nimbleprop (4596) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can pours a slightly hazy dark gold with some thick, heavily lacing white head. Nose is very pithy, orange, juicy, some tangerine, a little soft, slightly herbal. Flavor follows suit, citrus pith, orange juice, tangerine, a flick of malt, a little white flour, some soap, just the slightest touch of peppery grain. Medium bodied, soapy finish.
tectactoe (1491) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: Opaque, dense orange in the glass, looks almost like thick orange juice; volatile, voluptuous ecru head grows large & sits on top forever; super fat & chunky leaving mounds of sticky lacing behind. Aroma definitely carries big rye note... Spicy rye, soapy pines, sharp lemon zest, musty grains, & a spike of moderately juicy citrus in the very back-end. Taste is a nice combo of rye bread & grainy toast topped with a shower of orange & grapefruit peel, mildly sweet but slightly bitter to balance. Nice balance of sweet fruity notes & spicy rye throughout, as the rye picks up a little steam towards the end & leads to a lightly herbal, spicy finish. Light-medium bodied, highly carbonated... This one was better than expected, & I’m usually not a huge fan of rye beers. Quite nice!
Concealer (737) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Hazy orange with a thin off white head that lasts on the sides with some lacing. Aromas of pine, spice, rye, and some light citrus. Flavor is rye, spice, citrus, grapefruit, and pine. Medium bodied, bitter finish.
onceblind (3938) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden/straw under a wee foamy white head.. Aroma has a strong pine and grapefruit zest hoppiness about it with a big note of rye and lemonpepper. Flavor is a bit more dank and earthy than I care for, with a noticeable overriding flavor of marijuana. Pleasanter tones of light pine and earthy floral notes with a strong spicy rye flavor take it through the finish. Not bad of itself, just too bitter and dank. The grapefruity/lemonpeppery tone is too acidic and I just don’t care for weed.
Doofgoblin (281) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A really good beer, and it’s surprisingly hoppier than I expected. I like the aroma with lots of hop character--nice! The flavor is cirtusy and hoppy with a grassy aspect as well. The finish is bitter and faintly rye. In fact, the rye is not the star here; it’s mostly the combination of the bitterness of the hops and other flavors complimented by the rye. Nice job Westbrook!
notalush (4788) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can - turbid gold - moderate lace - nose of dank, citric, grassy, herbal hops, a fresh lemon zest notes, earthy rye - soft carbonation - medium body - very bright and vibrant, with a lot of fresh citric character, melon rind, and peppery hops - rye arrives near the finish, helping to round out the hop character - pretty solid offering.
Beerhunter111 (6879) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig, malzig, Citrus. Geschmack fruchtig hopfig, Roggenmalz, Citrus, leichte Bitterkeit.
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blue 12 oz can. Glad these showed up here for CBC week. Pours a hazy amber with nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy citrus, grapefruit, orange, and peach. Not bad overall. Flavors are mostly orange and grapefruit. Picked up a little rye at the end. An easy sipper, that is slightly dry on the finish. Good stuff.
Weezel (174) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is pretty good stuff. Big aromas of spicy hops, mangoes and honey. The sharpness really comes through at first and leads to a sweet lemony hop profile. Finish is good rye and hangs for a second. I like it.
Steve_0 (2537) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home. Pour is hazy lemon peel with a frothy white head and great lacing. Lemon grass, spicy hoppy, grassy, bready, light weed, orange peel, and straw in the aroma. Taste is bright citrus peel, biscuit, grapefruit, light weed, orange marmalade, spice, and straw with a light bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Great citrus elements and much better than their normal IPA - prefect for summer.