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RATINGS: 1051   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
We Consider this an extreme version of an American Pale Ale. It has a very up front floral and citrus aroma from a late cascade addition and dry hopping with Amarillo. This beer also has a big malt background to balance the bitterness of the hops. The rye malt cleans up your palette after you swallow so the hop flavor does not stick in your mouth too long.
Now available in bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Bottle: Hazed amber hue with small but lasting head and good lace. The aroma has notes of rye, carmel, biscuit, aromatic and grassy hops, and a touch of pear. The taste starts fruity and bitter with a nice dose of rye for a kick. Itís reasonable and smooth, very refreshing. Biscuity and toasty balance too. The feel is lively and never boring. A yummy brew and a surprising. I liked it! Thanks Jacob for the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2141) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2004
this was damn good! this one was one of the first i had of the day, as well as one of the best. orange in color, with a nice hop kick to the smell as well as the taste. malty as well and very well balanced. this was a good beer. very good. sampled at brewgrass 04 on draught.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Pours a very hazy golden color with a creamy head.Just like the ad says:floral hops.perfumy,citrus.Very nice.The rye malt adds a different flare altogether.the nose from this isnít quite telling the whole story here.hops do come thruí but they are toned down by the rye malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Pours a coper color with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops (not as much as the tasp version though), oranges, fruity, and sweet. Flavor malty sweet and citrusy with a hop bitter backing. Good balance. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Sampled at Charlotte Oktoberfest í04. Amber coloring with an off-white head. I never really got the íryeí part of the flavor but this was a very enjoyable pale. Easy drinking, yet full-flavored and hoppy. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Nice amber with a white head. I didnít get the rye nose I expected. Got more of a citrusy, IPA kind of nose. It was good, but just unexpected. A little watery and light on carbonation. The flavor wasnít bad. More an IPA than a rye ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12693) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2004
(Draught) Pours a golden-orange with a small white head. Mild hoppy flavor. Medium body with somewhat bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3442) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2004
This has a nice copper color and makes a decent white head. The aroma is nice, hoppy and floral yet different in some way. Hops are there in the flavor, but malt comes through nicely. Very smooth with a nice aftertaste. One of the few beers that has a commercial description that accurately describes it. I like this one. While itís not a hop monster, there is some flavor here and it doesnít come off as being thin and watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
altair (1) - USA - SEP 13, 2004 does not count
Jax said this would substitute for Bass for the Tan in Black’n’Tan at my bday party. Said we would na be dissappoi9nted and were they right!! My bro and I tapped the keg at 1400 the guests arrived at 1800 and we turned them in at 0400. Hoppy fresh with rye taste, loved by all. Still good the next night when I foated the keg.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Poured straw with a thin white head...smelled very floral with peppery spiciness to it, but also a citrusy tartness...this was not hoppy at the back of the mouth or just as you swallow...this was hoppy as soon as it hit the tip and front sides of my tongue, I honestly am yet to find a beer that does that...I have never actually tasted hops on my sweet or salty taste buds before...donít get me wrong, this was not a hoppy beer, cannot be too many IBUs, but it was just different...clean dry finish...this is perhaps the best commercial description I have ever read, then tried...it is my rating...thanks for the beer Matt!!

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