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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Slipstream (2126) - USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweetly aromatic rye ale. Plenty of rye taste, some nice sweetness, and a little warmth in the close. Another goods one from ST.
GTAEgeek (1343) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Fred. Copper color, with a small, beige head, and some good lacing. Nice nose of caramel, juniper, sharp rye, and syrup. Flavor is sweet, with some savory spice, and a nice, mellow bitterness. Medium to heavy body, very creamy, a little astringent, and sharp. This is a nice, well balanced, flavorful, and interesting beer.
AdamJackson (3075) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark orange pour, no head. a little orange, some spice, bread yeast. very oatmeal like in the aroma. very intense bitterness, rye spice adds a nice mouthfeel and itís crisp finish. Itís nice but wish it was more balanced.
crazyvin (2018) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear copper body with an off white head that had some mild retention. A slight presence of carbonation. Aroma had a nice peppery rye note upfront. Some caramel and bread malts where mildly present. A nice blend of citrus and pine hops. Rye hops really seemed to pair well with bitter hops on the flavor. Bread malts and the sweetness from caramel malts seemed to add some balance. Finish was slightly dry. Carbonation was elevated, but not a problem.
Sregnar35 (991) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at WOB. pours brownish red with a strong boozy aroma. Flavor is sharp bitter and grainy, finished surprisingly clean.
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TheBear11D (349) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured into tulip glass.
The 2X Rye pours a mostly clear copper with a one finger champaign like head that lasts about 30 seconds. The aroma is rye, caramel, floral and pine hops and bread. The flavor is floral and pine hops initially with rye and caramel as well. Overall this is a nice brew.
umich03jm (2309) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a small rocky head that fades to a nice ring and leaves great webbing. Aroma is sugary caramel malt, rye, herbal hops, and citrus juice. Tastes weird. Very sugary, lots of rye bread, lots of herbal hops. Not a combo I enjoy very much. Not my thing.
bubblehouse (575) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good. Rye beers take some getting used to for me. This one grew on me quickly. like it
Pailhead (5272) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: The aroma moderate caramel, light-moderate rye, aged citrus hops, and faint herbal notes. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thick soapy ring. There are some thin sticky rings of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy caramel and lighter toffee. The finish has aged citrus hops, light-moderate rye, and some light earthy/herbal. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, the more of these I try, the more it becomes obvious that barring a ton of hops, I just donít dig rye beers.
PapaSkeetSkeet (957) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a thin egg-shell head that disappears immediately, even though effervescence is visible. Aroma is orange, grapefruit, rosemary, flowers, some light yet rich earthy notes. Body is syrupy, moderate heaviness with light carbonation that dusts the palate. Flavor is a touch of dark caramel, grapenuts, touch of sap, green tea, and a bitterness with an almost salty sensation in the finish. OK.