ttutony (789) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy hop and rye aroma. Potent hop bitterness, near IPA level. But maintains balance and the hops are backed by a nice spicy malt presence. Great rye beer.
LinusStick (3019) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bocktown Robinson. Meh. This is a typical run of the mill IPA if you ask me. Aroma was alright. Green hops and notes of grapefruit. Pour was a nice medium gold with a one finger white head. Taste was very hoppy. Grapefruit and hay with a slight orange flavor. Could not detect rye in this beer. Nice carbonation.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Blue Monkey Tavern.
Appearance: Clear amber body that shows off carbonation. Pillowy light tan head, great retention.
Aroma: Citrus, honeydew, cucumber, rye, and slight acidic aroma that reminds me of vomit.
Taste: Cucumber on the intro into heavy rye with citrus with that vomit aroma coming in on the finish lightly.
Palate: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: This reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, both have this vomit esque aroma and flavor. I can’t get over it.
johnbuck100 (255) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from brewpub. reddish brown pour and nice creamy head 3 weeks after fill. i am not an expert on rye ipa’s, but this has an really nice complex flavor, lots of everything: hops, cereal, roasty, very full-bodied. As usual for victory, an excellent offering- I am so glad I live close to this brewery. Recommended.
LilBeerDoctor (3539) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fat Heads Pittsburgh. Pours a clear orange brown with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, bitter earthy hops, spicy rye. Flavor of bitter hops, earthy hops, light fruit, a touch of citrus, with tons of rye in the finish. Very tasty rye IPA that is very heavy on the rye.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy orange, heavy lacing, thin ring. Nose is manure, faint diacetyl, heavy orange peel. Standard flavor: burnt sugar, orange, diacetyl and cardboard shooting in and out. Crisp carbonation on full body. Messy all over.
reggiedunlop (3471) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with a medium white head...great lacing. Aroma has light spice and caramel. Flavor is very caramely with earthy hop notes...light rye creeping in. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a very dry earthy/bitter rye finish.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at victory. Clear darker amber pour. Sheets of thick white lacing. Nose is big diacetyl, huge buttered popcorn. Taste is malty, dusty, decent buttered rye toast. Drinkable but with a major diacetyl problem. Nutty, bitter, bread crusty palate.
boxofrane (2446) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brew pub. Pours hazy copper with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has a whole loaf of rye bread, some pine, some hoppy citrus. The taste is very hoppy and medium bitter. The finish is dry and adds a bitter trail. Light citrus balance. Very enjoyable.
jkwood04 (4829) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of citrusy hops, spiciness from the yeast, spiciness from the rye, caramel and pale malts, and a light fruitiness. Flavor the same, with a good blend of everything and the light spicy notes adding to the beer. Average texture. A good beer.