dednok (11) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Smells of citrusy hops. Tastes of rye, hops and sweet malts. Sticky mouth feel.
JorgeLee (724) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap in Devil’s Advocate, Minneapolis. Deep reddish colour. It is quite sweet on the palate, with some spice from the rye. I think the sugar maybe dampens some of the rye funkiness. Moderate hop character, citrus, bit of pine. Well balanced. Not the most extreme tasting rye ipa but very pleasant and drinkable.
EricTeusink (116) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
NYC Trip Beer Trip #9. It is my opinion that rye beers deserve their own category. Everyone makes them these days, and they appear to dominate the specialty grain rankings. Was sorry to have missed this beer on a trip to Chicago a few years back. Really great rye. Pours golden. Smells and tastes of citrus. Would love to drink a few more of these in the future. Bottle - Guilty Goose - New York, NY
DiarmaidBHK (2278) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Anderson’s. Pours rich red with a thin khaki head. Maybe this one aged too long because there wasn’t a ton of aroma on the nose. Definitely get the rye on the tongue. The spiciness lingers a bit. Not bad. Probably would have been better fresher.
Cchhaannddaann (4) - - APR 29, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Heavy on the malt. It sometimes dominates the delicate floral aroma. Sugar adds a vanilla sweetness. Not bad at all. It's maltier than I typically like but The delicate hops and the unique sugar flavors make this a very inspired beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
pilgrimoutlaw (493) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours dark amber with tan head. Caramel, tangerine, floral. Moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Big, smooth body. Distinct aromas didn’t seem to blend too well. Interesting beer but not for me.
S_Side_Smitty (207) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with a thick white head. Aroma is malty, chocolatey & bourbonesque. Taste is sweet malts. Then comes the not quite bourbon flavor - am I tasting plum? Very smooth with a mildly bitter finish. Interesting, but can’t quite pinpoint the flavors.
DuffMan (5197) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Blind Pig. Medium sienna colour, low off white head. Sweet caramel with mild citrus fruit and even milder spice. Low bitterness. Not bad.
Ericular (229) - Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy orange with lasting head and great lacing. Aroma is fruity hops, rye, and caramel malt. Taste is sweet caramel with rye, then into a mild hop bitterness and spicy rye bread aftertaste. Palate is a little sticky dry. Overall this is good, with just a little bit lacking in the taste. This was 3 weeks past "Best By" date, so that might have some effect. Not bad by any means, and very drinkable despite the spice.
boxofrane (1187) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from pinnochios. Pours hazy reddish brown with a medium sized white head. The aroma has a lot of spicy rye and some almost roasty qualities, limited pine. The taste has a mix of spicy rye and sweet caramel. Good but not great.
Leafs93 (1379) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a small light tan head. Aroma is citrus, earthy, floral. Taste is bittersweet. Somewhat sticky finish. Did not get any vanilla off this as description states.