ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can from Whole Foods Wine and Spirits in Boulder, 11/24/15. It pours a mostly clear golden color with a thin white head that leave a coat of spotty lacework. The aroma is citrus / grapefruit hops, some rye bread spice, and a bit of pine as well. Nice hoppy flavor profile with a good rye malt backbone. Clean and decently bitter, not over the top, but well balanced and very enjoyable. Light-medium bodied, crisp and dryish on the close.
mar (5064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great gold pour with a white head. Nose is grapefruit, bright hops and lots of Rye. Palate is thin, not sure where the hops went, Rye, bitter and an easy finish.
ttoadee (1078) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes from recent Denver trip: at Cibo on Boulder St. Pale gold pour, quick white head, good lace. Nose is rye malt. Bitter. Middle is sweet malt, dry rye. Finish is hoppy.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Tap] Deep golden color with a frothy head on top. Spicy aromas of rye malt and Noble hops. Notes of pine, biscuits, crisp rye, black pepper and floral flavors. Dry and light in body. Not super flavorful, but everything is well balanced and the rye notes are pleasant in this one.
Salmoniform (1252) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from can to glass. Slightly gazy straw hue with fizzy white head. Aroma is straw, peppercorn, tangerine, grapefruit. Mouthfeel is great with a medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness followed by a spicy hop bitterness and a peppercorn/rye finish. Overall this is a nice brew.
Danyel (1494) - Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is spiced, pepper, bread, caramel, sweet. Taste is very balanced, easy, crisp, medium-bodied, a bit flat. Overall, okay.
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"bright citrus, skunky hops and rye on the aroma, fruity and spicy flavor. goes down easy at 5.5% though the aromatics and flavor make you think you’re drinking an ipa. well done."
Block (1824) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth, some creamy characteristics. Hoppy upfront, sweet body, a little bit of kick, maybe spice at the finish.
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Freshcraft. The beer is a hazy golden color with a medium white head that evaporates steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops, malt and citrus. Light-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, toasted malt and slight citrus. The finish is mildly bitter with a grassy hop aftertaste. Decent overall.
Tide (2442) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Hazel’s beverage world. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, rye, hops, pine and a bit of tropical fruits. Bitter finish with grapefruit, pine and hops. Good pale ale, although a bit one-dimensional in terms of flavors.