DrnkMcDermott (2880) - 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, don’t 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.
kevinsenn (1374) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slight spice and caramalt taste, with a hoppy punch and a "lagery" finish that doesn’t seem to match and seems a little sloppy. Not bad overall though.
CacheManyHose (355) - HONG KONG - MAR 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep clear ruby-cola, white-beige head with very fine carbonation, fizzy watery lacing. Smells of grassy herb, spiced malt, rye, plum. Taste is very bland - light spice, bread, both sweet and sour. Body is watery, slightly frothy. A little disappointing esp. in the taste.
HKdIPA (405) - HONG KONG - MAR 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from QClub at home. Very dark ruby brown pour with foamy tan head. Spicy rye and deep malty head. Taste is pretty bland - some muddled hops and deep malts. So so. Wouldn't get again.
JFGrind (1895) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rye compliments the citrus hops and sweet malts. Brick red medium bodied ale from Speakasy.
Niko100 (2185) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, caramel/toffee, hops and some spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, rye, and spice; Finish is slightly bitter; Interesting and decent.
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark amber color with an off white. Caramel, some earthiness, and malty.
Oscbert (1128) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Earthy, woody, resinous hop aroma with spicy rye
Pours deep red brownish color with lasting frothy yellowish head.
Taste the rye more in the flavor than aroma. Great balance with the resinous earthy hop character, bready malt
Medium bodied with medium co2, lingering spicy rye and earthy hop finish.
Very enjoyable rye beer. Interesting and refreshing enough to drink a few of these without getting bored
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BeerFunGuy (822) - California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This deep dark red almost black colored beer has an inviting aroma and big bold flavor. Its flavor last for a while and leaves you with pleasant memories of what you just drank.
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BillWyce (817) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear coppery red-brown with a 1-finger tan head. Aroma of nutty malt with notes of peppery rye and citrus hops. Medium body, a touch oily, with a mild dryness in the finish. A nice backbone of nutty malt lies beneath citrusy hops, with a mild note of peppery rye.
tightslice (333) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Pours a dark cherry cola color with a frothy head. Aroma is roasted malts and hops. Taste is roasted malts, burnt sugar, hops, spicy earth, pepper. A little dirty / ashy on the finish. Interesting but not especially rewarding.