drfabulous (4195) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce thanks to Debi. Sweet malty and a bit orange. Orange body. Hops are there, but in that orange way.
Aurelius (4379) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is my 3000th rating! The rating comes on the wrong end of a back-to-back with Stone Anise Imperial Stout -- I hope the Sweetwater folks have done their homework. Fresh IPA aroma, which puts me in the mind of baby powder and pineapple. Good painted label on the bomber. Clear, bright gold beer with a thin, webby white head. Not bad. Overall, this gave me the impression of grapefruit zest. Clear, sweet gel flavors, not overly bitter, just a bit of rye twang. A little woody. Medium body. A good summer beer, drinkable. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.
DialSquare (2925) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Liquor Loft. Small white head with spotty lacing. Pleasent aroma of floral pine, citrus and light spice. Tastes are odd - not what I was expecting for some reason: yeast, rye, tropical fruit, earthy leaves and grain. Strong hop profile backing it all up. Finish is short and dry with little lingering spice. Nice light to medium texture. Interesting.
jw0406 (824) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber pours a amber orange color with a small white head., Aromas of pine, grapefruit, and rye malt. Nicely balanced, medium body, very nice
GODiSSOUTHERN (382) - Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer did not have the tang that I look for in rye beers. Decent hop character, but a little dry and in need of some more sweet malt presence. Not my thing.
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared w/ Amanda. Pours out an orange color with a white head on it. Smell is hoppy and has a good bit of rye in the nose. Pretty smooth drinking, slight bitterness but not too much. An easy to drink beer that really shouldn’t cost $6. Worth production in a sixer.
jlruthven (562) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours deep red-orange, slightly hazy with minimal white head. Nose is heavy on the rye malts, slight piny hops and grapefruit. Taste is slightly sweeter than I’d have expected; more big rye up front, cut by some nice caramel malts. Resiny, crisp mouthfeel, a bit nutty on the finish. Cool brew.
ekoerper (590) - Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: spicy rye, slight sweetness, floral and spicy hops. Pours a slightly hazy golden, white head with average retention and spotty lacing. Flavor follows the nose; spicy rye and hops, some citrus, slight sweetness and resin. Medium body and carbonation. Solid brew.
raradel (342) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another great beer from Sweetwater! Balanced, hoppy with zero bitter because the light sweetness of the rye is done perfectly. I almost get a tangy, citrus after taste, maybe grapefruit, that is so subtle. Nothing is over powering in this beer, this is a solid one (should have bought more!) RAR
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy golden copper with a about 1" white head - good lacing. Plenty of citrus zest and some floral notes here. Lt - med body. Smooth, clean palate some dryness. Rye flavor is definitely present. Good bit of bittering hoppiness - Orange zest. Some mal sweetness on the finish. A good, balanced brew, but didn’t really ezcite me.