TylerGreenDC (442) - - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At GABF. Aroma of caraway. Flavor if rye malts, mild hops and a big rye finish. Easy drinker, with flavor.
Errl (1825) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- Pour is dark gold with a nice white head..Nose is spice, light hope, rye, citrus, floral...Taste is nice rye, spice, caramel, watery, very faint hop and very faint citrus..
jkwood04 (4317) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops, some caramel malts, a light rye spiciness, and some dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not a bad beer, but could be better.
acearl (401) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft, clear orange golden hue with creamy tan head, some lacing, smells pine and rye, nice balance of light carmel malt and resin, nice mix of bitter and rye. Good beer
pinkzambia (1560) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Murky gold color with not much head. Leather, musty, hop aroma. Bitter hairspray with the definite rye accent mixed in with the hops. Almost a slimy finish.
IndianaRed (2672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a hazy orange/amber sweet light malt and honey aroma. Nice hoppy flavors with out much IBU bitterness. The Rye adds some too though.
olr1984 (1178) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours a bright orange wiith a white head. spicy malt with a hop finish
jhp40219 (326) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear orange and copper with a two finger white head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Citrusy aroma. Orange, grapefruit, peach and white bread. Taste is malts and rye up front with biscuit, pine, slight citrus. Slightly spicy, but mild overall. Dry but long finish of malt and grapefruit. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation. Not really outstanding, but definitely good. Would like to have seen the rye boosted a little more.
AirForceHops (3771) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle in a trade with Darren. Best by 12/04/2013. Sampled 11/05/2013. Hazy amber gold hue with lively bubbles from the Co2. Traces of lacing. Smells of a standard amber type ale, toasted pale malt, caramel, hints of floral hops. Flavor starts with rye bread, toasted grain body with citrus and rye in the finish. Medium body with a drying texture on the tongue. Balanced well enough, good but nothing really stands out to me with this one.
BluePhish (93) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is clearish orange with small white head.
Aroma is oily citrus hops and light cereal malt.
Taste is lightly malty at first quickly ramping to more and more hoppy and finishing with a nice rye bite.
Nice level of carbonation and weight on the palate, slight alcohol bite.
Overall very drinkable, enjoyable, and probably my favorite sweetwater.