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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.


PlainsDrifter's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PlainsDrifter (75) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pours medium dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma of hay and light citrus. Medium bodied beer, slick texture, soft carbonation. Nice malt flavor with spicy hop start and nice finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1648) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Draft at Milkboy. Clear orange amber that started with a good amount of frothy white foam. Tastes like a citrus spiked loaf of honey rye bread. Tangerine Challah. Somewhat sweet. Lingering hop spice. Feels peppery - from Green Bell to Chipolte. Juicy but maybe a bit harsh.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pras (465) - Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2014
I had an old bottle, so take this at arms length. Good enough, not great, nice spicy flavor from the rye. Not much else going on for me. Enjoyable enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1898) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2 oz bottle dated best by December 2014. Medium pour produces 1+ finger of off-white head. Head has good duration and leaves very nice lacing. Clear amber liquid. Nice aroma of floral and citrus hops with lightly toasted malt. Modestly complex and balanced flavor, with distinctive rye component. M - smooth with perfect carbonation. Medium/thin body. Semi-dry finish. O - a very well-crafted APA with added rye spicing. Excellent rye pale ale. Recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3170) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle picked up at GBBF. Aroma is grainy, spicy rye bread, raw grains. slightly worty. Clear bright orange coloured pour with a sticky slightly greeny white head. Some piney, slightly wet grassy hops in the nose as well. Flavour is composed of grainy rye bread, spicy pine needles, grainy wheat. Some light caramel and brown sugars. Nice malt complexity. Palate is highish carbonation, semi-sweet. Touch of chalk on the tongue. Pretty drinkable, maybe a little too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (50) - - AUG 19, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish orange with a thick white head. Mostly floral hops and citrus aroma. Mild, drinkable bitterness. Grapefruit, spices. Smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Enjoyably well balanced beer, earthy hops nicely balanced by slightly sweet, nutty malt with hints of grapefruit and orange zest. Lovely beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thewade (319) - USA - JUL 23, 2014
One of my "go to IPA’s" especially for outside grilling and hanging out. Well balanced and not too hoppy if not in the mood. Great "bang for your buck" brew

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
novice101 (308) - - JUL 15, 2014
This is a nice beer, the rye and malty back bone is really awesome as it provides enough balance and a good bit of spice to the citrus and floral notes.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
vlan1 (198) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Pours a clear yellow gold with moderate head. Aroma is mild citrus and garlic. Flavor is mild ,bitter and herbal/grassy with a unpleasant burnt flavor in the aftertaste. This stuff was really hard to drink and became even worse as it warmed. Considering the amount of good reviews I wonder if this was a bad keg/batch. Will have to revisit at some point.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BPal75 (21) - - JUL 8, 2014
Lemony spicy aroma. Slightly cloudy from rye. Thin head. Clean. Taste is rye with subtle spicy hop flavor. Light body finishes crisp and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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