elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, fresh. Pours semi-hazy golden amber with a one finger white head that leaves a nice ring of lacing and holds a fair cap. Aroma is pretty hoppy, a lot of citrus, oranges, pineapple, some rye underneath all the hops and a little bit of bread and yeast. Flavor features a good deal of citrusy hops along with some spice from the rye, not complex, but quite tasty. Medium bitterness and finishes very dry. Quite crisp and refreshing. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. I came into this expecting a hopped-up rye beer and that is exactly what I got. The rye takes a backseat to the citrus, but still manages to make its presence known. Good stuff. Would’ve been a great beer to enjoy on a hot summer day.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Taco Mac, Windward on 9/25/10. golden pour with a creamy white head. lemon / rye hop nose. medium body with more rye and lemon bitterness. dry citrus finish.
rajendra82 (932) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The cloudy golden yellow appearance, and the foamy head gave a lot a AIPA vibes, and the spicy-herbal hop smell that followed reinforced them. Other than those hops, there was some toasted grain smell in the background, which I suspect was from the rye malt, The taste was a lot less bitter than I expected, but that allowed a floral and slightly earthy tone to be established. There was a simple sweetness to counterbalance this. The finish was very spicy and short. The beer felt very English to me due to the relatively straightforward construction with an emphasis on sessionability. The light mouthfeel also seemed indicate that this was the intent all along. Very quaffable on a summer night.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber gold with a sudsy small white head. Leaves behind webby lacing.
Aroma: Tangerine, pineapple and musty, rained on earth.
Taste: Right out of the gate, a large burst of hops, earthy malts, then the beer falls off a cliff into nothing. It amazes me how something that starts off at the gate so strong goes so quickly to nothing. My mouth is big, but not that big.
Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, modest carbonation.
Overall: A bit thin for me. Great aroma and initial taste, but the beer leaves much to be desired all and all.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber. Pours cloudy golden orange with almost-greenish straw highlights and a white, fluffy head that leaves lace on the glass. Awesome hop nose - citrus and hints of spice - with a bready and lightly sweet malt aroma. Flavor starts malty and sweet with an influx of crisp grainy rye and citrusy juicy hops. Very rich, bready, toasty malt backbone with dry, citrusy, slightly grassy hop bitterness. Finish is dry and bitter but with a slowly growing wave of caramel on top of the bready malts. Mouthfeel is well-bubbled with a medium-full body that is both creamy and tickly. Overall, a fantastic IPA. Great hop character but with awesomely balanced malt character, too.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, honey, rye, some citrus, and earthy. Flavor is caramel, toast, spicy rye, and a bitter earthy spicy finish.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a small frothy white head that recedes to a soapy swirl on top with some stray lines of lacing along the sides.
Aroma is bright with lemon zest and grassy hops alongside the spicy rye. Some bready malts in the nose as well, almost toasty.
The taste is spicier than the aroma, with the first taste being full of tingly, spicy rye malt character. The hops are still there though, a mix of grassy floral hops and light citrusy grapefruit.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and prickly with both hops and the rye. There is a touch of creaminess from the rye, but it feels largely like an IPA.
This is slightly spicier version of Terrapin’s RyePA. Very drinkable.
SSSteve (3637) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. bright, glowing gold with a medium, sudsy, white head. apricot, mandarin, peachy aroma that is lightly floral and delicate. flavor is bitter with a rye zing. dry. floral and peachy. light body.
ChainGangGuy (4274) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce pint - $4.75 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.
Appearance: Lightly hazed, medium-toned copper body with a wee-sized, though persistent, white head.
Smell: Aroma of citrus-scented hops, zesty rye grains, and with a simple addition of pale malts and a backing of faint, faint floral accents.
Taste: Mild opening of pale malted barley with a touch of toastiness soon advances into a taste of zippy, piquant rye malt vaguely hinting at huskiness. Slightly citric white grapefruit with a modest, grassy herbaceousness providing an additional bit of spice. Moderate bitterness throughout. As it warms, a late-arriving reappearance of sweetness develops. Continued rye character on the light, drying finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: The relatively light body aids the ease of drinkability. Overall, a decent, fitting beer for a worthy cause.
mixmasterob (877) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, $3.99 from Bullocks. Hazy orange pour, almost opaque, nice looking white head. Thick. Aroma was of earthy hops, some citrus, pale malt and rye. Flavors start off with some earthy characteristics, bready malts, rye, then some floral hops come in later, very dry. Nice hoppy finish, smooth. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, nice carbonation. This was a nice earthy hopped up ale. Good stuff, and brewed for a good cause.