msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Binny’s Orland Park. Pours hazy dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel malt, rye, bread, pine, and citrus. Flavors of chewy malts, rye, tropical fruit, pine, and citrus. Finishes with malty backbone and fair amount of hoppy bitterness. Pretty solid.
superspak (1902) - Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/31/2013. Pours slightly hazy orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky cream colored head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, pine, floral, caramel, spicy rye, bread, herbal, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance and good rye presence; and good strength. Taste of tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, pine, floral, caramel, spicy rye, bread, herbal, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pine, floral, caramel, spicy rye, bread, herbal, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance with good rye presence, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Double Rye IPA. All around great balance and complexity of hop and rye malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
ryecatcher (540) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle. This one had me wondering, as it was bottled in May and well, you know how IPAs age... but I digress. Pours a nice, clear, burnt orange with a big fluffy off-white head with excellent retention and crazy lacing. Nose is so so as far as what I was expecting, kinda pissy with some malt and citrus. Mouth on the other hand delivers - big bodied, sticky mouthfeel, resinous hoppiness on a malty backbone full of orange, pineapple and bread, then a sweetness (is there honey in this one?) followed by a creaminess, and a pleasant medium bitter finish that mingles with the sweetness and lingers. Second favorite Uinta brew I’ve had (that Baltic porter they did -- Sea Legs I think is what it’s called) being my favorite. Really nice IPA
vickvega82 (30) - Maine, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice amber color with all kinds of thick white head that hangs around. The smell has a hint of rye but mostly piney hops on the nose. at first sip, the hops arent nearly as demonstrative as the aroma would they have you believe. up front its all rye and its very nice with a nice citrusy hop on the finish. On the whole its an A+ brew
Braudog (5354) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, caged and corked. Big-time pour, all around. Thick and oily, dark and rusty, with a big head. The aroma is both sweet and hinting at an oily, hoppy monster. This assaults the pallet at the first sip -- thick as a fresh loaf of bread, rich with rye and pumpernickel flavors, and a very noticeable Chinook presence. Big. (#5259, 9/19/2013)
Cory (172) - , California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma is cheese funky with some citrus. Cloudy brownish orange with a little rough across the palate. Tangerines and deliciousness taste.
Gachupines (746) - USA - SEP 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber gold with a thick white head. Aroma is pine hops with a tinge of spice. Flavor is big, bold and hoppy with a strong rye presence in the malt. Big flavors, but decently balanced. There is a bit of a kick at the end from the alcohol.
fitwitchik (99) - USA - SEP 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass
Dark tannish orange with a thick cream colored head that reminds me of a pillow.
Scent of piney orange.
Flavor of malty citrus with a malty caramel. Finish was a sweet bitter resin.
An excellent example of a Double Rye IPA.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Cloudy orange/amber - white head. Sweetness, ok bitterness, fruity, toasted, knækbrød, light dusty notes, piney, caramel, grape fruits.
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours a clear amber with some frothy white head. Nose has plenty of bread, some spice, some malt, grapefruit peel. Flavor follows suit, very bready, caramel, orange, pine. Finishes slightly resinous.