SFtaster (63) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle into chilled tulip glass. Another nice offering from the local boys at Speakeasy Brewery. Good citrus nose, nice hop notes, decent mouth feel, lingering carbonation. If I was forced to choose, I’d pick Bear Republic’s Hop Rod Rye as my favorite rye ale. But that’s no shame on Speakeasy since HRR is at the head of the class. Scarlett’s is a quality ale, but won’t replace Prohibition as my brew of choice from Speakeasy.
EithCubes (5475) - New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled on 02/06/14. Nose of very sweet and penetrating citrus hops with slightly vegetal/dank undertones and heavy, heavy rye grains, lightly toasted with some mild gummy spice. Perhaps too much rye, but we’ll see. Deep, dark ruby with plenty of carbonation and a large and rocky tan head. Taste is very dry and medium-strong bitter, just all about the toasty rye but with nice spicy and earth hops, lightly floral with some caramel that I don’t particularly like. Straight medium body a touch watery and less than effervescent, but it’s still close to Goldilocks’ zone. A good job as an archetypal ’rye’ beer if you’re trying to show someone what that is.
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at CBC Denver, April 10 2014.
Dark brown color, light brown head. Sweet, malty, toffee scent. Sweet, metallic taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a clear dark brown body (red rye?), lighter around the edges, with a sustained, creamy tan head. The aroma was lightly roasted malt, toffee, and a hint of floral scents. Quite a creamy mouthfeel. This had a mild mannered flavor, light maltose, woody & earthy bitterness, a bit of brown sugar. Drinkable, but not very impressive.
Gription79 (2794) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to my father. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Notes of roasted malts, caramel, slight coffee notes in finish. Some malty sweetness, a touch drying in the finish. Very enjoyable.
kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber body with a ruby hue under a one finger foamy beige head that faded rather quickly. The nose is sweet caramel maltiness with an undercurrent of rye bread. The taste is pretty well balanced between the sweet caramel and the earthy rye. Not much in the way of hopping. Finishes with some slight husky and grainy notes. Medium bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation. Decent enough, but not something I’d buy more than a single of.
TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark with an off white tan head. Malty with the slightest bit of rye spice. Enough hops to balance it out but it's on the malt side of the spectrum. Not bad but just not the spicy hoppy style I was expecting. Would drink it again but prefer the hop pier rye ale by Sierra Nevada.
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phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft served in a flight at Ground Control. Pours a clear mahogany with a big khaki head that leaves a good deal of lace in the glass. Aroma of rye, toast, leaves, and pepper - the nose is smooth and malty, and just a little spicy. The flavor is the same, maybe more toasty, though. Light-medium bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a dry, toasty mouthfeel. This went way beyond expectations. I don’t know why, this just hit all the right notes for me. Really well done.
crossovert (11015) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pretty dark to be calling this a red ale. SMell is malty and pretty much nothing else. Flavor is weird, has an almost band aid like off flavor, maybe a brett infection whcih seems to be getting rarer nowadays.
alobar (3458) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown color with no head. Aroma of rye, grain, and nuts. Caramel flavor with some rye, grain, and nuts. Decent beer. Could have a bit more body.