burleybrew (55) - - APR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Maxwell’s. A flavorful ale with a great balance between hop presence, aroma, & bite with a nice caramel backbone. Not dissapointed by this one.
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Sweet, roasty aromas that remind me of sweet tea with lemon, and maybe a hint of bourbon. It’s a deep reddish-brown color with a very nice off white head. This is a delicious beer! A sweet malty start that grabs you with citrusy hops and finishes exactly how you want a rye ale to finish; spice and sweetness. As a lover of red ales, I’ve gotta say that this is one of my favorites.
mikevid (11) - - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mild hops. Prominent spices. Pretty dark red and translucent. Not much foam when poured.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the Co-op in Davis, CA. I’ve never been a huge fan of rye beers. It is solid with full hop character, but that rye flavor just turns me off. Pretty big on the palate. If you like harsh IPA’s then try it.
MadRobin (2173) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clearly rusty red with pale khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of rye, bread, caramel and pepper.
Taste of rye, bread, caramel, spice and yeast.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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trapped (984) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drought. Reddish brown color, beige foamy small head, doughy aroma, balanced hoppy taste with a hint of cherry, long finish. Very reminiscent of a good IPA.
Maverick34 (2425) - New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught from mark bar. Red brown pour. Rye grains mild caramel and hoppy ending...good
russianmunkee (15) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Similar to red rocket ale. Good stuff. I think I prefer the red rocket a little more, but a decent contender.
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours auburn brown with a large sudsy beige head. Nice retention and some lacing. The nose has some spice and caramel. Taste mildly sweet and lightly bitter with some toffee and spice faint pine. Pretty muted overall and not going to set your heart on fire, but decent.
Drake (9433) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, earthy notes, floral hops and a bit of cinnamon. The taste is caramel malts and bitter herbal hops. Medium bodied.