. Quick sweet beginning with a mix of resin and citrus buyer finish.
sonnycheeba (4919) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours cloudy gold with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is heavy lemon and citrus, bread and cookie malts, floral hops, and faint spice. Flavor is heavy citrus esters, fresh hops (light bitterness) and seer malt; crisp, dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and low warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (11973) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours hazy pale orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and resin hops, biscuit and cracker malt, and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, malt background and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Hazy light amber body, medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, orange/grapefruit, some rye. Taste is medium sweet, pine, grapefruit/orange, rye. Medium body, some resin.
Travlr (20920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Murky brown color, beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of pine, spice. Taste of dusty pine.
johnnnniee (3657) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the British Beer Company.
Pours a deep amber color with a smallish off white head that displays moderate retention. Smells of spicy rye and resinous hops mostly. Bits of bread and caramel malt peak through to provide a hint of balance. The flavor is heavier on the malt than the aroma suggested. Bready honey like malt sweetness balanced nicely with the spice of the rye and a mildly aggressive pine and resin. Lingering spice and resin left on the palette long after each sip. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Very nice beer, I really enjoyed it, I wish I would have schlepped over to the brewery when they were selling bottles.