bluemooner (580) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep, cloudy amber with a medium, tan, creamy head with some lacing. Aroma is bready rye and hops. Flavor is caramel malt, bready rye, pine, earthy hops, and a bitter hop finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Not at all sure what to expect from this style but it seems a bit hoppy for an amber type. Pretty good though.
camborne (630) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good hoppy aroma . Spice and caramel upfront. Great color and off color head. Its interesting but not one of my favorites. Complex enough but yet still kinda simple, if that makes sense.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Brad’s house. Pours a dark red orange appearance with a tan head. Pretty spicy, light caramel, herbal, a bit piney hoppy aroma. Kind of chewy, spicy rye, very earthy hoppy, a touch herbal flavor. Alright.
smm (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle -> Mason Jar (Kentucky...right?)
Pours a deep amber-red with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet toasted malt and heavy on the rye, like a loaf of bread. Big rye presence, with a bit of light citrus on the tip of the tongue. The hop additions cut through any anticipated malty sweetness, leaving only the citrus and rye. Medium body and carbonation, a bit creamy. Since internet is my only reference point as to what a Kentucky Common is, I am disappointed to not catch any sourness in this beer. Overall, a solid rye-amber ale with enough hops to keep things in check.