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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lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell malt light sweet. Taste smooth fruity malt not overly sweet or hoppy. Mild fruity malt. Pretty tasty
generallee08 (506) - New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Appearance: It has a deep honey amber color with a very slight haze. There is some visible carbonation and a tall thick head on top. Head retention and lacing is very good.Smell: The nose is big has some solid malty sweetness along with some deep citrus hop notes.Taste / Palate: There is a big full bodied malty base with a good mix of bready sweetness and spice up front. This is quickly balanced with solid hop bitterness and orange like citrus hop flavor notes.
BeerdedDave (200) - - JUN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
amber color; citrusy hop aroma with hints of rye; great rye and piney, citrusy hop flavor with mild alcohol notes; dry bitter finish
Aurelius (4027) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, intense medium orange-amber beer. Filmy head. Nice citrusy malt aroma -- gel-like. Woody bitterness up front some vegetal notes, lightly sweet and toasty. Lingering bitter finish. Light but starchy-feeling body. Some off notes in the finish. Nice malting, generally. On tap, Baby Proof, upstairs.
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruddy brown pour. Aroma and flavor both have great toasty rye character. Really quite good.
Enwiebe (98) - - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
3/17/14. Draft at Mateos. Pours with a nice two finger head. Wonderful hop nose with piney notes. As expected, nice thick mouthfeel with deep complex malts and hop profile. Finishes strong.
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Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 8/21/13. Poured 3/21/13... yeah, thatís kinda old for my liking. $2.19 single bottle poured into a shaker pint.
Appearance: Aggressive pour gave a "frothy" (mm.. lovely word) white/sandy colored head. Very slight haze. Copper color.
Smell: Spicy hops and rye, but mostly rye. Maybe a little bit of caramel malt, but the rye dominates.
Taste/feel: Hm. Gotta assume itís past its prime by a decent bit. Nice body with a slight carbonation. A slightly spicy sweet rye flavor. Then a caramel malt aftertaste. Somethingís weird/off about this beer though. Maybe itís the sweetness Iím getting? Itís a bit artificial or something. For some reason, a bit watery. Itís hard for me to explain. Itís definitely not bad, but it seems... light. 8% ABV isnít there in any way, so thatís a good plus. The rye profile is nice, but itís not completely coming together for me.
Iíd try this again on draft or in a fresher bottle maybe, but Iím not all that impressed with this beer as it is now.
emacgee (3954) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a soft and clean golden amber with one finger of sudsy tan head. Nose shows woody hops and soft break malt with earthy notes and some citrusy character. Flavor is fine, kind of nondescript. Doesnít really fit into any style I know of. I get a moderate to heavy bitterness. Fine on the flavor, woody hop character and piney bitterness.
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Tap] Pours a bright amber color with a half inch worth a creamy head. Grainy aroma includes some biscuit and rye bread. Taste is spicy and without too much bitterness. Toffee and rye bread round it out. I love the spicy rye here, since most rye beers are way to hop forward to appreciate the rye undertones. Solid beer. Tasting notes from 2/2014.
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is a mix of spicy an earthy rye along a little caramel and crystal malts. Some light citrusy hops. The flavor is just lightly spicy from the rye, itís actually a bit thin and weak with a bit of grainy malt. Rather short and husky finish. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Meh, not the biggest fan of this one. A little too thin and weak.