Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Mullman. Pours amber with decent white head. Aroma is all sweet caramel malt up front with some spicy hop/rye background. Burnt/roasted malt in the flavor. Lots of rye in the finish and aftertaste. Bready bisquit finish. Big rye belches continue for awhile.
harrisoni (17149) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at London Gathering Nov 2005. IPA US hop aromas. Strange orangey flavour and bad carbonation. Bit bland compared with the other US IPAs we had on the afternoon. Finish has some nice hop bitterness. It did lead to an interesting coversation about R.E.M. though with Mungo.
SilkTork (5537) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nov, 2005. Kilburn Palace Bottle Fest. Hop oil aroma. Bitter. Watery mouthfeel. Not interesting.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Chris’. A golden, bright beer. Citrus aroma. Sweet, malty beer balanced well with a pleasing US hop character. Good.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to a golden amber body with a thin nearly non-existent white head. The aroma is citrusy, lightly floral, and definitely dry-hopped. The flavor has that typical Rye flavor. Nice citrus hops. The palate is smooth, barely bitter. Nice and very easy to drink.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice gold body with a reddish hue. Thin white soapy head.
Sticky and wet cascade resiny hops in aroma. Some sweet malty hairspray also. Some hop Kool-aid and wet alfalfa.
Dry hoppy rye bread. A bit light in flavor, but still pretty good.
shadey (2076) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour with a quickly diminishing head.
Aroma is sweet and fruity with a hint of alcohol. The flavor and body seem bigger than the 5.3 percent that it is. Pretty nice stuff.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, magnifying gold with saliva spackle for the head. Honey, whole wheat and pumpernickel dinner rolls drive the nose with cookie batter and a hint of spicy floral ness in pursuit. Dry, bitter tone. Liquid thirst salivater. Rye is pronounced in the form of salted pretzel rolls. Dry scratch with a staunch citric element but never sears. Papaya and starfruit provide most of the citrus flavoring with a formidable cascade presence, and caramel malt is only on hand to support from a distance. Briskly glides along the palate. A refreshing session ale that lets the rye shine. Thanks CaptainCougar!
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2010 Pours a cloudy golden color with a small ring of white lace. Good aroma of rye and floral hops. Interesting flavor of rye and floral, resinous hops. The body is medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Very good.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2006 The Lure:
Grainy rye girth forms an alluring biscuity maltiness. Softly integrated perfumes give expectations that this is well-made.
A cushiony feel is created by biscuity rye pillows. Bitter and spicy hops delicately announce their presence. A beautifully crafted, mellow pale ale.
Laying back, a Sunday afternoon in spring.