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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Hidden in the cold ground in the dark of winter, lie little seeds of hope. So, to help hasten the spring thaw, we give you an ale bursting with the spicy goodness of malted rye and floral, citrusy hops. An in-between-seasons seasonal, if you will. Coming soon to a beer cooler or pub near you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1820) - - OCT 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-20-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice clear copper color with a two finger head of off white foam. Tons of little carbonation bubbles are seen streaming up through the brew as the head slowly fades leaving a good deal of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is biggest of a caramel sweetness mixed with some fruit aromas of both stone fruits as well as an apple, orange and grapefruit smell. Along with the sweet, comes some aromas of a more bready smell as well as some hint of rye and a peppery spice. Taste – The taste begins with a lighter caramel sweetness as well as a more smooth bready taste. The smoothness of the bread quickly fades however with the taste growing more grainy in nature with some more pronounced rye coming to the tongue as well. The rye brings with it some spice as well as some hop flavors of an herbal and pine nature. With the caramel sweetness fading as the taste moves on to the end, and some hay-like flavors and a little bit of a grapefruit citrus hop flavor coming to the tongue and mixing with the rest of the rye, spice and other hop flavors, one is left with a somewhat dry rye taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. The slightly thicker body and higher carbonation are actually quite nice for the initial bready and smooth flavors of the brew and with the higher carbonation persisting to the end of the taste, it does help spice up the dryer and rye flavors, giving an overall good feel for the flavor profile. Overall – A rather nice easy drinking rye overall. While not top class it is more moderate in abv. then most rye’s and is rather affordable. A decent go to rye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10196) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of rye, caramel, spice and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, caramel, light spice and a hint of fruitiness with a crisp dry lingering rye finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours dark golden/chestnut, slight thin head, nice lacing. Aroma nutty, slight roast, fresh rye, slight caramel malt, no real hop aroma detected. Taste spicy rye up front, nutty and roast, caramel malt in background, slight earthy hops, a tiny bit of citrus detected as well. Mouthfeel on the thin side of medium body lowish carbonation, spicy bite, slightly dry finish. Overall good beer, interesting, but not enough to want to seek out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle: Clear, wood-brown with a creamy tan head. Caramel, rye aroma. Taste is prominent rye malt...toasty.... Nice, mild herbal/floral hops. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1859) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Summit brews a light bodied ale with, rye malt and spiced bitterness. Well blended winter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
[Bottle] Deep brown color with quickly receding light brown foam on top. Aroma is of sticky malts with a touch of rye spiciness. Taste includes rye, brown sugar, burnt caramel malts, earthy hops and light cocoa notes. Mildly astringent. Medium bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4204) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
From a bottle this is a big dark looking thing, a little darker it could be a black ipa. Taste is big nasty nellie hop and rye bullshit taste bud smasher. Are you sure this is 5.8%, seems like a lot more. i think it makes me a little dizzy with the big gulps or is that just the IPA attitude smacking me in the back of the head? Long bitter, ruin my taset bud numbness for an hour. wew Can’t appreciate these beers that are so IPA. The next ubiquitous beer, IPA and IPA wannah beez.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (768) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a big, dense creamy beige head. Roma has obvious notes of rye, along with caramel malt and citrus hops. Upfront flavor is all malt with more obvious rye and bittersweet roasted caramel. Spicy citrus hops emerge in the mid taste, along with notes of nuts and mustard seed. Complex and flavorful with a medium body. Finish is dry and chewy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1844) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
A great rye beer. Pours a gorgeous maroon with nice lacing and creamy off white head. Nice toasted rye aromas. Soapy and herbal too. Flavors are vegetal hops, rye toast, and bitter green hops at the end. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1461) - Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle - big foa,y head, nice medium copper color, very nice citrus hop aroma and flavor, with a fair malt backbone and mild rye spice - very good overall

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