nathan30533 (1007) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great brew. This one is quite balanced and very enjoyable. The mosaic hops give it the character and the taste.
zizzybalubba (1768) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Ruddy orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine and caramel. Bitter citrus and grassy hop taste with a sturdy sweet rye backbone. Moderate bitter finish. Nice beer.
skmikeg (1672) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber-copper with a one finer tan head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus (a lot of citrus), tropical fruits, dank hops, pine,rye, and some light toasted malts. Taste is citrus, tropical fruits, spicy rye, pine, grassy/herbal hops, light bready malts, and some light caramel. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a very rye IPA that feature one my favorite hops nicely.
Beers4Abigail (11) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big tropical fruit aroma with hippy citrus notes. Gorgeous ruby red in color with medium carbonation. Flavor changes as the beer warms, tons of banana, papaya, blueberries, oranges.
Criz (344) - - 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 (1867) - 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 (836) - 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 (1250) - 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 (10532) - 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.