portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from arkurzynski. Pours unclear orange with a frothy white head that dissipates to a soapy film and collar. Aroma is bright grapefruit pine and subtle melon and bread/malt. Taste bitter rye bread resinous pine grapefruit some spruce and rind. Palate is medium and finishes chalky dry. This is what I was in the mood for a good bitter IIPA. Thanks Adam!
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really loved this beer. Tons of great citrus hops and a spicy rye element are balanced with a solid malt backbone and a great bitter finish that doesnt linger too long. Love it.
impaleyou (24) - Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Solid rye ipa from a great brewery. If you come across it try it or you will regret it.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle although had previous times before at the brewpub from prior visits... Pour from the bottle yields a mostly solid non-transparent orangey brown consistency and topped with a fluffy lingering barely off-white head... Aroma of juicy semi-bitter tropical fruit and pithy citrus components. A hint of metallic surfaces before fading out completely which was reassuring - that an an intermixing of fruit cocktail comes to mind. A blast of pine and general dank undertones evolve late and lingers on for a bit. That note of metallic eventually comes back into the equation which was for the most part a letdown... Flavors follow suit mostly with semi-sweet juicy tropical fruit hops front and center quickly turning assertively bitter mid-palate and extending on through the finish. Just above medium bodied, somewhat full, with the right dash of carbonation. Some hints of aspirin through the middle. Malt seem to fall to the wayside but there is a spicy quality to it from the rye persuasion most likely...all in all, prob prefer the lightning more so than the tiger. A little too much firepower for me while the lightning had more of a drinkability aspect to it with a the hop assertiveness that I really enjoy.
Tortman18 (151) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle from local liquor store. Pours a beautiful, hazy golden with minimal head and slight lacing. Citrus, specifically strong hits of grapefruit hit your nose immediately. Taste is immense, exactly as it smells-citrusy with the deliciousness of grapefruit. Great Hoppiness, but not overpowering by any means. Overall, a pleasure to drink.
dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kick ass DIPA. Rye adds a slight amount of body and a little mouthfeel, but this is mostly if not completely and assertive hop beer. Body is light. Bitter and piney all over, resinous finish. Very very good.
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy off orange pour w/ a thick tall well laced white head densly made up of little bubbles and dissapates into some soapy looking head. Aroma is first a big hit of citrus and fruity hop aromas. Then some sweet caramel a hint of rye comes through lightly then gets covered up by a second wave of grassy hops. Palate is rich and lightly creamy. Flavor is subtly sweet on the front some of that is probably from the Rye as well with a resinous slightly piney finish a lingering bitterness is light and balances the malty front end. Loads of piney hops in the aftertaste, not much of the fruitiness in the front that I liked so much in the nose. Thoroughly enjoyable, but lacking a bit of balance that some maturity might give it.
mcmd (284) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy golden orange with white head which thins. Aroma is floral and piney hops. Taste is sweet malt, rye, honey, with grapefruit citrus and piney hops balancing well. Dry and quite bitter on the finish. Very nice as usual with FFF
fattybladdy (359) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours medium orange, quite heady, so much that it flowed over the glass. Nice floral scent. Taste is grassy hops, rye, citrus. Slight bitterness but very easy to drink. Tasty brew.
ESBob (283) - Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a mostly orange with golden highlights.......whitish head that laced nicely. Aroma is a ripened citrus, slight vanilla. Taste is a great combo of hops, citrus, banana, very slight peppery spice note. Very nice Rye IPA.