dlihcsnatas (286) - Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber brew with thin head that fades fast. Smells of Rye and caramel. Can taste the malty sweetness but the Rye takes over the taste with a nice pepper spice that makes this brew very good. This one has a thickness that coats the toungue but doesnít leave a syrup finish, rather leaves the lingering taste of malts and spice. Excellent brew.
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 mL bottle. Really tasty, spicy, smooth creamy beer. All about the rye, but nicely balanced with barley malt. Hops add a note of interest. Nice colour, but no head. Decent mouthfeel and body.
puboflyons (2107) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Medium amber pour with a modest head that does not last long. I get more hops than rye grain on the nose. Some of the hops have a grassy feel so that is close to what I might have expected. Medium body but acidic. OK, maybe I pick up a little more rye grain in the flavor but other than that the hops take center stage. It was mildly enjoyable but I wanted that rye grain to jump out at me.
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass. Why? Because itís just a Rye beer. Letís not make this one out to be more than it has to be.
The appearance was a nice hazy golden orange to yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was a tad of light foamy lacing that trickled for the most part.
The smell had some light Rye malt with just a tad of bitter citrus hoppiness in and out of a slight bearing of the flavors.
The taste was sweet and bitter, not at the same time but still showing a nice sweet to bitter and yet ultimately still having a slight Rye flavoring here and there all around.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat smooth and subdued.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good Rye beer worthy of having again.
boto (1843) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle: this one pours a clear, lighter amber color. There was a small off-white head that didnít linger long or leave any lacing. Surprisingly lighter aroma for an 8% beer. Some sweet malts, a hint of rye and a hint of spices. The taste is good, but not too exciting. Malts, with just a hint of sweetness. A touch of the rye and spices. Good, but could be better.
Cavie (3780) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Carolina Ale House. Pours a clear amber orange color. White head. Aroma is light hops, rye, not much else. Flavor is sweet malts, spicy rye, bitter hops.
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BrewDad (4889) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap Skep & Skein - Great Rye beer terrific hops and malt additions. I was impressed and Southern Tier does it again.
Blairgus (2586) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
20 July 2014, bottle. light orange, clear, some steady bubbles. nose is spicy rye, sweet malt, noticeable alcohol. med/thin body and mildly fizzy. spicy rye, sweet alcohol, some pink grapefruit, granola malt. i actually like this rye ipa.
lb4lb (2519) - 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 (637) - 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 (277) - - 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