finn1918 (193) - Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had after a Sweetwater IPA to compare the two. Pours a dark clear amber/orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is rye and some hops: citrus, mild grapefruit, and some pine. Taste is similar, with a more pronounced rye character and less hops. Finish is less bitter and less sweet overall. This is the first rye IPA I’ve had, so I don’t really have anything to compare it to. Good, but not as good as the IPA. Still not sure how two IPA’s belong in a winter variety pack.
tmongoose (1256) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. pours a semi cloudy orange color with white head. the aroma is malt based with mild hop and definite rye. the flavor was damn good. very nice blend malt backbone with the spiciness of the rye and the bitterness of the hops. almost a floral hops presence. medium bitterness from start to finish. really like this one.
Sledutah (4654) - Utah, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sweetwater, ATL airport
Clear golden with a medium sized off-white and lots of lacing. Aroma is rye and floral. Flavors of rye, floral, spices and grapefruit
BazookaJoe (235) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark orange with not much hop aroma. Nicely balanced body with some hints of citrus.
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hockeybeerguy (1943) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice hazy golden yellow to orange color with a nice looking one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute.
The smell had a nice allocation of Rye malt to spicy hops.
The taste was mainly spicy with a touch of sweetness to it.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly nice sessionability about it. The carbonation was nice and sharpness about it.
Overall, this was a pretty well done Rye IPA.
devman171 (949) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours amber with white head. Aroma is nice fruity hops and light spicy rye. Taste is similar with a dry bitter finish.
bnielsen13 (244) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Pours yellow orange with a light white head. Aroma is malt and some hops. Flavor is malty, rye, mild hops, Just ok.
hershiser2 (1210) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden - looks like apple juice with a small white head.
Smells of lemon and flowers. Tastes the same.
DocJitsu (904) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a mildly murky golden color with no head. Some fruitiness on the nose. Wet, slick mouthfeel. Some scrubbing underneath. Flavor is Rogue Dead Guy-ish crossed with Magic Hat #9. Not great.
Lutz2jm (91) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The flavor is what makes this beer great. It has a soft hoppy bite at the finish and a delicious rye malt flavor up front. Great for those who love IPAs or those who are just getting their foot in the door of drinking hoppy beer.
snoworsummer (2079) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Tastes like musky hops, grassy, light sweet citrus. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like musky, dry hops.