evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is clear and pale, like an orange honey. Aromas are dry and spicy, some pine notes. Rye definitely dominates the taste of this one, not so much balanced as intensified with spicy, herbal hops. Finish is bitter fruit rind.
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S_Side_Smitty (461) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a minimal white head. Aroma is beautiful rye malts and hops. Taste is sweet rye, rye, rye with a hoppy long bitter finish. Another great Southern Tier blast of flavor!
sean6120 (2) - - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
decent beer good body and flavor aroma is ok and lacks head retention and lacing, although very smooth for a 8.1% beer.
bkurtz (795) - PERU - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours copper with a white head. The taste is malty, toasty, earthy, a bit dry, but good. Well made beer, but I like rye beers on occasion.
MadRobin (1947) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear, medium-dark amber with a ale khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, bread, rye, peaches, pine and a touch of citrus.
Taste of pine, citrus, peaches, caramel, rye, bread and a touch of cloves.
Medium/light body and high/medium carbonization.
A fruity IPA with a good balance and enough rye to add interest.
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RyanK (201) - Rhode Island, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty clear amber though I believe I see some sediment, off white head dissipates fast. Smells of spice and pine, hoppy for sure, reminds me of Sierra flip side and founders reds rye. Light bodied almost watery which overshadows the small amount of carbonation. Has a spicy rye taste that is met by a pale malt balancing this out and making it really easy drinking. I certainly taste the rye, was hoping for more complexity but its good. Leaves resin/pine and spicy aftertaste that isn’t great.
tillmac62 (196) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 8/31/13. Clear light amber pour with a slight dark ruby cast. Massive head with exceptional lacing and retention. Nice, but somewhat subtle, nose of caramel and rye over a spicy background. Heavy medium body with a nice oily creamy texture. Well carbonated with a nice effervescent finish. Even at one year of age, the flavor profile is outstanding with a complex balance. It begins with a spicy character that flows to nice rye notes. In the middle, caramel sweetness flows into a light hop flavor blend (dank, pine and citric) and light bitterness. The finish is long and leaves you with a nice rye spiciness over hop notes and bitterness. Even aged, this one is up there with the best.
SSSteve (3773) - - AUG 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. mostly clear orange/amber with a small cream colored head. crystal malt and robust base malt aroma with a peachy and citrus hops. tea, peaches, crystal malt, tropical fruit, melanoidin burnt sugar note and rye bitterness rounds out the flavor. maybe some victory malt or special roast in there. full bodied.
TXBadger (1394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear light brown with off-white head. Rye, bread, biscuit, and some pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Not as much rye spice as I was expecting, almost not present, somewhat disappointing.
berkshirejohn (4534) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in the Tasting Room at the brewery. Copper coloured with a loose cream head; citrus aroma; sweet rye taste, with a bready body and some citrus. Full bodied and easy drinking.
dmac (4016) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Spirits Manahawkin. Poured a medium density sun burnt orange under an average sized frothy light beige head. Aroma is spicy, bread crusts, fresh orange zest, medium toast. Bigger body, full mouthfeel average carbonation and a lingering citrus aftertaste. Flavor of spice, orange zest, toast, dough, tea. Good stuff ST.