JohnnyJ (3893) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Red amber pour with an off white head. Musty malt, rye, earthy, sugar, stale fruit, and bitterness. Iím not liking it too much.
drpimento (2025) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured at a good temperature with a massive, foamy, frothy, thick, slowly settling, cream-colored to light tan head and lots of lace. Color is a clear copper with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is an equal blend of malt and fresh hop. Flavorís like nose, but much more complex - include a little roast, metallic, and medicine. Carbonic tang is very closely matched with hop bitter up front with the barest hint of sweet in the back. Body is good, ditto carbonation; although the bitterness is very close to clashing with the tang. Finish is like flavor; bitter is very long lived and twists into something not so pleasant. This brew is much better consumed without too much delay.
EdInSaltLake (437) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toffee, toast, dark fruit, citrus aroma. Toasted/bread crust flavor; kind of sweet, and some raisin-y flavor. Centennial citrus hops. Maybe some really subtle roasted flavor (chocolate malt?).
kathouse (722) - Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My wife picked the rye out right away. I agree! Red and brown with a really nice foam. Lots of lacing. Aroma has caramel and toasted malt aromas, but a little tinny. Like the firm body, plenty of malt, and a fresh blend of rye spice. Finish has a good hop balance and more of that spice.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Citrus hop notes on the nose. Has a bit of the rye on the tongue. The hops overpower them quite noticeably. Finishes clean. Not my favorite rye.
Blairgus (2190) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7 June 2013, bottle. Copper/red, clear, occasional bubbles. Nose is great! Maybe some rye malt, sugary bubble gum, resin notes, moderate alcohol. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Lots of resin, some faint sweet alcohol. Meh.
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mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty rye is up front. Its spicey & peppery. Vanilla, cola and grass come next with a lemony bitter finish. Mild lingering caramel and bitterness. As it warms, it takes on a raisin bread character thatís actually quite excellent.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma is rye malt and resiny hops. Rye is forward, a vegetable flavor, and a good solid bitter finish. Medium bodied with decent carbonation.
brokensail (9147) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed amber pour with an off-white head. Floral and earthy hops. Mild citrus, some pine, and grass. Sweet bread, toast, toffee, and a bit of chocolate. Moderate bitterness to the flavor and minimal sweetness--surprisingly dry. Some bread and toasted malt with a touch of citrus peel. Some floral, earthy, and piney hops.
mikedR (728) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice cloudy brown color with strong rye aroma. Quite spicy in flavor. Dryness lingers. Very nice!
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