bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Pine and grapefruit aroma. Spice and grapefruit flavor with pine. Medium bodied. Spice and grapefruit linger with earth.
rayOfBeer (663) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap: clear light amber with medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is strong with citrusy hops; pineapple and orange are dominant with some toasted grains and dry grass coming out as it warms. Flavor is hop-filled full of citrus and pineapple with a lesser pine note. The flavor continues with some soft caramel and bisquity malt ending with a dose of tart grass and rye grain. Palate starts sweet with some malt feel in the mouth but quickly grows in bitterness with hops and tart grass while the malt feel thins out. There is a great flavor to this beer; thin in body but not so much for its low ABV; this goes down well. I could easily drink several.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours an almost clear amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of citrus and grapefruit hops with some pine hops, rye spiciness, caramel, and biscuit malts.
T - Starts off with some grapefruit and other citrus hops with some bitterness and some spicy rye flavor and caramel malts. Through the middle, some more rye comes through with a bit of pine hops and some sweet biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of spicy rye, grapefruit hops, caramel malts, and some bitterness.
M - Medium-minus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly bitter and spicy finish.
D - Very drinkable. Really nice sessionable rye beer with a good mix of hops and rye.