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. Itís 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, Iíve gotta say that this is one of my favorites.
phaleslu (6278) - 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 donít know why, this just hit all the right notes for me. Really well done.
DrnkMcDermott (2778) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Lemon Tree, dated 11/18/13. Big green hop smell right out of the bottle! I also get whiffs of sweet chocolate as the foamy head settles down, donít know why. Dark brown color, big spongy head. By the time I taste it, the hop nose has settled, leaving a big spicy rye flavor. Nope, the hop bitterness is still there, on my teeth. Spice gives that note of cocoa, also some cinnamon and the snap of a wheat cracker.
Ferris (2988) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Spicy, hops and grains. Dark clear amber with a rich beige head. Light hops and a nice caramel sweetness with a slight. I really enjoyed this.
Blairgus (2560) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
30 Oct 2012, bottle. light red/brown, clear, no bubbles, frothy head. nose is moderate resin hops, roasty malt, faint alcohol sweetness. thin body and fizzy. crisp, resin hop flavor with some red fruit and grapefruit rind. pretty nice
after4ever (6068) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at sb. Pours a murky ebony. Creamy tan head. big spicy husky peppery rye nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty dark black bread and big peppery rye mid palate. Long dry peppery rye finish.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at City Beer. Clear reddish golden with almost no head. Caramel molasses and a huge rye bread aroma and taste with some candy notes throughout. Enjoyable.
hayduke (3322) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The was a draft pour at THE LOCAL Beer Bar in Eureka, CA, Came in the pint glass a dark copper color with a beige head. Light lacing. Nose of rye and some spices. Medium body and clean mouthfeel. The flavor is rich and shows the rye, Some bitterness in the finish. Quite good.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with red hues and a thick off white head. Nose is spicy, peppers, caramel, hay and plums. Taste is sweet with mild bitterness, a little dull. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, the body is medium and the finish is long. Very drinkable.
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obguthr (3650) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pronounced rosehips and lavender on the nose, would make a wonderful perfume. Crystal clear tea, medium yellow head, good lacing. Tastes like it smells, with a dried leaf base.. Fairly clean, thin body. Quite a hoppy amber.