Criz (266) - - JAN 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz draft, Amber in color disappearing white head. Amber color doesnot match the mosaic hop. Nice clean pine aroma, pineapple, slight floral note. Leaves the palate with a clean, dry body, medium carbonation. Pretty good single hop.
DKing2706 (16) - - JAN 19, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic rye style IPA, with great hop aromas and bitterness. Nice deep red like color with excellent head retention and body. This is a maltier beer in my opinion. Overall great beer!
hershiser2 (1569) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
$2.60 bottle from Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Pours reddish-brown with a small beige head. Smells of malty pine. Tastes of funky wet paper, strange fruit, and pine.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a semi-hazy copper color. The head’s about a finger high, with a pale khaki shade. It’s also wonderfully creamy, though retention isn’t fantastic. Good lacing is left behind, though.
S: Immediately, I pick up hints of grapefruit and berry from the hops. The malt backbone is fairly evident with its healthy dose of toffee, caramel, and rye. Aromatically, it’s straight forward, but does a good job of showing off the rye, the Mosaic hops, and the red. Whatever that means.
T: It opens pretty malty, with toffee and rye notes intermingling with some piny dankness. I’m not getting much grapefruit, but there is a subtle suggestion of berries near the back end. Similar to the nose, it doesn’t really blow me away, but the balance is nice and the Mosaic usage is fairly evident.
M: Good crispness on the feel, and good body, too. Maybe a bit too much body for me, but that’s nitpicking. It goes down - if not quite as effortlessly as I like - pretty easily. Carbonation is gentle.
O: Subjectively, I’m not a fan of this style. Having said that, this IS a good example of a style I’m not particularly fond of. It’s well balanced and shows off its advertised components well.
geologyguy (1092) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mix of citrus and vans house growing up, lol, taste isn’t too hoppy, fairly smooth...grapefruit finish
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours dark, clear and brilliantly copper with a small, creamy, white head. The nose presents caramel mingling with both spicy and earthy grains and hops. Medium to full-bodied with dancing carbonation. The well-balanced flavor offers sweet, caramelized rye malt with a healthy ration of earthy, Mosaic hop bitterness as well. Finishes moderately bitter and dry.
Arcadia (61) - DeLand, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2014 Pours cloudy with a thin, frothy head. Body is on the thicker side. A somewhat heavy and nutty aroma with hints of caramel, bread, and toffee. Flavor is vaguely bitter throughout, with a short and unmemorable finish. A bit too oily for me. Definitely not one of the better ryes I’ve had. Avoid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tmoreau (3138) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a hazed, coppery amber color, with a modest layer of off white/light tan head foam, and light spots & strands of lacing. The nose was not altogether expressive, as it offered some light grain, fair malt, a hint of artificial raspberry, and just touches of citrus & tropical fruit. Light to medium bodied, the taste presented a low hop bitterness with some lingering ability. Low carbonation, and some thinning & watery texture were not helpful in promoting the flavor, which washed out a bit, but finished pleasantly dry. A Mosaic fan, but not thrilled, and expected more.
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp ruby and crimson tinted deep copper coloured body with a very thin, half a centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of rye, grain, wood, oak, caramel, toffee, raisins, nuts and a touch of alcohol. Medium-bodied; Deep rye flavour with a lot of grain and dry alcohol notes following and not much hops at all - very minimal. Aftertaste shows some caramelised sugars, a bit of grain, some oak and dry herbal flavours and a subdued hop character that only shows floral and perfumey notes. Overall, a rye beer for sure, but no hops to speak of and a rather simple taste. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 30-March-2014 for US$2,99 sampled at home here on the ’last day of summer’ on 01-September-2014.
snoworsummer (3729) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle shared by jheath99! Pours hazy copper with a fizzy bubbly off white head. Tastes like mild hops, bitter roasted grains, nutty, caramel. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like nutty, dry grains, sweet dough, roasted.