justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had on cask at Mahar’s in Albany, NY, Wandering Star’s USSR is a somewhat lacking on the "rye" portion, but it is nonetheless a decent sessionable beer. Grains and malt play with the rye in the presence of a sweet taste I couldn’t quite put my finger on, but I suspect that it was something to do with the "summer" portion of this beer. I wouldn’t go out of my way to get one, but I drank the one I had with no complaints.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear red amber. Mild stone and mineral aromas. Palate is session able and nicely balanced with a definite rye note at the end. Very tasty!
BrewBoxer (1886) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Bright reddish amber color. Small head. Scent is pretty not present. Taste is watery and not flavorful. I see how they say its a summer session beer, but there are better options
CamdenD (1077) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice interpretation of an interesting style. The rye is certainly present, moreso than in many ’rye ipas’ from other breweries, but the taste lacks much else. Drinkable, but not terribly. An interesting attempt.
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Pours amber with a thin head. Relatively bland, with light grains, floral hops, and a hint of rye malts. Clean and nondescript.
Maverick34 (2179) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drafy from brouwerij Lane. Orangey brown pour with bubbles. Deep rye grain aroma. Caramel malts spice and grain. Thin body. Ok.
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours reddish brown with off white head. Nose and taste of rye, peppermint and malt. Light body.