nike (950) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft, amber pour, white head. Aroma of hops, taste of hops and rye, nice combination. Hints of caramel malts, and citrus hops. Balanced brew, strong bitter finish.
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy, red-brown with a short, tan head.
Bready, rye malt, aroma.
Taste is lightly peppered rye, light fruits.
Strong herbal bitter.
shrubber85 (7294) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (courtesy of Ibrew2or3). Fruity rye malt aroma. Hazy copper with moderate head. Sweet apple/berry, rye malt, and lightly bitter herbal citrus peel flavor. Nice.
JohnnyJ (4221) - 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. I’m not liking it too much.
drpimento (2153) - 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. Flavor’s 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 (584) - 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 (916) - 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 (3347) - 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 (2549) - 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 that’s actually quite excellent.