DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Outstanding rye IPA. Great interplay and balance between the rye and pine/citrus hops with a soft caramel malt backing.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , 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
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma shows caramel, rye, oranges, and a touch of earthy hops. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of pine. Overall body is moderate and the finish is dry with a lasting bitterness.
jtclockwork (8419) - , 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.
undsioux7 (797) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber/copper with an off white head. Aroma of rye, citrus, herbal hops. Taste is the same with a nice bitterness.
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this via trade with wnoble. 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. An aggressive pour yields a reddish-copper with a one-inch head which quickly dissapates into a creamy coating and minimal sticky lacing. Nose reveals the expected rye, some floral and earthy notes as well as some sweeter ones of citrus and brown sugar. The taste is some citrus, spice (peppery), caramel and rye. The finish is dry and mildly bitter but its the rys and pepper that pervades. Mouthfeel is medium, a little slick and oily and with light to medium carbonation. This is a respectable IPA that isn’t like every other, but not one I would fight to get again.
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Excellent east coast IPA. Bright, crunchy body, piney hops, a slightly sweet tang in the finish. Nice even bitterness, perfect body.
Nate (3727) - 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.
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy The Bearded Brewer. Pours amber orange with little head. Buttery nose, mild hop. Mild bitter, bread, piny hop flavor, dry and clingy. Seems iffy, like diacetyly. eh.
bhops (428) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to allendodd. pours golden orange with medium head. aroma of hops, citrus, some sweetness. flavor is nice and hoppy, caramel, spiciness from the rye. good beer. thanks dodd
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
lucent copper, thin white head, highly effervescent.
aroma: caramel, citrus hops.
T1= caramel, rye.
T2= bitter citrus hops, co2.
T3= bitter hop oil, rye spiciness.
the rye spiciness is good, but leaves me desiring a richer and deeper malt character.