brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: A 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass reveals a hazy amber color with a small off-white head.
S: The smell features a lot of tropical fruit and citrus. There is a fair amount of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. There is also a sweet caramel flavor, along with a mild spiciness on the malt side of things.
T: Despite this beer being several months old, there is still a surprising amount of hop character. The flavor has a very nice bitterness and a mild citrus. The rye lends this beer a nice spicy flavor to go along with the bready malt.
M: The body is a bit thin, but not terrible. The carbonation is moderate.
D: This is one of the better IPAs I’ve had from outside of CA, even at its age. A nice beer that I’m glad I got a chance to try.
bhensonb (13730) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours amber with a little beige head. Aroma is strongly malty with a fair amount of hop. Medium body with chewy, creamy carbonation. Flavor is more rye malt than not, and the hop is quite floral and fruit. Rye seems to help cut the malt, and the hop helps there too. Got a good taste in the finish. Dry, astringent, bitter. Very good beer.
jtclockwork (13483) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Msante79. Pours clear reddish brown with tan head. Nose of rye, caramel malts and hops. Taste of rye, sweet malts, hops and piney dry finish.
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared shigadeyo.
Poured a clear brown color with an average creamy white head that was mostly lasted and had good lacing. Medium to heavy ciitrus hop and rye aroma. Medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Good complex brew and standout for style.
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 12oz bottle ) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, caramel, and some rye. Flavor of juicy citrus, grass, rye, and caramel malt with a bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (12010) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@TBBC tasting Thanks Mrs D-12oz bottle-pours an off white ring for a head and copper color. Aroma is orange-citrus/pine, some light/medium malt. Taste is orange-citrus/pine, some light/medium malt/some grain-rye.
BeerandBlues2 (11825) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, rocky off-white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, cereal, meal), heavy hop (flowers, citrus, pine), average yeast (sweat, dough) with notes of alcohol, apple, pear, peach, and pineapple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle shared by CrellMoset. Thanks! Pours an amber color with a thin head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big floral hops with citrus, sweet malts and a lightly peppery finish. Taste is bitter rye notes lending to a peppery, spicy vibe along with citrus and herbal hop notes and light caramel. Fairly dry and spicy. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks David Cohen. Slightly hazy amber color. Aroma of some toasted malt notes, caramel and piney hops. Bitter resinous flavour with pine, some fruit notes (a bit of grapes) and rye. Medium-bodied.
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a hazy amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of fruit, leather and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, spicy rye and pine. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops and spicy grain aftertaste. Above average overall.