nathan30533 (870) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2010
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love rye, and i love those hops. So I have to go big with this one. Its a wonderful Rye ale. Great competitor to your neighbor up the road. Terrapin! Good, Good, brew!
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells citric, clean mouthfeel, dry aftertaste, floral, grapefruit hops.
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.
nearbeer (4063) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. Hazy orange-amber with a small, sticky ring of fine foam. Big aromas of fresh orange blossoms, grapefruit, and Honey-Nut Cheerios. Taste starts with the same sweet mix, but the peppery rye is quickly noted, as well as some resin on the finish to balance things out quite nicely. Medium body is smoothly carbonated, and the tingly astringency from the hops and rye sweep the slightly sticky goodness away for a crisp finish. Excellent sessioner.
raradel (343) - 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
NachlamSie (2918) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
[October 13, 2010]
Bomber from Green’s. This is a cloudy orange with a fizzy white head. Ah,
that delightful grapefruity hop smell is evident as soon as I pop the
cap. Rye is also very apparent without any really noticable additional sweet malts.
The flavor is wonderfully balanced. The more of this I taste the more
I enjoy it. Everything is harmonious. Hops are prominent and refreshing
while the rye is spot on for a dryish, bready balance. Sweetwater
excels in the hoppy ways of American tradition and this is no exception.
Cybercat (3878) - Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich aroma is yeasty and woody with a subtle rye overtone. It pours a clear amber with a fairly thick and persistent white head; lacing is minimal. Flavor is yeasty, malty and rye-ish, a little woody but pleasantly so. Texture is not at all smooth - quite fizzy and rough, very pleasant, leaving behind a nice if not strong tingle.
DarkSong (330) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pt 6 oz bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy golden color with a small white head. It has a wonderful citrus hop aroma along with a rye aroma. This is a excellent beer. It tastes of lemon and grapefruit up front followed by a hop bitterness and rye taste. The body is a bit thin.It’s very refreshing. I would buy this one again.
Butters (3946) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Lithy’s Tennessee/ Ole Miss tasting. Near clear amber with fair white head. Sweet rye and citrus notes. Centinennial shines through. Done pretty well. Great price point at a mere $4/ bomber.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange-brown, off white clinging cover. Aroma is spicy rye, spicy hops, light caramel. Taste is sweet caramel, more rye pepper and spicy herbal hops.