mar (5180) - 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 that’s balanced by the grapefruity hops quite well.
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to mikey711 for this one. Pours an opaque orange-amber with a small off-white head. Nose is caramel, spice, sour citrus, and prickly rye. Flavor is similar with tart citrus and hop punch in front and in back. White grapefruit all over. Medium mouthfeel and bitter-finishing IPA.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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, I’m really disappointed I left Chicago right as Tyranena was coming in.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010
badgerben (4809) - 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.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to brian23456 (BA)!
Tepid tan orange, head gone quickly. Nose has cereal and grapefruit. Flavor is heavy sugar, caramel, and orange. Lightly minty finish and probably where the hops are most noticeable, but also heavy burnt sugar. Crisp but rather sticky. IIPA-like with the heavy sweetness and lack of balance.
Cavie (4221) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Light orange on the pour. Some amounts of hops on the aroma. There might be flavors of hops as well present. Proud to say I have shared a beer with the guy who’s likeness is on this label.
zvikar (4121) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ a tasting, Thanks David, pours orange clear with a tan pinkish head, aroma of pineapple and grapefruit, some olives and cinnamon notes, falvor is bitter and grainy, some rye bread can be sensed, orange and orange peels are present as well, finish is bitter, medium bodied, OK.
Nate (4022) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle courtesy of dpjuart. Hoppy nose, herbal with pine resin, caramel, buttery. A little oxidized? Diacetyl. Deep golden amber clear with thin white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with apple, butter, and light oxidation notes. Can’t detect any rye, however. Not bad, but not that special. I was expecting more. Bitter finish and after.
HonkeyBra (4018) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt orange pour with thick white head. Aroma of orange peel, rye, some bread. Flavor is well-balanced between very bitter hops and rye, but no characteristic dominates the beer. Creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation, Spicey rye finish. Pretty good beer.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from my Secret Santa - thanks, Santa! Amber pour with a moderate carbonation. Sharp and grassy aromas, with the rye not too detectable in the aroma of sharp hops and bread. Decent mouthfeel and overall a solid IPA, with the rye much more modest than in, e.g., Terrapin. Cool, bitter session beer.