hotstuff (4408) - Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 6-01-2013 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a medium sized smooth off-white head that is mostly lasting, cloudy golden body, lively carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is citrus, grassy hops, grainy and malt. The flavor is sweet, moderately bitter, citrus hops, rye, and malt. The mouthfeel is smooth and dry. This beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is too citrus tasting for my personal liking. It has a citrus aftertaste that tends to linger.
thedm (5161) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a softly carbonated hazy orange colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a bitter hoppy aftertaste. The sharp flavor contained notes of Cascade hops mild citrus and mild dough. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
burg326 (4726) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle pours a dark orange color with aromasof rye, caramel, light citrus and some light earth. Flavors are the same a litle dry in the aftertaste.
kseecs16 (1213) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep honey amber with a billowing off-white head that leaves a ring of lacing along the top of the glass and streams of lacing down the sides. Aroma is sweet and fruity with a light dry spicy character. Full mouth feel and a rather non-descript dry spicy body that finishes fully bitter and lingers pleasantly. INteresting beer.
sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light golden-orange with a large pillowy white head, excellent retention. The aroma is all about the rye. Spicy and biscuity with hints of caramel. There are also slight fruity and floral notes. The taste begins dry and peppery with some caramel malt sweetness and hints of citrus and earthy hops. Has a dry bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Distinct and unique. Great refreshing brew for warm summer evenings.
DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle, $6.99 @ Binny’s. Slightly hazy, light orange pale ale color. Spongy head. A bit of spicy nose. Not much else, though. Taste is where the hops are all hiding, though; a nice burst of pine and citrus. Malts are light, probably according to the brewer’s plan, but this particular taste could have really used a bit more oomph to sell it. Still, it’s a nice, spicy beer that’s light enough for warm weather.
Niko100 (2286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of malt, citrus hops, grain, & spice; Flavor of malt, hops, some rye, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Not too bad - decent.
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a peach-copper with a 2 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is starchy grain, caramel, toast, husky grain, pine and citrus hops, vanilla custard and light passionfruit. Flavor is cereal grain, citrus and pine hops, crystal malt, fruity and floral hops, bubblegum flavored hard candy and light tannin notes. Palate is medium bodied, oily and a little sticky with a medium, fairly sharp carbonation and dry, slightly slick finish. Good stuff overall, nicely hoppy, but lots of interesting stuff going on malt-wise. A bit boozy above cellar temp. though.
17thfloor (2437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a tasty beer. Very piney, hides the alcohol well and a nice alternative some sticky crystal malt. Glad to have tried it.
JStax (3823) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a pale copper with a crisp white head of foam. Okay retention. Aroma is bready and fruitily bitter. Citra perhaps. The rye must not have been that large of a percentage of the grain bill. It doesn’t come out hardly at all. Taste is bitter and bready. Chewy mouthfeel and a little sticky. Solid beer. Probably my favorite of the 15th anniversary series thus far.