finn1918 (203) - 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.
Foxbush (1346) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Sneakers in Jax beach The ale poured a clear light amber with an off white head and lacing. Citrus aroma greets you with some grainy malts. The medium body ale had average carbonation. The hop bitterness dominates the taste. The finish was a mouthful of grapefruit as well. I think the style is incorrect, I was told it is a D/IPA.
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-12-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a golden-copper color with a one finger billowy white head. The head fades slowly overtime leaving patches of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the sweeter overall with notes of tropical fruits as well as a bit of caramel. Along with these smells so too comes a little bit of a rye bread aroma and some hoppy smells of a pine and grapefruit nature.
Taste – The taste begins with some rye flavors upfront that are matched by a bit of pine. While the taste starts out slightly drier with only a lighter flavor of tropical fruits it grows stronger in these tastes as well as getting a caramel sweetness to accompany the sweeter fruit at the end. While the sweet gets stronger as the taste moves on, so too does the hop with more pine and grapefruit coming to the tongue. Some peppery flavors and a bit of a floral flavor work their way into the taste throughout, with the combination of flavors leaving a rather nicely balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly creamier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. The combination is rather nice for highlighting the lighter rye and spice flavor, all while keeping it very easy drinking.
Overall – This was a rather enjoyable brew overall and one I will certainly go to again.
Ratman197 (10314) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting white head. aromas of rye, spice, earthiness, light pine and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, earthiness, light grapefruit and a hint of pine with a smooth dry lightly bitter lingering rye finish.
jgb9348 (4891) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich hazy copper and amber coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of rye (naturally), bright floral hops, alcohol, grain and cleanser - strong and pungent throughout. Medium-bodied; Strong rye and grain flavour at first with a good floral, citrus and piney hop note and a solid light honey sweetness near the end. Aftertaste shows the mellow sugars at first but then fades into the more ’natural’ floral hoppiness and of course the grain and rye. Overall, a nice rye-based IPA with a very balanced note and still some nice complexity throughout - great to sample if you like rye-based beers or IPAs with more of a deeper malt profile. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Corner Store (Bait & Tackle) in West Palm Beach, Florida on 30-December-2013 for US$2,39 sampled at home in Washington on 28-August-2014.
tmongoose (1422) - 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 (5214) - 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 (263) - 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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Bulk_Carrier (2309) - 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 (1100) - 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 (252) - 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.