Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Orland Park, IL, Binnyís: Looks okay - a clear orange/amber body with a decent head. Smells kind of odd - mineral water, caramel, PNW hops. The "mineral water" is the odd part, and it remains in the flavor. Fortunately, thereís a peppery spiciness and an increase in the hopsí bitterness that brings it together somewhat. Okay, but I had anticipated a lot more.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[2825-20100405] 12floz bottle. Breaded toasted grains aroma with muted orange hops and wood barrel notes. Hazy, amber brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter orange rind hops flavour has wood bark throughout and a long bitter finish. Medium body. Very drinkable, good.
(c/o brigadier, w/ jerc)
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the Tyranena taproom in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper amber colored brew with a creamy off-white head that has some nice retention an spotty lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt, a hint of citrus, white pepper, and a touch of fruit. Taste is medium bodied, dry caramel malt flavor with grapefruit, citrus zest and plenty of grassy hops. Finish is semi-dry with a lingering dry hop aftertaste that lingers after the finish.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of a 4 pack from Binnys (Orland Park, IL). Pours a very nice bright orange amber, light haze, fairly large beige head, thick, bubbly, laces fairly well and dies to a decent amount. Aromas push very nice citrus, grapefruit, caramel and rye malts, florals and a touch of pine, sweetening tropical fruit affect. Initial is decent bodied, the caramel malts stick out but the rye mellows it out on the backend, good floral and citrusy hops, light resinois pine, and the finish packs decent bitterness and some tropical fruit sweetness in the aftertaste. A touch soapy and biscuity, this is a well done IPA. A little thin in body, but fruitiness from citrus, orange, and faint tropical really make a nice soothing flavor.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber to copper color with a tallish taupe head that is a a bit creamy looking and has a nice sheet of lace. Fresh hops aroma, very much like Bitter Woman with the citric notes. Just a hint of caramel and rye. Does not have the thickness and "slickness" I find in many a rye. Grass and citric notes in the flavors. The malt and rye seem a bit distant and when they do show up, there is a bit of astringency. Quite bitter in the finish and linger. Sharp and spicy, with pepper and grapefruit peels. My second bottle, and Iím not feeling the rye love, just the bitter woman.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice copper color. Lots of citrus, rye, and caramel. Great hop notes all around. The taste is a bit of bread and spicy rye. All this underneath a very nice citrus hop presence. Good body with some zest. With this and others, Iím really disappointed I left Chicago right as Tyranena was coming in.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010
DSG (4677) - 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.
mar (4464) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. amber with a cream head. nose is grapefruits and a hint of rye. very nice on the palate with a bold flavor of rye thatís balanced by the grapefruity hops quite well.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerBelcher and opened at my refrigerator reduction tasting on 8/15/09. Pours a clear amber with a medium off-white head. Bready malt makes up most of the nose, but there are some citrusy and earthy hops as well. Flavor is a bit more balanced, with the citrusy hops coming through first before the bread hits you. Balanced and very good.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copper color with a thin head. Strong, spicy rye aroma. While you can certainly pick up the citrusy hops in the flavor, the rye is more than a little overpowering. While a spiffy idea to mix rye and IPA, the result tasted like a compost heap for flowers. Not kosher.