chickenflea (314) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured slightly hazy and golden. A small white head with minimal lacing. Aroma is tangerine and sweet orange on a soda cracker. Flavor does have a touch of spice on the finish with some grain and caramel malt mid palate. This drink works its way from the nose to the front of the tongue and back through the back of your throat in a deliberate and tasty fashion. The rye is unmistakeable and mutes the bitterness, smoothing out the finish as well. A tasty and highly drinkable brew. Medium texture with average carbonation.
Beergeek23322 (2041) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/19/2014. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Malty aromas with a hint of flowers. Very nice balance and a great bitter finish.
novice101 (204) - - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Might be a bit jaded this is always available, loads of malts some tropic citrus and loads of fruityness which turns into bitterness. Good beer
jdb288 (353) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange/gold with nice frothy head. Good head retention, too. Aroma is bright citrus - tangerine, grapefruit, melon, some orange. Taste is distinct rye, some sweetness from the malt, good pine/resin characteristics (though not as distinct as I’d prefer), and some more citrus notes. I get tangerine quite clearly here. Decent IPA and good incorporation of rye.
BelgianBeerGal (3022) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle strangely enough from the Gatlinburg Walgreens. Overall a fairly muted beer. Neither the hops nor the rye had a big bite. Good but maybe it sat a little too long too based on store turnover.
ben4321 (3569) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle at the Renaissance Waverly bar, 3/17/14
Aroma: The aroma is caramel malt and rye bread, a little grapefruit, spice, and a floral hops
Appearance: It pours a copper color with a small, frothy head, and some decent lace on it
Flavor: The flavor is similar to the nose, caramel/rye, light sweet, grapefruit/spice light bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, a touch thin, with a plus carbonation and a spice tingle
I thought this one was only okay. The hops just don’t come through in a meaningful enough manner, and the overall beer is just kind of on the dull side.
Ferris (2041) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Huge grapefruit with a nice caramel backbone. Little beige heat and a clear copper. Lots of caramel and grapefruit, with a hint of the rye spice. More sweet than bitter but nice.
GJF (1203) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Atlanta airport. Good beer. Didn’t like it as much as the regular ipa MB had, but good. Nice rye tang to it.
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours just like the picture. Smell is hoppy and fruity. Grassy notes, similar to an ipa. Tastes sweet, hoppy, bold, and full of rye. Pretty easy to drink. Good stuff that is in my standard rotation
onceblind (3674) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper with no head. Nose is a little fruity and floral, a touch of resin, and earthy bright malts. Bitter beginning with grassy acidic hops, spicy rye malts, and a doughy earthy blonde finish. Eh.
jredmond (5039) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Five Points in Georgia. Pours a light amber body with short head and minor lacing. Aroma is clean malt, light spice and pine hop. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of pine, resin, rye, spice and clean malt. Ok.