jnkor (291) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is hoppy but has a very earthy malt. Color is a dark brown with a small white ring. Taste is hop but lacks most else kinda like a void where good flavor or good hop should be. Palate is lacking hop finish but has a stale sweetness.
reverendj (175) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful rye presence here; earthy spice, warm crusty bread, gorgeous color. The aroma is stunning, chock full of floral citrus and peppery spice! Extremely drinkable and very satisfying! Spike, ya did yosef proud.
radagast83 (3110) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Split a 22oz bottle amongst friends. Poured a reddish brown color with a off-white head. Aroma was sweet grapefruit citrus notes, some spicy rye character. Flavor was caramel notes dancing amongst grapefruits and oranges. Rye was welcome to the party and contributed some spice character to it.
LinusStick (2617) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent rye beer. Aroma was decent. Strong rye bread and bread crust aromas. Pour was stunning. Deep dark murky red with a one finger light tan head. This is the nicest color of red I’ve ever seen in a beer. Taste was average. Strong rye flavors dominate with earthy hops in the back. A weird malt/grapefruit combination is there and borderlines muddled. Nice strong carbonation round the beer out. Spicy, semi-bitter and easy to drink.
crossovert (4565) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish amber pour. Light fruit notes, rye malt is bready and crusty. The flavor is metallic, fruit, not super malty. Low bitterness.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Large beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some rye, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, light rye, orange. Smooth light-medium body, easy drinking.
deaconmike (60) - Roswell, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Taco Mac. Reddish copper with thin head. Floral rye malt aroma with citrus - grapefruit. Taste brings caramel, citrus, pine, hops. Really well balanced. Some dough. Smooth flavor, no lingering aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side. Overall, very tasty beer.
drfabulous (2949) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce from Brusin Ales. Initial hoppy aroma fades. Caramel. Malty. Bit sticky. The rye stands out.
Ed5388 (521) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bomber shared with JohnGonk. Pours a deep amber/brown color with a thick tan head. Aroma is very floral, with hints of caramel and citrus. Taste is caramel malt, a slight roastiness, citrus, and pine.
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at Red White and Bleu. Bomber->stem. Amber with offwhite head. Aroma: pine and grass hops, rye. Taste: resin, rye, earth, malt. Like a single malt scotch.