Ratman197 (10896) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Twisted Pine poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, rye, orange zest, pink grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, carmel, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering rye finish.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours dark amber witg a small beige cap of soapy bubbles.
Aroma: Piney hops, toasted and sweet malts.
Taste: Earthy malt, tart red berry, bitter piney hop finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, juicy with modest carbonation.
Overall: Very drinkable, nice and hoppy.
zoucrew102 (794) - - OCT 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong hoppy aroma with hints of rye. Appearance is a dark amber color, almost red. The rye malt is very distinct at the start and it has a dry hoppy finish.
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beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 10/9/2012. This rye beer pours a dark amber brown color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. with nice lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity and spicy, with some rye and some hops. A medium to full bodied rye beer. The malts are caramel, bready and sweet. The hops are piney and citrusy. Decent carbonation. Nice rye spiciness and a fairly sweet malty finish. There are some fairly aggressive hops as well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is mostly bitter, with some sweet malts.
Beerenberger (1563) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
The nose is sweet. Toasted malts, caramel, and hints of rye. Pours a rich dark amber with ruby highlights and a small, rapidly dissipating, ivory head. Moderate lacing present. The taste is primarily bitter. Some sweet malt and red fruit noted upfront but they are quickly replaced with a spicy/peppery rye middle and a hoppy finish and aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, while sweetness is present, this is a hop forward beer. Nice attempt to balance the two flavors.
smith4498 (3224) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark amber color with off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, pine, rye, and caramel. Sweet caramel and.toasted malt flavors with some spicy rye and pine hops. A little earthy. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Suttree (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet up front, which is kinda odd. Usually a beer hits you with hops, then a sweet part, then a sweet finish, but this one is more sweetish, the a subtle hop bite, and a very dry finish. Nice mix of caramel and molasses and rye, and grassy hops.
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep amber pour with a cream head. nose is toffee, caramel, bitter, piney, and grainy. nice on the palate, grainy rye notes, backed by dough, and a bitter finish.
rougeau13 (2142) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, clear, ruby-brown with a small beige head. Lacing pretty thick. Aroma of caramel, earth and pine. Taste is malty, bitter, and metallic. Medium bodied. Ok.
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is def with funky munich malts, and some very light chocolate notes. Honey and caramel are in there as well. Very aromatic. Color is a very dark hue, nice carbonation. Rye is mostly present in the taste. Taste is a bit discombobulated, but different, they didn’t all mesh well. Aftertaste is spicy with some caramel. Pretty forgettable beer overall, from a brewery that was so highly acclaimed at GABF. This brewery pretty much sucks to me.